Navy Vessels Contained Asbestos Carcinogen, Causing Mesothelioma in Sailors
lawyers recently heard from a Portsmouth man who was diagnosed with mesothelioma from his asbestos exposure while sailing on a
The man, who ultimately battled with the mesothelioma cancer at Brigham
and Women's Hospital in Boston, served in the Coast Guard for four years.
He reportedly crossed the Atlantic on the Eagle, the only active commissioned
sailing vessel in the U.S. maritime services.
He retired from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in 1992 and during his
civilian career with the Navy also
worked on the U.S.S. Constitution in Charlestown, Mass.
Researchers have reported that the number of hazardous asbestos-containing
products used in Navy vessels reached nearly 300 at the height of the Navy's use
Many who sailed on vessels in the Navy have come forward to say their work
environment led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
If this has been your experience, we may be able to help.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most
legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country.
Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure or secondary
exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for
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