All branches of the military used asbestos in construction, placing veterans at risk for exposure
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In recent news about the dangers of asbestos, a D-Day veteran died of mesothelioma cancer from exposure to the carcinogen in the military.
The 86-year-old veteran reportedly played a significant role in the Normandy landings during the Second World War. He died in July 2008, a year after developing mesothelioma cancer.
He asbestos exposure occurred while he was a buildings supply manager between 1967 and 1985.
The veteran used to frequently handle asbestos sheets, which were delivered to the builders supply houses, without any form of protection such as a mask or respirator.
His family has filed a lawsuit with mesothelioma lawyers to seek justice.
We now know that every branch of the U.S. military, including the Navy, and many civilian employers have used asbestos in some way in decades past.
Asbestos exposure was especially prevalent for service members since it was used throughout ships and machinery from the 1930s through the 1970s.
Pipes, gaskets, and many other ship parts and machinery contained asbestos.
Veterans who served on a ship were likely exposed, and many now have mesothelioma or another asbestos-related cancer.
Shipyard workers, in particular, are at great risk for mesothelioma because they worked directly with asbestos when building ships and salvaging parts.
Many veterans 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 their disease.
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