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Bethlehem Shipyard

Workers exposed to asbestos

Also known as Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, the company was a manufacturer of ships for the U.S. Navy, which had over 300 different asbestos products aboard. It was located in Baltimore, Maryland, but had multiple other facilities throughout the country. The company was founded in 1941 and operated until 1945. Because it made use of tremendous amounts of asbestos, employees were inevitably exposed to the dangerous mineral, particularly construction laborers, who had to install asbestos products on the ships. If you came to struggle with a disease as a consequence of asbestos exposure which occurred at Bethlehem Shipyard, you are eligible for compensation, which a lawyer who specializes in toxic exposure cases will help you recover.

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Bethlehem Shipyard employees exposed to asbestos

Since asbestos was highly prevalent during the last century, it should come as no surprise that shipbuilding companies also made use of it, as it has excellent insulating and fire resistance properties. Thereby, asbestos would be present in numerous building materials which would subsequently be installed on the ships, as well as in the equipment and machinery aboard the military ships. It is worthy of note that veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos by using the products of this company while they were serving in the military. As a result of heavy asbestos exposure, over 30% of veterans suffer from a disease today. However, workers of Bethlehem Shipyard were also exposed to asbestos to a great extent while building the ships, as they would have to move around asbestos products, which would release millions of toxic fibers in the air. By inhaling and ingesting asbestos fibers, exposure would occur. The occupational groups that were exposed to the asbestos products of this company are:

In the unfortunate event that you developed a disease as a result of working for Bethlehem Shipyard, our skillful attorneys will provide you with quality legal assistance to recover the compensation you deserve for your physical and emotional suffering. While the legal process is complex, it will require minimal involvement on your part, as you will only have to send your lawyer your employment and medical records, which will be used as evidence to support your claim with the company. Over the last 20 years, there have been numerous claims filed with the company by former employees injured by occupational asbestos exposure. Since 1990, our law firm has been pursuing compensation for victims of asbestos exposure, as we specialize in toxic exposure cases, and will gladly help you, too. Nevertheless, it is important to keep in mind that asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 3 years from the moment of diagnosis in most states, which should make taking legal action a priority for you.

Thousands of Bethlehem Shipyard employees began suffering from terrible diseases after 1980

If you are diagnosed with a cancerous disease, you or a family member will deal with our staff over the phone and via emails ONLY, no need to travel at all. If you pass away before or during the process, surviving family members will receive the amount awarded by the claims.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If you receive the diagnosis of a noncancerous disease, we will need to do more testing (X-rays, breathing, and blood tests) done at our medical facility in Birmingham, Alabama, where you will be accurately diagnosed.

Asbestosis Pulmonary Fibrosis Pleural Plaques Pleural Effusion Diffuse Pleural Thickening COPD Emphysema Chronic Bronchitis Pleurisy Lung Nodules Lung Spots Asthma Tuberculosis Pneumonitis Histoplasmosis Rounded Atelectasis Lung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Bethlehem Shipyard workers


If you shared a house with a family member who was working for Bethlehem Shipyard during the last century, you were exposed to asbestos as well. Secondary asbestos exposure was a very frequent occurrence among the family members of employees who would handle dangerous products on the job without the protective equipment they needed. As a result, they would return home from work covered in asbestos dust, which would subsequently be inhaled and ingested by their family members. While their wives were exposed to asbestos by laundering their work clothes, their children came in contact with the toxic mineral when greeting their fathers upon returning home from the job. If you struggle with a disease that you suspect is the result of secondary asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm, as we have vast experience in asbestos exposure cases. After a thorough discussion with our attorneys, they will determine if you have a case. If you do, they will promptly begin preparing your claim, which will also be filed against Bethlehem Shipyard. The only documents you will have to provide your lawyer with are the employment records of your family member and your medical records, as solid evidence must accompany your case. Furthermore, to discover additional evidence that can grant a favorable outcome for your claim, our legal experts will conduct research of their own. In the end, you will receive the maximum compensation available for your diagnosis, which will highly depend on the severity of your disease.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Oftentimes, people who struggle with a disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure refuse to seek the compensation they deserve from the liable company, usually out of fear of a long and complicated legal process. Nevertheless, if you lost a family member to a disease stemming from workplace asbestos exposure, we are here to help you recover financial compensation on their behalf. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the family members of asbestos victims, our lawyers are bound to recover a fair sum of money for your deceased loved one. You will have to send the attorney who will be taking care of your wrongful death claim the employment and medical records of your family member, as well as their death certificate, which must state that their death was the consequence of a disease caused by asbestos exposure, such as lung cancer or mesothelioma. These documents will stand as evidence in your wrongful death claim, since pertinent evidence must accompany it. Eventually, you will receive the maximum compensation available on behalf of your lost family member. It is important, however, to know that wrongful death asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 2 years from the moment of death in the majority of states, which should prompt you to take legal action as soon as possible.