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Electric Boat Corporation

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Electric Boat Corporation is a subsidiary of General Dynamics, which was founded in 1899. They are a ship manufacturer who has built primarily for the US Navy, with a shipyard and engineering office based in Connecticut, and a hull fabrication and outfitting facility in Rhode Island. Up until the late 70s, Electric Boat has used large quantities of asbestos in their products, thus exposing numerous workers to the risk of developing asbestos-related lung diseases.

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Electric Boat employees exposed to asbestos

Asbestos was used in manufacturing submarines (especially for the Navy) for its lightweight and high insulation qualities, as well as for the fact that it was heat resistant and fireproof. Asbestos insulation was used on the external part of the propulsion system as well as in components of the machinery, which could be found below deck such as boilers, turbines, pipes, condensers, exhaust duct systems, and electrical components. Ships could have contained even 60.000 pounds of asbestos insulation, which is an enormous amount and a real health hazard.

Considering the risks of working in ship manufacturing or maintenance on ships, we strongly advise former workers to closely examine their health. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of the asbestos exposure which occurred at Electric Boat are factory workers, insulators, and maintenance workers. However, veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos products manufactured by Electric Boat, particularly those who served in the U.S. Navy. In addition to turbines, these were the most common asbestos products manufactured by Electric Boat during the last century.

Thousands of Electric Boat 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

Victims of secondary asbestos exposure need to take action in order to get compensated

It often happened that employees working with asbestos would bring microscopic fibers that may have been embedded in their clothes, at home, exposing their family members to asbestos too. Secondary exposure to this carcinogen is dangerous as well, and can lead to a series of severe diseases.

If you have a family member that has been affected by asbestos exposure, you need to take action. Our team of highly trained lawyers has handled thousands of cases surrounding asbestos use and can help you file a claim in order to receive proper compensation. Contact us for further information regarding this process.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

The surviving family members of a worker who developed a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure but has not taken legal action during their lifetime are also eligible for compensation. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of asbestos exposure and their family members, our attorneys will help you recover the money you deserve on behalf of your loved one. While it is very complex, the legal process requires minimal involvement on your part, as the majority of the aspects, such as the claim and the documents which must accompany it, will be efficiently handled by our legal team. If you have a family member who lost their lives to a disease that was caused by workplace asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm for quality legal assistance. It is important to know that, because we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not have to pay anything unless we recover compensation for you.