Aerographer's mates

Exposed to asbestos at their workplace

During the last century, aerographer’s mates were in charge of observing, collecting, recording and analyzing meteorological and oceanographic data, making visual and instrument observations of weather and sea conditions, operating meteorological satellite receivers and interpreting satellite data, interpreting radar imagery and data, as well as interpreting meteorological and oceanographic codes and verifying meteorological and oceanographic products. While their exposure to asbestos was low, they are still at risk of developing a terrible disease today.

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The duties of aerographer’s mates primarily referred to using instruments that monitor air pressure, temperatures, humidity, wind speed, and other weather characteristics. They were responsible for issuing weather forecasts and warnings, calibrating and testing meteorological instruments such as satellite receivers, providing weather and oceanographic briefings and preparing weather maps and oceanographic data.

In the U.S. Navy, aerographer’s mates were basically the weather forecasters, their rating being crucial to the smooth navigation of ships and submarines. Their asbestos exposure mostly occurred because of the environment they would perform their duties in since ships and submarines were laden with asbestos before 1980 to prevent the vessels from catching fire.

Relevant job titles

  • electronics engineering technician
  • hydrologist
  • atmospheric and space scientist
  • geographic information system technician


Filing a claim with asbestos trust funds does not disqualify you from disability compensation from the VA.

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Diseases contracted after asbestos exposure in aerographer’s mates

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.

AsbestosisPulmonary FibrosisPleural PlaquesPleural EffusionDiffuse Pleural ThickeningCOPDEmphysemaChronic BronchitisPleurisyLung NodulesLung SpotsAsthmaTuberculosisPneumonitisRounded AtelectasisLung Scarring Bladder Cancer

How can we help aerographer’s mates who were exposed to asbestos?

If you severed in the U.S. Navy under the rating of aerographer’s mate and have recently received a terrible diagnosis which may be the result of asbestos exposure, please contact our law firm as soon as possible to recover the compensation you are entitled to. Our attorneys specialize in pursuing asbestos exposure cases and will gladly provide you with quality legal assistance. The only documents you will have to grant our legal experts access to are your military and medical records so that they can use them as proof of exposure and diagnosis. Your involvement in the legal process will be minimal, which will allow you to continue focusing on your health and treatment. The financial compensation we will obtain on your behalf will also help you afford better healthcare, so you should absolutely consider taking legal action.