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The people that worked on these sites performed a variety of tasks from designing the ships to repairing and maintenance work. These later activities involved them being around asbestos products. The piping system, boilers, and turbines were usually insulated with asbestos materials. Insulating products like asbestos cement needed to be mixed by hand and in this process, asbestos particles were released in a closed environment.
The workers that were assigned construction projects were very likely to be exposed to dangerous amounts of asbestos dust and to its poisonous fibers. In order to obtain the proper fit, the insulation had to be cut, ground and sanded.
Working in a shipyard puts you at the risk of developing a serious illness like mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis. Unfortunately, the chances of your health improving after you are diagnosed with one of these diseases are extremely grim.
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We also represent the close relatives of shipyard workers that handled asbestos and are now sick or have passed away.
Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in Shipyard Workers
The U.S. Navy is notorious for having used enormous amounts of asbestos until 1980 for various purposes, including applying insulation on the walls of the vessels to prevent the ships and submarines from catching fire. Thereby, shipyard workers, whether they handled asbestos directly or not, were constantly exposed to it on the job, as the environment they performed their duties in was full of toxic fibers released by different activities. If you are a U.S. Navy veteran and struggle with symptoms such as trouble breathing, chest pain or fatigue, please seek medical attention immediately, as you may suffer from a disease that stems from asbestos exposure.
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Asbestos Products Shipyard Workers May Have Been Exposed To
The shipbuilding industry involved astounding amounts of asbestos until the 1970s. It was primarily used as insulation for boilers, hot water pipes, generators, incinerators, turbines, and steam pipes. However, asbestos insulation would sometimes cover the walls of various parts of the vessel that were prone to catching fire. Workers responsible for the maintenance and repair of equipment have a very high risk of developing a serious disease since they were in direct contact with asbestos by cutting, removing and sanding insulation.
How Can We Help Shipyard Workers Who Were Exposed to Asbestos?
Due to the fact that these diseases have a period of latency from 10 to 40 years, an examination is mandatory for you to choose the correct treatment option before it is too late. Contact us if you want to get examined in the fastest time possible.
If your life has been affected due to the work you have done on shipyard sites, we can offer you the legal representation needed to obtain the reparations you deserve. We will file claims with the asbestos trust funds of the companies responsible for exposing you to asbestos, as well as with the VA.
No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. This web site is designed for general information only. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.
1. Must have been diagnosed within the past 3 years (misdiagnosis is extremely common, ask for second and third opinions and a new diagnosis if you have been diagnosed prior to the 3 year statute of limitation)
2. Must be a veteran or industrial worker and have a work history with products that may have contained asbestos (you could have worked with these products and not knowing that they contained asbestos, check our high-risk occupational asbestos exposure jobs and also our asbestos products page to identify them)
3. Immediate eligibility for anyone diagnosed with the following lung cancer, bronchial cancer, esophageal cancer, throat cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer
4. If you are a navy veteran or was an industrial worker and suspect you have the asbestos fibers but you are receiving a different diagnosis we will need you to travel to Birmingham, AL to accurately test you and see if you are eligible