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U.S. Air Forces Asbestos Exposure

Since the use of asbestos was highly prevalent within the military during the last century, numerous U.S. Air Forces veterans have recently come to struggle with harrowing diseases, which often end up claiming their lives. If your health was affected by the asbestos exposure you were subjected to while serving in the military, our lawyers will strive to recover maximum compensation for your injury.

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The Use of Asbestos in the U.S. Air Forces

The irony of asbestos use has often been pointed out: once much in use for its defensive properties as an insulator, fire retardant etc., heavily employed because it seemed the ideal solution to protect humans from disaster, asbestos itself turned out to be an immense health hazard for those who came into contact with it.

The U.S. Air Forces were not immune to the promises of asbestos, and, although there were suspicions as to its negative health effects as early as the first decades of the 20th century, it appeared for a long time that its benefits outweighed its dangers. It was only in the 1970s that the U.S. Armed Forces began to accept that the human cost in using asbestos was much too high, and asbestos use was cut down and heavily regulated.

However, diseases caused by exposure to asbestos are notoriously slow to develop, and veterans to this day are feeling the impact, as they are diagnosed with conditions from fibrosis to mesothelioma, acquired during their employment with the U.S. military as far back as four or five decades ago.

Servicemen and women employed in the U.S. Air Forces were among those most at risk, as a number of specific items in the Air Forces inventory used asbestos in various products that needed insulation, such as brake pads, engine heat shields, wiring insulation etc., which are virtually omnipresent in airplanes. They are, however, not the only asbestos-containing products.

Whenever maintenance work was performed on an aircraft, or whenever repair work was conducted on buildings, asbestos fibers were released into the air and were most likely inhaled.

Asbestos Products U.S. Air Forces Veterans May Have Been Exposed To

Are You a U.S. Air Forces Veteran Who Struggles with a Disease Caused by Military Asbestos Exposure?

Between 1935 and 1975, asbestos, now infamous for causing terrible diseases, was present in tremendous amounts in the U.S. military. If you are a veteran who served in the U.S. Air Forces and came to suffer from lung cancer, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, mesothelioma, or another illness associated with asbestos exposure, we strongly advise you to take legal action as soon as possible. The legal process is simple, requiring minimal involvement on your part and no litigation. Our lawyers, who have been pursuing asbestos cases since 1990, will promptly help you recover the financial compensation you deserve from the manufacturers of the products you were in contact with while serving in the military. Please contact us at 205.328.9200 and we will gladly assist you.

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