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U.S. Army Asbestos Exposure

Since the use of asbestos was highly prevalent within the military during the last century, numerous U.S. Army 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. Army

For about a hundred years, asbestos was in heavy use in thousands of industrial products, especially related to construction, maintenance or vehicles of all types. People discovered that this mineral had incredible insulating properties millennia ago, however it was only commercially exploited, on a large scale, beginning in the late 19th century. Soon enough, its noxious effects were suspected; however, by then its benefits seemed so useful that many companies – and the U.S. government itself – were willing to overlook potential health and safety issues. The cost in human lives is still being paid to this day, because the effects of asbestos exposure only become apparent decades after the exposure has taken place; thus, if though asbestos use was much reduced and strictly regulated beginning in the ‘70s, exposure is still taking place or manifesting itself.

The U.S. Army servicemen and women are among those heavily affected by exposure to asbestos, due to their constant work with products that contained asbestos and whose use was unregulated. For instance, a number of items used in Army vehicles contained asbestos, from brakes to gaskets; asbestos was also heavily employed in Army barracks, from the plumbing systems to roofing, flooring, electrical wiring and many other insulating and fire-retardant uses.

Asbestos Products U.S. Army Veterans May Have Been Exposed To

Are You a U.S. Army 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. Army 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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