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U.S. Coast Guard Asbestos Exposure

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

The U.S. Coast Guard, like the Navy, is a maritime military service and has consequently been heavily exposed to asbestos, much as Navy employees have. Because of its insulating and fire-retardant properties, asbestos was initially hailed as a life-saver by the U.S. Armed Forces, as by civilian industries across the board. Its benefits seemed to know no bounds, and for decades all signs to the contrary were ignored. The Armed Forces were sadly among the organizations that refused to weigh in the potential cost to human health, and consequently many veterans are now paying a heavy price for serving their country.

Most at risk among the Coast Guard servicemen and women were those directly exposed to asbestos in shipyard work, whether it was ship building, maintenance or repairs. Since asbestos is brittle and easily releases fibers into the air if not wet or if its surface tension is broken, exposure was almost impossible to avoid when doing work on older vessels.

Even mere travel on ships rich in asbestos products could expose the crew to toxic fibers, since almost all insulating products between the 1930s and the 1970s contained asbestos. Boilers were among the richest in asbestos, followed by electrical insulation and asbestos reinforcement in walls around the ship. Practically anywhere you turned in the confined space of a Coast Guard ship, asbestos was sure to be there. And, on those ships or buildings that are still in use decades later, the danger is still there.

Asbestos Products Coast Guard Veterans May Have Been Exposed To

Are You a U.S. Coast Guard 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. Coast Guard 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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