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U.S. Marine Corps asbestos exposure

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

Asbestos was in wide use around the world for about a century, before its noxious health effects became too evident to ignore. By that time, however, it had infiltrated all aspects of human life, from the buildings we lived in to the vehicles we drove. The U.S. Armed Forces started restricting and heavily regulating the use of asbestos in army products in the 1970s; however, thousands of vehicles, barracks and products built or made before that time are still rich in this toxic mineral.

The U.S. Marine Corps deliver combined-arms support anywhere needed, generally using the mobility provided by the Navy. Because of this fact, U.S. marines were exposed to the same dangers as the Navy servicemen and women, since asbestos-rich products were and are still around. Engines, boilers, brakes, clutches, wiring, pipes, entire rooms were insulated using asbestos, and the confinement of navy ships meant that asbestos fibers released into the air were circulated all around the ship, endangering everyone.

On land, barracks were often built with heavy reliance on asbestos for roofing, tiling and all sorts of insulation, so the dangers of asbestos exposure were still present.

Asbestos products U.S. Marine Corps veterans may have been exposed to

Are you a U.S. Marine Corps 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. Marine Corps 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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