Prior to the 1970s, asbestos use was widespread in U.S. military and navy buildings, shipyards, and bases due to its efficiency and resistance to fire. Now, decades after exposure, over 30% of mesothelioma cases in the United States can be traced back to serving in the U.S. military.
At The Throneberry Law Group, we offer comprehensive veteran representation to those suffering from mesothelioma, asbestosis, or another asbestos-related disease. Our principal attorney, Michael Throneberry, stood by his own father-in-law as he suffered from mesothelioma. Our firm understands what you and your family are going through, and dedicate ourselves especially to helping the veterans affected by asbestos exposure across the country.Asbestos on Military and Navy Vessels
Virtually every ship built before the mid-1970s has some amount of asbestos inside of it. The severity of a veteran’s exposure depends on his or her position in the ship — dirty jobs in the boiler room, maintenance, and construction often saw the heaviest exposure, though anyone who served aboard these ships may have had direct contact.
Navy veterans mesothelioma, for example, has been traced to gaskets in valves, pumps, and other machinery, boilers, turbines, and nuclear reactors and wiring insulation.
For our list of affected vessels, see our pages below:
- Asbestos on Aircraft Carriers
- Asbestos on Battleships
- Asbestos on Carriers
- Asbestos on Cruisers
- Asbestos on DDG, FFG and DDR
- Asbestos on Destroyers
- Asbestos on Frigates
- Asbestos on Navy Escorts
- Asbestos on Submarines
Our lawyers are passionate and dedicated to finding you compensation to cover your treatment and medical care. We work closely with veterans to detail their military service and trace any specific exposures, so we can get them Veterans Administration benefits or begin filing lawsuits against manufacturers and other parties responsible.Asbestos Exposure in the United States Coast Guard
While the Coast Guard is a small branch of the Navy, it relied on asbestos for many years to act as an insulation aboard its vessels. As a result, numerous Coast Guard veterans were exposed to asbestos and are now at risk for mesothelioma.The United States Air Force and Asbestos Exposure
The United States Air Force utilized asbestos in constucting a number of its bases as well as aircraft and ground vehicles. There are even reports of cockpits being lined with asbestos to reduce the risk of fires. As a result, numerous Air Force veterans were exposed to asbestos.Asbestos Exposure in the United States Army
United States Army veterans were exposed to asbestos in a number of ways. The material was placed on various tanks and other vehicles as well as in army barracks. Many Army veterans were exposed to asbestos when buildings and vehicles were destroyed.Schedule a Free, No-Obligation Case Evaluation
The attorneys at The Throneberry Law Group will travel anywhere across the United States to investigate your case and begin filing any necessary paperwork to get started. We know time is extremely valuable, so we work to get you the medical treatment you need as soon as possible. You do not pay for our services unless we secure you compensation.
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