Asbestos and Navy Veterans
Many veterans with mesothelioma are unaware they have legal options.
While veterans aren’t able to sue the military, they may bring legal action against the corporations that manufactured and sold the abestos that caused their mesothelioma or other lung ailment.
In fact, many of these entities are still in business today, making them liable for compensating veterans harmed by their products.
We now know that every branch of the U.S. military and many civilian employers have used asbestos in some way in decades past.
Pipes, gaskets, and many other ship parts and machinery contained asbestos.
Veterans who served on a ship were likely exposed, and many now have mesothelioma or another asbestos-related cancer.
Many veterans have come forward to say their work environment led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestos, or lung cancer from asbestos.
Veterans may have been exposed in shipyards, but the most likely sites of exposure were the ships themselves including: