The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “We are urging a US Navy Veteran who was exposed to asbestos at a shipyard and now has mesothelioma to call us anytime at 800-714-0303. We want to provide them with direct access to the nation’s top mesothelioma compensation attorneys when it comes to Navy Veterans. Most of the US Navy Veterans with mesothelioma we hear from had extreme exposure to asbestos at a US Navy Shipyard while their ship was undergoing repairs.
“The most descriptive terms we have heard from Navy Veterans that best describe daily work habits include, ‘clouds of asbestos below deck,’ and ‘more asbestos in the air than breathable air at a shipyard.’ The exposure to asbestos for these types of people occurred in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s; the types of Navy Veterans we are focused on were on every imaginable type of US Navy ship.
“Typically, the higher amounts of exposure to asbestos took place while sailors had to stay aboard their ship at a shipyard because they had a certain skill set that was vital. These sailors were typically assigned to a navy ship’s engine room, damage control, at a ship’s machine shop, or they were an electrician, pipefitter, plumber, or welder.”
Vital mesothelioma compensation tips for a US Navy Veteran who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma from the Mesothelioma Victims Center: “US Navy Veterans with a recent diagnosis of mesothelioma, or their family members, need to call us anytime at 800-714-0303 so they can be shown how vital it is to hire a lawyer who has at least one decade of assisting Navy Veterans in obtaining the best possible financial compensation. If the lawyers you are talking with cannot provide family references that prove that they personally were the driving force for a US Navy Veteran obtaining a million-dollar settlement, please call us for some of the nation’s top mesothelioma attorneys who have these types of references.”
Representatives from the Mesothelioma Victims Center have visited almost every major US Navy Shipyard in the United States to better understand how or where a US Navy Veteran could have been exposed to asbestos. These bases include:
- Norfolk, Virginia
- Portsmouth Navy Ship Yard Kittery, Maine
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Navy Yard
- The Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts
- Brooklyn Navy Shipyard, New York
- The Long Beach Navy Shipyard-California
- Hunters Point Navy Shipyard
- San Diego, California
- Honolulu, Hawaii
- Groton, Connecticut
- Puget Sound Navy Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington
- Kings Bay, Georgia
The states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon.
However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives a US Navy Veteran with conformed mesothelioma could live in any state including New York, Florida, California, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, or Alaska.
High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, steel mill workers, manufacturing/factory workers, pulp or paper mill workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, miners, construction workers, insulators, rail road worker, roofers, or firemen. As a rule, these types of workers were exposed to asbestos in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s. US Navy Veterans make up about one third of US Citizens who are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year.
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “When it comes to obtaining the best mesothelioma settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303.”
For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html
SOURCE Mesothelioma Victims Center