Merchant Marines Mesothelioma Lawyer
Merchant Marines and Mesothelioma Claims
We Help U. S. Veterans with Mesothelioma Lawsuits in all 50 States
Merchant Marines that have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or any Asbestos related diseases may be eligible to receive compensation from responsible asbestos companies and manufacturers.
Most Veterans do not start showing asbestos related symptoms until 10-50 years after their initial exposure. Asbestos exposure is responsible for approximately 10,000 deaths each year in the United States.
From the 1930s until 1980, many U. S. military planes, bases, vehicles and barracks were constructed with parts containing asbestos, such as engines, brakes, wiring and other materials that needed to be insulated from the extreme heat. Asbestos was used in U. S. base buildings and base housing used by U. S. service members and their families.
U. S. Courts are now holding asbestos companies and manufacturers that exposed Veterans to the toxic asbestos dust and fibers accountable by awarding mesothelioma victims large settlements for their pain and suffering.
- U.S. Merchant Marine is a fleet of civilian ships that carries cargos in and out of U.S. ports in peace times.
- Merchant Marine ships carry troops and supplies to and back from combat zones.
- President Franklin D. Roosevelt called the Merchant Marines the “Fourth Arm of Defense.”
- Merchant Marines and the officers are commissioned into the U.S. Maritime Service allowing them to be considered Veterans.
- In WW 2, Merchant Marines had the highest casualty rate of any service branch; 1 Merchant Marine was killed for every 26 in service.
- Approximately 47 % of Merchant marines developed abnormalities more than 30 years after initial exposure.
- Approximately 38.5 % of Merchant marines developed abnormalities more than 40 years after initial exposure.
- Asbestos-containing products and materials were used heavily on Merchant Marines ships.
- A study of 920 Merchant Marine crewmen found that of the 391 participating in the study, 42.5 % had pleural or parenchymal abnormalities in their chest.
- A 1990 study of long-term effects on Merchant Marines found that of 3,324 chest radiographs reviewed more than 1/3 was found to have pleural or parenchymal abnormalities.
- A study of 1,767 Marine inspectors who had served in the U.S. Coast Guard between 1942-1970 found that they had highest mortality rate when compared to any other officers in the Coast Guard.
From 1937 to 1947, nearly 6,000 merchant marine ships were constructed. These vessels included tankers, hospital ships, and the famous Liberty ships that carried precious ammunition and other war materials to U.S. soldiers, sailors and Marines around the world.
Merchant Marine Ranks
|Able Seaman (AB)|
|Apprentice Seaman (Grade 7)|
|Captain (or Master)|
|Chief Warrant Officer|
|Fireman Second Class (Grade 6)|
|Fireman First Class (Grade 5)|
|Hospital Apprentice First Class (Grade 5)|
|Hospital Apprentice Second Class (Grade 6)|
|Ordinary Seaman (OS)|
|Petty Officer Second Class (Grade 1)|
|Petty Officer Second Class (Grade 2)|
|Petty Officer Second Class (Grade 3)|
|Petty Officer Third Class (Grade 4)|
|Seaman First Class (Grade 5)|
|Seaman Second Class (Grade 6)|
|Steward’s Mate First Class (Grade 5)|
|Steward’s Mate Second Class (Grade 6)|
|Steward’s Mate Third Class (Grade 7)|
Merchant Marine Trades
Merchant Marine A-MM
More than 2 million workers annually are injured so severely that they need to miss work and need ongoing Medical Care.
|Female Merchant Mariners||Merchant Marine Engine Developers|
|Liquid Cargo Merchant Marine Vessel Workers||Merchant Marine Engine Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine 1st Engineers||Merchant Marine Engine Room Workers|
|Merchant Marine 1st Officers||Merchant Marine Engine Safety Inspectors|
|Merchant Marine 2nd Engineers||Merchant Marine Engineering Cadets|
|Merchant Marine 2nd Officers||Merchant Marine Engineering Consultants|
|Merchant Marine 3rd Engineers||Merchant Marine Engineering Department Workers|
|Merchant Marine 3rd Officers||Merchant Marine Engineering Instructors|
|Merchant Marine Able Bodied Seaman||Merchant Marine Engineering Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Able Mariners||Merchant Marine Engineering Officers|
|Merchant Marine Able Seaman||Merchant Marine Engineering Senior Sergeants|
|Merchant Marine Administrative Duty Officers||Merchant Marine Engineering Shipyard Workers|
|Merchant Marine Administrative Planners||Merchant Marine Engineering Shop Workers|
|Merchant Marine Advanced MMNR Officers||Merchant Marine Engineering System Workers|
|Merchant Marine Air Conditioning Workers||Merchant Marine Engineering Workers|
|Merchant Marine Aircraft Repair Ship Workers||Merchant Marine Engineers|
|Merchant Marine Analog Electronics Workers||Merchant Marine Engineerman|
|Merchant Marine Anchor Workers||Merchant Marine Equipment Workers|
|Merchant Marine Apparatus Maintainers||Merchant Marine Excursion Vessel Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Apparatus Repairers||Merchant Marine Excursion Vessel Workers|
|Merchant Marine Apparatus Servicers||Merchant Marine Executive Cooks|
|Merchant Marine Assistant Engineers||Merchant Marine Expedition Advisors|
|Merchant Marine Auxiliary Equipment Workers||Merchant Marine Facilities Engineers|
|Merchant Marine Auxiliary Vessel Mechanics||Merchant Marine Ferry Boat Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Auxiliary System Workers||Merchant Marine Ferry Masters|
|Merchant Marine Barge Boiler Technicians||Merchant Marine Ferry Operation Workers|
|Merchant Marine Barge Workers||Merchant Marine Fifth Engineers|
|Merchant Marine Base Engine Mechanics||Merchant Marine Firefighters|
|Merchant Marine Base Fire Workers||Merchant Marine First Cooks|
|Merchant Marine Base Firefighters||Merchant Marine First Mates|
|Merchant Marine Base Workers||Merchant Marine Fishery Observers|
|Merchant Marine Beach Patrol||Merchant Marine Fishing Charter Boat Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Bearing Mechanics||Merchant Marine Fitters|
|Merchant Marine Bedroom Stewards||Merchant Marine Fluid System Workers|
|Merchant Marine Below Deck Workers||Merchant Marine Forklift Operators|
|Merchant Marine Berthing Instrument Workers||Merchant Marine Forklift Workers|
|Merchant Marine Berthing Workers||Merchant Marine Fourth Engineers|
|Merchant Marine Biologists||Merchant Marine Freight Salvage Workers|
|Merchant Marine Boat Captains||Merchant Marine Fuel Workers|
|Merchant Marine Boat Launching Workers||Merchant Marine Gas Turbine Workers|
|Merchant Marine Boat Mechanics||Merchant Marine Gas Workers|
|Merchant Marine Boat Operators||Merchant Marine Gear Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Boat Recovery Workers||Merchant Marine Gear Workers|
|Merchant Marine Boiler Operators||Merchant Marine Gravel Transport Workers|
|Merchant Marine Boiler Technicians||Merchant Marine Harbor Coordinators|
|Merchant Marine Boilermakers||Merchant Marine Harbor Dispatchers|
|Merchant Marine Buffing Deck Workers||Merchant Marine Harbor Freight Workers|
|Merchant Marine Bulk Transport Workers||Merchant Marine Harbor Officers|
|Merchant Marine Bull Wipers||Merchant Marine Harbor Patrol Workers|
|Merchant Marine Buoy Workers||Merchant Marine Harbor Pilots|
|Merchant Marine Cabin Crew Workers||Merchant Marine Harbor Policeman|
|Merchant Marine Cabin Stewards||Merchant Marine Harbor Workers|
|Merchant Marine Canal Watercraft Mechanics||Merchant Marine Harbormasters|
|Merchant Marine Canals Workers||Merchant Marine Hazardous Cargo Workers|
|Merchant Marine Canvas Fabricators||Merchant Marine Head Seaman|
|Merchant Marine Captains||Merchant Marine Heating Plant Workers|
|Merchant Marine Cargo Equipment Workers||Merchant Marine Hoist Operators|
|Merchant Marine Cargo Gear Workers||Merchant Marine Hose Workers|
|Merchant Marine Cargo Handling Workers||Merchant Marine Inland Waters Vessel Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Cargo Holds Inspectors||Merchant Marine Inland Waters Vessel Workers|
|Merchant Marine Cargo Inspectors||Merchant Marine Inspectors|
|Merchant Marine Cargo Loading Mechanics||Merchant Marine Installers|
|Merchant Marine Cargo Loading Workers||Merchant Marine Instrumentation Workers|
|Merchant Marine Cargo Ship Mechanics||Merchant Marine Iron Ore Transport Workers|
|Merchant Marine Cargo Surveyors||Merchant Marine Iron Workers|
|Merchant Marine Cargo Transportation Workers||Merchant Marine Jet Engine Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Cargo Workers||Merchant Marine Landing Craft Workers|
|Merchant Marine Cargo-Handling Workers||Merchant Marine Landing Pier Workers|
|Merchant Marine Carpenters||Merchant Marine Launching Lifeboat Workers|
|Merchant Marine Catering Workers||Merchant Marine Lifeboats Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Champlains||Merchant Marine Lightering Workers|
|Merchant Marine Chemical Engineers||Merchant Marine Lighthouse Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Chemical Transport Workers||Merchant Marine Lighthouse Workers|
|Merchant Marine Chemical Workers||Merchant Marine Line Haul Barge Workers|
|Merchant Marine Chemistry Engineers||Merchant Marine Lineboat Pilots|
|Merchant Marine Chief Commanders||Merchant Marine Lineboats Workers|
|Merchant Marine Chief Cooks||Merchant Marine Liquid Freight Transport Workers|
|Merchant Marine Chief Engineers||Merchant Marine Logistics Support Workers|
|Merchant Marine Chief Mates||Merchant Marine Lubricating Workers|
|Merchant Marine Chief Officers||Merchant Marine Machine Shop Workers|
|Merchant Marine Cleaning Deck Workers||Merchant Marine Machinery Inspectors|
|Merchant Marine Coal Transport Workers||Merchant Marine Machinery Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Coastal Engineers||Merchant Marine Machinery Repairers|
|Merchant Marine Coastal Ship Mechanics||Merchant Marine Machinery Safety Inspectors|
|Merchant Marine Coastal Ship Workers||Merchant Marine Machinery Workers|
|Merchant Marine Coastal Transportation Mechanics||Merchant Marine Machinists|
|Merchant Marine Coastal Transportation Workers||Merchant Marine Maintenance Analysts|
|Merchant Marine Coastal Vessel Workers||Merchant Marine Maintenance Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Combustion Engine Workers||Merchant Marine Maintenance Operation Workers|
|Merchant Marine Commercial Ship Mechanics||Merchant Marine Maintenance System Workers|
|Merchant Marine Commercial Ship Workers||Merchant Marine Maintenance Workers|
|Merchant Marine Commercial Vessel Mechanics||Merchant Marine Engineers|
|Merchant Marine Commercial Vessel Workers||Merchant Marine Propulsion Workers|
|Merchant Marine Communications Workers||Merchant Marine Material Workers|
|Merchant Marine Computer Engineers||Merchant Marine Materials Engineers|
|Merchant Marine Construction Workers||Merchant Marine Mechanical Lab Workers|
|Merchant Marine Container Ship Mechanics||Merchant Marine Mechanical System Workers|
|Merchant Marine Container Ship Workers||Merchant Marine Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Contractors||Merchant Marine Motor Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Cooks||Merchant Marine Motorboat Operators|
|Merchant Marine Cooling System Workers||Merchant Marine Motorman|
|Merchant Marine Craft Maintainers||Merchant Marine Motor-Powered Watercraft Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Craft Mechanics||Merchant Marine Motor-Powered Watercraft Workers|
|Merchant Marine Craft Operators||Merchant Marine Navigational Chart Workers|
|Merchant Marine Craft Repairers||Merchant Marine Navigational Instruments Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Craft Servicers||Merchant Marine Navigational Instruments Workers|
|Merchant Marine Crewmember Supervisors||Merchant Marine Navigational Tool Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Crewmembers||Merchant Marine Navigational Tool Workers|
|Merchant Marine Customs Brokers||Merchant Marine Night Engineers|
|Merchant Marine Damage Control Officers||Merchant Marine Ocean Claims Specialists|
|Merchant Marine Deck Cadets||Merchant Marine Ocean Desalinization Plant Workers|
|Merchant Marine Deck Department Workers||Merchant Marine Ocean Exporters|
|Merchant Marine Deck Equipment Inspectors||Merchant Marine Ocean Import Operators|
|Merchant Marine Deck Equipment Maintainers||Merchant Marine Oceaneering Workers|
|Merchant Marine Deck Equipment Mechanics||Merchant Marine Oceangoing Ship Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Deck Equipment Workers||Merchant Marine Oceangoing Shipping Workers|
|Merchant Marine Deck Mates||Merchant Marine Oceangoing Vessel Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Deck Officers||Merchant Marine Oceangoing Vessel Workers|
|Merchant Marine Deck Operation Workers||Merchant Marine Oceanographic Explosive Workers|
|Merchant Marine Deck Painters||Merchant Marine Oceanographic Vessel Workers|
|Merchant Marine Deck Rating Workers||Merchant Marine Oceanographic Workers|
|Merchant Marine Deck Sweepers||Merchant Marine Oceanography Workers|
|Merchant Marine Deck Washers||Merchant Marine Offshore Systems Workers|
|Merchant Marine Deck Workers||Merchant Marine Oil Riggers|
|Merchant Marine Deckhands||Merchant Marine Oil Tanker Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Deep-Sea Merchant Ship Mechanics||Merchant Marine Oil Tanker Workers|
|Merchant Marine Deep-Sea Merchant Ship Workers||Merchant Marine Oil Workers|
|Merchant Marine Deep-Sea Shipping Mariners||Merchant Marine Oilers|
|Merchant Marine Delivery Contractors||Merchant Marine Oilfield Services Workers|
|Merchant Marine Department Heads||Merchant Marine Operations Captains|
|Merchant Marine Desalinization Plant Workers||Merchant Marine Operations Masters|
|Merchant Marine Design Engineers||Merchant Marine Operators|
|Merchant Marine Diesel Engine Mechanics||Merchant Marine Ordinary Mariners|
|Merchant Marine Diesel Maintenance Workers||Merchant Marine Ordinary Seaman|
|Merchant Marine Diesel Mechanics||Merchant Marine Painters|
|Merchant Marine Diesel Technicians||Merchant Marine Party Chefs|
|Merchant Marine Diesel Workers||Merchant Marine Passenger Loading Workers|
|Merchant Marine Dismantling Cargo Workers||Merchant Marine Passenger Ship Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Divers||Merchant Marine Passenger Ship Workers|
|Merchant Marine Dock Operators||Merchant Marine Passenger Transportation Workers|
|Merchant Marine Dock Workers||Merchant Marine Passenger Vessel Workers|
|Merchant Marine Docking Workers||Merchant Marine Pastry Man|
|Merchant Marine Dozers Operators||Merchant Marine Pay Clerks|
|Merchant Marine Drafters||Merchant Marine Personnel Men|
|Merchant Marine Dredge Workers||Merchant Marine Petroleum Transport Workers|
|Merchant Marine Duty Pump Workers||Merchant Marine Petroleum Workers|
|Merchant Marine Electrical Operators||Merchant Marine Pilots|
|Merchant Marine Electric Circuit Workers||Merchant Marine Pipefitters|
|Merchant Marine Electric Machine Workers||Merchant Marine Pipefitters Helpers|
|Merchant Marine Electrical Engineers||Merchant Marine Platform Workers|
|Merchant Marine Electrical System Workers||Merchant Marine Plumbers|
|Merchant Marine Electrical Technicians||Merchant Marine Polar Icebreaker Engineers|
|Merchant Marine Electrical Workers||Merchant Marine Port Captains|
|Merchant Marine Electricians||Merchant Marine Port Engineers|
|Merchant Marine Electricians Helpers||Merchant Marine Port Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Electronic Technicians||Merchant Marine Power Engineers|
|Merchant Marine Electronics Repairers||Merchant Marine Power Generation Workers|
|Merchant Marine Electronics Technicians||Merchant Marine Pressure Gauge Mechanics|
|Merchant Marine Electronics Workers||Merchant Marine Pressure Gauge Workers|
|Merchant Marine Engine Department Mechanics||Merchant Marine Procurement Analysts|
|Merchant Marine Engine Department Workers||Merchant Marine Project Engineering Managers|
Merchant Marine Organizations
|Coast Guard Merchant Marines|
|Department of Marine Transportation|
|Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC)|
|Maritime Administration Office|
|Merchant Marine Academy|
|Merchant Marine Academy|
|Merchant Marine Administration|
|Military High Speed Transport (HST) Vessel|
|National Defense Reserve Fleet (NDRF)|
|National Maritime Center (NMC)|
|Nimitz Marine Facility|
|UIC Marine Services (UICMS)|
|United States Merchant Marine Academy|
Merchant Marine Ships
|Cable Repair Ships|
|Chemical Tanker Ships|
|Combat Stores Ships|
|Fleet Ocean Tugs|
|Maritime Marine Ships|
|Merchant Marine Ships|
|Ocean Surveillance Ships|
|Petroleum Tank Ships|
|Railroad Car Floats|
|Rolloff / Rollon Ships|
|Specialized Tanker Ships|
|Tanker Fleet Ships|
|Vehicle Carrier Ships|
U. S. Merchant Ship Builders
|Alabama DD & SB Company|
|Alabama Marine Engine Company|
|Albina Engine & Machine Works|
|American Shipbuilding Company|
|Anacortes Slipways Inc.|
|Arlington Shipbuilding & Engineering Corporation|
|Arthur G. Blair & Company|
|Astoria Shipbuilding Company|
|Avondale Marine Ways|
|Barnes-Duluth Shipbuilding Company|
|Barrett & Hilp, Belair Shipbuilding|
|Bath Iron Works|
|Belfast Shipbuilding Company|
|Bethlehem Steel Company|
|Bethlehem-Sparrows Point Shipyard|
|Birchfield Shipbuilding & Boiler Company|
|Brunswick Marine Construction Company|
|California Shipbuilding Corp.|
|Calumet Shipyard & Dry Dock Company|
|Camden Shipbuilding & Marine Railway|
|Canadian Allis-Chalmers Ltd.|
|Canulette Shipbuilding Company|
|Casco Shipbuilding Company Inc.|
|Charleston Navy Yard|
|Clark Bros. Company|
|Columbia River Packers Association Inc.|
|Concrete Ship Constructors Inc.|
|Consolidated Steel Corporation|
|Corpus Christi Shipbuilding Company|
|Delta Shipbuilding Company|
|Dominion Engineering Works Ltd|
|Ellicott Machine Corporation|
|Eureka Shipbuilding Company|
|Everett Pacific Shipbuilding & Drydock Company|
|Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company|
|Filer & Stowell Company|
|General Machinery Corporation|
|General Ship & Engine Works|
|Globe Shipbuilding Company|
|Great Lakes Engineering Works|
|Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation|
|Hamilton Engineering Works|
|Harrisburg Machinery Corporation|
|Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation|
|Ira S. Bushey & Sons Inc.|
|Iron Fireman Manufacturing Company|
|J. A. Jones Construction Company|
|John H. Mathis Company|
|John Inglis Company Ltd|
|Joshua Hendy Ironworks|
|Kaiser Co., Vancouver, WA|
|Kaiser Company Inc.|
|Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Company|
|Levingston Shipbuilding Company|
|Love Construction & Energy Company|
|MacEvoy Shipbuilding Corporation|
|Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company|
|Mare Island Navy Yard|
|Marinette Marine Shipbuilding Company|
|McCloskey & Company|
|Moore Dry Dock Company|
|National Transit Company|
|New England Shipbuilding Corp.|
|New York Shipbuilding Company|
|Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company|
|North Carolina Shipbuilding Company|
|Oregon Shipbuilding Co|
|Oregon War Industries Inc.|
|Pacific Bridge Company|
|Pendleton Shipyard Company|
|Penn-Jersey Shipbuilding Company|
|Pennsylvania Shipyards Inc.|
|Pensacola Shipyard & Engineering Company|
|Permanente Metals-Richmond #1 & 2|
|Pointer Willamette Company|
|Puget Sound Shipbuilding Company|
|Pusey & Jones Corporation|
|Richmond Shipbuilding Company|
|San Jacinto Shipbuilding Company|
|Seabell Shipbuilding Company|
|Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation|
|Siletz Boat Works|
|Southeastern Shipbuilding Corporation|
|Springfield Machine & Foundry Company|
|St. John’s River Shipbuilding Co|
|Standard Shipbuilding Company|
|Steinbach Iron Works|
|Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company|
|Tampa Shipbuilding & Engineering Company|
|Texas Shipbuilding Company|
|Todd Erie Basin DD Inc.|
|Todd Houston Shipbuilding Corp|
|Todd Seattle Drydocks Inc.|
|Todd Shipbuilding Corporation|
|Todd-Galveston DD Inc.|
|Todd-Pacific Shipyards Inc.|
|Toledo Shipbuilding Company Inc.|
|Traverse City Shipbuilding Company|
|Vulcan Iron Works|
|Walsh-Kaiser Company, Inc.|
|Walter Butler Shipbuilders Inc.|
|Waterways Engineering Corporation|
|Western Pipe & Steel Company|
|Willamerte Iron & Steel Corporation|
|Worthington Pump & Machinery Corporation|
Asbestos was used in every kind of transportation vehicles including; war ships, merchant marine ships, in tanks, in aircraft on, trucks, jeeps, and other military vehicles during the World War 2, the Korean War and Vietnam War.
Merchant Marines and Asbestos Exposure
Thousands of U. S. servicemen and women came into contact with asbestos fibers during their tour of service. Many Veterans diagnosed with Mesothelioma have complained that they were not given any warning, training or respiratory protective gear when handling, installing, loading, repairing, or removing asbestos-containing products.
- Asbestos was used by the U. S. Military in more than 300 different materials and products.
- Millions of U. S. Veterans have been exposed to asbestos during their tour of service.
- A recent study showed that as many as 30-40% of Mesothelioma victims is U. S. Veterans.
- Mesothelioma has affected veterans from all branches of service including those who worked in Navy shipyards.
- The U.S. Military used thousands of asbestos-containing products in their ships between the 1920-late 1970’s.
- Asbestos was listed as the top contaminant at 32 U.S. Army base closures during the 1990s.
- Mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases primarily occur in Veterans between the ages of 55-75.
- Veterans who served between 1940 and 1980 have the greatest risk of developing Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related cancer.
- 14 in every 1,000 WW II shipyard workers died of an asbestos-related disease compared to 18 in every 1,000 combat related deaths.
- Asbestos was used heavily in the shipbuilding and in military ships. Many veterans working in confined quarters have been exposed to asbestos.
Asbestos is most dangerous when inhaled or ingested. Most U. S. Veterans are particularly at risk because that worked on building and demolition projects that exposed them to asbestos fibers and dust. It was nearly impossible to avoid coming into to contact with asbestos if you worked on military construction sites.
Merchant Marines were daily exposed to toxic asbestos dust and fibers where they inhaled and ingested them without any protection in their workplace. Families of workers and other military veterans that were exposed to asbestos secondhand are also developing Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related disease.
Merchant Marines diagnosed with Mesothelioma have complained that they were not given any warning, training or respiratory protective gear when handling, installing, loading, repairing, or removing asbestos-containing products.
Merchant Marines Have the Right to sue Manufacturers that exposed them to Asbestos.
U. S. Branches of Service
Air Force Veterans
Army Corps of Engineers
Korean War Veterans
U. S. Marine Veterans
Vietnam War Veterans
WW 2 Veterans
Cafeteria Mess Halls
VA Recommended Scans
Legal Rights for Veterans
Veterans at Risk
Mesothelioma 24/7 Helpline
Merchnay Marines and Asbestos Containing Products
Merchant Marines Veterans that worked in boiler rooms, engine rooms, installing brakes, gaskets, insulation, valves and pipes have a higher risk of developing an asbestos related disease in their lifetime
Air Handling Systems
Aircraft Stitching Wire
Army Gas Masks
Army Transport Vehicles
Asbestos Cement Sheets
Asbestos Coated Steam Pipeline
Asbestos Containing Coots
Asbestos Containing Gloves
Asbestos containing Parts
Asphalt Plastic Cement
Base Floor Covering Materials
Boiler Room Equipment
Cement Asbestos Shingles
Cement Chalk Boards
Cement Covered Flues
Cockpit Heating Systems
Deck Covering Materials
Engine Heat Shields
Felt and Tar Joint Compound
Fire Resistant Clothes
Flexible Duct Connectors
Heat Resistant Gloves
Heat Resistant Materials
Heat Shields for Engines
Hot Water Pipes
Hot Water Tank Insulation
Insulation of Tanks
Insulation on Boilers
Insulation on hot water pipes
Insulation on Steam Pipes
Joiner Bulkhead Systems
Protective Fire Retardant
Smoke Screen Generators
Sound dampening materials
Systems used to Heat Cockpits
Wallboard Joint Compound
There is no charge for your initial phone consultation.
TO GET HELP – Our Nationwide Toll Free Mesothelioma Helpline Number is 888.640.0914
We Do Not Sue the Military or the Government
Asbestos related cancers among Veterans are not the fault of the military or even the government. It is the fault of the asbestos manufacturers and companies. Asbestos companies knew of the potential health issues related to asbestos exposure as far back as the 1920’s, but knowingly hid this information from the public, the medical community and even the U.S. Military and continued to profit off their deadly asbestos materials.
If you are a Veteran and are suffering from Mesothelioma cancer, you can seek justice from these greedy asbestos manufacturers. It’s not unpatriotic to fight back against the big asbestos companies that have exposed you deadly asbestos products.
Veterans injured from asbestos exposure during their service have the right to sue the asbestos companies that produced and sold the asbestos materials and products used by the U. S. Military
Mesothelioma and Asbestos Veteran Related Settlements & Verdicts
- $1.25 Million Navy Veteran Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Navy carpenter that developed malignant Mesothelioma at age 76.
- $2.7 Million Veteran Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Navy sheetmetal worker that developed malignant Mesothelioma at age 79.
- $2.4 Million Navy Veteran Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Veteran telephone installer and repairman that developed Mesothelioma at age 61.
- $1.1 Million Navy Veteran Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Navy mechanic and drywall installer that developed malignant Mesothelioma at age 71.
- $4 Million Army Veteran Mesothelioma Verdict: For a U. S. U. S. Army veteran that developed Mesothelioma at age 76.
- $6 Million Veteran Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Navy fireman and boiler tender that developed Mesothelioma at age 64.
- $7.2 Million Air Force Veteran Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Navy electrical engineer and electronic technician that developed malignant Mesothelioma at age 67.
- $2.4 Million Navy Veteran Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Veteran telephone installer and repairman that developed Mesothelioma at age 61.
- $12.3 Million Navy Veteran Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Veteran cement worker that developed malignant Mesothelioma at age 57.
- $32 Million Navy Veteran: For a veteran who worked in fire and boiler rooms of naval ships that he served on.
- $75 Million Navy Supplier Trust Award: Against a Navy Supplier Sets Up $75 Million Trust for Veterans with Mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma has been linked to asbestos exposure in U. S. Veterans
Need Help Choosing a Mesothelioma Lawyer?
We have been counseling Veterans and Mesothelioma patients for more than 15 years on Mesothelioma and other asbestos related cancers. A Mesothelioma case can settle in the seven figure range. Be very careful in choosing a Mesothelioma lawyer to represent you and your family.
Mesothelioma is highly specialized legal field and having an experienced Veterans Mesothelioma lawyer can make a huge difference in the amount of your settlement.
Mesothelioma cases can take 1-3 years in the busy U. S. Court system. Lawyers for Asbestos companies will try to stretch out the time to settle and some Mesothelioma patients will die during this time. At this point, it will become a Mesothelioma Wrongful Death case.
Family members are allowed to seek financial compensation from negligence of asbestos manufacturers for their loss.
Malignant Mesothelioma is rare form of cancer that affects lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and major organs in the body. Mesothelioma is a disease in which malignant cancer cells are found in the sac lining the chest (pleura) or the abdomen (peritoneum).
There are about 3,000 new malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the U. S. If you are experiencing any Mesothelioma symptoms you should contact a doctor immediately.
Veterans Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma and what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies for your asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is a seriously deadly disease.
According to the American Cancer Society with the average survival time for people with Mesothelioma is 4-18 months.
Call TOLL FREE 888.640.0914 right now to talk with a live Mesothelioma Counselor that can answer many of your questions and give you the peace of mind that you need.
Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?
If you have a family member that has died from Mesothelioma cancer you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma diagnosis lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states Statute of Limitations.
We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 6 year Statute of Limitations.
Mesothelioma Latency Period
Mesothelioma has a long latency period of 10-50 years. Many Veterans, Shipyard Workers, Construction Workers, Power Plant Workers, Mill Workers, Steel Workers, Railroad Workers, Pipefitters, Insulators, Electricians, Carpenters, Welders, Auto Mechanics, Veterans, Factory Workers, and laborers are living in the early stages of a variety of asbestos related diseases.
Many Mesothelioma lawyers will not accept asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, colon cancer and esophageal cancer cases.
There is More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts
Need a Merchant Marines Mesothelioma Lawyer?
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos related disease, an experienced Mesothelioma Lawyer can help you start a Mesothelioma lawsuit against asbestos companies responsible for your injuries. Our experienced nationwide Mesothelioma lawyers will come to you.
Call our Mesothelioma Toll Free Helpline at 888.640.0914 and get help today!
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We can usually tell within a few minutes whether we can help you, and if we can’t, maybe direct you to someone who can. We are always accessible by phone, email and online chat.
We are always available to answer your questions with a phone call and will always keep you informed. We will do everything we can to ensure that you receive the highest compensation for your injuries.
If you have a question about a Mesothelioma, you don’t have to come into our office. Call us, and you’ll speak directly to an experienced Veteran’s Mesothelioma lawyer, and if a lawyer is not available, your call will be returned as quickly as possible.
Fill out our free Mesothelioma case evaluation form and an experienced mesothelioma lawyer will call you to immediately start processing your claim at no cost to you.
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