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Florida Veterans and Mesothelioma Claims
Florida Veterans diagnosed with Mesothelioma or any Asbestos related disease may be eligible to receive compensation from responsible asbestos companies and manufacturers. Florida Veterans who served in Air Force, Navy, Army and all other branches of U. S. armed forces are being diagnosed with Mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases. Most Veterans do not start showing asbestos related symptoms until 10-50 years after their initial exposure.
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Asbestos exposure is responsible for 12,000-15,000 deaths each year in the United States. From 1920 through 1980 The U. S. Military used asbestos-containing products in ships, aircraft, buildings, barracks, mess halls, and other military facilities. Asbestos was used by the U. S. Military in more than 300 different materials and products.
The Department of Veterans Affairs states that there are more than 25 million Americans that have previously served in the U.S. military. Thousands of U. S. servicemen and women came into contact with asbestos containing products and materials 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.
The Navy’s Surgeon General became aware In 1939 that asbestosis was being caused by extended asbestos exposure to Veterans yet the Navy continued its use of asbestos for 4 more decades. U. S. regulations on asbestos exposure began in the late 1970s. Because of its long latency period asbestos-related diseases like Mesothelioma cancer has made Veterans sick through no fault of their own. 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. Veterans Have the Right to Sue Asbestos Manufacturers that Exposed Them to Deadly Asbestos Containing Products and Materials.
Florida Veterans and Mesothelioma
- Veterans who performed repairs, renovations, or demolition on ships built earlier than 1980 were exposed to asbestos.
- 1 in 3 U. S. Veterans will be diagnosed with an asbestos related disease in their lifetime.
- The U.S. Military used thousands of asbestos-containing products in their ships between the 1920-late 1970’s.
- 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.
- Asbestos was used heavily in the shipbuilding and in military ships. Many veterans working in confined quarters have been exposed to asbestos
- 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.
- Veterans who served between 1940 and 1980 have the greatest risk of developing Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related cancer.
Florida Asbestos Exposure Hot Spots
More than 109,000 tons of asbestos shipments were received in the state of Florida. High asbestos exposure was in shipyards, industrial plants, power plants, steel mills, iron mills, oil refineries, and construction sites in Broward County, Pinellas County, Palm Beach County, Dade County and Hillsborough County. The state of Florida has a population of 19,317,568 (2012 U. S. Census).
Florida Mesothelioma Asbestos Exposure Information
Florida Mesothelioma Statistics (Asbestos-Related Deaths)
- Florida ranks 2nd in the U. S. for deaths from malignant Mesothelioma.
- The mortality rate from Mesothelioma in Florida is 10.6 per million.
- 3,432 Florida residents died from malignant Mesothelioma.
- 4,481 asbestos-related deaths were reported in Florida since 1979.
- Broward County, FL has more than 448 asbestos-related deaths and more than 335 Mesothelioma Deaths.
*Statistics on Mesothelioma and asbestos related deaths were compiled from CDC (Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics), and NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) and other cancer reporting sources.
Mesothelioma Has Been Linked to Asbestos Exposure in U. S. Veterans
Florida Military Bases
|Air Operational Training Base, Jacksonville, FL|
|Cape Canaveral Air Force Station|
|Cape Canaveral Kennedy Space Center|
|Cecil Field Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL|
|Egling Air Force Base, Pensacola, FL|
|Five Cadent Barracks, Pensacola, FL|
|Homestead Air Force Base, Gainesville, FL|
|Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL|
|Key West Naval Shipyard, Keywest, FL|
|Keywest Barracks, Key West, FL|
|Mayport Naval Station, Jacksonville, FL|
|McDill Air Force Base, Tampa Bay, FL|
|Miami Naval Shipyard, Key West, FL|
|Moncrief Army Hospital|
|Naval Air Station (NAS), Pensacola, FL|
|Naval Air Station Richmond|
|Naval Air Station Whiting Field|
|Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL|
|Naval Air Station, Keywest, FL|
|Naval Outlying Field Saufley Field|
|Naval Support Activity, Panama City, FL|
|Orlando Air Force Base, Orlando, FL|
|Patrick Air Force Base, Fernandina Beach, FL|
|Pensacola Naval Air Station|
|Pensacola Naval Shipyard|
|Sanford Naval Air Station|
|Sunland Training Center, , Gainesville, FL|
|Tyndall Airforce Base, Panama City, FL|
|U S Air Force, Holiday, FL|
|U.S. Naval Station, Key West, FL|
|United States Naval Air Station – Corry Field|
|United States Naval Hospital, Pensacola, FL|
|Us Air Operational Training Station, Deland , FL|
|US Air Operational Training Station, Lake City, FL|
|US Naval Base, Fort Pierce|
|Vero Beach Naval Air Station|
Military Branches of Services
Florida Veterans Asbestos Containing Products
Florida Trade Worker 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.
|Access Panels||Concrete Additives||Machinery|
|Acoustic Tiles||Concrete Foundations||Marine Hosing|
|Acoustical Insulation||Cooling Towers||Military Vehicles|
|Air Handling Systems||Cork Board||Mixes|
|Aircraft Engines||Deck Covering Materials||Mortar|
|Aircraft Stitching Wire||Decks||Packing Materials|
|Ammunition Hoists||Drywall||Packing Assemblies|
|Army Gas Masks||Electrical Insulation||Pipe Coverings|
|Army Transport Vehicles||Electrical Wiring||Pipe Insulation|
|Asbestos Blankets||Engine Heat Shields||Pipe Wrap|
|Asbestos Boards||Felt and Tar Joint Compound||Pipes|
|Asbestos Cement Sheets||Fire Bricks||Plumbing Systems|
|Asbestos Coated Steam Pipeline||Fire Doors||Propeller assemblies|
|Asbestos Concrete||Fire Resistant Clothes||Protective Fire Retardant|
|Asbestos Containing Coots||Fireproofing||Pumps|
|Asbestos Containing Gloves||Fireroom Equipment||Pyrotechnics|
|Asbestos containing Parts||Firewall Seals||Refractory|
|Asbestos Filters||Flexible Duct Connectors||Rivets|
|Asbestos Sheets||Floor Tile||Rods|
|Asbestos Suits||Flooring Materials||Roof Shingles|
|Asphalt Plastic Cement||Foundation Cement||Roof Tar|
|Base Floor Covering Materials||Gaskets||Roofing Materials|
|Block Insulation||Grinders||Sealing Firewalls|
|Boiler Insulation||Gun Mounts||Seals|
|Boiler Room Equipment||Heat Resistant Gloves||Ship Compartments|
|Boiler Valves||Heat Resistant Materials||Smoke Screen Generators|
|Boilers||Heat Shields for Engines||Sound dampening materials|
|Brake Linings||Heating Systems||Steam Pipes|
|Brake Pads||Hot Water Pipes||Steam Valves|
|Brakes||Hot Water Tank Insulation||Structural Fireproofing|
|Cables||Hydraulic Assemblies||Surfacing Materials|
|Capacitors||Hydraulic Systems||Systems used to Heat Cockpits|
|Caulks||Instrument Paneling||Tadpole Tapes|
|Ceiling Tiles||Insulating Materials||Tanks|
|Cement Asbestos Shingles||Insulation||Thermal Insulation|
|Cement Chalk Boards||Insulation Cement||Torque Valves|
|Cement Covered Flues||Insulation Felts||Tubes|
|Cement Mixtures||Insulation of Tanks||Turbines|
|Cement Pipes||Insulation on Boilers||Valves|
|Cements||Insulation on hot water pipes||Vibration Dampeners|
|Clutch Facings||Insulation on Steam Pipes||Vinyl Flooring|
|Clutch Pads||Jet Engines||Wall Insulation|
|Clutches||Joiner Bulkhead Systems||Wallboard Joint Compound|
|Cockpit Heating Systems||Joint Compound||Weapon Systems|
U. S. Military Personnel and Asbestos Exposure
List of U. S. Military Personnel that were exposed to toxic asbestos products or worked with asbestos-containing products with the highest exposure years between 1940-1980.
|Academy Graduates||Fleet Interns||Planners|
|Air Controllers||Geoscientists||Poultry Cutters|
|Air Crews||Graders||Powder Mixers|
|Artillery Crews||Gunners Mate||Pumpman|
|Ballistics Experts||Handyman||Radar Man|
|Band Members||Honor Guard||Radiology Technologist|
|Biochemists||Hull Man||Ratchet Man|
|Brigade Combat Teams||Investigators||Reserve Units|
|Cavalry Scouts||Leak Man||Scrap Loaders|
|Combat Teams||Machinist Mates||Security Guard|
|Commodores||Mail Carriers||Staff Sergeants|
|Couriers||Mess Hall Cooks||Splicers|
|Custodians||Metal Craftsman||Steam Crews|
|Deck Cadet||Metallurgists||Stockroom Keeper|
|Decorators||Meter Readers||Strike Groups|
|Demolition Crews||Meter Setters||Subcontractors|
|Developers||Military Policeman||Tail Gunners|
|Disabled Vets||Missile Batteryman||Tankerman|
|Doctors||Mortar Man||Telephone Lineman|
|Door Gunners||Movers||Third Mates|
|Draftsman||Mud Man||Throttle Man|
|Drywallers||Nose Gunners||Tire Changers|
|Enlisted Men||Oil Drillers||Translators|
|Ensigns||Oil Riggers||Truck Unloaders|
|Etchers||Oilfield Man||Unit Commanders|
|Expediters||Ordnance Blasters||Utilities Man|
|Experts||Ordnance Experts||Vessel Crews|
|Explosive Man||Packagers||Warehouse Man|
|Extruders||Paint Strippers||Warfare Man|
|Field Man||Pararescue Man||Weapons Mates|
|Field Teams||Pastry Man||Weather Observers|
|Fire Controlman||Petty Officers||Winders|
|Fire Crews||Pharmacists||Wing Crews|
|First Mates||Physicists||Wrecking Crews|
Mesothelioma and Asbestos Veteran Related Settlements & Verdict
- $2 Million Navy Veteran Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Florida Navy Veterans that developed malignant Mesothelioma from service related exposure.
- $2.5 Million Navy Veteran Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Navy Aircraft repairman that died from Mesothelioma.
- $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.
- $4 Million Army Veteran Mesothelioma Verdict: For a U. S. Army Corps of Engineers 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.
- $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.
Need Help Choosing a Mesothelioma Lawyer?
We have been counseling Veterans and Mesothelioma patients for more than 15 years on the legal and medical sides of 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 Cancer
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
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