Member of the U.S. Navy Exposed to Asbestos?

As is the case with other branches of the military, the U.S. Navy is practically a world unto itself. Many Navy jobs have traditionally involved working with and around asbestos on Navy ships and in other contexts, in various forms, including:

  • Asbestos products such as fireproof fabrics
  • Asbestos used in adhesives
  • Asbestos used to coat wires
  • Asbestos dust
  • Asbestos in brake linings
  • Asbestos-coated valves and gaskets

Being enlisted in the U.S. Navy can mean that a person is engaged in one of many different occupations. World War II veterans, Korean or Vietnam veterans and present-day naval officers may have been exposed to asbestos in the course of work duties of any of the following occupations and branches:

  • Seabees (of the U.S. Naval Construction Force)
  • Shipbuilders
  • Longshoremen
  • Engineers on naval vessels
  • Civil engineers
  • Mechanics
  • Machinists
  • Boiler men
  • Pipe fitters
  • Ship, aircraft or submarine crew members
  • Pilots
  • Flight officers
  • Flight support personnel
  • Surface warfare officers
  • Combat logistics forces (maintenance and repair crew)
  • Aviation support equipment technicians

This is just an abbreviated list. The Navy contains many other occupations.

Veterans and Mesothelioma Cases

In addition to helping Navy veterans pursue Veterans Administration (VA) benefits in mesothelioma cases, our attorneys have helped clients pursue third-party claims, as well. Civilian manufacturers are sometimes key players in asbestos exposure cases. Furthermore, a number of our Navy veteran clients also were at risk of exposure to asbestos in civilian jobs, post Navy service. Diligent legal representation of Navy veterans in mesothelioma cases requires determination, knowledge and consideration of all potential sources of asbestos exposure.

U.S. Navy Asbestos Exposure Advocacy

If you or a family member who served in the Navy has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, and if The Law Offices of Wallace & Graham represents you, you can be assured that we will examine all potential sources of compensation for you. We will look carefully at your entire work history to help determine when and where you were exposed to asbestos, the only known cause of mesothelioma.

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