Asbestos Litigation Law Firm Representing Merchant Mariners Exposed to Asbestos
Like members of the U.S. Navy, people serving in the Merchant Marine are at risk of asbestos exposure while serving on ships. Much of the equipment on Merchant Marine vessels, including the boilers, furnaces and pipes, were insulated with products containing asbestos, putting everyone on the ship at risk of exposure. If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos while serving with the Merchant Marine, an experienced asbestos litigation attorney can help you explore your legal options.
At Wallace & Graham, P.A., we represent Merchant Marines and other people who have been exposed to asbestos and are now suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, our asbestos lawyers represent clients across the nation. Call 888-698-9975 for a free consultation.
Merchant Mariners and Asbestos Exposure
Because many boilers on today’s ships were manufactured decades ago, today’s Merchant Marines are still at risk of asbestos exposure. The crew members at the highest risk are those serving below deck and those who directly interact with the asbestos-containing equipment. However, anyone on a Merchant Marine vessel is at risk of asbestos exposure, as the quarters are cramped, and the particles can spread to different parts of the ship.
Not only crew members are at risk. People who worked in the construction or maintenance of Merchant Marine vessels are also vulnerable to asbestos exposure.
Today, many Merchant Mariners have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping Merchant Mariners obtain justice and compensation for the losses they have suffered due to asbestos exposure.
We Can Help
If you or a loved one served in the Merchant Marine and is now suffering from the effects of asbestos exposure, we can help. Our top priority is diagnosis and medical benefits for clients to begin life-extending treatment as soon as possible. Our attorneys also pursue injury and wrongful death damages for loss of income, the victim’s pain and suffering, and survivors’ loss of companionship and support.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation with an experienced asbestos litigation lawyer.