Alumni Association and Foundation
Asbestos-related lung cancer is a significant problem among Navy veterans, particularly because the use of asbestos was so very extensive on ships. Virtually no area on a Navy ship built before the 1970s is safe including:
- Fire and engine rooms
- Boiler rooms
- Navigation rooms
- Mess halls
- Sleeping quarters
Additionally, commonly used products such as gaskets, cables, insulation, adhesives, valves, and numerous others contained asbestos.
Navy veterans, when serving on shore or at home ports, like other veterans, were very likely to carry asbestos dust home on their clothes, thereby exposing their loved ones to the dangerous fibers.
Legal Rights for Navy Veterans with Mesothelioma
Navy veterans cannot file a lawsuit against the government for damages incurred during service in the Armed Forces. However, there is an opportunity to file an asbestos lawsuit against the the companies that manufactured or installed the asbestos products which caused eventual development of asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer or mesothelioma.
Since its founding in 1974, Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood, A Professional Law Corporation, has represented many naval officers and enlisted personnel with cancer, especially those suffering from mesothelioma, a cancer whose only known cause is exposure to asbestos. Military service puts those who serve their country at risk for exposure to asbestos, and the illnesses such exposure can cause. We understand the increased risk of exposure that comes with service on submarines, naval vessels and work in shipyards; Kazan Law includes attorneys who are pioneers in asbestos litigation who are dedicated to fighting for your rights and those of your family.
If you want to talk to an asbestos attorney about the nature of asbestos legal action, please contact us today.