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Merchant Marine Ships and Mesothelioma

U. S. Veteran’s that severed on Merchant Marine Ships are being diagnosed with Mesothelioma, Asbestos lung cancer, Asbestosis, and other Asbestos related diseases each year in the U. S. All branches of the U. S. Military used asbestos during the 20th Century with peak years being 1930-1980 because of it fire-retardant properties. Merchant Marine ships are a fleet of U.S. civilian-owned vessels, operated by either the government or the private sector that engage in the transportation of goods and services in and out of the navigable waters of the U. S.

  • Merchant Marine ships are responsible for transporting passenger and cargo during peace time.
  • As of 2006, the U. S. Merchant Marine fleet numbered 465 ships and approximately 100,000 Merchant marines.
  • Asbestos was used as a common building material on all Navy ships including Merchant Marine Ships.
  • A recent study reported that 1 in 3 U. S. Veterans will develop an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.
  • Most Veterans do not start showing asbestos related symptoms until 10-50 years after their initial exposure.
  • In times of war, Merchant Marine ships become auxiliary to the U. S. Navy, and can be called upon to deliver supplied and troops for the military.
  • Merchant Marine ships do not have a role in combat but rather they protect any precious cargo and supplies for troops.
  • Merchant Marines maintain and operate deep-sea ships, excursion vessels, tugboats, towboats, ferries, dredges, and other ships.
  • The U. S. Government maintains its fleet of Merchant Marine ships via Military Sealift Command and the National Defense Reserve Fleet.

Veterans Have the Right to sue asbestos manufacturers that exposed them to Asbestos.


Merchant Marine Ships and Asbestos Exposure

  • Air conditioning systems
  • Asbestos cloth
  • Asbestos insulating felt
  • Asbestos-laden twine
  • Boilers
  • Boiler
  • Boiler rooms
  • Brakes
  • Bulkheads
  • Capacitors
  • Cold fluid pipes
  • Common work areas
  • Deck coverings
  • Diesel engines
  • Electrical components
  • Electrical fixtures
  • Engineering
  • Engine rooms
  • Exhaust joints
  • Exhaust piping
  • Fireproofing
  • Fireproof insulating pads
  • Fire control systems
  • Fire resistant sheets
  • Fire retardant material
  • Fire safety products
  • Fittings
  • Flanges
  • Fuel tanks
  • Gaskets
  • Grinders
  • Heating systems
  • Hot fluid pipes
  • Hull Repairs
  • Maintenance equipment
  • Non-skid flooring bulk head walls
  • Non-skid flooring on decks
  • Paint
  • Pipes
  • Plumbing products
  • Packing & Tape
  • Plumbing systems
  • Pipes
  • Re-circulated air systems
  • Repairing brakes
  • Seals to doors and hatches
  • Seals to doors and hatches
  • Switches
  • Tubes
  • Valves
  • Ventilation systems
  • Water pumps
  • Wiring

U. S. Navy Merchant Marine Ships (Types: AKV, T-AKV)

  • USNS Albert M Boe – T-AKV-6
  • USNS Cardinal O\’Connell – T-AKV-7
  • USNS LT. James E. Robinson – T-AKV-3
  • USNS Pvt Joseph F. Merrell – T-AKV-4
  • USNS Sgt Jack J. Pendelton – T-AKV-5
  • USS Badoeng Strait – AKV-16
  • USS Bairoko – AKV-15
  • USS Block Island – AKV-38
  • USS Bougainville – AKV-35
  • USS Breton – AKV-42
  • USS Cape Gloucester – AKV-9
  • USS Card – AKV-40
  • USS Commencement Bay – AKV-37
  • USS Core – AKV-41
  • USS Croatan – AKV-43
  • USS Gilbert Islands – AKV-39
  • USS Hammondsport – AKV-2
  • USS Hoggatt Bay – AKV-25
  • USS Hollandia – AKV-33
  • USS Kadashan Bay – AKV-26
  • USS Kitty Hawk – AKV-1
  • USS Kula Gulf – AKV-8
  • USS Kwajalein – AKV-34
  • USS Lunga Point – AKV-32
  • USS Marcus Island – AKV-27
  • USS Matanikau – AKV-36
  • USS Mindoro – AKV-20
  • USS Nehenta Bay – AKV-24
  • USS Palau – AKV-22
  • USS Point Cruz – AKV-19
  • USS Puget Sound – AKV-13
  • USS Rabaul – AKV-21
  • USS Rendova – AKV-14
  • USS Rudyerd Bay – AKV-29
  • USS Saidor – AKV-17
  • USS Salerno Bay – AKV-10
  • USS Savo Island – AKV-28
  • USS Siboney – AKV-12
  • USS Sicily – AKV-18
  • USS Sitkoh Bay – AKV-30
  • USS Takanis Bay – AKV-31
  • USS Tinian – AKV-23
  • USS Vella Gulf – AKV-11

Navy Sailors and shipyard workers 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 government contactors that were exposed to asbestos secondhand are also developing Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related disease.

Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.


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Recent Mesothelioma and Asbestos Veteran Related Verdict and Settlements

  • $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. 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.
  • $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.

Need Help Choosing a Mesothelioma Lawyer?

We have been counseling Veterans and Mesothelioma patients for more than 12 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.


Mesothelioma

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 800.291.0963 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.

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, asbestosis, 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 Navy Laying Ship Mesothelioma Lawyer?

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos related disease, we can help you start a Mesothelioma lawsuit against asbestos companies responsible for your injuries. Our experienced nationwide Mesothelioma lawyers will come to you.

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