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Women Veterans and Mesothelioma

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Women Veterans that served in the 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. Asbestos exposure is responsible for approximately 10,000 deaths each year in the United States. The Department of Veterans Affairs states that there are over 25 million Americans that have previously served in the U.S. Military.

  • The U. S. Armed Forces used asbestos-containing products in ships, aircraft, buildings, barracks, mess halls, and other military facilities.
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs states that there are over 25 million Americans that have previously served in the U.S. Military.

Many Women Veterans diagnosed with Mesothelioma cancer have complained that they were not given any warning, training or respiratory protective gear when handling, installing, loading, repairing, or removing asbestos-containing products.

Women and Mesothelioma

Women with asbestos exposure are 7 times more likely to die of Asbestos -Related Cancer than people in the general population. The source for most women being diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma is the result of second hand asbestos exposure brought home by family members from the workplace or jobsites.

Women and Mesothelioma Facts

  • Women have a 1 in 16 chance of developing malignant Mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.
  • Men are 4 times more likely than women to be diagnosed with Mesothelioma cancer.
  • Women represent 8-10% of all diagnosed Mesothelioma cases in women with an average age of 60.
  • Asbestos-related symptoms in women can occur 10-50 years after their first asbestos exposure.
  • Ovarian cancer in women has now been linked directly to asbestos exposure.
  • Mesothelioma cases in women are on the rise and studies show that women are more at risk through second hand exposure.
  • Researchers in Australia are linking asbestos exposure and women that participated in do-it-yourself home renovations with a rise in diagnosed Mesothelioma cases.
  • An Irish Cancer Society study recently showed majority of the women in Ireland who are diagnosed with Mesothelioma due to exposure to fibers on their husband’s work clothes.
  • Medical studies have shown that women who are diagnosed with Mesothelioma are more likely to be diagnosed with Peritoneal Mesothelioma in their abdomen.
  • Women that worked in shipyards, oil refineries, power plants, steel mills, and factories during World War II have developed Mesothelioma later in life.
  • In 1997, a study at Durham and Duke University Medical Centers reported that a history of asbestos exposure was a factor in about 75% of the women who participated in the study.
  • Asbestos in contaminated water
  • Asbestos in contaminated products
  • Asbestos in contaminated soil
  • Asbestos on parents work clothes
  • Asbestos on spouses work clothes
  • Commercial dryers made with asbestos
  • Environmental exposure to asbestos
  • Hairdryers made with asbestos
  • Washing and laundering spouses work clothes

Second Hand Exposure to Asbestos and Women

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.


Veterans and Asbestos Exposure

  • A recent study showed that more than 1 in 3 Veterans will be diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.
  • Asbestos was used widely by the U. S. Military in more than 300 different materials and products.
  • All branches of the U. S. Military used asbestos during the 20th century with peak years being 1930-1980.
  • More than 25 Millions of U. S. Veterans have been exposed to asbestos during their tour of service.
  • Recent studies showed that as many as 30-40% of Mesothelioma victims are U. S. Veterans.
  • Mesothelioma has affected veterans from all branches of service including those who worked in Navy shipyards.
  • The U.S. Military used thousands of asbestos-containing products in their ships between the 1920-late 1970’s.
  • 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.

Women Veterans and Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos is most dangerous when inhaled or ingested. Most Women Veterans are particularly at risk because they worked long periods of time in tight, enclosed spaces. It was nearly impossible to avoid coming into to contact with asbestos if you worked on or aboard a Women Veterans ships.

Women Veterans 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.

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.

Women Veterans Have the Right to sue Manufacturers that exposed them to Asbestos.


Women Veterans – Asbestos Containing Products

  • Electrical ducts
  • Electrical wiring
  • Electrical panel partitions
  • Fireboxes
  • Fire doors
  • Heating ducts
  • Insulation
  • Insulation spray of pipes
  • Hydraulic Assemblies
  • Thermal materials
  • Asbestos-containing parts
  • Asbestos-containing products
  • Boards
  • Acoustical plaster
  • Brakes
  • Clutches
  • Ducts
  • Engine rooms
  • Fire bricks
  • Fire resistant sheets
  • Fire safety products
  • Gaskets
  • Insulation products
  • Lagging
  • Instruments
  • Maintenance equipment
  • Paint
  • Pipes
  • Plumbing products
  • Propulsion equipment
  • Valves
  • Wiring
  • Carpet
  • Celling panels
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Cement blocks
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Construction Materials
  • Electrical ducts
  • Electrical wiring
  • Electrical panel partitions
  • Fireboxes
  • Fire doors
  • Heating ducts
  • Insulation
  • Insulation spray of pipes
  • Roofing paper
  • Seals to doors and hatches
  • Shingles and roof tilling
  • Textured paints and coating
  • Vinyl sheet flooring
  • Vinyl wall coverings
  • Water pumps
  • Bedding compound
  • Block Insulation
  • Hydraulic Assemblies
  • Thermal materials
  • Mortar mixtures
  • Aggregate mixtures
  • Paneling
  • Tubes
  • Grinders
  • Switches
  • Capacitors
  • Fuel tanks
  • Electrical components
  • Fire control systems
  • Asbestos insulating felt
  • Asbestos cloth
  • Asbestos-laden twine
  • Boilers
  • Cold fluid pipes
  • Diesel engine
  • Electrical fixtures
  • Exhaust joints
  • Exhaust piping
  • Fireproofing
  • Fireproof insulating pads
  • Fire retardant material
  • Fittings
  • Flanges
  • Gaskets
  • Packing & Tape
  • Plumbing systems
  • Pipes
  • Re-circulated air systems
  • Valves
  • Ventilation systems
  • Wiring

TO GET HELP – Our Nationwide Toll Free Mesothelioma Helpline Number is 800.291.0963


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 Veterans 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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