Asbestos and the Navy
Members of the U.S. Navy in previous decades had a variety of important duties that were associated with their military service, including sometimes working on military ships and in shipyards. Unfortunately, before asbestos was banned, its use was widespread and highly concentrated on ships or in shipyards, meaning that the individuals whose service to the nation placed them in these situations are likely to have been exposed. There are many adverse health effects associated with asbestos exposure, the most severe of which is the development of mesothelioma.
Navy veterans have a higher risk of developing asbestos-related conditions than many other people, and these conditions can change their lives and the lives of their families forever. However, Navy veterans may qualify to receive financial compensation through a mesothelioma lawsuit. If you or someone you know served in the U.S. Navy and now suffers from an asbestos-related illness, contact the Navy asbestos attorneys of Chenkin Law Firm by calling (800) 721-7472.
Effects of Asbestos
When asbestos fibers are cast into the air, they may be inhaled by an unsuspecting person, thereby being drawn into the lungs. Accordingly, many of the health problems that are linked with asbestos involve the lungs or the parts of the body immediately adjacent. The following are some possible effects of asbestos exposure:
- Scarring of the lungs
- Lung cancer
These conditions can severely impair an individual’s ability to breathe and therefore may prevent the retaining of a decent quality of life. More alarmingly, they may prove to be fatal. If you or your loved one served in the Navy and now must contend with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related diagnosis, let us help you to pursue justice.
Do not hesitate to seek legal counsel when you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma after years of faithful service in the U.S. Navy. Contact the experienced and compassionate mesothelioma lawyers of Chenkin Law Firm at (800) 721-7472 today to discuss your legal options.