Prior to the 1970s, asbestos use was widespread in U.S. military and navy buildings, shipyards and bases due to its efficiency and resistance to fire. Now, decades after exposure, over 30 percent of mesothelioma cases in the United States can be traced back to serving in the U.S. military.
At the Throneberry Law Group, we offer comprehensive veteran representation to those suffering from mesothelioma, asbestosis or another asbestos-related disease. Our principal attorney, Michael Throneberry, represented his own father-in-law as he suffered from mesothelioma. Our firm understands what you and your family are going through, and dedicate ourselves especially to helping the veterans affected by asbestos exposure across the country.
Familiar With a Variety of Military and Navy Vessels
Virtually every ship built before the mid-1970s has some level of asbestos inside of it. The severity of your exposure depends on your position in the ship — dirty jobs in the boiler room, maintenance and construction often had the heaviest exposure, though anyone who served aboard these ships may have had direct contact.
Navy veterans’ mesothelioma, for example, has been traced to gaskets in valves, pumps and other machinery, boilers, turbines and nuclear reactors and wiring insulation.
For our list of affected vessels, see our pages below:
- Asbestos in battleships
- Asbestos in carriers
- Asbestos in cruisers
- Asbestos in navy escorts
- Asbestos in destroyers
- Asbestos in frigates
- Asbestos in DDG, FFG and DDR
- Asbestos in submarines
Our lawyers are passionate and dedicated to finding you compensation to cover your treatment and medical care. We work closely with veterans to detail their military service and trace any specific exposures, so we can get you Veterans Administration benefits or begin filing lawsuits against manufacturers and other parties responsible.
Schedule a Free, No-Obligation Case Evaluation
Our main office is located in Illinois, but our attorneys will travel across the United States to investigate your case and begin filing any necessary paperwork to get started. We know time is extremely valuable, so we work to get you the medical treatment you need as soon as possible. And you don’t pay for our services unless we secure you compensation.
Call our firm today at 866-337-7516 or fill out our online form to get started.