Navy veterans account for approximately one third of all mesothelioma diagnoses. Typically exposure was not just isolated to the Navy as many sailors picked up a trade that used the same skill sets in the private sector. From 1949 to 1982 there were 90 destroyers built, each of which was manned by a crew of 300.
- Mitscher Class-4 ships commissioned
- Forrest Sherman Class-18 ships commissioned
- Farragut Class-10 ships commissioned
- Charles F. Adams Class-23 ships commissioned
- Spruance Class-31 ships commissioned
- Kidd Class-4 ships commissioned
Some of the most dangerous times where sailors were most susceptible to asbestos exposures were when the vessel was in dry dock for a retrofit or repair. The Victim's Center advises that veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, to make sure to seek legal counsel who have the specialized knowledge requisite to try an asbestos related case. The Center strongly urges those vets to stay away from accidetn attorneys because of the uniquesness of mesothelioma litigation.
The Paul Law Firm advocates for victims of asbestos-related diseases. If you or a loved one is suffering from mesothelioma, call the Paul Law Firm. With over 2.5 billion dollars collected for victims of asbestos exposure, we have the knowledge and the experience to fight for you. We also understand that fighting doesn’t just happen in the courtroom. It also happens in a lab where we are fighting for a cure. Check out the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America here.
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