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Navy Trades Exposed to Asbestos

The Navy instituted a policy limiting some asbestos in 1975. However, by that time, many vessels had already been built using asbestos materials, and many veterans had already been exposed to the dangerous carcinogen.

Navy veterans who performed certain duties during their time in the service were at a higher risk of being exposed to asbestos. For example, asbestos materials were commonly used in engine rooms and boiler rooms, where many veterans worked in confined spaces with poor ventilation.

This exposure to asbestos leaves Navy veterans at a greater risk of developing mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer whose only known cause is asbestos. Mesothelioma can develop 15 to 60 years after asbestos exposure, so Navy veterans who served from the 1950s through the 1980s are considered particularly at risk.

If you are a Navy veteran who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation from asbestos companies that failed to warn you of the dangers associated with this material. Schedule a free consultation now to learn how the experienced mesothelioma lawyers at Belluck & Fox can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

List of Veteran Occupations Exposed to Asbestos

No Matter the Occupation, Asbestos Exposure Risk Is High for Navy Veterans

Even outside of their occupational duties, Navy veterans may have been exposed to asbestos in their living quarters on ships and in barracks and other buildings at bases. Because there is no safe level of asbestos exposure, any veteran who came into contact with the deadly material may be at risk of developing mesothelioma.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you may be entitled to compensation from the asbestos companies that put you at risk. Contact the nationally recognized asbestos law firm of Belluck & Fox to learn how we can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Schedule a free consultation now to get started on your asbestos claim.

Who we are and what we have done for Navy Vets

The New York lawyers of Belluck & Fox are nationally recognized for helping mesothelioma victims. We have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for mesothelioma victims, including substantial compensation for Navy veterans and their families.

How we investigate your claim

Our attorneys obtain blueprints of your ship and records showing the asbestos products and equipment on the ship. We connect your disease to specific products made by manufacturers.