Over the past century, hundreds of thousands of military and civilian workers have worked in America’s shipyards. Together, these dedicated and skilled men and women built the mightiest seagoing vessels ever constructed.
Unfortunately, this great achievement came at a cost: the widespread prevalence of asbestos-related mesothelioma in shipyard workers.
Asbestos was a common material throughout the shipbuilding industry prior to the 1980s. Its durability, heat resistance, and insulating properties were unmatched by any other material available at the time. This means that essentially everyone who worked in a shipyard has been exposed to asbestos fibers – the number one cause of mesothelioma.
Today, the number of former shipyard workers with mesothelioma is far from negligible. And even though asbestos is no longer used in the construction of ships, workers who repair older ships in today’s shipyards risk exposure to legacy asbestos present in these vessels as well.
If you are a former or current shipyard worker and have suffered from mesothelioma or other health problems due to asbestos exposure, you may have a case at law entitling you to compensation from those responsible for your condition.
The Johnson Law Group specializes in providing legal counsel in cases of mesothelioma in shipyard workers. Please contact our office, and one of our expert attorneys will be happy to assist you.