Ship Builders and Mesothelioma
The carcinogenic mineral asbestos was used extensively during WW2 for insulation and fireproofing. The Navy made extensive use of it. Ships of war contained enormous quantities of asbestos for numerous applications. Although asbestos companies had already known of its dangers for decades, they hid the dangers, cold-heartedly jeopardizing the lives of thousands of patriotic shipbuilders.
The lung cancer mesothelioma is associated almost exclusively with asbestos exposure. Asbestos companies were able to hide the risks, however, because it can take decades for symptoms of mesothelioma to appear. Even for someone whose last asbestos exposure was 50 years ago, symptoms may only be surfacing now.
If you may have been exposed to asbestos dust, but have not developed any symptoms, you should be screened as soon as possible. Early detection is the key to winning the battle against cancer. The sooner you detect it, the better your odds of making a full recovery.
Although the asbestos industry knew their product caused life-threatening illnesses as early as the 1890s, they chose to hide this fact from the public for nearly a century. Rather than making use of already-available alternatives, they instead continued to knowingly sell and use a carcinogenic product. Now, however, many have been made to atone for their irresponsible actions.
If you or someone you know has developed mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure in a shipyard or elsewhere, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and suffering. You should not have to suffer because of the illegal and immoral actions of asbestos companies.
To learn what you can do to recover compensation and bring asbestos companies to justice, contact the compassionate mesothelioma lawyers of Williams-Kherkher today at 800-781-3955.