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Mesothelioma Threats in the Coast Guard

The United States Coast Guard has been an integral part of our country’s maritime security since some of the earliest days of the nation. Throughout US history, the Coast Guard has worked to keep the waters around the country safe and to operate in various theaters of war when necessary. However, like the other branches of the military, the Coast Guard heavily relied upon asbestos throughout much of the 20th century as an important material in shipbuilding.

To discuss your options if you have developed mesothelioma from asbestos exposure, contact the mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Hart, LLP, by calling 800-781-3955 today.

The Coast Guard and Asbestos Use

For decades, asbestos enjoyed widespread use as a primary material in a variety of different ship parts. Largely due to the material’s ability to prevent the spread of fire and manage heat, asbestos could be found in every major military installation and onboard most modern ships. While serving in the Coast Guard, a soldier could be expected to find asbestos in the following:

  • Pipes
  • Boilers
  • Insulation
  • Ceiling or floor tiles
  • Ropes

On a daily basis, sailors in the Coast Guard were crammed in tight confines while surrounded by asbestos. As a result of this exposure, these individuals have a higher likelihood of developing mesothelioma, an often-fatal cancer that can prove difficult to diagnose.

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Although the United States military does not permit legal action against the Department of Defense from soldiers who developed health conditions during service, there are options for those who are suffering. To learn more about your rights if exposure to asbestos during service has contributed to you developing mesothelioma, contact the mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Hart, LLP, today at 800-781-3955.



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