Asbestos Exposure on Battleships: VA Claims & Lawsuit Assistance
Battleships are a special type of armored ships with heavy guns. The last four Battleships decommissioned in 1992 are now museum ships: USS Missouri; USS Iowa; USS New Jersey and USS Wisconsin. Other than aircraft carriers they had the largest crew of about 2,000 service members. Battleships were decisive in mid 20th century naval battles and in support of troops with their 16-inch diameter guns. Their use in the modern era is eclipsed by destroyers with guided ordinance.
Battleships were constructed with a significant amount of Asbestos. The engine room, boiler room and other areas of the ship that involved propulsion had the highest concentration of asbestos; however, the entire battleship is full of literally miles of steam pipe, and thousands of pumps and valves that used asbestos insulation, gasket or packing material.
If you or your loved one served on a battleship, and have a diagnosis of mesothelioma or lung cancer, then there was asbestos exposure. Given our experience in handling asbestos claims for Navy Veterans, we can pinpoint the products that contained asbestos on your specific battleship. It is just a question of matching your rating and duties to what we already know about your ship.
Any diagnosis of mesothelioma or lung cancer is likely related to the time that you were serving our country. We thank you for your service and ask that you let us help you and your family obtain the compensation you deserve.