Asbestos Exposure on Destroyers
Originally designed to counter torpedo boat attacks, these “greyhounds of the sea” are fast and offer both offensive and defensive support to the fleet. More recently, destroyers have developed significant strike capability with guided missile technology.
Destroyers 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 destroyer 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 destroyer, 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 destroyer. 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.