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United States Navy And Merchant Marine Veterans May Face Risk Of Mesothelioma Or Other Asbestos Diseases
Date:10/28/2009

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP wishes to alert veterans of the United States Navy or Merchant Marine that they may be at risk of developing mesothelioma or other diseases as a result of asbestos exposure suffered during their time in the military. Until the mid-1970s, many vessels used by the United States Navy or Merchant Marine were outfitted with parts or equipment containing asbestos. As a result, veterans who served in the United States Navy or Merchant Marine during World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War may have been put at risk of developing asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma or other diseases linked to asbestos exposure.

(Vocus) October 28, 2009 -- The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP wishes to alert veterans of the United States Navy or Merchant Marine that they may be at risk of developing mesothelioma or other diseases as a result of asbestos exposure suffered during their time in the military. Until the mid-1970s, many vessels used by the United States Navy or Merchant Marine were outfitted with parts or equipment containing asbestos. As a result, millions of men and women who served in the military may have been unknowingly exposed to toxic asbestos particles.

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was once commonly used for insulation or heat-protection in many industrial and construction applications. Although the United States Navy banned the used of asbestos materials on new vessels in 1972, ships continued to be built using products with asbestos for sever
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