Our armed forces are undisputedly our national heroes. We owe a lot to these brave men and women for the sacrifices they have made for us. By putting their lives on line, they ensure our safety. In times of war, we sit in the comfort of our homes while our armed forces battle in the line of fire.
Tragically, and decades ago while our servicemen and women were protecting us, many of them were unknowingly exposed to a silent killer, asbestos. Many years ago, asbestos was used extensively in Navy ships and in Navy shipyards. When the ships were built, repaired, and overhauled, asbestos fibers were released into the air. Many of our service men and women unknowingly inhaled these fibers. At that time, the full affect of asbestos exposure was not well understood by the Navy or its enlisted members. But veterans who worked in high asbestos exposure areas may have been exposed to asbestos fibers and some will be – or have already been – diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Asbestos’ use as a common construction material was not exclusive to ship construction. It was used in a number of different ways, both civilian and military, and ultimately praised for its heat resistance. Though many employers and workers did not know the dangers of asbestos usage, manufacturers of asbestos did know the dangers. In spite of the health concerns associated with asbestos, some companies continued to manufacture asbestos or use asbestos in their products. For the benefit of profit, manufacturers put the lives of many people at risk. Unfortunately, our brave veterans are some of these people.
Every year, Baron and Budd gains a number of mesothelioma cases from veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Over the years, Baron and Budd has represented Navy and Army veterans affected with the disease. The law firm has successfully represented these clients throughout the case, including through trial.
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