(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 13, 2008 ) The Shepard Law Firm of Boston, Massachusetts, has announced that its website now features a comprehensive list of vessels that are known to have used asbestos products. This is an important new mesothelioma resource for Boston Navy veterans and shipyard workers, who make up one of the most high risk groups for developing both types of malignant mesothelioma lung cancer (pleural mesothelioma and peritoneal mesothelioma), as well as other asbestos-related diseases.
The United States Navy used over three hundred asbestos-containing products between from the 1930s through the 1970s, putting all veterans and shipbuilders active during this period at risk for developing asbestos-related diseases. Asbestos was widely used because of its ability to resist corrosion and high temperatures. Asbestos materials were used throughout ships in engine rooms, boiler rooms, navigation rooms, sleeping quarters, and mess halls. Many Massachusetts shipyard workers and Navy veterans were exposed to asbestos covered boilers, steam pipes, wall insulation, turbines, floor coverings, pipe coverings, gaskets, valves, adhesives, pumps, and cement, as well as other asbestos containing products.
Along with the veterans, shipbuilders, and shipyard workers, longshoremen who loaded the ships were exposed to asbestos as well. Asbestos contamination spread to people on naval bases and family members of shipyard workers through secondary asbestos exposure, which occurs when asbestos fibers are caught on clothing and gear and then inhaled.
Boston Navy veterans and shipyard workers who suffer from mesothelioma and asbestos disease often have difficulty getting the benefits and compensation they deserve. Legal help and guidance from a Massachusetts mesothelioma lawyer or asbestos attorney is often required in order to receive fair compensation for medical expenses and emotional stress.
The Shepard Law Firm has a solid reputation for knowledgeable and aggressive representation of Boston mesothelioma victims and their families. Led by Boston mesothelioma lawyer Michael C. Shepard, the attorneys of the Shepard Law Firm have extensive experience representing navy veterans and shipyard workers from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont in mesothelioma lawsuits and asbestos exposure cases.
Visit http://www.shepardlawfirm.com/ to view a complete list of ships known to use asbestos products. A free mesothelioma case evaluation and additional asbestos and mesothelioma resources are also available on the website.
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