Puget Sound And Bremerton Residents May Be At Greater Risk For Asbestos Exposure
The naval shipyard at the heart of Puget Sound dates back over 120 years. Over the course of that time, hundreds of thousands of people have worked or served in the shipyard. Today, the shipyard is home to roughly 14,000 workers. Over the past decades, thousands of these same workers have become ill with mesothelioma, an illness directly linked to asbestos exposure at the shipyard.
The attorneys at Bergman Draper Oslund Udo know full well the dangers and consequences of asbestos exposure. We can work with you and support you in your pursuit of holding the manufacturers and suppliers of asbestos containing products accountable for the medical issues and even deaths your family suffered. Contact us directly at 206-558-9840 for legal support.
Why Are Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Workers Getting Sick?
In the 1890s, when the shipyard was originally constructed, asbestos was an extremely common building material. As the facilities were adapted and expanded for more use and additional service, workers faced exposure to asbestos. Naval workers also faced significant exposure from the ships themselves, which had asbestos containing materials installed in new construction and replaced when repaired. Exposure was prevalent throughout the life of the shipyard into the 1980s.
How Can Bergman Draper Oslund Udo Help?
Workers, naval servicemembers, shipmen and, in some cases, their families, may be eligible for financial support if they can demonstrate their exposure to asbestos at the shipyard. Our attorneys work regularly with former shipyard workers, navy officers, sailors, and others to bring cases in courts in Washington State. Our work has meant many who are suffering and their loved ones have received medical care, compensation for their loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, humiliation, anxiety, payment for lost wages and even funeral expenses. We are fierce advocates who know how to support your claim.
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Holding the manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors accountable can be a challenge. It will involve substantial evidence, including medical records, testimony and work records. We know what the courts look for in this matter, and we are zealous about demanding fair and complete compensation. To schedule a time to talk to us, completely free of cost, call us at 206-558-9840 or send us an email about your case.