The US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate says, “We are appealing to the family of a Navy Veteran in any state with lung cancer to ask if he had heavy exposure to asbestos in the navy. If the answer is yes-please call the lawyers at Karst von Oiste.”

WASHINGTON, DC, January 13, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — The US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate is issuing a national appeal to the family of a Navy Veteran who has just been diagnosed with lung cancer to please call the lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303 if their loved one had significant exposure to asbestos in the navy. Financial compensation for a person like this might exceed $100,000 and the financial claim does not involve suing the navy. It does not matter if the Navy Veteran smoked cigarettes-or not. Navy Veterans who now have lung cancer and who had heavy exposure to asbestos in the navy almost never get compensated-even though they should in many instances. The $30 billion dollar-asbestos trust funds were set up for people with lung cancer-caused by asbestos exposure as well as mesothelioma.

The Advocate says, “We are urging the family or friends of a Navy Veteran to ask him if he had significant exposure to asbestos in the 1960s or 1970s on a navy ship, submarine or at a navy shipyard. If the answer is yes and he can recall specifics-please have him or his family call the lawyers at Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303. The average age of the person we are trying to identify is about 70 years old-and they really do need the help of their friends and family.”

High-risk workplaces for asbestos exposure include the US Navy, shipyards, power plants, public utilities, manufacturing factories, chemical plants, oil refineries, mines, smelters, pulp and paper mills, aerospace manufacturing facilities, offshore oil rigs, demolition construction work sites, railroads, automotive manufacturing facilities, or auto brake shops. With lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure the lung cancer may not show up until decades after the exposure. https://USNavyLungCancer.Com

According to the American Cancer Society for nonsmokers who have been exposed to asbestos in their workplace the risk of lung cancer is five times that of unexposed workers.

States with the highest incidence of lung cancer include Kentucky, West Virginia, Maine, Tennessee, Mississippi, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Alabama, and Delaware.

However, asbestos exposure lung cancer can happen in any state including California, New York, Texas, Florida, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Washington, Oregon or Alaska.

For more information about asbestos exposure lung cancer and mesothelioma please visit the CDC’s website on these topics:

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