Q: My father die from this he was in the navy in the 1950. Can there be anything done after they are dead does the statue
He had lung,Liver,Colon cancer it was a hard 8 months to watch him die that way. He told me about the asbestos on the ship and how it was floating in the air when work was done on the ship piping.
I'm very sorry for the loss of your father. To learn about your rights here, you could contact a firm that handles toxic tort/product-based cases, more specifically, ones that work in the asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer sector. These cases are not one-size-fits-all. While the ships your father served aboard during those years would have invariably contained asbestos insulation, these cases can vary considerably with respect to their third-party attributes, whether arising from Navy personnel being assigned to work with shipyard personnel during boiler-turbine overhauls, or related to product-based theories involving insulating materials, sealants, or packing materials.
There was a recent Supreme Court decision that weighed in favor of Navy widows whose husbands served aboard three naval vessels, U.S.S. Wanamassa, U.S.S. Commodore, and U.S.S. Turner. Their lawsuit was based on the sailors developing cancer as a result of exposure to asbestos. The lawsuit was filed against five equipment manufacturers by widows of two navy sailors who were exposed to asbestos in the course of their shipboard duties. The Supreme Court took the side of the widows based on maritime tort theories. The case is Air and Liquid Systems Corp, et al, v. DeVries, Supreme Court of the United States, No. 17-1104. This does NOT necessarily mean you might have the basis for a case - but you could contact a firm to at least learn more about your family's rights based on additional details - and that recent Supreme Court decision might possibly be useful to a prospective attorney. Good luck
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