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Army Veterans and Asbestos Exposure

Like the Navy, the U.S. Army began using asbestos-containing products and building materials in the 1930s. The toxic material was used throughout barracks, mess halls, hospitals and other buildings where soldiers slept, worked and ate. Asbestos could be found in the joint compound, insulation, flooring, roofing and throughout HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems.

Although the use of asbestos in new construction ceased in the late ’70s and early ’80s, the toxic fibers remained present at installations decades later, threatening a new batch of soldiers for many years. Symptoms of asbestos-related disease often do not appear until 10 to 50 years after exposure, and many veterans are concerned about the potential for developing a serious condition like mesothelioma later in life.

Asbestos on Army Bases

During their service time, Army veterans often worked around various tradesmen, including boilermakers, pipe fitters, and insulators who used asbestos materials while making repairs to various heat-related machinery and heavy duty equipment on military bases. Similarly, members of the Army’s Construction Battalion were often required to help construct and tear down various buildings and structures at the bases.

To protect themselves from burns while handling hot shells and machine gun barrels, Army infantrymen and artillerymen often wore asbestos gloves.

Asbestos was among the contaminants at 32 U.S. Army installations before they were closed or realigned during the late 1990s. The U.S. Army received congressional approval in the ’90s for the environmental cleanup, producing a 157-page checklist titled “The Installation Asbestos Management Program Assessment” as part of the process.

Asbestos in Military Vehicles and Aircraft

Army mechanics who worked on jeeps, trucks, motorcycles and troop transports have an increased risk for asbestos exposure. The same is the case for Army aviation mechanics who worked on helicopters and other aircraft. These mechanics may have been exposed to asbestos-containing brakes, clutches, gaskets, adhesives and other asbestos-containing products while performing maintenance and repairs on these types of equipment.

Mesothelioma Lawyers for Army Veterans

Simmons Hanly Conroy is dedicated to working with veterans who have become sick as a result of asbestos exposure. If you are an army veteran battling mesothelioma, please fill out the form below to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers.

3.2 Million

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U.S. Army Veteran &
Maintenance Worker Texas

  • $1.38 million granted in 2015 to a New Jersey Army Veteran who died from peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $1.56 million awarded to an 83-year-old Pennsylvania Army Veteran who died from mesothelioma
  • $1.88 million to a 70-year-old Army Veteran from New York who died from peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $1.76 million in settlements secured for a Texas Army Veteran and Longshoreman who died from mesothelioma
  • $1 million granted to a pleural mesothelioma patient who was a U.S. Army Veteran and Electrician in Texas
  • $1.8 million granted to the family of an Illinois Army Veteran diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma

4.3 Million

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U.S. Army Veteran &
Boilermaker Florida

  • $2.9 million awarded to a U.S. Army Veteran and Pipefitter from Colorado diagnosed with mesothelioma
  • $1.3 million secured for a U.S. Army Veteran and Laborer from Texas diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.46 million in mesothelioma settlements to a 59-year-old Florida man who was a U.S. Army Veteran and Shipfitter
  • $1.3 million to an Army Veteran who suffered from pleural mesothelioma in Pennsylvania
  • $1.5 million granted to a mesothelioma patient from Pennsylvania who was an Army Veteran and Tailor
  • $2.4 million in California mesothelioma settlements collected for the heirs of a U.S. Army Veteran

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U.S. Army Veteran &
Painter Maryland

  • $1.66 million secured for a Pennsylvania Army Veteran and Boilermaker who was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma
  • $2.25 million in mesothelioma settlements to a Washington Army Veteran and Roofer
  • $1.18 million in mesothelioma settlements to a U.S. Army Veteran and Mechanic from Washington
  • $2 million awarded to a U.S. Army Veteran and Truck driver from Washington who suffered with mesothelioma
  • $1.27 million in settlements to a Washington Army Veteran and Machinist who endured pleural mesotheliomaOver
  • Over $1.3 million secured in 2007 for the family of a Washington Army Veteran and Laborer who was affected by pleural mesotheliom

Our clients served at various Army bases and military installations throughout the country, including:

  • Fort Sill
  • Fort Carson
  • Fort Ord
  • Fort Benning
  • Fort Jackson
  • Fort Sam Houston
  • Fort Bragg
  • For Campbell
  • Fort Smith
  • Fort Knox
  • Fort Hood
  • Fort Jay
  • Fort Lewis
  • Fort Stewart
  • Fort Lee
  • Fort Polk
  • Fort Riley
  • Fort Rucker
  • Fort Leonard Wood
  • Fort Belvoir
  • Fort Roberts
  • Fort Dix
  • Fort Sheridan
  • Fort McCoy
  • Fort Bliss
  • Fort Hamilton
  • Fort Leroy Johnson
  • Fitzsimons Army Hospital
  • Camp Gordon
  • Fort Monmouth
  • Fort Richardson
  • Fort Rucker
  • Fort Riley
  • Camp Roberts
  • Aberdeen Proving Grounds
  • Fort Snelling
  • Fort Chaffee
  • Fort Mead
  • Camp Stoneman
  • Camp Howe
  • Fort Buchanan
  • Camp Atterbury
  • Fort Drum
  • Fort Hunter Liggett
  • Fort Devens
  • Camp Fannin
  • Camp Dodge
  • Fort Pickett
  • Fort Irwin
  • Fort Lawton
  • Fort Indiantown Gap Military Reservation
  • US Army War College/Carlisle Barracks
  • Fort Collins
  • Camp Cook
  • Fort Mason
  • Fort Thomas
  • Camp Blanding
  • US Army Armory in Detroit, Ml,
  • Camp Pendleton
  • Oakland Army Base
  • Fort Huachuca
  • Camp Blanding
  • Camp Beale
  • Fort Eustis
  • Fort McClellan
  • Camp McCain
  • Fort Niagara
  • Murphy Army Hospital
  • Fort Lewis Army hospital