Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in Hawaii
Our previous experience representing mesothelioma victims in Hawaii is important because it means we are familiar with Hawaii job sites where asbestos exposure occurred.
Asbestos is a deadly mineral that has been used in thousands of products in multiple industries, including manufacturing, steelworking, shipbuilding and more. When asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested, they increase a person’s risk of contracting an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma.
Of all job sites on the Hawaiian Islands, Pearl Harbor is the one that has exposed the most people to asbestos. This site on the island of Oahu has been a U.S. Naval installation since the late 19th century. Over the years, thousands of U.S. Navy officers have worked on and around ships stationed at Pearl Harbor.
These ships, like most others built before the 1980s, were constructed using large amounts of asbestos. When this insulation broke down over time, asbestos fibers were free to float in the air and were inhaled by officers working below deck.
Our experienced mesothelioma lawyers in Hawaii have helped our past clients, including U.S. Navy veterans, identify their asbestos exposures, and they are ready to help you and your family as well. There’s no cost to speak with our team.