Cruise Ship Asbestos Claims

Surprisingly, a number of leading cruise ships used asbestos well into the mid-to-late ‘90s. Unfortunately, exposure to asbestos can lead to serious and permanent health problems, including cancer. If you were a cruise ship employee from the ‘50s through the ‘90s, it is possible that you were exposed and you may have experienced a long-term, life-altering injury. If you may have been exposed to asbestos while working on cruise lines and are currently experiencing mesothelioma or the early symptoms of it, a cruise ship asbestos attorney at Brais Law Firm can help you determine if you have a case. 

What Is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a combination of six chemicals that form a fiber that is noted for its heat resistance and inability to conduct electricity. Given these characteristics, it was regularly used as an insulation material in a variety of structures, including on the boilers, pipes, and other areas of cruise ships, until its link to cancer was discovered. 

The National Cancer Institute notes that any individual who has been exposed to asbestos at some point in their life is at risk of experiencing the harmful effects of the substance. While small amounts of exposure generally do not lead to illness, those who encounter asbestos on an ongoing basis are at a high risk of negative health complications. The most common source of regular exposure to asbestos is encountering it in the workplace. Exposure to asbestos can occur when working on a cruise ship, making it a common cruise ship injury claim.

How Does Asbestos Cause Cancer and Other Harm?

When products containing asbestos are disturbed, they release tiny asbestos fibers into the air. The fibers can linger in the lungs for quite some time and cause scarring, respiratory issues, and cancer. It can take decades from initial exposure for cancer to develop, and you may still be able to file a claim to collect compensation related to your injuries. 

Asbestos is classified as a “known human carcinogen” by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a substance that is known to cause cancer. Evidence has demonstrated a link between exposure to asbestos and mesothelioma, which is a cancer of the thin membranes that line the chest and abdomen. Asbestos has further been linked to cancers of the lungs, ovaries, and larynx.

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Discuss Your Situation With A Cruise Ship Asbestos Attorney

Have you or a loved one worked on an older cruise ship and was later diagnosed with some form of cancer? You might not know that the illness was caused as a result of prior exposure to asbestos. We have a network of medical experts who have helped people identify the causes of their cancer, and if we take your case, we’ll help schedule appointments to accurately determine the cause of your injury and what compensation you might be entitled to receive. If you have developed cancer or other respiratory issues due to asbestos exposure on a cruise ship, the experienced cruise ship asbestos lawyers at Brais Law Firm can help. For your free case review, give us a call at 800-499-0551, or visit our site to schedule a consultation.

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