The USS Boston was a cruiser decommissioned in 1970. If you served on the Boston and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure, call us at 888-362-6890 to discuss your legal options.
USS Boston (CA 69) (ex-CAG 1) – Navy Gun Cruiser
Classification: Gun Cruiser
Status: Disposed of by Navy Sale
Launch Date: 8/26/1942
Commission Date: 6/30/1943
Decommission Date: 5/5/1970
USS Boston reported to the Pacific Fleet arriving in Pearl Harbor in December of 1943. She took part in raids on the Marshall Islands and Okinawa among many others including China and Japan itself. The USS Boston received ten battle stars for her World War II service.
Gun Cruisers are warships that fall under the general category of Cruisers. Currently, only three nations (United States, Russia, and Peru) operate cruisers. Cruisers are built to carry out sea raids and to provide protection to other ships in the fleet. They are smaller than battleships but larger than destroyers. Unfortunately men on all types of cruisers were exposed to asbestos while aboard these vessels. Asbestos was found in a number of areas on these ships, in particular the insulation that lined piping.
Anyone who served on a cruiser should speak with their doctor regarding asbestos related diseases, such as Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer, and the treatment options available.
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Asbestos lung cancer and mesothelioma lawsuits involving active-duty or retired members of the U.S. military involve additional, complex legal issues and considerations.
At The Gori Law Firm, you’ll find lawyers with extensive experience in military asbestos and mesothelioma cases, and a staff that is highly qualified and specially trained to assist us in handling these difficult cases. We also work diligently to help people living with mesothelioma obtain a trial date within six to nine months from the time their lawsuit is filed.
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