The Navy amphibious assault ship USS Boxer was built in WWII using many products and materials contaminated with asbestos. If you served on the Boxer, you may have legal options if you are now suffering from mesothelioma.
USS Boxer (LPH 4) (ex-CVS 21) – Navy Amphibious Assault Ship
Classification: Amphibious Assault Ship
Status: Disposed of by Navy Sale
Launch Date: 12/14/1944
Commission Date: 4/16/1945
Decommission Date: 12/1/1969
The USS Boxer completed 10 tours in the Western Pacific throughout her career earning her eight battle stars for her service in Korea. Her initial duties involved mainly training exercises, however she did see combat in both Korea and Vietnam Wars.
Amphibious Assault ships were built to support ground forces during an amphibious attack. Its role is different than that of an aircraft carrier, as the assault ships transport helicopters that support forces ashore. In the Pacific theater of World War II, these ships would escort landing ships and troop carriers during the island hopping campaign. In this role, they would provide air cover for troops as well as fly the first wave of attacks on the beach. These brave men were faced with danger every day, even on their own ships. Asbestos was used in pipe insulation in amphibious assault ships constructed during this time.
Anyone who served on an amphibious assault ship 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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