A destroyer decommissioned in 1954, the USS Chauncey exposed a number of veterans to asbestos. Call The Gori Law Firm if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.
USS Chauncey (DD 667) – Navy Fletcher Class Destroyer
Status: Disposed of by Navy Sale
Launch Date: 3/28/1943
Commission Date: 5/31/1943
Decommission Date: 5/14/1954
The USS Chaucey participated in several missions during World War II in the Pacific taking down numerous enemy planes. At one point, she even saved three downed aviators from the water. For her service during the Second World War, she received seven battle stars. Her time in combat was not done however, she was also deployed during the Korean War, earning two battle stars for service.
Destroyers serve as quick and easily maneuvered warships which generally escort larger ships in the fleet. They also serve as protection for the larger ships from torpedo and submarine attacks. Destroyers were usually outfitted with anti-aircraft guns and anti-submarine weapons, however, despite being heavily armed and prepared for any emergency, destroyers were the most frequently sunk ship during World War II. The men on these ships faced a number on dangers on a day to day basis. A danger they faced, unknowingly, was Asbestos. Asbestos was found in a number of areas on these ships, in particular the insulation that lined piping.
Anyone who served on a destroyer 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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