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We are a nationwide leader in asbestos litigation with more than 20 years of experience and a staff that is highly qualified and specially trained to handle complex asbestos cases.

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Mesothelioma
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Mass Torts, Defective Drugs & Products
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Personal Injury &
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We help clients who need assistance with work-related injuries linked to asbestos and other serious problems.
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Personal Injury &
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We help clients who need assistance with work-related injuries linked to asbestos and other serious problems.
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USS Trathen

Built by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation in 1943, the USS Trathen had a stellar career. She was built using asbestos as an insulator.

USS Trathen (DD 530) – Fletcher Class Destroyer

Classification: Destroyer

Status: Used as Target Hulk, November 1973, scrapped

Fleet: 7 th/Atlantic

Launch Date: 10/22/1942
Commission Date: 5/28/1943
Decommission Date: 5/11/1965

USS Trathen joined Task Force 11 immediately after training and began her first mission, reoccupation of Baker Island. She participated in gunnery exercises, acted as fire support, conducted antisubmarine patrols, screened ships, acted as plane guard, and conducted rescue missions during her time in the Pacific. She received eight battle stars for her service during World War II. USS Trathen participated in the Korean War as well, this time pounding railroad lines, trains, bunkers, and transformer stations as well as several antiaircraft and antisubmarine exercises. She earned one battle star for her service during the Korean War.

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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Asbestos Lung Cancer or Mesothelioma

St. Louis Area: 618-307-4085 / Toll Free: 888-362-6890

For a free case evaluation, please call our law offices directly or contact us online. An experienced attorney will be available to discuss your potential lawsuit, and to answer any questions you may have about the connection between asbestos exposure and deadly cancers such as mesothelioma, or your legal rights.