The SS President Harding was a transatlantic cargo ship that operated with the United States Lines shipping company from 1920 to 1952. Built by the New York Shipping Corporation, the SS President Harding ship weighed over 13,800 tons, had two masts, and was over 500 feet in length.
Despite providing reliable, steadfast service for over three decades, however, the SS President Harding did put its crew, shipbuilders and ship repair workers at a significant danger due to the levels of toxic asbestos it contained.
Asbestos Exposure and Related Lawsuits
In 1964, groundbreaking research conducted by Dr. Irving Selikoff proved that asbestos exposure significantly increased the risks of developing certain life-threatening conditions, namely asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Given the dangers of asbestos exposure, shipbuilders, crew members and anyone else exposed to asbestos:
- has higher chances of developing severe, asbestos health problems
- will be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering, should they develop asbestos cancer as a result of their service to the SS President Harding
Find out if you have a case and are entitled to a settlement by consulting with one of our experienced asbestos lawyers today. Initial consultations are free.