Known as one of the America’s “finest postwar luxury liners,” the SS President Wilson was first built in 1948 and weighed in at over 15,400 tons. It primarily served as a passenger vessel and, in 1973, was nicknamed the “Oriental Express.”
Although it regaled tourists with luxurious accommodations and exotic vacations, however, the SS President Wilson did expose its passengers, crew, builders and repair workers to toxic asbestos particles.
Asbestos is a fibrous, durable mineral that has been used in shipbuilding and construction for years due to its resistance to heat, chemicals and electric currents. Unfortunately, asbestos particles (when inhaled or ingested) are known to cause the following severe, potentially fatal conditions:
- lung cancer
Should you or a loved one develop such a serious asbestos injury after spending time on the SS President Wilson ship, it’s vital that you:
- Seek immediate medical care to prevent further health complications
- Follow through with all prescribed treatments for the best chances of recovery
- Consult with an experienced asbestos lawyer to learn more about your legal rights
Those who have a viable legal claim can recover compensation for their hospital bills, permanent disabilities and pain and suffering. Contact mesothelioma treatment centers today.