Intended for service in WWII, the USCGC Androscoggin served in the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1973. Like some other vessels commissioned after 1943, the USCGC Androscoggin would not make it in time to serve in WWII. Consequently, she spent the majority of her career fighting in the Vietnam War.
Regardless of her vigilance and dedication, however, the USCGC Androscoggin was largely constructed with asbestos products and equipment. From engine parts to wallboards to curtains, asbestos – which is known to be extremely toxic when inhaled or consumed – was throughout the USCGC Androscoggin and endangered the vessel’s crew and passengers for nearly three decades.
Asbestos Injuries and Settlements
Currently, it is widely known that exposure to asbestos particles over an extended period of time can cause fatal conditions, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Individuals who have developed such severe conditions after spending time aboard the USCGC Androscoggin may:
- have a legitimate legal claim
- be eligible for a settlement to compensate them for their medical bills, permanent disabilities and pain and suffering
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos cancer and has spent time aboard the USCGC Androscoggin, contact us today to consult with an experienced asbestos attorney who will help you seek and recover the compensation you are entitled to.