The Newport Naval Shipyard in Newport, is just one of many Asbestos exposure sites in Newport, RI. Asbestos, even in small amounts, is a known cause of Malignant Mesothelioma, a deadly lung cancer.
While major asbestos companies knew otherwise, they presented asbestos to the public as a safe and useful product for use in engineering projects at Newport Naval Shipyard. Consequently, in Newport, asbestos has been used in thousands of products and in numerous workplaces.
The damage to the lungs caused by asbestos fibers is not apparent at first, but asbestos exposure can lead to serious, debilitating, and often fatal diseases. These include mesothelioma lung cancer, asbestos cancer, and asbestosis. Usually, a period of 10 to 40 years or more passes after exposure at Newport Naval Shipyard or any other asbestos worksite in RI before the asbestos victim exhibits the first asbestos disease symptoms. Remember, in any workplace in Newport, there is no "safe" level of asbestos exposure. If you think you have been exposed to asbestos at Newport Naval Shipyard, you should immediately speak with a doctor and a mesothelioma lawyer.
Have you worked at or lived around Newport Naval Shipyard? If so, it is possible that you were exposed to Asbestos and at risk for contracting malignant Mesothelioma cancer, asbestosis, or another asbestos-related disease. Exposure to even a small amount of asbestos fibers is a serious matter and may be grounds for an asbestos lawsuit. If you think you might have been exposed to asbestos at Newport Naval Shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island, please complete the Free Asbestos Exposure Consultation Form below, so that Attorney Shepard can review your case and contact you.
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