NASHVILLE, TN, July 16, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Tennessee US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate says, “If you are a Navy Veteran with recently diagnosed lung cancer anywhere in Tennessee-please call attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303 if while serving in the navy in the 1950s, 1960s or 1970s you had significant exposure to asbestos. Financial compensation for a person like this might exceed $100,000 and the financial compensation does not involve suing the navy. It does not matter if the person smoked cigarettes. The typical person we are trying to get identified is over 60 years old and their asbestos exposure took place on a navy ship, submarine or at a shipyard while their ship or submarine was undergoing repairs.
“The biggest hurdle we are attempting to overcome is most people who had heavy to extreme exposure to asbestos prior to 1982 in the navy and then develop lung cancer do not realize the $30 billion dollar-asbestos trust funds were set up for them too. As mentioned, financial compensation for a Navy Veteran who has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer and who had substantial exposure to asbestos decades ago might exceed $100,000. To discuss potential financial compensation for a person like who we have described-please call attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303 for a no obligation conversation about possible compensation.” www.karstvonoiste.com/
The Tennessee US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate’s free services are available to people with asbestos exposure lung cancer or mesothelioma in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville or anywhere in Tennessee. https://Tennessee.USNavyLungCancer.Com
High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Tennessee include US Navy Veterans, civilian employees of the Milan Army Ammunition Plant, the Holston Army Plant, or the Arnold Air Force Base, power plant workers for the TVA, manufacturing or industrial workers, public utility workers, plumbers, electricians, welders, insulators, millwrights, pipefitters, auto mechanics, machinists, coal miners, or construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. www.karstvonoiste.com/
According to the American Cancer Society for nonsmokers who have been exposed to asbestos in their workplace the risk of lung cancer is five times that of unexposed workers. https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/statistics/index.htm.
“Most people with lung cancer and who had heavy exposure to asbestos in the navy or at work never get compensated-even though the asbestos trust funds were set up for them too. We are trying to change this sad fact.” https://USNavyLungCancer.Com
States with the highest incidence of lung cancer include Kentucky, West Virginia, Maine, Tennessee, Mississippi, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Alabama, and Delaware. www.karstvonoiste.com/
For more information about asbestos exposure please visit the NIH’s website on this topic: https://www.cancer.gov/ about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/substances/asbestos/asbestos-fact-sheet.