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Mesothelioma Lawyers Hawaii

Map of asbestosis and mesothelioma deaths in HawaiiOver 137 people died from exposure to asbestos in Hawaii from 1979 to 2001. People living and working on the island of Oahu suffered nearly all of those deaths. The primary cause of asbestos related deaths in Hawaii are the Pearl Harbor shipyards and Hawaiian oil refineries.

If you or someone close to you has mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure while working in Hawaii, attorneys Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason can help. Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason are mesothelioma lawyers with over 30 years of success. We understand the stressful and complicated mesothelioma legal process. Our expert lawyers, paralegals and their assistants have the tools and knowledge to determine the specifics of your exposure to asbestos. We have recovered millions of dollars in settlement compensation for mesothelioma patients and their heirs. Our attorneys provide a free mesothelioma case evaluation, and there is no up front cost to you for our services.

Asbestos Exposure in Hawaii

People in marine industries ran a particularly high risk of contracting an asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma, prior to the 1980s. Asbestos was used widely as a fire retardant material before its hazards were well known. Ships, boats and even submarines were constructed using numerous asbestos-containing materials.

Pearl Harbor is one of the largest and most important U.S. Naval bases in the country. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II, the shipyard helped the Navy rebuild its fleet by serving as an emergency repair station. Unfortunately, many of the ships that were constructed and repaired during that time were built with asbestos-containing materials, which exposed employees to the hazardous substance.

If you are a veteran who has been exposed to asbestos, visit our information page for veterans with mesothelioma.

Prior to the 1980s, oil refineries, such as those in Hawaii, depended on asbestos to insulate equipment, since temperatures within oil refineries are very high. Asbestos was an excellent insulator and had fire-retardant properties. In fact, most of the clothing used to protect workers from fire within oil refineries was made with asbestos, such as fire suits and fire gloves. When this protective clothing became worn out or ripped, asbestos fibers were released into the air, where workers could inhale them.

Our Attorneys Can Help Victims of Mesothelioma in Hawaii

If you or members of your family have been affected by mesothelioma in Hawaii or any state in the U.S., contact Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason. Our attorneys are experts in mesothelioma cancer lawsuits. We have over thirty years of experience providing mesothelioma legal representation to clients across the United States. We will provide a free case evaluation and can fly to Hawaii to meet with you in person.

If you are in need of mesothelioma medical information or treatment, visit our list of Hawaii mesothelioma treatment centers. Mesothelioma attorneys Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason are here to help.

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