Classified as a “Violet” Class vessel, the USCG Violet was a cutter for the Coast Guard and was first commissioned in 1930. Although the USCG Violet was a smaller watercraft, its crew of nearly 40 provided dedicated, loyal service to the US Navy during the end of WWII.
Tragically, however, the USCG may have endangered the lives of the very crew that it seemingly protected. Like many other sea vessels of the early 20th Century, the USCG Violet was constructed with a number of components made from asbestos.
Asbestos, a durable and fibrous mineral, is known to cause some rare but fatal health complications, including lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Compensation for Asbestos Cancer
Should you or a loved one develop an asbestos-related disease after spending time aboard the USCG Violet, it’s essential that you:
- Seek immediate medical attention
- Pursue all prescribed treatments for the best chances of recovery (or, in the worst cases, survival)
- Consult with an esteemed asbestos attorney to learn more about your legal rights
Those who have a viable legal claim can seek compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, permanent disabilities and pain and suffering.