A federal appeals court has reinstated the case of Carl Brasmer, who passed away from mesothelioma during his fight for justice. Mr. Brasmer served in the United States Air Force from 1969 to 1973, working as an assistant crew chief and crew chief. He was responsible for maintaining and repairing F-4E Phantom jets.
The F-4E Phantom jets contained General Electric’s J79 engines, which were known to be made with asbestos parts. It contained 147 asbestos-containing gaskets and clamps. An expert stated that the parts periodically broke down, causing asbestos to “proliferate in the engine component and the air Brasmer was breathing.” This inhalation of asbestos fibers on the job led to his mesothelioma diagnosis in 2012 and eventual death.
Many United States Military personnel have been exposed to asbestos during their time of service. In fact, nearly one in three mesothelioma victims are veterans. This is because asbestos products were used extensively in all branches of the military. While the U.S. military cannot be sued for the development of or death from mesothelioma, there are ways to make sure justice is served for those affected.
If you have been exposed to asbestos during your time of service and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, do not hesitate to contact an experienced asbestos attorney. They can help determine what steps you need to take to ensure that those responsible for your condition are held responsible for their actions.