July 22, 2019

Occupational Hazard of Asbestos Exposure for Hawaii Citizens

Even though Hawaii is a location where no naturally occurring asbestos deposits exist, its citizens are still at high risk for developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related conditions. This is due to the heavy usage of asbestos by many Hawaii companies.

In fact, in the 20-year period between 1979 and 1999, almost 150 Hawaii residents died of asbestos related diseases, more than half of which was due to mesothelioma.

One of the biggest industries using asbestos in the years from World War II to the Vietnam War was the military, more specifically, the Navy. The Pearl Harbor Navy Shipyard has a record of asbestos use on ships and in the shipyard. Because of this, many of our honored war veterans are being diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma can take up to thirty to fifty years to show symptoms because of the carcinoma’s lengthy latency period.

Other companies where asbestos exposure may have occurred include:

  • Erra Plantation
  • Ewa Sugar Mill
  • Hilo Electric Light Company
  • Kanoehe Rauch Company
  • Kohala Sugar Company
  • W.A. Ramsay, Ltd.
  • Waialua Plantation
  • Chevron Hawaii
  • Tesoro Hawaii
  • Naval Fleet Air Base
  • Naval Smoke Abatement Facility
  • Navy Department Bureau of Supplies and Accounts
  • U.S. Naval Shipyard
  • United States Naval Station
  • Waiau Power Plant
  • Dillingham Petroleum Corp

If you or a loved one worked in the Navy or any of these companies,  and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Please speak with our experienced Hawaii mesothelioma lawyers by emailing or calling 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) today for your free case evaluation.