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The Army poses numerous potential sources of asbestos exposure for its personnel. Military vehicles, equipment, and buildings, including barracks and base housing, were constructed with asbestos-containing materials. Exposure to asbestos in the Army extends to various situations – such as building construction or demolition, where older flooring, roofing, wiring, insulation, pipes, and cement may contain asbestos. Service members working with equipment such as vehicle brakes and clutches or high-temperature equipment, like boilers, are also at risk of asbestos exposure.

Certain Army occupations are at a higher risk of asbestos exposure, with building construction, maintenance, demolition, engineering, and vehicle maintenance being among the highest-risk jobs. Asbestos products used by these trades include automotive parts, cement, electrical components, fireproofing, floor tiles, and insulation. Asbestos was used extensively in engine parts, gaskets, valves, clutch facings, undercoating, transmission parts, and brakes on army vehicles.

Mesothelioma is a significant concern for Army veterans, given the long latency of the disease. Veterans exposed to asbestos during their service many years ago may not show signs or symptoms of asbestos-related diseases until 20-50 years after their service was completed.

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The Serling & Abramson law firm was founded in 1970 by Michael B. Serling. Mr. Serling was the first attorney in Michigan to file a wrongful death action on behalf of the family of a mesothelioma victim. In 1975, a young widow of an asbestos insulator contacted Mr. Serling concerning her husband who had died at age 52. She was left with two young children and was trying to raise them on a $4 per hour job. The extremely gratifying feeling of success in prosecuting the case and securing a sizable settlement for the widow and her children inspired Mr. Serling to continue this work.

Michael soon realized that it was more than just asbestos insulators who were falling victim to asbestos-related diseases. It soon became apparent that mesothelioma and lung cancer were occurring in virtually every building trade and many industrial settings. He dedicated his career to securing justice for all victims affected by asbestos exposure. Today, over 50 years later, Serling and Abramson are still representing victims of asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.

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