Throughout most of the 20th century, railroad cars and other equipment were commonly manufactured with significant amounts of asbestos, a mineral fiber that is an effective and affordable insulator. Unfortunately, asbestos exposure is now known to be linked with the development of a number of serious medical conditions, the most worrisome of which is mesothelioma, a rare but deadly form of cancer. Due to the circumstances of their employment, railroad workers are at particular risk of suffering from these conditions.
If you or someone you know has developed mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related disease as a result of railroad work, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for medical bills and other expenses associated with your illness. Contact the asbestos lawyers of Williams Hart at (888) 380-6376 to discuss your case with an experienced member of our legal team and learn more about how we can help.
There are a number of different ways that railroad workers may have suffered exposure to dangerous levels of asbestos. Some of the most common of these exposure risks include:
- Locomotive inspections
- Brake inspection or replacement
- Coupling and separating cars
- Repairing signals on tracks or yards
These are just some of the many possible sources of exposure for railroad workers. It is advisable if you performed these duties to seek an evaluation from a physician.
If you or someone you know has suffered as a result of asbestos exposure, we can help you to pursue appropriate financial compensation in this difficult time. Contact the mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Hart by calling (888) 380-6376 today.