Working on the railroad can be dangerous the health of the railroad workers. Many railroad workers though the years have been exposed to decades of asbestos and benzene exposures which years later can cause mesothelioma and AML Leukemia and other blood cancers like Aplastic Anemia and MDS.
Many of the chemicals loaded and stored in the tanker cars contained deadly benzene, xylene, toulene and other aromatic hydrocarbons which many years later cause deadly blood cancers to the unsuspecting workers breathing the deadly toxic fumes and dermal exposures to their skin and clothing.
Even the diesel exhaust from the locomotives contain unhealthy levels of benzene and can after years of exposure cause many of these diseases. Other railroad workers repairing the engines, brake repairmen and others have come into contact to deadly asbestos fibers in the brake linings, heat insulation products.
Thirty to fifty years after exposure, many of these hard working workers fall helpless to the death sentence of mesothelioma. In case of these deadly exposures the railroad can be liable to the workesr and retired workers under the FELA. Besides railroad liabilty the injured worker may also have causes of action against the asbestos manufacturers, installers, distributors and others
Lastly, thousands of Maintence of Way workers may also have health risks due to exposures to brush and weed killers and other herbicides including Roundup.
If you or a loved one has been injured while working for the railroad, been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, Asbestosis, Lung Cancer, AML Leukemia, MDS, Aplastic Anemia, Silicosis or any diagnosis you believed may be due to years of hard work for the railroad, then you may have a right to file a lawsuit under the FELA., negligence and other remedies of the law, then call and talk to trial lawyer David Willis at 1-800-883-9858
Willis is a former attorney for the Supreme Court of Texas from 1983-1984 and is a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1988 and licensed in NewYork since 2005 and maintains a nationwide practice.
Willis is very familar with the nasty tactics of the railroad and other billion dollar corporations. In fact, in 1991 Willis tried and later selttled one of the largest cases in US history against Southern Pacific Railroad.
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