Asbestos Injury Attorney
Representing Those Injured through Asbestos Exposure across the Nation
Railroad workers and others employed in occupations with exposure to asbestos
are often at a high risk for devastating health effects. Exposure to this
toxic substance, in any form, can result in asbestos-related diseases such as
lung cancer, asbestosis, and thickening of the pleural membranes that cover the lungs
and provide support. Other diseases that have been associated with exposure
to asbestos include cancer of the digestive tract, colon, larynx, esophagus
and kidneys. It can take as many as 40 years after exposure for the effects
of asbestos to become apparent with outward symptoms like shortness of
breath or chest pain. Those who are exposed the longest, as in the cases
of railroad workers, are at the highest risk for developing these diseases
Not only are those who work around asbestos or products that contain asbestos
at risk, their families are also. Immediate families are exposed to asbestos
through their contact with the clothing, skin, and hair of the person
directly exposed, increasing their risk of developing an asbestos-related
disease as well.
At Doran & Murphy, PLLC, we have represented hundreds of railroad workers
and their families in cases of asbestos-related cancer and mesothelioma. A
railroad injury attorney at the firm is a legal professional with extensive case and trial experience
in these types of situations. We have devoted ourselves for the past two
decades in helping clients achieve the most value possible for the damages
they have suffered due to the negligence of others.
For more information on how railroad workers are at risk for developing
cancer from exposure to asbestos, please watch this video where one of
our attorneys discusses where railroad workers have been exposed to asbestos
historically - steam engines, boilers, heating pipes, pipes in diesel
engines and in facilities and buildings.
Asbestos-Related Cancer and Mesothelioma
Asbestos is a naturally occurring heat and fire resistant material that
was widely used in the railroad industry during the late nineteenth and
twentieth centuries. Asbestos has been used in numerous products over
the years, including insulation, brake pads, rope, cement products, high
temperature gaskets, ceiling tiles, adhesives, packing materials, and
The railroad industry used asbestos for several applications including,
but not limited to, insulation of pipes and boilers, locomotive and rail
car brake shoes, high temperature gaskets, and heat shields on cabooses.
Railroad employees were commonly exposed to asbestos products when they
installed, removed, renovated, and inspected them. Even railroad employees
who did not directly handle asbestos were exposed to asbestos dust. When
asbestos fibers are disturbed, tiny harmful particles are released into
the air and inhaled by anyone in the general area.
If you have been harmed through exposure to asbestos in your work, we strongly
recommend that you contact an asbestos injury lawyer at the firm to find
out how we can help you in seeking fair compensation for your losses.
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Contact an asbestos injury attorney
at the firm if you have been harmed from workplace asbestos exposure today.