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 mesothelioma, 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 and condition.

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 much more.

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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