Legal Advocacy for Railroad Workers with Asbestos Mesothelioma
Until 1979—the year when asbestos was banned for use in manufacturing products in the United States—many railroad workers received heavy exposure to asbestos. The railroad industry utilized this material in many products.
Now, we know that mesothelioma cancer is directly caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos mesothelioma is an extremely serious and dangerous form of cancer. Researchers believe that mesothelioma is only caused by exposure to asbestos. Symptoms can potentially take up to 50 years to develop. Even though asbestos is no longer used in American manufacturing, residual exposure continues to affect many individuals. Between 2,000 and 3,000 individuals are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year. The railroad industry plays a role in this sobering statistic.
Individuals who conducted the following tasks in the railroad industry,
among others, may be at risk for mesothelioma:
- Car coupling / separation
- Signal repair
- Brake inspection
- Locomotive inspection
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What Can I Do To Protect My Rights?
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma after working in the railroad industry, we encourage you to discover what your options are. Our attorneys can fight for you. We are proud of our reputation for protecting the rights of individuals exposed to asbestos. Our firm has received a number of accolades and accomplished some major achievements over the years. Our team has the experience and credentials you need on your side for a major case.
For more information about your case, call BCH at (888) 367-7160 to schedule a free case evaluation.