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 Asbestos Attorneys Fighting for Retired Railroad Workers in Tennessee

Sammons & Berry, P.C. is a law firm with asbestos attorneys fighting for retired railroad workers in Tennessee. We know the dangers of working closely with asbestos dust and want to help those who were affected gain compensation for their suffering.

What is asbestos?

Asbestos is the generic name given to the fibrous variety of six naturally occurring minerals that have been used in commercial products. These minerals are made up of fibrous bundles. These fibers are long and thin, and they can be easily separated from one another. Asbestos minerals have physical properties (high tensile strength, flexibility, resistance to heat and chemicals, high electrical resistance, and the capability to be woven like fabric) that make them useful in many commercial products.

Where does asbestos come from?

Asbestos minerals come from metamorphic rocks. Significant deposits of asbestos are located in the western United States. However, the mountains of North and South Carolina also have extensive deposits of asbestos minerals. Some small deposits are found in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. There is currently no production of asbestos in the United States. Most of the asbestos used here is imported from Canada.

How was asbestos used?

It has been estimated that asbestos was once used in more than 3,000 different products. Asbestos can be found in vinyl flooring, patching compounds and textured paints, sprayed acoustic ceilings, acoustic ceiling tiles, stove insulation, furnace insulation, pipe insulation, wall and ceiling insulation, roofing shingles and siding, home appliances, fireretardant clothing, vehicle brake pads, and cement pipe.

Asbestos Use in the Railroad Industry

These are just some of the thousands of applications asbestos was used for. The railroad industry relied heavily on this material for steam locomotives and diesel locomotives. It could be found in boilers, the exterior engine, under the metal body of the train, in boxcars, ceilings of cabooses, pipe coverings, electrical panels, and the driving cabins.

Those who were employed by a railroad company before 1982 are at high-risk for developing asbestos-related illness as a result of their time working around this harmful material. Asbestos releases microscopic fibers that once are airborne, can easily be inhaled or ingested. Once these fibers make their way into the body, they can easily become stuck, permanently embedding into soft tissue. This can lead to genetic mutations and internal scarring.

There is more than $30 billion dollars sitting in asbestos trust funds for individuals who were impacted by this toxic material. This does not have to mean lung cancer or mesothelioma, it can mean shortness of breath or internal scarring that you may not be aware of. Our asbestos attorneys work with those who were employed by the railroad industry to recover the money they deserve.

Free Consultation For Workers Exposed to Asbestos in Tennessee

At Sammons & Berry, P.C. we offer a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, so you can discuss the facts of your case without paying for anything upfront. Asbestos trusts claims do not require a lawsuit, depositions, or courtrooms. The process is simple and easy for the client and should not require any stressful legal confrontations for the client. The law firm handles all of the claims for the client, helping you maximize your compensation. We do not accept any payments from our clients until they receive compensation. We charge on a contingent fee basis, which means you pay a percentage of what you get paid in your claim. If we are unable to collect anything for you, there is no cost to you.

Call (800) 519-1440 to speak with a Sammons and Berry, P.C. representative and start your journey towards compensation.

Wrongful Death Claims For Families of Asbestos Victims

If you have lost someone in your family due to the harmful exposure of asbestos, you may be entitled to compensation. If you can provide the work history and a death certificate for your loved one, our attorneys can help you file an asbestos claim. We understand how difficult this process can be, this is why we work with you every step of the way to help you get the money you deserve. Reach out to our team today to learn more about filing a claim for a family member.


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