Are you a retired railroad worker that was employed prior to 1982? Have you since developed any of the following health problems:
- Lung Cancer
- Throat Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Colon Cancer
The primary route of asbestos entry into the body is inhalation of air that contains asbestos fibers. Asbestos can also enter the body via ingestion. With dermal exposure, asbestos fibers may lodge in the skin.
The air pathway is the most important route of exposure to asbestos. It is the route that most commonly leads to illness. Exposure scenarios include inhalation of air that is contaminated:
- During work with asbestos,
- During work in the same space as others working with asbestos,
- From a worker’s skin, hair, and clothing,
- In areas surrounding a mining operation,
- In areas of the world where natural weathering, landscaping, construction, or other human activity (such as gardening and outdoor recreation) results in disturbance of asbestos-bearing rock, and
- In homes and buildings where renovations or demolitions disturb asbestos-containing building materials.
The first four scenarios above were common until the 1970s, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began to regulate the industrial uses of asbestos and the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) developed workplace exposure standards. Today, the last two scenarios are the more common because of declining use of asbestos in developed countries.
Ingestion-a less important pathway of exposure-occurs through
Swallowing material removed from the lungs via mucociliary clearance in persons who have inhaled asbestos fibers into the lungs.
Drinking water contaminated with asbestos (for example, from erosion of natural land sources, discarded mine and mill tailings, asbestos cement pipe, or disintegration of other asbestos-containing materials transported by rainwater).
Eating biota, such as clams, that are contaminated with asbestos.
Incidental ingestion during swimming in contaminated water.
Asbestos levels in most water supplies are well below the EPA maximum contaminant level (MCL), so significant exposure by drinking water is uncommon.
Reach out to us today to learn more about asbestos compensation for Texas railroad workers.
Free Asbestos Exposure Consultation in United States
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.