At Sammons & Berry, P.C. our attorneys work to get cash for retired railroad workers in Tennessee and throughout the United States for the time they spent working with asbestos. Asbestos is a toxic material that can cause health problems to develop when inhaled or ingested. This material was used regularly in the railroad industry. Employees and spouses of this industry may be entitled to compensation if they worked for a railroad company prior to 1982.
Asbestos exposure can cause a number of health problems. Asbestos fibers are easily inhaled and if one breathes in the fibers over long periods of time, the risk of asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma increases. Fibers are carried into the lower regions of the lung where they can cause fibrotic lung disease and changes in the lining of the chest cavity or pleura. Smoking increases the risk of asbestos related health problems since it irritates lung passages making it harder for the lungs to remove asbestos fibers. Some of these health problems include:
Asbestosis which is scarring in the lungs caused by breathing asbestos fibers. Fibers become trapped in the lung tissue causing scarring which makes breathing harder due to impaired gas exchange. Asbestosis usually occurs in people who have had very high exposures over a long time, but years may pass before any symptoms appear.
Pleural disease is a non-cancerous lung condition that’s caused from thickening in the pleura which is the membrane surrounding the lungs and chest cavity. Diffuse pleural thickening occurs when thickening occurs throughout the pleura or in isolated areas (pleural plaques), or fluid may build up around the lungs (known as a pleural effusion).
Lung cancer occurs when asbestos fibers cause enough irritation, inflammation and genetic damage, tumor formation begins. Smoking tobacco combined with asbestos exposure greatly increases the chance of developing lung cancer. Lung cancer develops long after asbestos fibers have reached the lungs and typically takes 15 to 35 years to develop.
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the pleura, a membrane that covers the lungs and chest cavity (pleura), the membrane lining the abdominal cavity (peritoneum), or membranes surrounding other internal organs. This form of cancer is only known to be caused from asbestos exposure. Signs of mesothelioma may not appear until 30 to 40 years after exposure to asbestos.
In addition to these illnesses, asbestos exposure has also been linked to the following cancers: throat cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and colon cancer.
Our goal is to get Cash For Retired Railroad Workers in Tennessee and the country. Call our office today.
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.