The railroad industry was one of many that was hit hard by the dangerous effects of asbestos exposure. This is because the regulation of this dangerous material was not enforced until the the 80’s after many railroad employees had already inhaled and ingested asbestos fibers for extended periods of time. Whether you were a railroad mechanic working in a repair shop, a railroad machinist, or even a train-service crew member, you were at risk for exposure to asbestos.
Retired railroad workers who were employed prior to 1982 and have since developed an asbestos related disease may be eligible for compensation for the time they spent unknowingly putting themselves in harm’s way.
Being diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer are not the only ways to qualify for compensation as asbestos exposure has been linked to other illnesses including throat cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, and asbestosis.
There is currently more than 30 billion dollars sitting in asbestos trust funds, waiting for victims like you to claim your share.
Is Compensation Available for Secondhand Asbestos Exposure?
Compensation may be available for the spouses of retired railroad workers. As shared in a previous article this is because asbestos dust and fibers that were stuck on the clothes and in their hair of employees would get carried into victims vehicles and homes. This led to the spouses of these workers also being exposed to asbestos. Our law firm fight to get asbestos compensation for spouses of retired railroad workers all over the country.
If you are a retired railroad worker who was married at the time of your employment you and your spouse may qualify for compensation from asbestos trust funds. The team at Sammons & Berry, P.C. works with retired railroad workers and their family to get the money they deserve for being exposed to this toxic material.
How long does it take to get sick from asbestos?
All of the asbestos diseases have a latency period. The latency period is the gap between the time you breathe asbestos and the time you start to feel sick. The latency period for asbestos diseases is between 10 to 40 years. You will not feel sick during the latency period. If you get an asbestos disease, you will begin to feel sick after the latency period.
Not everyone exposed to asbestos gets an asbestos disease. However, anyone exposed to asbestos has a higher risk of getting an asbestos disease. All of the asbestos diseases are difficult to treat. Most are impossible to cure. Stopping asbestos fibers from ever entering your lungs is important. The only cure for most asbestos diseases is to prevent them.
Is there any way of knowing if I have been exposed to asbestos?
The most common test used to learn if you have been exposed to asbestos is a chest x-ray. The x-ray cannot detect the asbestos fibers themselves, but can detect early signs of lung disease caused by asbestos. Other tests, such as lung scanning and computer-aided tomography (CAT scan), are also useful in detecting changes in the lungs.
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.
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