Millions of Americans devoted decades of their life working in the railroad industry. Those who were employed prior to 1982 did this all while being unknowingly exposed to toxic asbestos at the workplace.
If you were one of the workers who was exposed to asbestos as a result of employers and manufacturers of asbestos keeping the dangers of this material a secret, we want to work with you. Our team helps get money for retired railroad employees with asbestosis and other asbestos-related diseases.
How Was Asbestos Used by the Railroad Industry?
Asbestos was used in everything from brake shoes to ashtrays distributed to passengers on the train. This means, even if you worked in the locomotive you were vulnerable to inhaling and digesting microscopic asbestos fibers. These fibers are too small to detect in the air and once they are inhaled or ingested they can become embedded in your body forever. This can lead to deadly genetic mutations and painful scarring inside of your body.
While the manufacturers of asbestos containing brake pads and other asbestos products were aware of the risks associated with this toxic material they never shared the dangers with the public. These companies chose to continue profiting off of their products at the expense of blue collar Americans.
What Diseases Have Been Linked to Asbestos Exposure?
At Sammons & Berry, P.C. we are dedicating to getting money for retired railroad employees with asbestosis, cancer, and mesothelioma. There are many different cancers that have been linked to asbestos exposure including the following: lung cancer, throat cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and colon cancer.
If you are a retired railroad worker that has been diagnosed with any of the asbestos-related diseases mentioned above, our team is here to help you. We work with you to help you get your share of the $30 billion dollars sitting in asbestos trust funds for those whose health has been impacted by this material. Call us today to begin the process of filing for compensation.
What is Asbestosis?
Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease that occurs due to prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in various industries for its heat resistance, durability, and insulating properties. However, it was later discovered that inhaling asbestos fibers can cause serious health problems, including asbestosis.
When asbestos-containing materials are disturbed or damaged, microscopic asbestos fibers are released into the air. When these fibers are inhaled, they can become lodged in the lungs and cause inflammation and scarring over time. The accumulated scar tissue makes it difficult for the lungs to expand and contract properly, leading to breathing difficulties and other respiratory symptoms.
It’s important to note that asbestosis is just one of the health risks associated with asbestos exposure. Exposure to asbestos fibers can also lead to other serious conditions, including lung cancer and mesothelioma (a rare cancer affecting the lining of the lungs or other organs). If you suspect exposure to asbestos or experience respiratory symptoms, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional for proper evaluation and guidance.
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.