Are you one of the thousands of Americans that was employed by a railroad company before 1982? If so, you were likely exposed to asbestos throughout your time working in this industry. Our team helps get money for retired railroad employees with asbestosis and other asbestos-related diseases.
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.
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 caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. Prolonged exposure to these fibers can cause lung tissue scarring and shortness of breath. Asbestosis symptoms can range from mild to severe, and usually don’t appear until many years after initial exposure.
Asbestos is a natural mineral product that’s resistant to heat and corrosion. It was used extensively in the past in products such as insulation, cement and some floor tiles.
Most people with asbestosis acquired it on the job before the federal government began regulating the use of asbestos and asbestos products in the 1970s. Today, its handling is strictly regulated. Getting asbestosis is extremely unlikely if you follow your employer’s safety procedures. Only trained and accredited asbestos professionals should manage asbestos products. Treatment focuses on relieving your symptoms.
Symptoms of Asbestosis
The effects of long-term exposure to asbestos typically don’t show up until 10-40 years after initial exposure. Symptoms can vary in severity.
- Asbestosis signs and symptoms may include:
- Shortness of breath
- A persistent, dry cough
- Chest tightness or pain
- Dry and crackling sounds in your lungs when you inhale
- Fingertips and toes that appear wider and rounder than usual (clubbing)
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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