At Sammons & Berry, P.C., our primary mission is to secure compensation for retired railroad workers in Texas who have been affected by asbestos exposure. If you worked for a railroad company before 1982, there is a high probability that you were unjustly exposed to this hazardous material during your employment.
Manufacturers of asbestos were aware of the risks it posed to those working closely with it, but chose to conceal these dangers for decades. Unfortunately, this has resulted in thousands of Americans developing asbestos-related diseases, some of which are life-threatening.
Contrary to popular belief, asbestos exposure wasn’t limited to workers involved in the mechanics of trains. Asbestos was extensively used in various aspects of locomotive construction, including ceiling tiles and disposable ashtrays.
Asbestos exposure has been linked to serious illnesses such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, lung cancer, throat cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and colon cancer. These diseases can take several decades to manifest after asbestos exposure.
We strongly recommend that former railroad employees undergo routine physical examinations to monitor their health and identify any early warning signs of asbestos-related medical issues.
Starting the process is simple. Just call Sammons & Berry, P.C. at (800) 519-1440, and a friendly paralegal will gather your information and send you the necessary documents to sign.
Be prepared with the following basic information when speaking with the paralegal:
- Dates of your railroad employment (even if retired for many years, you may still be eligible to file a claim due to the long latency period of asbestos-related illnesses)
- Railroad company you worked for (have your years of employment or BA6 card handy)
- Details of the work you performed, including the equipment, materials, and areas you worked in the railroad yard or station
- Information regarding any dust exposure during your work
- Date of diagnosis (be ready to provide a statement from your doctor or healthcare provider)
- If filing for a deceased family member, the date of their passing (have the death certificate available)
- Financial records showing expenses related to your diagnosis, treatment, or the death of your loved one (medical records are helpful in establishing the financial burden caused by the illness)
We offer a FREE consultation at Sammons & Berry, P.C., so you can discuss the specifics of your case without any upfront costs. Call (800) 519-1440 to speak with a representative today.
Filing asbestos trust claims does not require lawsuits, depositions, or court appearances. The process is straightforward and stress-free for clients, as our law firm handles all the claims on your behalf.
You only pay if you receive compensation. We work on a contingent fee basis, meaning you pay us a percentage of the amount you are awarded in your claim. If we don’t recover any compensation for you, you owe us nothing.
Time is limited to file your claim. Don’t delay, as there are specific time limits for filing claims, and missing the deadline could result in your claim being barred. Call Sammons & Berry, P.C. at (800) 519-1440 today.
Our dedicated team is committed to obtaining compensation for retired railroad workers in Texas. If you or a loved one worked for a railroad company before 1982, we are here to assist you.
What factors affect the risk of developing an asbestos-related disease?
- Several factors can help to determine how asbestos exposure affects an individual, including:
- Dose (how much asbestos an individual was exposed to)
- Duration (how long an individual was exposed)
- Size, shape, and chemical makeup of the asbestos fibers
- Source of the exposure
- Individual risk factors, such as smoking and pre-existing lung disease
- Genetic factors, such as having a germline mutation in BAP1.
How are asbestos-related diseases detected?
The symptoms of asbestos-related diseases may not become apparent for many decades after the exposure. It is particularly important to check with a doctor if any of the following symptoms develop:
- Shortness of breath, wheezing, or hoarseness
- A persistent cough that gets worse over time
- Blood in the sputum (fluid) coughed up from the lungs
- Pain or tightening in the chest
- Difficulty swallowing
- Swelling of the neck or face
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Fatigue or anemia
A thorough physical examination, including a chest x-ray and lung function tests, may be recommended. The chest x-ray is currently the most common tool used to detect asbestos-related diseases. Although chest x-rays cannot detect asbestos fibers in the lungs, they can help identify any early signs of lung disease resulting from asbestos exposure .
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.
Call (800) 519-1440 to speak with a Sammons and Berry, P.C. representative and start your journey towards compensation.