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 Money for Retired Railroad Workers in Oregon

At Sammons & Berry, P.C. our attorneys work to recover cash for retired railroad workers in Oregon state and throughout the United States for the time they spent working with asbestos. Asbestos is a toxic material that been linked to several life-threatening illnesses whenever it is inhaled or ingested. This material was used regularly in the railroad industry. Railroad employees and spouses of this industry may be entitled to compensation if they worked for a railroad company prior to 1982.

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a group of minerals that generally look like separable, long, thin fibers. These fibers are small and can be seen with a microscope. When these fibers are disturbed, causing the fibers to float in the air, they can be easily breathed into the lungs. Scientists have recognized asbestos as a health threat to humans because these fibers can be breathed into the lungs and can cause cancer and other lung diseases. We are all exposed to low levels of asbestos in the air. People are more likely to experience asbestos-related disorders when they are exposed to high concentrations of asbestos, are exposed for longer periods of time, and are exposed more often. The time lag between significant inhalation of asbestos and any adverse health manifestations can be as long as 30 or more years.

How are people exposed to asbestos?

People can be exposed to asbestos mainly by:

  • Inhaling asbestos: Most exposures come from inhaling asbestos fibers in the air. This can occur in people mining or processing asbestos, when making asbestos-containing products, or installing asbestos insulation. It can also occur when older buildings are demolished or renovated, or when older asbestos-containing materials begin to break down. In any of these situations, asbestos fibers can float in the air and be inhaled. Some of these fibers can reach the ends of the small airways in the lungs or penetrate the outer lining of the lung and chest wall (known as the pleura).
  • Swallowing asbestos: Asbestos fibers can also be swallowed. This can happen when people eat or drink contaminated food or liquids (such as water that flows through asbestos cement pipes). It can also occur when people cough up asbestos they have inhaled, and then swallow their saliva.

Many people are exposed to very low levels of naturally occurring asbestos in outdoor air, which comes from rocks that have broken down over time. The risk of this is higher in areas where rocks have higher asbestos content. In some areas, asbestos can be detected in the water supply as well as in the air. It can get into the water through several sources, such as rock or soil erosion, corrosion of asbestos cement pipes, or the breakdown of roofing materials containing asbestos that then enter the sewers after it rains.

However, the people with the heaviest exposure are those who have worked in asbestos industries.

Family members of asbestos workers can also be exposed to high levels of asbestos because the fibers can be carried home on the workers’ clothing, and can then be inhaled by others in the household.

Let Us Help You Recover Compensation

Our law firm helped hundreds of victims of asbestos exposure go through the claims process to get financial compensation. We are now offering this same service to spouses of existing clients that are seeking compensation for their exposure to this harmful material.

Spouses of those who were affected by asbestos may have also been exposed because microscopic asbestos fibers would often stick to the clothing of their spouses who worked with this material. In some cases, the spouse of an asbestos-worker may actually have more severe damage to their lungs than the actual worker. This is thought to be a result of washing contaminated clothing in confined spaces, such as small laundry rooms.

If you are one of our current clients and have a spouse who washed your work clothes prior to 1981, we want to work with you to see if you qualify for asbestos trust fund compensation.

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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