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 Retired Railroad Workers in Clovis NM Asbestos Claims

Retired railroad workers worked around asbestos and are at higher risk for developing a variety of health conditions. Many of these individuals qualify for financial compensation without even knowing it. This is because you do not need a diagnosis of lung cancer or mesothelioma to collect money for your exposure. If you were employed by the railroad industry prior to 1982, reach out to our team to find out if you qualify and to learn more about the process of filing an asbestos claim.

Symptoms of asbestos-related illnesses can take multiple decades to show up. This means, even if you have not worked for the railroad industry in 40 years, you may just now begin to show symptoms. Asbestos was prominently used in railroad equipment, such as brake pads, brake linings, clutches, cement, and gaskets, until the 1980s.

Even though the manufacturers of asbestos were aware the material was toxic, they continued to market and sell their products. This selfish decision put millions of people at risk and now these manufacturers have been forced to compensate workers like you. If you’re a retired railroader, who has been exposed to asbestos, you may qualify for compensation.

Signs of Asbestos Exposure

Exposure to asbestos can have serious health implications. Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals that were commonly used in construction materials and various industries due to their heat resistance and durability. However, inhaling asbestos fibers can lead to lung diseases and other health conditions. Here are some signs and symptoms of asbestos exposure:

  • Respiratory Issues: Asbestos fibers, when inhaled, can cause respiratory problems. Persistent coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness or pain are common symptoms. These may indicate conditions such as asbestosis, lung scarring, or pleural effusion (fluid buildup in the lung lining).
  • Chest Pain: Asbestos exposure can lead to chest discomfort or pain. This can be a result of inflammation or irritation in the lungs or the development of asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer primarily affecting the lining of the lungs.
  • Fatigue and Weight Loss: Unexplained fatigue and unintentional weight loss may occur in individuals exposed to asbestos. These symptoms can be associated with various asbestos-related conditions and indicate the need for medical evaluation.
  • Clubbing of Fingers: In some cases, asbestos exposure can lead to the clubbing of fingers. Clubbing is characterized by the enlargement of fingertips and the nails becoming rounded and curved. It may be a sign of chronic lung conditions.
  • Respiratory Infections: Asbestos exposure can weaken the immune system and make individuals more susceptible to respiratory infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis. Frequent or severe respiratory infections without obvious causes should be evaluated by a healthcare professional.

If you suspect you have been exposed to asbestos or are experiencing any concerning symptoms, it is crucial to seek medical attention. Inform your healthcare provider about your time working around asbestos to help diagnose you quicker.

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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