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 Washing Contaminated Clothing Can Lead to Asbestos Exposure

Is your spouse a retired railroad worker that was employed prior to 1982? If you shared a vehicle or home with a retired railroad worker that was routinely working with asbestos at work, you may have been exposed to asbestos.

This is because asbestos fibers were airborne, contaminating your partner’s hair, work clothes, and work shoes. These fibers were brought home but easily went undetected due to their microscopic size. Spouses that handled these clothes were often in closed spaces, such as laundry rooms, without protective gear to prevent them from inhaling or ingesting these fibers.

Asbestos exposure has been linked to several different illnesses including mesothelioma, lung cancer, throat cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, and a non-cancerous illness called asbestosis.

We Represent Spouses With Household Exposure to Asbestos

Our experienced asbestos trust fund attorneys have decades of experience working with clients that have been exposed to asbestos. Our team has streamlined the process of applying for as many trusts as you qualify for to take the stress off of you. We will help you navigate the process of filing for these claims and handle all of the paperwork to make it as simple as possible. We only accept payment if we are able to get you a financial recovery.

Reach out to our team today to learn more about how we help asbestos workers and victims of secondary asbestos exposure can recover money. The process is simple and will cost you nothing to determine if you qualify for compensation.

How Was Asbestos Used by the Railroad Industry?

Asbestos was widely used by the railroad industry from the late 1800s to the mid-1900s due to its heat-resistant and insulating properties. Here are some of the ways in which asbestos was used by the railroad industry:

  • Brake shoes and pads: Asbestos was commonly used in the manufacture of brake shoes and pads for railroad cars and locomotives. The material was valued for its ability to withstand high temperatures and provide effective braking performance.
  • Insulation: Asbestos was used as an insulating material in a variety of applications, including around steam pipes, boilers, and other equipment that produced heat. Asbestos insulation was also used in locomotive cabs and passenger cars to provide heat and sound insulation.
  • Gaskets and packing materials: Asbestos was used in the manufacture of gaskets and packing materials for steam engines and other equipment. These materials helped to seal joints and prevent leaks.
  • Fireproofing: Asbestos was used in the fireproofing of railroad buildings and structures such as bridges and tunnels.

Unfortunately, the use of asbestos in the railroad industry resulted in widespread exposure to the harmful fibers among workers and passengers. Asbestos has been linked to a number of serious health conditions, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. The use of asbestos in the railroad industry has since been banned, and efforts have been made to remove asbestos-containing materials from railroad facilities and equipment to reduce the risk of 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.

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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