Railroad Asbestos Claims

If your significant other was employed by a railroad company and was exposed to asbestos, you may qualify for asbestos trust fund compensation due to household asbestos exposure, you may qualify for asbestos trust fund compensation due to household asbestos exposure.

For decades the manufacturers of asbestos and asbestos products hid the truth about the dangers of working with this toxic material from the general public. The railroad industry was heavily affected by this lack of transparency.

Asbestos had a wide range of applications and was used in the production of everything from brake pads to asbestos insulated pipes inside the railroad shops and depots. This led to high exposure for many employees.

However, the exposure did not stop there. Asbestos dust would collect on the clothing and even in the hair of these railroad workers, who then would go home, bringing their contaminated clothing into their vehicles and homes.

Many spouses were exposed at this time while doing laundry for their significant other. In some cases, spouses of railroad workers actually may have more severe damage from their asbestos exposure because they worked in closed environments when handling the contaminated clothing worn by their asbestos worker spouse.

If you are married to someone who was employed by a railroad company before 1982 and believe you were exposed to asbestos, contact our law office today.

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Secondary Asbestos Exposure

Employers did not regulate the use of asbestos on jobsites, this led to dangerous exposure for those who worked with or directly around this harmful material. In addition to the employees working with asbestos, family members of those with daily asbestos exposure are also at high risk of developing asbestos-related illnesses such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis, throat cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and colon cancer. 

If you lived in the same home as someone who was exposed to asbestos at work you may be eligible for financial compensation. Contact our law firm today to learn more about how we can get you money for your exposure and begin the process of filing an asbestos trust fund claim.


Second Hand Asbestos Exposure

Second hand asbestos exposure is sometimes referred to as passive asbestos exposure, secondary asbestos exposure, or take-home asbestos exposure. This type of exposure often affects those who lived in the same household as asbestos workers such as spouses. 

This exposure occurred as a result of microscopic asbestos fibers and dust collecting on the clothing and even hair of asbestos workers. These fibers were easily transferable to others when they hugged or handled the clothing of the worker. Spouses that were in charge of doing laundry are often at high risk of exposure in these circumstances.

Asbestos-related diseases can take decades to develop. This means these illnesses may take more than 40 years to develop in individuals that were exposed to this toxic material. 

The team at Sammons & Berry, P.C. wants to work with you to get the compensation you deserve for the exposure you endured. Contact our law firm today to learn if you qualify asbestos trust fund compensation.


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Household Asbestos FAQs

Railroad workers were in environments that left them vulnerable to high concentrations of asbestos dust and fibers. These tiny particles would collect on the clothing and in the hair of these workers who would then go home or drive in personal vehicles after work. Spouses of the workers that handled their clothing, hugged them, or shared common space were at risk for inhaling and ingesting these dangerous fibers.

In some cases, asbestos-related diseases may take more than four decades to develop. This is why it is important for those who worked closely with this toxic material, or were married to someone who did, to get routine medical screenings.

Asbestos exposure has been linked to many life threatening illnesses including mesothelioma, lung cancer, throat cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and colon cancer. These cancers can take decades to develop after exposure to asbestos. Additionally, asbestos exposure has been linked to asbestosis, an illness affecting the lungs.

You do not have to have a mesothelioma or lung cancer diagnosis in order to qualify for asbestos trust fund compensation. Reach out to our law office today to learn more about the process and to see if you qualify for compensation.

As long as your spouse was employed by a railroad company at some point prior to 1982 you may qualify for compensation from an asbestos trust fund. Contact us to learn more about the money you may be entitled.