Individuals who were employed by railroad companies prior to 1982 were at considerable risk for developing asbestos-related illnesses due to the high concentration of asbestos they were surrounded by at work. Asbestos dust filled the air and was used in a wide array of applications, including in the interior of locomotives.
While the asbestos dust and fibers was most concentrated at work, employees would bring dangerous asbestos particles into their vehicles and homes that was stuck on their clothes and in their hair. This led to the spouses of these workers also being exposed to asbestos. Our law firm fight to get asbestos compensation for spouses of retired railroad workers all over the country.
Asbestos exposure has been linked to many different illnesses including mesothelioma, lung cancer, throat cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, and a non-cancerous illness called asbestosis.
If you are a retired railroad worker who was married at the time of your employment you and your spouse may qualify for compensation from asbestos trust funds. The team at Sammons & Berry, P.C. works with retired railroad workers and their family to get the money they deserve for being exposed to this toxic material.
What is Asbestosis?
Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. Prolonged exposure to these fibers can cause lung tissue scarring and shortness of breath. Asbestosis symptoms can range from mild to severe, and usually don’t appear until many years after initial exposure.
Asbestos is a natural mineral product that’s resistant to heat and corrosion. It was used extensively in the past in products such as insulation, cement and some floor tiles.
Most people with asbestosis acquired it on the job before the federal government began regulating the use of asbestos and asbestos products in the 1970s.
If you are exposed to high levels of asbestos dust over a long period of time, some of the airborne fibers can become lodged within your alveoli — the tiny sacs inside your lungs where oxygen is exchanged for carbon dioxide in your blood. The asbestos fibers irritate and scar lung tissue, causing the lungs to become stiff. This makes it difficult to breathe.
As asbestosis progresses, more and more lung tissue becomes scarred. Eventually, your lung tissue becomes so stiff that it can’t contract and expand normally.
Smoking appears to increase the retention of asbestos fibers in the lungs, and often results in a faster progression of the disease.
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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