What Is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals with current or historical commercial usefulness due to their extraordinary tensile strength, poor heat conduction, and relative resistance to chemical attack. For these reasons, asbestos is used for insulation in buildings and as an ingredient in a number of products, such as roofing shingles, water supply lines, and fire blankets, as well as clutches and brake linings, gaskets, and pads for automobiles.
The main forms of asbestos are chrysotile (white asbestos) and crocidolite (blue asbestos). Other forms include amosite, anthophylite, tremolite and actinolite.
Asbestos Was Used Heavily in the Railroad Industry
As a railroad worker, you helped develop America’s economy and transportation system. Through repairs and inspections, you made sure railways were safe for passengers and cargo. Employers and manufacturers should have made sure railways were safe for you.
Unfortunately, they didn’t. Railroad equipment manufacturers knew asbestos exposure could cause irreversible damage to your health but did nothing to change their asbestos-containing products. Because of their negligence, they were required by the courts to set aside over $30 billion dollars to compensate affected railroad workers and their families.
If you worked as a railroader prior to 1982, there is a high chance you have been exposed to asbestos. Asbestos was a popular material for railroad equipment and buildings because of its heat-resistant properties. In particular, if you worked on older equipment or in repair yards, you may have inhaled dust containing asbestos as the parts wore down. Although your employment was decades ago, the symptoms of asbestos-related diseases can manifest 10-40 years after exposure, so it is important to monitor your health and watch for symptoms of exposure.
Asbestos Exposure Linked To Colon Cancer
There are a variety of asbestos related cancers that come as a result of working closely with this toxic material. While many people are aware of lung diseases, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. less people are aware of the other types of cancer that can result from exposure such as colon cancer.
Individuals with colon cancer commonly will not experience symptoms in the early stages of this disease. When symptoms do appear, they’ll likely vary, depending on the cancer’s size and location in your large intestine. If you have been exposed to asbestos, regular cancer screenings are recommended as it may take decades for cancers to develop. Catching cancer in its earliest stages provides better treatment options.
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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