Diesel – Cancers

Since the 1950’s, diesel exhaust has been associated with occupational cancers.  At long last,  in 2012, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer declared that “diesel fumes cause lung cancer.”

This 2012 finding by the World Health Organization will make it easier to prove that your cancer is related to your workplace exposure to diesel vapors and exhaust.

Many cancers have also been linked to diesel exposure, including:

  • Lung Cancer

  • Bladder Cancer

  • Cancers of the Throat, Nose and Mouth

  • Stomach Cancer

  • Pancreatic Cancer

  • Kidney Cancer

There are over 300 variations of cancer.  In addition to those listed above, many other cancers may be caused by diesel exposures.  Diesel Injury Law will consult with leading oncologists and epidemiologists to determine if your cancer may have been caused by toxic workplace exposures.  To learn more, contact us today at (312) 877-5588.

Here are a couple examples of cancer verdicts and settlements resulting from diesel-related claims:

  • In February of 2015, an Illinois jury awarded a family just over $3.1 million in a wrongful death lung cancer case involving a former employee of a Class I railroad.  The claims in that case included both asbestos and diesel exhaust exposures.
  • In 2014, the family of a 62 year old railroad trackman who died as a result of gastric cancer received a $950,000 settlement from a railroad.  The trackman’s family alleged that his occupational exposures to diesel exhaust, creosote, calcium chloride, herbicide and pesticides caused his gastric cancer.
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