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Railroad Shop Workers, Solvents & Leukemia

Posted on May 11th, 2022 by Andrew L. Hughes

Railroads rely on solvents to break down the grime and grease that accumulates on locomotives and railcars. Many of the most popular railroad solvents are petroleum-based solvents. Historically, benzene was often found in these petroleum-based solvents.  As a result of […]

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Survey of Railroad Asbestos Verdicts and Settlements

Posted on April 13th, 2022 by Andrew L. Hughes

Railroad asbestos cases have resulted in a wide range of verdicts and settlements. Bear in mind, some cases have resulted in “not guilty” verdicts where the sickened worker received nothing. Hughes Law Offices has compiled a few railroad asbestos verdicts […]

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Railroad Chlorinated Solvent Exposure

Posted on March 29th, 2022 by Andrew L. Hughes

For decades, the railroads relied on powerful chlorinated solvents to break down all the grime and grease that accumulates on locomotives and railcars. As a result of their exposures to these solvents, many railroad machinists and car shop workers are […]

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Where Was Asbestos On The Railroad?

Posted on January 18th, 2022 by Andrew L. Hughes

Norfolk Southern Railway (“NS”) recently produced a document from 1984 that is evidence of the railroad industry’s reliance on asbestos-containing products. As context, around the mid-1980’s, Class I railroads like NS were being named in hundreds of lawsuits brought by […]

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Railroad Workers and Parkinson’s Disease

Posted on November 18th, 2021 by Andrew L. Hughes

Railroad workers are at a significantly elevated risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Why is that? Because railroad workers have historically been exposed to known causes of Parkinson’s disease, including herbicides, chlorinated solvents and welding fumes. The diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease generally occurs […]

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