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Railroad Shop Workers, Solvents & Leukemia

Railroads rely on solvents to break down the grime and grease that accumulates on locomotives and railcars. Many of the most popular...

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Survey of Railroad Asbestos Verdicts and Settlements

Railroad asbestos cases have resulted in a wide range of verdicts and settlements. Bear in mind, some cases have resulted in “not...

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Railroad Chlorinated Solvent Exposure

For decades, the railroads relied on powerful chlorinated solvents to break down all the grime and grease that accumulates on locomotives and...

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Where Was Asbestos On The Railroad?

Norfolk Southern Railway (“NS”) recently produced a document from 1984 that is evidence of the railroad industry's reliance on asbestos-containing products. As...

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Railroad Workers and Parkinson’s Disease

Railroad workers are at a significantly elevated risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. Why is that? Because railroad workers have historically been exposed...

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Railroad Workers, Herbicide Exposures, and Parkinson’s Disease

Recent medical studies provide compelling evidence linking railroad workers' herbicide exposures to Parkinson's disease.  The railroads rely on herbicides to control vegetation on mainline...

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Kowalewski v. BNSF – Railroad sanctioned for poisoning locomotive engineer and then trying to cover it up

The Facts: On January 19, 2014, 49-year-old Scott Kowalewski was working as an engineer for BNSF Railway at the Northtown railyard in Minnesota. During the coupling of tank cars that contained casinghead gasoline, the cars vented poisonous fumes where Kowalewski was working. Casinghead gasoline is a product of oil fracking fields. It is known to be an extremely toxic inhalation hazard that...

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Illinois Railroad Cancer Law Firm

Chicago-based Hughes Law Offices serves current and former railroad employees diagnosed with cancer, leukemia and pulmonary issues as a result of their work for the railroad.  Whether you...

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Railroad Workers & Creosote

Workplace exposures to creosote put railroad workers at higher risk of developing illnesses such as leukemia and cancer.  Creosote is a wood preservative...

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Wrongful Death Case

My family hired attorney Hughes for the wrongful death of my brother. Mr. Hughes worked very hard on our case, the results were excellent. I would recommend him to anyone needing an attorney, he is a very fair and kind person.

- Carolyn, Chicago IL

Unique Expertise

Andrew took over my asthma claim with the railroad after a different law firm failed to meet expectations. Andrew’s unique expertise in the field of diesel related injury gave him the ability to build my case exceptionally well. When Andrew presented...

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Professional and Trustworthy

From my very first contact with Andrew we have found him to be compassionate, hard working and trust worthy. In the eight months we were associated with Andrew we feel he has also become a friend of ours...

- Ronald, Chicago IL

Worked Diligently

For the past two years Andrew Hughes has worked diligently in helping me with my case against the Norfolk Southern R.R. During this time he has kept me thoroughly informed about my case his expertise led to me getting a generous settlement...

- Client, Chicago IL

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