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Lawyers for Railroad Workers Diagnosed with Cancer

Railroad diesel exhaust exposures are a known cause of lung cancer. It is beyond dispute that day in, day out, railroad workers suffer some of the worst diesel exposures of any occupation. Diesel exhaust contains several toxic carcinogens including benzene, formaldehyde, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons – all of which have been linked to various types of cancer.  At Hughes Law...

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Benzene & Diesel Exhaust – Another Known Carcinogen

Benzene is a highly flammable, often colorless chemical that, at room temperature, is liquid, but evaporates quickly. Benzene occurs naturally in crude oil. Benzene is a component of petroleum products including diesel fuel and gasoline.  Benzene is among the twenty most utilized chemicals in the United States.  Benzene is often used as a base material in products like plastics, degreasers,...

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The Federal Employers Liability Act – First Step in Any Railroad Cancer Claim

Diesel Injury Law is lead by attorney Andrew Hughes.  Andrew has spent almost 20 years focusing his practice on railroad claims brought under the FELA.  In order to bring a railroad cancer claim, you need an attorney who knows the FELA inside and out and who ALSO has an in-depth understanding of the medical issues associated with these complicated cases....

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The Importance of Cancer Screenings

What is a cancer screening and why should you get one? We often receive inquiries from seemingly healthy individuals who have viewed our website or postings and become concerned because they were exposed to cancer-causing toxins like diesel exhaust and solvents. These individuals often ask - what can be done? One simple thing that you can do is request a...

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How to Reduce Diesel Exposure at Work

American workers employed in industries such as the railroad, truck driving, truck repair, mining, construction, firefighting, and many others are exposed to diesel exhaust on a daily basis. Ongoing diesel fume exposure can lead to a variety of complications and diseases, including various forms of cancer and leukemia. Fortunately, there are some measures you can take as a worker to...

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A Note to Vietnam Veterans

Here at Diesel Injury Law, we have received many inquiries from individuals who call asking whether their occupational disease is work-related. After a thorough intake with an experienced diesel attorney, we often learn that the caller is a Vietnam Veteran. Many of the diseases that are associated with workplace exposures to diesel exhaust may also be compensable via claims through...

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Shop Employees – Am I Being Exposed To Diesel Exhaust?

Shop employees in many industries, including railroad and trucking, are regularly exposed to harmful diesel exhaust and diesel particulate matter (soot). Numerous hazardous chemicals are part of the gases and vapors found in diesel exhaust. The diesel soot is dangerous because carcinogens, including polyaromatic hydrocarbons, adhere to the surface of the soot which is inhaled and deposited inside your throat...

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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.

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...

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...

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...

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