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Railroad Cancer Lawsuits

Published on February 20th, 2019 by Andrew L. Hughes

Diesel Injury Law is a law firm dedicated to serving current and former railroad workers who have been diagnosed with various illnesses, including cancer and leukemia.  We focus on toxic tort railroad cases because our founder, Andrew Hughes, has a unique professional background: Andrew previously defended railroads and asbestos manufacturers in FELA and products liability actions.  He brings that relevant experience to bear in lawsuits across the country representing railroad workers sickened by exposures to diesel exhaust, asbestos, creosote and other railroad toxins.

There are many different crafts of workers within railroads.  Many railroad cancer lawsuits involve some of the following railroad workers:

  • Machinists
  • Carmen
  • Engineers
  • Conductors
  • Mechanics
  • Boilermakers
  • Pipefitters
  • Electricians
  • Switchmen
  • Brakemen
  • Machine Operators
  • Track Department Employees
  • Amtrak On Board Services Employees
  • Amtrak Conductors
  • Amtrak Lead Service Attendants

Railroad workers are or were exposed to any number of toxins, depending on the era they worked and their craft.  Railroad cancer lawsuits typically stem from exposures to:

Exposures to these railroad toxins can lead to any number of occupational diseases, including:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL)
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Reactive Airway Disease (RADS)
  • Silicosis
  • Diesel Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Toxic Encephalopathy
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS aka Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS)

The railroads responsible for these exposures and the resulting diseases include the following:

  • Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
  • BNSF Railway (BNSF)
  • CSX Transportation (CSX)
  • Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
  • Canadian National Railway (CN)
  • Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
  • National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)
  • Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)

No two fact patterns are the same for FELA railroad cancer lawsuits and it is vital that you engage experienced FELA counsel.  The best FELA railroad cancer attorneys work with top toxic tort experts, including Certified Industrial Hygienists, Toxicologists, Occupational Medicine Doctors, Pulmonologists and Hematologist/Oncologists.  Railroad cancer lawsuits can involve sophisticated medical and legal analyses. Some of the states with the most railroad cancer cases are:

  • Illinois
  • California
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Ohio
  • Texas
  • Georgia
  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Virginia
  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Wisconsin
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Louisiana

To learn more about railroad cancer lawsuits, call Diesel Injury Law at 312-877-5588 and ask for attorney Andrew Hughes.  Speak with an experienced railroad cancer lawyer today.

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