Diesel Injury Law

Diesel Exhaust
Cancer Lawyer

Did you know that long term exposures to diesel exhaust can cause various forms of cancer? People who are at elevated risks for these cancers include railroad workers, truck drivers, construction workers and others who work in occupations associated with diesel exposures. Daily diesel exposures may seem like an irritation when they only cause symptoms like a runny nose and irritated eyes; but those same exposures over time can lead to much more serious diagnoses. The cancers associated with long term diesel exhaust exposures include lung cancer, stomach cancer, bladder cancer, laryngeal cancer and colorectal cancer.

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    If you are suffering from diesel exhaust cancer or have lost a family member due to a diesel-related cancer, you may be entitled to compensation. Different claims and damages are available depending on the unique laws that apply to each claim.  Our experienced diesel exhaust cancer lawyers can help you pursue the most appropriate claim.  We will fight to ensure you get the results you deserve.

    Damages Available for Diesel-Related Cancer

    There are many variables in assessing the damages that are available to the victims of diesel-related cancers.  Available damages are often tied to your state’s unique workers’ compensation law.  You may be entitled to additional damages, like pain a suffering, if your illness resulted from the negligence of a property owner (premises liability claim), truck repair shop (negligence action) or manufacturer of diesel-powered equipment (products liability claim).  The legal analysis associated with diesel claims can be complicated at times and that is why it is best to consult with a diesel cancer attorney at the outset.  In most instances where the claim is deemed related to the diesel exposures, we can help recover lost wages and medical expenses.

    The Other Health Effects of Diesel Fumes Exposure

    While diesel exhaust cancers represent a good portion of what we do, diesel exhaust can lead to many different problems.  Acute exposures to diesel exhaust can cause carbon monoxide poisoning.  In certain very high concentrations, an acute diesel exposure (if not treated appropriately) can lead to a chronic breathing condition such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD).  Other diesel exposed workers complain of chronic symptoms including loss of short term memory, balance problems, anxiety issues, trembling hands and changes in personality.  These symptoms may relate to a broader diesel-related neurological problem known as toxic encephalopathy.  Other workers, over time, develop a hypersensitivity to diesel exhaust and other potent fumes, often to such an extent that the symptoms after exposure (migraines, shortness of breath, etc.) become so debilitating that the worker cannot stand to work around diesel exhaust any more.  These cases can be difficult to prove up for an everyday personal injury attorney.  After we perform a thorough intake of your case, Diesel Injury Law will consult with its experts and develop a sound legal strategy that best fits your claim.

    Our Law Firm is Ready to Help

    As you can see, exposure to diesel fumes can be quite dangerous. If you’ve worked in an industry where you were exposed to these fumes, and you are now suffering from diesel exhaust cancer or any other health problems that you suspect could be diesel-related, now is the time to contact our law firm. We will investigate your case in an effort to ensure you receive the justice and compensation you and your family deserve.

    Even though there is no amount of money that can help fix the devastating effects these illnesses can cause, it can help you handle the bills and treatments necessary because of this exposure. Our attorneys will work hard to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation legally available.

    Your Health Matters

    Diesel exhaust cancer is serious and can result in debilitating problems. If you don’t receive treatment in a timely manner, it can even result in premature death. Our legal team has years of experience practicing in this field and can help build a case to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

    If you have questions, contact us today. We will gladly review your information to determine if you have a case.

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    Railroad carman died of pulmonary fibrosis following 18 years of welding.



    Locomotive engineer in his early 60’s developed diesel asthma.



    Railroad mechanic diagnosed with squamous cell oropharyngeal cancer.



    Trainman died of nasopharyngeal cancer as a result of working on-board locomotives filled with diesel exhaust.



    Retired railroad employee died of lung cancer as a result of workplace asbestos exposure.



    61 year old railroad conductor diagnosed with interstitial fibrosis and an increased risk of lung cancer as a result of exposure to diesel exhaust.

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