Chronic railroad exposures to diesel exhaust, asbestos, creosote, welding fumes, silica sand, benzene-containing solvents and degreasers, herbicides, and secondhand smoke can lead to numerous conditions, including:
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL)
- Multiple Myeloma (MM)
- Diesel Asthma
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Reactive Airway Disease (RADS)
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
We serve all railroad employees in crafts with historical exposures to toxins, including the following:
- Locomotive Engineer
- Track Department/Trackman
- Locomotive Machinist/Electrician/Pipefitter
- Car Department/Carman
- Bridges & Buildings
In proving up your railroad cancer lawsuit, Hughes Law Offices will take any unique exposures into account. For instance, we have served clients who described leaking underground fuel tanks, serving chemical plants and refineries, exposures from toxic freight, etc. We will bring all of those exposures to bear in proving up your railroad cancer case.
Class I railroads operating in Indiana include:
- Canadian National Railway – CN operates Kirk Yard in Gary.
- CSX Transportation – CSX’s Indiana-based facilities include Avon Yard and Hawthorne Yard.
- Norfolk Southern Railway – NS operates Elkhart Young Yard and Fort Wayne Yard.
Illustrative Indiana railroad verdicts & settlements:
- $1,500,000 verdict – The 68-year-old Plaintiff worked as a signal maintainer and carman at Norfolk Southern’s Elkhart and Robert’s Yard. During his 36 years with the railroad, he was exposed to a number of toxic agents including diesel exhaust and asbestos. As a result of his exposure, he developed a metastatic carcinoma. The Jury found that NS was 65% responsible and attributed 35% of the responsibility to other contributing factors. The judgement was reduced accordingly to $975,000. (Grathen v. Consolidated Rail Corp.)
Hughes Law Offices is providing case histories to inform visitors about actual case fact patterns and rulings in your area. Unless specifically noted, the cases summarized herein were not handled by attorneys at Hughes Law Offices.
If you suspect that your illness or that of a loved one could be related to railroad workplace exposures, please call 312-877-5588 to speak to a railroad cancer attorney.