DEDICATED TO HELPING

VICTIMS OF DIESEL EXPOSURES

Iowa 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 worked in engine service, on the track, or in the shops, we will analyze your craft’s unique exposures and determine whether they contributed to cause your illness.  We handle railroad cancer lawsuits in Iowa and throughout the United States.

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:

Cancer –

Leukemia –

Pulmonary –

Neurological –

We serve all railroad employees in crafts with historical exposures to toxins, including the following:

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 Iowa include:

  • Canadian National Railway – CN operates Waterloo Yard. 
  • Canadian Pacific Railway  – CP operates Nahant Yard in Davenport. 
  • Union Pacific Railroad – UP’s Iowa-based facilities include Short Line Yard and Council Bluffs Yard. 
  • BNSF Railway – BNSF formerly operated West Burlington Yard. 

Illustrative Iowa railroad verdicts & settlements:

  • $560,000 verdict – Railroad machinist working at West Burlington Yard used solvents to clean locomotive parts and engines which caused him to suffer brain damage. The railroad argued that the brain damage was instead caused by heavy alcohol and drug use. The Jury awarded $500,000 for the Plaintiff’s brain damage and an additional $60,000 for a chemical burn suffered by the Plaintiff while he was on the job. (Kemp v. Burlington Northern Railroad)

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. 



Client Testimonials

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

The National Trial Lawyers

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...

- Steven

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

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

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