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.
Most of the Class I railroads operate in Louisiana, including:
- BNSF Railway – BNSF’s facilities in Louisiana include Lafayette North Yard, Lafayette South Yard, and Avondale Yard.
- Canadian National Railway – CN operates Baton Rouge Yard, Geismar Yard, Destrahan Yard, and Mays Yard.
- CSX Transportation – CSX operates Gentilly Yard.
- Kansas City Southern Railway Co. – KCS’s Louisiana-based facilities include Alexandra Yard, Baton Rouge Yard, New Orleans Yard, and Dramus Yard.
- Norfolk Southern Railway – NS operates Oliver Yard.
- Union Pacific Railroad – UP operates Alexandria Yard, Addis Yard, Edgerly Plastic Yard, Lake Charles Yard, Livonia Yard, and Avondale Yard.
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.