Diesel Injury Law

Ohio 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 causing your illness.  We handle railroad cancer lawsuits in Ohio and throughout the United States.

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    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:





    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 Ohio include:

    • BNSF Railway – BNSF operates out of North Baltimore Yard. 
    • Canadian National Railway – CN operates Toledo Yard. 
    • CSX Transportation – CSX’s Ohio-based yards, shops, and facilities includes June Street Yard, Queensgate Yard, Storrs Yard, Collinwood Yard, Clark Avenue Yard, Buckeye Yard, Columbus Yard, Corr Road, Parsons Yard, Needmore Yard, South Lima Yard, New River Yard, North Baltimore Intermodal Yard, Lind Yard, Stanley Yard, Walbridge Yard, and Willard Yard. CSX also formerly operated Wayne Yard, South Hamilton Yard, and Woods Yard. 
    • Norfolk Southern Railway – NS’s facilities in Ohio include Bellevue Yard, Gest Street Yard, Rockport Yard, Buckeye Yard, Watkins Yard, Clare Yard, New Reeds Yard, Moraine Yard, Sharon Yard, and Air Line Yard. 

    Illustrative Ohio railroad verdicts & settlements



    Plaintiff was employed by Conrail in the signal maintenance department where he worked with railroad signals and signal houses throughout Northern and Central Ohio. He often drilled into asbestos boards and was also exposed to silica and diesel fumes that...



    Retired locomotive engineer diagnosed with COPD, heart conditions and laryngeal cancer stemming from diesel exhaust exposure on board locomotives. Jury voted to reduce verdict by 82% for the COPD and heart condition injuries and 85% for the laryngeal cancer but...



    Locomotive engineer worked at CSX’s Walbridge Yard for 28 years where he endured chronic exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke. The Plaintiff developed asthma which progressively worsened as the secondhand cigarette smoke exposure continued. CSX failed to enforce an indoor no...



    The 53-year-old Plaintiff was employed by Norfolk Southern working as a fireman and then later as a locomotive engineer. During his career the Plaintiff was chronically exposed to diesel exhaust, and he subsequently developed diesel asthma. The Plaintiff testified that...



    Locomotive conductor employed by CSX was provided a locomotive that had a defective toilet system and defective flooring which caused him to inhale caustic chemicals. He subsequently was diagnosed with reactive airway disease syndrome that prevented him from being able...

    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.

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    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.

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Verdicts and Settlements

    Survey of Railroad Cancer Claims

    Hughes Law Offices is providing case histories to inform visitors about actual case fact patterns and rulings.
    Unless specifically noted, the cases summarized herein were not handled by attorneys at Hughes Law Offices.
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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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