Diesel Injury Law

Cancer from
Diesel Exposures?

Diesel Injury Law serves railroad workers who have been sickened by long-term exposures to railroad toxins such as diesel exhaust, benzene-containing solvents, asbestos, silica and creosote. Complete this form or call now to speak with an experienced railroad toxic tort attorney.

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    The railroads learned that diesel exhaust contains carcinogens in the 1950’s. When did they share that fact with you? Our experienced FELA counsel will determine if your railroad exposures caused your illness and if so, we will attempt to negotiate a settlement with the railroad or file a lawsuit on your behalf.



    Our Chicago-based FELA law firm will handle claims under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act nationwide. Acute injuries on the railroad have decreased over time, but the railroad safety data trumpeted by rail executives often ignores the grim tab of occupational diseases suffered by railroad engineers, conductors, switchman, machinists, mechanics, carmen, pipefitters, boilermakers and track department employees.

    Thanks to our unique FELA toxic tort experience, Diesel Injury Law can prove that your railroad exposures caused diseases such as:

    Cancers of the Lung, Bladder, Kidney, Nose, Throat, Mouth & Stomach

    Blood and Bone Marrow Disorders including: Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL), Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma & Aplastic Anemia

    If you suspect your diagnosis or that of a loved one is work-related, contact Diesel Injury Law today to speak directly with a railroad toxic tort attorney. The time to file a claim is limited.

    What are the next steps?

    1. Contact our law firm with details about your railroad exposures and diagnosis.
    2. Speak directly with an attorney who will determine if illness is work-related.
    3. If illness is work-related, we will negotiate a settlement with the railroad or file a FELA lawsuit on your behalf.
    4. When you choose to retain Diesel Injury Law, you will pay nothing unless money is recovered on your behalf.

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    Verdicts and Settlements

    Survey of Railroad Cancer Claims

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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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