Diesel Injury Law

Railroad-related Illnesses

Railroad workers near daily exposures to toxins like diesel exhaust, secondhand smoke, asbestos, creosote, fuels, solvents and silica can lead to a vast number of illnesses.

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    Hughes Law Offices is familiar with railroad worker illnesses associated with the various industry crafts. We prove your case by consulting with top experts, including industrial hygienists, toxicologists, occupational medicine doctors, oncologists and epidemiologists. Let us take on the railroad while you focus on your recovery.

    A trackman’s creosote exposures can lead to leukemia. Diesel exhaust can cause lung and bladder cancer.

    The cancers most strongly linked to railroad worker exposures include:

    With regard to blood and bone marrow disorders, the following have all been linked to railroad exposures:


    Railroad worker illnesses vary by craft and exposures.  Call Hughes Law Offices today to find out if your illness is work-related.

    Railroad exposures also cause numerous pulmonary problems, including but not limited to:


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    If you suspect that your illness, or that of a loved one, was caused by exposure to railroad toxins, contact one of Hughes Law Offices’ knowledgeable railroad cancer attorneys today.

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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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