Did you develop lung cancer, mesothelioma or asbestosis after working on a railroad? Our asbestos lawyers may be able to help Canada and US residents.
In recent news about the dangers of asbestos exposure, a man died from asbestos-related lung cancer, and now a relative has filed an asbestos lawsuit against a national railroad company, reported the West Virginia Record.
The suit alleges the man developed his fatal illness as a result of working for years for the railroad.
According to the Record, the man was exposed to toxic and harmful dusts, including asbestos dusts and fibers while on the job.
The suit claims the railroad had a duty to provide a safe work environment under the Federal Employer's Liability Act, the Record reported.
This is because steam locomotives and some diesels were insulated with asbestos.
Insulation was used around boxcars and cabooses, refrigeration units, pipes, and steam and hot water lines.
Sadly, our lawyers are all too familiar with this type of tragedy from asbestos. Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. represents tens of thousands of individuals suffering from asbestos related diseases.
Our firm continues to set an unmatched standard of excellence for mass tort litigation, achieving more verdicts than most firms in America. We hope to have an opportunity to assist you with your legal matter.
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