Did repairing steam locomotives cause your asbestosis or other lung disease?
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In recent news about the dangers of exposure to asbestos, a man was diagnosed with the lung ailment asbestosis after years of working on steam locomotives.
His last wish is make sure his wife and family will be looked after when he is gone. He has now brought an asbestosis lawsuit against a rail company to compensate for the disease, which he claims he contracted during his time working on locomotives there.
He was employed as a fitter, overhauling and repairing steam locomotives. The job required him to come into regular contact with asbestos.
He claims the railroad employer failed to provide him with the proper warnings as to the risk of asbestos exposure to a person's health and also failed to provide a warning as to the need to take preventative measures.
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.
Many who worked on locomotives have come forward to say their work or home environment led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
If this has been your experience, we may be able to help.
Our Asbestos Litigation Unit is currently reviewing asbestosis cases involving those who were exposed to the carcinogen asbestos in New York State.
We also fight for the rights of those with mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer nationwide.
If you would like a free consultation or more information about your legal options, please complete the form on this page, and a representative of our law firm will contact you as soon as possible.