Our firm is investigating cases where long-time railroad workers developed severe lung disease as a result of exposure to numerous dusts, chemicals and fumes on the job. Railroad workers are constantly being exposed to a variety of hazardous chemicals and substances, including mold, asbestos, diesel exhaust, fumes, and other hazardous chemicals. Each one of the substances can permanently damage the lungs and lead to severe lung disease.
Diesel exhaust is an exposure that is particularly problematic for railroad workers. Workers are often exposed to high concentrations of exhaust while working on trains, in train sheds, or in train depots. The scientific literature shows that diesel exhaust can cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), lung cancer, and various other lung ailments. COPD is a top five killer in the United States per year, and while the most common cause of COPD and lung cancer is cigarette smoke, any person that worked on the railroad for an extended period of time, was exposed to large concentrations of diesel exhaust, and received a diagnosis of lung cancer or COPD should investigate whether they have a case. If you need more information on this subject, contact Parker Miller at 800-898-2034 or by email at Parker.Miller@beasleyallen.com.
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