How does anyone prove that their asbestos cancer or mesothelioma arose from exposure at a railroad? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

This is a fairly tough question to answer in a couple sentences, and that’s one of the reasons you must retain an experienced railroad injury attorney.

We have developed many ways to show evidence that asbestos insulation was on all steam and diesel engines, a component of brake shoes and an insulating material on cabooses for many years, We have also been able to prove asbestos insulation was used in many yard offices or buildings, including old roundhouses. Many industrial hygienists and industrial safety experts we bring in to provide expert testimony also understand where asbestos was located.

On diesel engines, there was extensive asbestos insulation and the engine cab heaters often blew invisible but dangerous asbestos inside the small crew cab area.

Moreover, we sometimes our clients to medical doctors who have experience diagnosing and treating people exposed to asbestos and who can determine whether certain lung diseases are connected to asbestos. In cases involving lung cancer, mesothelioma and other cancers, we are always seeking out the top professionals in order to make analyses.

About the editors:
The motto at Shapiro & Appleton& Duffan law firm is simple: “All we do is injury law.” We hope you were able to find the answer to your injury query. If not, please review our Virginia Accident Lawyer FAQ Library for additional information. If you’d like to speak to an attorney about your potential injury claim for free, please contact our office at (833) 997-1774.