North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Talk: Asbestos, Mesothelioma Cancer, And Railroad Workers | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Best NC personal injury lawyerIf you are a railroad worker, there is the risk that you may have contracted mesothelioma from asbestos exposure at your work place. Unfortunately, the fact is many railroad workers from around the country have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer, after inhaling toxic asbestos dust at their place of employment.

You may be asking yourself, “What is mesothelioma?” Well,  mesothelioma is a type of cancer that affects the linings of your body’s protective organs. In almost all cases, mesothelioma is caused by asbestos and presents itself in the lungs. Many people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos on the job or lived with someone who worked a job that involved asbestos.

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Asbestos is a toxic fiber that was popular in many building materials until the 1980s. Two major symptoms of mesothelioma are shortness of breath and chest pain. There is no known cure for mesothelioma, and it can be decades before it is diagnosed.

At our law firm, we have a long history of supporting the legal rights of railroad workers and of getting results when it comes to fighting for compensation in mesothelioma cancer cases.  For example, we represented a railroad clerk who contracted mesothelioma after working in a railroad passenger terminal with asbestos insulation for many years.

In addition, we represented locomotive engineers who spent years working on steam and diesel locomotives that contained large amounts of asbestos. In many of these cases, the railroad companies never told their workers that they had been exposed to the often-deadly fibers. 

To get more info about the connection between asbestos and mesothelioma, take a moment to read these in-depth articles, written by experienced railroad-asbestos mesothelioma attorney: