Virginia (VA) Mesothelioma Lawyer Talks About Railroad Worker Cancers & What the Railroads Knew - It is very frustrating to meet client after client who had their life changed forever due to asbestos-caused cancers like mesothelioma. The railroads knew about the dangers of asbestos, but opted to take profits over railroad worker safety. Cancer robs the future from people so I have no problem pursuing financial compensation from big railroads like CSX, Norfolk Southern, and others. These railroads could have spent the money decades ago to improve worker safety, but did not. You could argue the compensation our firm pursues through mesothelioma and asbestos cancer claims is owed to these workers who had their lives changed for the worse simply because they went to work and breathed in toxic asbestos.