New York Asbestos & Mesothelioma Law Firm
Until the 1970s, asbestos was prized for its ability to resist heat and flame. On trains and in rail yards, asbestos was used as an insulator as well as for high temperature gaskets, clutch linings, and brakes, as well as in floor and ceiling tile. It was also commonly used to insulate pipes, boilers, and other equipment that can be found throughout trains and rail yards.
The federal government recognizes the pivotal role that railroad workers have played in the development of the American economy, along with the significant occupational hazards faced by this population, and has enacted the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) to enable railroad employees to recover damages for the pain and suffering caused by mesothelioma or other work-related occupational injury or illness.
People who have worked in or around trains are at an increased risk for illnesses related to asbestos exposure. This includes:
- LOCOMOTIVE MECHANICS AND INSPECTORS
- BRAKE OPERATORS
It also includes anyone who has worked in the construction, demolition, or renovation of buildings located in rail yards. In order to obtain the compensation you are owed, you should have a skilled New York asbestos attorney representing your interests.
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MESOTHELIOMA AND ASBESTOSIS
Mesothelioma is a rare and untreatable form of cancer that impacts the lining of the body’s organs. Symptoms of mesotheliomainclude a dry cough, shortness of breath, and persistent chest pain. These issues should be brought to the attention of your doctor even if you haven’t worked around asbestos for decades.
Asbestosis is a lung disease caused by the inhalation of asbestos particles. Symptoms of this illness are similar to mesothelioma and should be brought to the attention of a trusted physician as soon as they appear.
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If you are diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, New York asbestos attorney Joseph Williams is here to help. He can take your case, fight for your rights, and help you get the compensation you deserve.
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