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Mesothelioma and Risk To Railroad Workers

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Mesothelioma develops after exposure to asbestos.  People with occupation asbestos exposure have higher risks of developing mesothelioma.  Any amount of asbestos exposure can cause mesothelioma.

Workers in asbestos industries generally experience higher rates of exposure.  Workers can bring home small fibers on clothing, hair and skin.  This can also expose loved ones secondarily.

Railroad Occupational Risk For Exposure:

Working in the railway industry has historically been one of the most dangerous occupations. In addition to the risk of railroad accidents and other mishaps, railroad workers were often exposed to toxic asbestos-containing products as part of their job.

Asbestos was used to make locomotives and trains because it was cheap, durable, flexible and provided natural insulation and fireproofing. Many railway companies didn’t tell their employees about the health risks associated with inhaling asbestos. Even worse, many companies are still using locomotive parts made prior to the 1980s, which is when materials were finally made out of non-asbestos containing substances.

Help for Railroad Workers & Their Families

Railroad maintenance workers and engineers faced a moderate level of exposure to asbestos in railway brakes and clutches, furnace cement, boiler parts and asbestos insulation. Asbestos was used in the manufacturing of train and locomotive components from the 1930s through the 1970s. Because asbestos was so widely used on trains, even railroad workers who did not handle the repairs of parts were likely to have been exposed to asbestos.

If you or a loved one has developed an illness such as mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos, you have legal rights and options.

Bringing a claim for an illness caused by asbestos could result in financial compensation for your past and future medical bills, lost wages, lost quality of life, pain and suffering, and more. Most of these cases reach settlements, meaning they do not have to go to trial. You may also be eligible to file a claim with an asbestos trust fund. This is a fund set up by a company that has gone bankrupt to ensure that victims of asbestos exposure can still receive financial compensation.

Occupational Exposure To Asbestos, The Numbers

  • 1.3 million U.S. workers are potentially at risk due to exposure
  • 27 million workers were exposed to asbestos between 1940 and 1979
  • According to a 2022 report by the European Commission, over 70,000 workers died in 2019 from past exposure to asbestos.
  • Over 39,000 American lives are lost due to asbestos-related diseases every year
  • Asbestos exposure is the #1 cause of work-related deaths worldwide

Why Choose Bailey Glasser?

  • At Bailey Glasser, we have extensive experience representing those who have developed mesothelioma due to exposure.
  • Our attorneys have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
  • We understand these cases are often complex and technical. We bring intelligent aggression and substantial experience working product liability cases to verdict and settlement.
  • There are no upfront costs. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we take all the financial risk and only charge a fee if we successfully resolve your claim.

What Should Mesothelioma Patients Do?

Speak with your doctor if you have been exposed to asbestos to confirm the diagnosis of Mesothelioma cancer. hen connect with Bailey Glasser, LLP, a leading asbestos litigation firm in the U.S. We will work to file a lawsuit against the negligent company on your behalf.  Our firm will walk you through the process of seeking financial compensation and help secure the maximum compensation for you and your loved ones.

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Meet the Attorneys

Michael “Mickey” Robb

Michael “Mickey” Robb is based in Pittsburgh and is currently licensed in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He has over 20 years of experience handling asbestos litigation cases on behalf of men and women who have contracted asbestos-related diseases including Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer and Asbestosis. Michael has secured more than $90 million in court awards for his clients.

Since asbestos-related cancers take several decades to develop after a person inhales asbestos fibers, Michael prides himself on being able to investigate the client’s entire exposure history to determine where the client’s exposures to asbestos occurred. Most individuals are exposed to asbestos in an industrial setting like a steel mill, chemical plant, power plant, or factory. However, exposure to asbestos can occur in any setting including industrial, residential and school buildings.  With a very unique talent for knowing what types of products contain asbestos and an extensive understanding of how exposures occur at work, home, or even at school (K-12 and university buildings) Michael will then file suit against all responsible parties including the client’s employers that used asbestos containing products in the workplace as well as the manufacturer, supplier, or producer of asbestos containing equipment that the employer utilized in their operations.

Michael will also file suit against any responsible companies who sold asbestos-containing products which the client may have been exposed to in the home. Finally, Michael will do an extensive search to determine if the client attended any schools which were contaminated with asbestos building products and will file suit against the school district or university where the exposures occurred.

Asbestos cases are very complicated and Michael has an incredible drive and passion to bring justice on behalf of his clients and their families.  If you or a family member have been diagnosed with  Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer and Asbestosis call Michael today for a free consultation.


Jackalyn Rochelle

Jackalyn “Jackie” Rochelle has dedicated her career to the effective and conscientious representation of individuals and families affected by asbestos-related diseases. She has over 17 years of experience and leadership handling matters for people all over the country whose lives have been impacted by the carcinogen asbestos. She sees cases through from intake to trial, and has secured millions of dollars in settlements and awards for her clients and their families. She is barred in Illinois, Missouri, and California.

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