Because of the extreme heat and pressure generated by locomotive parts, asbestos was commonly used in the manufacturing of locomotive brakes and other components. While asbestos helped protect trains, it caused significant pain and suffering, and wrongful death, to many railroad workers.
At Wallace & Graham, P.A., we have a proven record of success obtaining favorable verdicts and settlements for railroad workers and people who were exposed to asbestos in other occupations. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, our railroad mesothelioma claim attorneys represent clients across the nation. Call 855-280-6685 for a free consultation.
While asbestos is no longer used in the manufacturing of train and locomotive parts, it was as recently as 1980. Locomotive parts that were manufactured half a century ago or more are still in use. Anyone working around these components is at risk of asbestos exposure.
Perhaps the most dangerous train part in terms of asbestos exposure is locomotive brakes. Brakes wear down over time, and the asbestos in the brake lining breaks down into a fine dust that can be inhaled by workers and anyone else in proximity to the train.
When these fibers lodge in the lungs, they can do significant damage over time, often leading to mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases.
Our top priority is diagnosis and medical benefits for clients to begin life-extending treatment as soon as possible. Our attorneys also pursue injury and wrongful death damages for loss of income, the victim’s pain and suffering, and survivors’ loss of companionship and support.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation with an experienced mesothelioma litigation lawyer.