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Erie Lackawanna Railroad

Workers exposed to asbestos

Originally founded as Erie Lackawanna Railway, the company made use of tremendous amounts of asbestos, as numerous locomotive components had to be properly insulated and asbestos has extraordinary fire resistance. The company was located in Cleveland, Ohio. However, it operated numerous other facilities throughout the country during the last century. It was in business between 1960 and 1976. Because it employed asbestos to a great extent, former workers are today at high risk of developing a terrible disease as a result of occupational exposure. If you or one of your family members worked at Erie Lackawanna Railroad and came to struggle with a serious disease, please contact our law firm immediately, as we specialize in toxic exposure cases.

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Erie Lackawanna Railroad employees exposed to asbestos

Because the company made use of large amounts of asbestos for the manufacturing of locomotives, construction workers now have the highest risk of developing a disease as a consequence of occupational exposure. Nevertheless, people who had to maintain and repair various locomotive components were exposed to asbestos as well, since once disturbed, the mineral will release millions of toxic fibers in the air, thereby leading to heavy exposure. In the regrettable event that you developed a disease as a result of asbestos exposure while working at Erie Lackawanna Railroad, you are entitled to compensation, which our attorneys, who have been helping victims of asbestos exposure since 1990, will recover on your behalf by filing a personal injury claim with the responsible company. Although the legal process is complex and tedious, your involvement will be minimal, as you will only have to send your lawyer your employment and medical records, documents that will be used as evidence to support your case. Furthermore, because pertinent evidence must accompany your claim, our resourceful legal experts will conduct research of their own to discover additional proof for your case. This way, your claim is guaranteed to have a favorable outcome and you will eventually receive the maximum compensation you qualify for from Erie Lackawanna Railroad. It is important, however, to know that asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 3 years from the moment of diagnosis in the majority of states, which should prompt you to take legal action immediately.

Thousands of Erie Lackawanna Railroad employees began suffering from terrible diseases after 1980

If you are diagnosed with a cancerous disease, you or a family member will deal with our staff over the phone and via emails ONLY, no need to travel at all. If you pass away before or during the process, surviving family members will receive the amount awarded by the claims.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If you receive the diagnosis of a noncancerous disease, we will need to do more testing (X-rays, breathing, and blood tests) done at our medical facility in Birmingham, Alabama, where you will be accurately diagnosed.

Asbestosis Pulmonary Fibrosis Pleural Plaques Pleural Effusion Diffuse Pleural Thickening COPD Emphysema Chronic Bronchitis Pleurisy Lung Nodules Lung Spots Asthma Tuberculosis Pneumonitis Histoplasmosis Rounded Atelectasis Lung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Erie Lackawanna Railroad workers


During the last century, secondary asbestos exposure was a very common occurrence among the family members of asbestos workers, as they were not given the protective equipment they needed when handling dangerous products. Even though the asbestos companies have been aware of the dramatic health effects of asbestos exposure on the health of employees since 1920, they continued employing the carcinogenic mineral for their own financial gain. Usually, secondary asbestos exposure would occur in the family members of Erie Lackawanna Railroad employees when their wives had to launder their work clothes, as well as when their children would greet their fathers upon returning home from the job, often covered in asbestos dust. If you suspect your diagnosis is the consequence of secondary asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm and we will gladly answer all your questions and address all your concerns. After a careful evaluation of your situation, our skillful attorneys will be able to tell you with certainty if you have a case. If you do, they will promptly begin working on your claim, which will be filed against the liable company. The only documents you will have to send your lawyer are the employment records of your family member who held down a job at Erie Lackawanna Railroad and your medical records, documents which will be used as evidence to support your case. In the end, you will receive the maximum compensation available for your diagnosis if you choose to work with our legal team.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

It is not uncommon for people who were injured by occupational asbestos exposure to refuse to seek the compensation they deserve while they are alive, usually out of fear of a long and complicated legal process. Nevertheless, if you lost a family member who was suffering from a disease as a consequence of workplace asbestos exposure, we can help you file a wrongful death claim with Erie Lackawanna Railroad. Although complex, the legal process will require minimal involvement on your part, as you will only have to provide your attorney with the employment and medical records of your deceased loved one, as well as with their death certificate, which must state that their death was the result of a disease stemming from asbestos exposure. Since 1990, we have been pursuing compensation for the victims of toxic exposure and their family members and will gladly offer you quality legal assistance and representation. In the end, you will receive the maximum compensation you qualify for on behalf of your lost family member. It is important, however, to keep in mind that wrongful death asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 2 years in most states, which should make taking legal action a priority for you.