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L&N Railroad

Workers exposed to asbestos

The Louisville and Nashville Railroad was a company that operated freight and passenger services in the southern part of the United States. However, the components employees would have to maintain and repair were laden with asbestos to prevent overheating, which led to heavy exposure among workers. Heavy mobile equipment mechanics were at the highest risk of asbestos exposure, since they would have to maintain and repair asbestos components. Today, people who worked for L&N Railroad and who developed a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure can recover the compensation they deserve by filing a claim with the company with the help of a lawyer whose primary area of practice is toxic exposure. The company operated between 1850 and 1982.

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L&N Railroad employees exposed to asbestos

Asbestos exposure occurred mainly in the mechanics who were employed at L&N Railroad, as they were required to maintain and repair various locomotive components manufactured with asbestos. Thereby, former employees are today at high risk of developing a terrible disease, such as lung cancer or mesothelioma, as a consequence of workplace asbestos exposure. The occupational groups that were exposed to the asbestos products of this company are:

It is worthy of note that these diseases have a long latency period, taking between 20 and 50 years to develop. For this reason, former L&N Railroad workers need to undergo medical examination periodically, as they may have unknowingly developed a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure. In the regrettable event that you came to struggle with a disease as a former L&N Railroad worker, you are entitled to financial compensation, which our resourceful attorneys will help you recover from the liable company. Even though the legal process is complex, particularly because the company does not have a trust fund, your involvement will be minimal, as you will only have to provide your attorney with your employment and medical records. These documents will be used as evidence to support your claim with the company and our legal experts will also conduct research of their own to discover additional proof for your case. Eventually, you will receive the compensation you deserve for your physical and emotional distress, which may take between 3 months and one year, depending on the severity of your diagnosis.

Thousands of L&N 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 L&N Railroad workers

Chances are if you shared a living space with an L&N Railroad worker that you were a victim of secondary asbestos exposure. During the last century, secondary asbestos exposure would occur in the family members of asbestos workers by inhaling and ingesting the asbestos fibers present in their clothes, their skin, and their hair. Thus, the wives of workers would be exposed to asbestos while laundering their clothes, whereas the children would inhale and ingest asbestos fibers when greeting their fathers upon returning home, covered in asbestos dust. However, if you developed a disease as a result of secondary asbestos exposure, you are also eligible for compensation. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing asbestos exposure cases, our skillful attorneys will help you recover the compensation you deserve. The only documents you will need to provide are the employment records of your family member and your medical records, which will be used as evidence to support your asbestos claim. Nevertheless, it is important to take legal action as soon as possible, as asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 3 years in most states. You will eventually obtain the maximum compensation you qualify for with the legal assistance of our attorneys.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Oftentimes, victims of occupational asbestos exposure fail to seek financial compensation for the disease they developed while they are alive. However, if you have a family member who passed away due to a disease caused by asbestos exposure, you can recover compensation on their behalf, a process with which our resourceful attorneys will help you. Following a thorough discussion during which you will need to describe the circumstances of asbestos exposure of your deceased loved one, our attorneys will promptly begin working on your case and subsequently file a wrongful death claim with L&N Railroad, which is bound to result in the financial compensation you deserve. It is important, however, to keep in mind that wrongful death asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 2 years from the moment of death in most states, which should prompt you to take legal action immediately.