Defunct Railroad: Mesothelioma

Defunct Railroads and Asbestos Exposure

Defunct Railroads MesotheliomaMany defunct Railroad companies used asbestos insulation on boxcars, cabooses, coaches, freight cars, baggage cars and locomotive engines before 1980 because it of its extreme heat resistant and fire-proof properties.

Many defunct railroad cars used asbestos containing products and materials including brakes, gaskets, sealing cements, pipe joints, valves, boilers, and fireboxes that exposed railroad workers.

As early as the late 1920’s Railroad companies had medical information linking asbestos exposure with Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related disease and did nothing to protect their workers from harm for decades.

Exposure to asbestos fibers was an everyday part of employment for thousands of U. S. Railroad workers during the 1950-1980.

How Railroad Workers Were Exposed to Asbestos

People that worked for Defunct Railroad Companies may have been exposed to high levels of toxic asbestos from a list of over 3,000 asbestos-containing products.

Tradesman that worked at Railroad job sites installing, repairing and replacing products and materials are also at risk of developing an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.

Railroad workers working in roadhouses, railroad shops, rail yards and repair shops were regularly exposed to harmful asbestos dust on the job.

People that worked in Railroad buildings that contained asbestos containing products are at higher risk for developing Mesothelioma in their lifetime.

Workers that helped build and tear down Railroad buildings that contained toxic asbestos products are also at a higher risk of developing an asbestos related cancer.

If you have been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma or an Asbestos related cancer you may be eligible to receive compensation from responsible asbestos manufacturers for your asbestos exposure.

Railroad Workers

Railroad workers diagnosed with Mesothelioma have complained that they were not given any warning, training or respiratory protective gear when handling, installing, loading, repairing, or removing asbestos-containing products.

Railroad workers were daily exposed to toxic asbestos dust and fibers in their workplace where they inhaled and ingested them without any protection.

U. S. Defunct Railroads

Adak Defunct Railroads
Akron Defunct Railroads
Alameda Defunct Railroads
Anacostia Naval Station
Atlanta Defunct Railroads
Banana River Defunct Railroads
Barber’s Point Defunct Railroads
Bronson Defunct Railroads
Brunswick Defunct Railroads
Cecil Field Defunct Railroads
Chase Field Defunct Railroads
Chatham  Defunct Railroads
China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station
Concord Naval Weapons Station
Corpus Christi Defunct Railroads
Corry Field  Defunct Railroads
Cove Springs  Defunct Railroads Green
Crane Naval Weapons Support Center
Dallas Defunct Railroads
Daytona Beach Defunct Railroads
DeLand Defunct Railroads
Denver Defunct Railroads
El Centro Naval Air Facility
Ellyson Field Defunct Railroads
Fallon Defunct Railroads
Ford Island Defunct Railroads
Fort Lauderdale Defunct Railroads
Glenview Defunct Railroads
Glynco Defunct Railroads
Great Lakes Naval Training Center
Grosse Ile Defunct Railroads
Gulfport Naval Construction Battalion Center
Hutchinson Defunct Railroads
Imperial Beach Defunct Railroads
Indian Head Naval Ordnance Station
Jacksonville Defunct Railroads
Key West Defunct Railroads
Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base
Kingsley Defunct Railroads
Kingsville Defunct Railroads
Kodiak Defunct Railroads
Lakehurst Defunct Railroads
Lemoore Defunct Railroads
Lincoln Defunct Railroads
Litchfield Park Defunct Railroads
Los Alamitos Defunct Railroads
Louisville Naval Ordnance Station
Mayport Naval Station
Memphis Defunct Railroads
Meridian Defunct Railroads
Miami Defunct Railroads
Miramar Defunct Railroads
Moffett Field Defunct Railroads
Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren
New London Naval Submarine Base
New Orleans Defunct Railroads
New Orleans Naval Support Activity
New York Defunct Railroads
Niagara Falls Defunct Railroads
Norfolk  Defunct Railroads
North Island Defunct Railroads
NSA Panama City
Oakland Naval Supply Depot
Olathe Defunct Railroads
Patuxent River Defunct Railroads
Pearl Harbor Naval Base
Pensacola Defunct Railroads
Point Loma Naval Base
Point Mugu Defunct Railroads
Port Hueneme Naval Base
Pu’unene  Defunct Railroads
Quonset Point Defunct Railroads
Richmond Defunct Railroads
San Diego Naval Base
San Diego Naval Training Center
Sand Point Defunct Railroads
Sanford Defunct Railroads
Saufley Field Defunct Railroads
Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station
Squantum Defunct Railroads
St. Louis Defunct Railroads
St. Simons Defunct Railroads
Tillamook Defunct Railroads
Treasure Island Naval Station
Twin Cities Defunct Railroads
Vero Beach Defunct Railroads
Washington Naval Air Facility
Weeksville Defunct Railroads
Weymouth Defunct Railroads
Wildwood  Defunct Railroads
Willow Grove Defunct Railroads Joint Reserve Base

Railroads of the Past

Algoma Central Railway (AC)
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL)
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O)
Bangor and Aroostook Railroad (BAR)
Boston and Maine Corporation (BM)
Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
Canadian Northern Railway (CNoR)
Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR)
Central Railroad of New Jersey (Jersey Central) (CNJ)
Central Vermont (CV)
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (CO)
Chicago and North Western Transportation Company (CNW)
Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW)
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (MILW)
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (RI)
Colorado and Southern Railway (C&S)
Conrail (CR)
Detroit, Grand Haven and Milwaukee Railway (DGH&M)
Grand Trunk (GT)
Great Northern Railway (GN)
Hudson Bay Railway (HBR)
Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Intercolonial Railway of Canada (IRC)
Louisville and Nashville Railroad (LN)
Maine Central (MCR)
Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway (MSTL)
Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP)
National Transcontinental Railway (NTR)
New York Central (NYC)
New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (NKP)
New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (NH)
New York, Ontario and Western Railroad (OW)
Northern Pacific Railway (NP)
Northern Railway of Canada (NRC)
Penn Central (PC)
Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prince Edward Island Railway (PEIR)
Reading Railroad (RDG)
Seaboard Air Line Railroad (SAL)
Southern Pacific Transportation Company (SP)
Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway (SPSR)
Texas and New Orleans Railroad (TNO)
Western Maryland Railway (WM)
Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WC)

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure

  • There are 2,500-3,000 malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the United States.
  • 1 in 3 U. S. military veterans will develop an asbestos related disease in their lifetime.
  • Men are 4 times more likely to be diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma than females.
  • 70-80% of all diagnosed Malignant Mesothelioma cases reported had workplace experience.
  • Asbestos exposure is responsible for approximately 10,000 deaths each year in the United States.
  • 1 in every 125 males over 55 will be diagnosed with an asbestos related cancer in their lifetime.
  • More than 20 million U. S. workers have been exposed to asbestos with the heaviest usage during 1930-1980.

Malignant Mesothelioma has been medically linked to workplace asbestos exposure.

Our Nationwide Toll Free Mesothelioma Helpline Number is 888.640.0914

Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA)

Protect Your Legal Rights

The Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) was created to allow injured railroad workers to bring lawsuits against their railroad employers for job-related injuries, including asbestos related diseases such as asbestos lung cancer and mesothelioma.

A Federal Employer’s Liability Act lawsuit is a civil lawsuit where injured railroad workers are required to show the employer’s negligence that contributed to their injury.

The U. S.  Supreme Court ruled in 2003 that a group of Railroad workers could bring a FELA claim against their employer based on emotional distress caused by the fear of cancer after asbestos exposure.

Asbestos Related Products used by Railroad Workers

Asbestos Siding
Brake Lining
Brake Pads
Brake Shoes
Brake Signals
Ceiling Insulation
Ceiling Tiles
Cement Compounds
Clutch Assemblies
Electrical Panels
Engine Parts
Fireproofing Materials
Floor Tiles
Heat Insulators
Hydraulic Assemblies
Insulation on Boilers
Insulation on Fireboxes
Insulation on Pipes
Locomotive Components
Locomotive Parts
Metal Body of Train
Passenger Cars
Pipe Covering
Pipe Insulation
Pie Joints
Rail Car Brake Shoes
Railroad Equipment
Railroad Shops
Railroad Ties
Railroad Tracks
Repair Shops
Sealing Cements
Shielding in Steam Engines
Track Maintenance Equipment
Train Parts
Welding Gloves
Welding Shields

There is no charge for your initial phone consultation.

Recent Mesothelioma Verdicts

  • $7.4 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Railroad worker that developed malignant Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure working at CSX Transportation.
  • $1.5 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Railroad worker diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma.
  • $3.45 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a Truck Mechanic that developed malignant Mesothelioma from working on brakes.
  • $2.9 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a lifetime Navy veterans that developed malignant Mesothelioma from exposure during his military service.
  • $8.5 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a Painter diagnosed with terminal Mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos-containing products.
  • $2.7 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a Pipefitter diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma from exposure at a chemical plant.
  • $2.6 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For the family of a 72-year old shipyard worker with mesothelioma who suffered second hand exposure.
  • $1.4 Million Mesothelioma Jury Award: For an Illinois railroad worker that developed lung cancer from asbestos exposure working around asbestos products.
  • $7.5 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a woman that developed malignant Mesothelioma from washing her husband’s work clothes.

Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.

Diagnosed With Malignant Mesothelioma?

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma and what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies for your asbestos exposure. Malignant Mesothelioma is a deadly disease.

If you are experiencing Mesothelioma symptoms you should consult with your doctor immediately and get tested for malignant Mesothelioma.

Call TOLL FREE 888.640.0914 right now to talk with an experienced Mesothelioma Counselor that can answer many of your questions and give you the peace of mind that you need.

Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?

If you have a family member that has died from malignant Mesothelioma cancer you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars.

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states Statute of Limitations.

We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 6 year Statute of Limitations.

Asbestos Cover up

Evidence in thousands of court documents have shown that asbestos companies hid and destroyed memos, documents and ignored doctor’s medical reports about the dangers of asbestos exposure. Despite all of the information about the deadly dangers of asbestos exposure available in the scientific and medical literature asbestos companies chose not take any action to protect workers.

They chose profit over the safety of their workers and then lied and covered it up. This is why U. S. Courts are making asbestos manufacturers and companies pay millions to asbestos victims for their asbestos cover up.

Asbestos Cover up – Quotes from Asbestos Executives

  • “…if you have enjoyed a good life while working with asbestos products, why not die from it.” 1966 memo from an executive of the Bendix Corporation (now part of Honeywell)
  • In early 1940s, the president of Johns-Manville called the managers of another company a bunch of fools for notifying employees who had asbestosis.” When asked by another company executive, Do you mean to tell me you would let them work until they drop dead? he responded, “Yes. We save a lot of money that way.”

Mesothelioma has been medically linked to workplace asbestos exposure.


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