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Diesel Fume & Exhaust Exposure Lawyer

Have you suffered health damage as a worker exposed to diesel fumes and exhaust? Railroad workers as well as those in other occupations who are consistently exposed to such toxic substances are often harmed by developing serious medical conditions, such as lung cancer and other cancers. These debilitating and devastating health effects can result in costly medical expenses, loss of wages and earning capacity, pain, suffering, emotional trauma for the injured worker and his or her family, and premature death. If you or someone you love has been harmed from exposure to diesel fumes or exhaust on the job, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Contact a seasoned diesel fume & exhaust exposure lawyer from Doran & Murphy for assistance today.

Harmed By Diesel Fumes & Exhaust? Doran & Murphy is Here to Help.

At Doran & Murphy, PLLC, we have been representing railroad workers and other injury victims for over two decades. We can help you pursue justice through the courts. You may be entitled to financial compensation for the losses and damages you have sustained due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others. We offer a free consultation in which you can discuss your injuries with a railroad injury attorney to find out how we can help you.

Health Effects of Diesel Fume Exposure

In 1988, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) concluded that diesel exhaust fumes were linked to cancer and noted that railroad workers were among those workers most likely to be exposed. Similarly, in May 2002, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its health assessment for diesel exhaust which found diesel particulate matter to be a “likely” carcinogen. Diesel particle exposure poses a unique threat due to its compound nature, consisting of a carbon core that acts as a magnet for numerous other toxins. The result is a hazardous mixture of fine particles, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and many other toxic metals and gases.

Fine particles in these fumes have been linked to a wide variety of serious health impacts, ranging from respiratory ailments such as asthma attacks to heart attacks, stroke, and premature death. A recent report by the Clean Air Task Force states that approximately 21,000 people die prematurely each year due to particulate matter pollution from diesel exposure. Approximately 3,000 of these premature deaths are due to lung cancer from these exposures, as diesel exhaust presents a lung cancer risk 7.5 times higher than the cancer risks of all other air toxins combined.

Diesel locomotives account for a significant portion of diesel emissions. The Clean Air Task Force report further states that occupational exposures to diesel exhaust fumes are among the highest environmental exposures, primarily associated with an increased incidence of lung cancer. Many studies have been published linking diesel exhaust fumes to different types of cancer, as well as lung disease and death.

Contact Our Diesel Fume & Exhaust Exposure Attorney

Doran & Murphy has extensive experience in handling injury cases for railroad workers and their families. These workers developed cancer and serious lung disease as a result of diesel exhaust fumes. Contact a diesel fume & exhaust exposure lawyer from Doran & Murphy today so we can get started working on your claim.

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