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Former BNSF employees suing company for asbestos exposure

Three people who are plagued with respiratory disease allegedly due to work-related asbestos exposure filed a lawsuit against BNSF Railway on June 3, a report from the Daily Reporter stated.

The plaintiffs, identified as Gary Sachtjen, Charles Anderson and Harold Gjerman, all claimed that their workplace surroundings were filled with materials that contained asbestos. A lawyer representing the plaintiffs said that BNSF was liable for putting its workers at risk, as the company failed to provide a safe workplace. The plaintiffs, who worked in the railway for at least 34 years each, are currently seeking compensation of $300,000 for each of them. The lawsuit also identified former railway operators as defendants, including Portland, Seattle, and Spokane Railways. Reports revealed that several lawsuits have been filed against the railway company in past years.

Workers unfortunately develop mesothelioma, a rare and fatal cancer that affects the lungs, when asbestos fibers are inhaled over time. If you have developed respiratory illnesses from asbestos exposure, a lawyer may help you seek compensation if negligent parties are involved. Learn more about asbestos hazards and how you may file a claim against negligent companies today by filling out the contact form on the top of this page.    

Former England soccer star supports Health and Safety campaign

Former English soccer star Stuart Pearce is concerned he may develop cancer as a result of asbestos inhalation before he became an athlete, an article by the Mirror stated on January 28.

The 52-year-old manager of the Nottingham Forest worked as an electrician before he became a soccer player. Pearce reportedly re-wired establishments for four years. According to Pearce, workers were not informed that they may develop mesothelioma cancer from the asbestos they encountered. An estimated 20 workers every week die of diseases related to asbestos exposure. Pearce currently supports the campaign run by the Health and Safety Executive that warns people of asbestos exposure in the workplace.

If you have developed mesothelioma or another adverse health condition due to exposure to asbestos in the workplace or elsewhere, there may be legal options for recourse. Fill out the contact form on the top of this page today to learn more about asbestos hazards in the workplace and how you may get legal assistance.

Kilgore College staff member claims years-long asbestos exposure

A long-time staff member of Kilgore College recently revealed that thousands of people may have been exposed to asbestos minerals inside the campus, the Longview News-Journal reported on November 19.

College director Dalton Smith claimed that he was repeatedly instructed to hide the existence of asbestos minerals in the campus. Smith reportedly contacted investigators early this month due to concerns of possible asbestos exposure to thousands of people in different parts of the campus. Areas of the campus like the gym, library, halls and dormitories and other places where people gather were allegedly contaminated with asbestos, Smith said. Kilgore College, however, stated that the campus is “safe,” and they are not aware of ongoing investigation regarding asbestos.

After inhaling or coming into contact with asbestos minerals, people are at risk of suffering a specific type of cancer called mesothelioma. If you believe you have this condition and suspect negligent parties are liable for your asbestos exposure, it could be critical to your health to enlist the help of an attorney who may help you pursue compensation. Learn more about mesothelioma and how a lawyer may represent you by filling out the contact form on the top of this page today.

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