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The Lyon Firm is investigating Railroad Friction Products asbestos claims for former employees in Cleveland, Ohio and nationwide. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asbestos-related cancer after working at Railroad Friction Products, contact an attorney to review your case.

Railroad Friction Products Corporation purchased asbestos-containing brake shoes from Johns-Manville Corporation and sold them to various railroads under the brand name COBRA. The backing stock of the COBRA brakes contained asbestos from about 1958 to 1980.

The Railroad Friction workers that handled, removed and installed COBRA brake shoes could have been exposed to hazardous levels of breathable asbestos fiber and dust.

What Damages Are Available in Railroad Asbestos Exposure Cases?

Railroad asbestos exposure cases typically involve claims filed by individuals who have suffered harm due to asbestos exposure while working for or around railroads. The damages available in these cases can vary based on the specific circumstances and the legal jurisdiction in which the case is filed. 

Damages in railroad asbestos exposure cases may include:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes past and future medical bills related to the treatment of asbestos-related illnesses, such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, or lung cancer.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for income lost due to the illness, including lost wages and potential future earnings.
  • Pain and Suffering: Damages for the physical and emotional pain caused by the asbestos-related illness.
  • Punitive Damages: In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded if the defendant’s actions were particularly egregious, demonstrating a willful disregard for the safety of workers.
  • Wrongful Death Damages (if applicable): If the individual has passed away due to asbestos-related illnesses, their surviving family members may be eligible for wrongful death damages, which. Such damages can include funeral expenses and compensation for the loss of financial and emotional support.

It’s important to note that each case is unique, and the specific damages awarded can vary based on factors such . These may includeas  the severity of the illness, the extent of the exposure, the jurisdiction in which the case is filed, and the strength of the evidence presented.

Moreover, statutes of limitations may apply, limiting the time within which a lawsuit can be filed, so it’s essential to consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in asbestos exposure cases to understand your legal rights and options. If you believe you have been exposed to asbestos in a railroad-related context, it’s crucial to seek legal counsel promptly to evaluate your potential claims and the damages to which you may be entitled.


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    Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

    The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


    The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

    What Does an Attorney Do for a Railroad-Related Asbestos Injury Case?

    An attorney plays a crucial role in representing individuals who have been affected by railroad asbestos exposure and are pursuing a legal case to seek compensation for their injuries. Here’s what an attorney typically does for a railroad asbestos injury case:

    • Case Assessment: Our attorneys first evaluate the merits and strengths of your case by examining your asbestos exposure history and health condition.
    • Investigation: We next gather evidence and identify responsible parties, like railroad companies or asbestos product manufacturers.
    • Legal Strategy: Attorneys then develop a tailored legal strategy, deciding with your input between personal injury or class-action suits.
    • Negotiation and Litigation:  We negotiate with defendants for a fair settlement and, if necessary, represent your case in court.
    • Advocacy and Guidance: Throughout the process, our attorneys at The Lyon Firm advocate for your rights, provide sage legal counsel, and work to secure maximum compensation for your injuries.

    Hiring an experienced attorney is crucial for navigating the complex legal aspects of a railroad asbestos injury case. We help ensure that you have the best chance of receiving fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

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    Asbestos Exposure Questions

    What if the company responsible for my exposure is no longer in business?

    Your lawyer can help identify and file claims with asbestos trust funds and explore other responsible parties. By pursuing all available avenues of compensation, our attorneys can help you and your family move forward to a better future.

    What role do asbestos trust funds play in railroad toxic exposure cases?

    Asbestos trust funds can provide compensation to victims of bankrupt asbestos manufacturers. Your attorney can help you access these funds, even if the company responsible isn’t around anymore to pay for their failures.

    How can I prepare for my first meeting with an asbestos exposure lawyer?

    Bring medical records, employment history, and any documents related to your asbestos exposure to the consultation if you have them. If you do not have these pieces of information on hand, that’s okay — we can help locate relevant information when building your case.

    Is it too late to file a claim if I was exposed to asbestos a long time ago?

    The timeline for asbestos injury cases begins at the time of diagnosis, so you may still have a viable claim. Reach out to The Lyon Firm right away to ensure you don’t miss your window for justice.

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