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Diesel Cancer Lawsuits

Railroad Injury Lawyers Reviewing Moorman Yard Claims in Ohio
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Railroad Diesel Cancer Claims

For decades, Norfolk Southern workers in Ohio have faced an assault of toxic exposure at the workplace. Former workers feel like they have little legal recourse when they later fall ill because they willingly worked at the rail yards. However, our legal team believes very strongly that every company in America has a duty to protect their workers, and to properly train and warn them about potential workplace health hazards

We encourage former Norfolk Southern workers at the Bellevue, Ohio Moorman Yard to consider filing a claim if they have developed a cancer that they believe is linked to exposure to benzene, creosote, asbestos, diesel fumes, welding fumes or silica dust. We are here to represent you and to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf. 

There have been several former workers at the Moorman Yard in Bellevue, Ohio come forward after many years of work to announce that they have developed a serious medical condition or cancer, potentially linked to occupational toxic exposure. The Norfolk Southern Bellevue hump yard was one of the largest hump yards in the NS system, and employed thousands of workers over the years of operation. In fact, Norfolk Southern doubled the size of Moorman and, sitting between Chicago and New York, it became one of their primary classification yards in the Midwest region.

The prosperity that a railroad can ignite can also be a double-edged sword. Many jobs are created in regions where there is a lot of industry but many of those positions are risky in terms of personal health. Unfortunately, many railroad workers around the country were never warned that working around diesel, asbestos, benzene, silica, creosote, solvents and welding fumes every day can dramatically raise the risk of later developing cancer. When that risk becomes a reality, those victims have the right to seek compensation for their hard work and putting their health on the line for a company. 


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What Cancers Are Linked to Diesel Exposure?

  • Lung Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Emphysema
  • RADS (Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis 

After a cancer diagnosis or a serious injury, railroad employees may be entitled to compensation under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Workers’ compensation may also be available, but steer clear of conflicting compensation contracts, individuals should contact a railroad cancer attorney.

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Why File a Lawsuit Against Your Employer?

We do not take these matters lightly, and we do stress that it is a serious commitment to file a claim against a former or current employer. However, it may be necessary to recover compensation for you and your loved ones following an injury or illness sustained in the course of a career at a rail yard. 

Railroad companies have had a duty to properly train workers, provide all protective gear, and to educate employees about the health risks of working around toxic materials. 


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Moorman Yard Cancer FAQ

What Toxic Materials Are Found Around Rail Yards?

Creosote, industrial solvents, silica, ballast dust, asbestos, benzene, welding fumes and diesel exhaust are some of the carcinogenic materials typically found at railway work sites. 

Who Is At Cancer Risk at Railroad Terminals?

Almost anyone working at the Moorman Yard in Bellevue, Ohio out in the field could have been regularly exposed to hazardous substances. The highest risk jobs are generally those positions working in enclosed, poorly ventilated work shops. Many diesel mechanics and machinists have developed cancer. Conductors and engineers often faced chronic diesel exposure, as well as yardmen, carmen, brakemen, trackmen, electricians, pipefitters, and maintenance staff. 

What Can I recover in a Railroad cancer lawsuit?

Occupational cancer claims can substantially supplement workers comp and FELA payments, and often cover the following:

  • All medical bills and healthcare expenses: treatment and medication costs, rehab, surgery, consultations, and long-term disability. 
  • Lost past wages and lost future earnings in the event that a victim is unable to return to their former position and work the same hours and in the same capacity. 
  • Pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of quality of life and wrongful death. 
Why Hire The Lyon Firm?

A good railroad cancer lawyer can assess your case and negotiate with large corporations for the best settlement terms possible. We take the lead and allow you to focus on your health while we work diligently on your behalf. 

Joe Lyon has 20 years of experience in the field of workplace injury and product liability law. Occupational cancer cases require the best industry experts to build a strong case, and we have the resources to develop your claim into a six or seven-figure settlement. 

Seeking Justice & Compensation

File An Occupational Cancer Claim

Many clients call and ask if they have a viable case. The answer always depends heavily on an individual’s work history and medical records. Once we can review your documentation, along with industry experts, we can determine whether you have a good claim. If you ever worked at a rail yard and have evidence that you worked around asbestos materials, diesel, coal tar pitch, solvents or silica, and you later developed a serious medical condition associated with specific toxic exposure, you likely have a case worth pursuing. Call now for a free consultation.