Monday, March 1, 2010
Asbestos - Railroad Work and Mesothelioma Cancer
Asbestos is still causing problems for people who were exposed to it in their workplace, even if the exposure was decades ago. This problem is particularly pronounced for railroad workers, whether the work was for CSX, or Norfolk Southern, or any railroad. The problem is also nationwide. The reason that asbestos disease, including mesothelioma, a cancer, is still showing up is that once you are exposed to asbestos, the problems can take decades to show up. in fact, studies have shown that the majority of asbestos disease problems do not show up for over 20 years. So even if you haven't been around asbestos in 30 years, your exposure way back then could cause cancer today. If you were exposed to asbestos in the course of working for the railroad, it is wise to be screened for asbestos disease. All it takes is an x-ray and a competent doctor who is qualified to make a B-reading of that x-ray. If you have a problem, please contact us at our Charlottesville, Virginia or our Virginia Beach, Virginia office for a free consultation.