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Rick Shapiro

Railroad Worker Claims Benzene, Creosote-Coated Rail Ties Caused His Leukemia

An interesting railroad worker cancer lawsuit is currently under way in Illinois. The plaintiff, who began working on tracks and in rail yards during the late 1970s for a company that was later purchased by Union Pacific, is now dying […]

Rick Shapiro

Locomotive Engineers May Face Higher Cancer Risk From Exposure to Magnetic Fields

Many health and cancer risks posed by working on and around trains are well-known. No one doubts that railroad employees continue to develop deadly cases of mesothelioma after breathing in asbestos fibers. On-the-job exposures to diesel fumes and radiation are […]

Randy Appleton

Myelodysplastic Syndrome from Benzene Exposure – Info from FELA Lawyer

Railroad workers – including trainmen, conductors, engineers, switchmen, etc. – are exposed to hazardous chemicals and toxic fumes on a regular basis. Unfortunately, many of the big railroad companies neglected to take the necessary safety precautions to reduce the health […]

Randy Appleton

Railroad Workers At High Risk of Suffering Health Problems Due to Asbestos Exposure

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately 125 million people face workplace exposure to asbestos worldwide. This exposure is responsible for some 100,000 occupational deaths annually from diseases like lung cancer and asbestos. The railroad industry is one such […]

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro, P.C.

There are things you can do to help prevent E.Coli.

With the number of E. coli victims due to a recent outbreak at a North Carolina county fair growing to 38 as of October 16, 2012, the American public has become increasingly aware of the…

Randy Appleton

How Good Is the Air Quality in Our Schools?

Matthew, a third-grader in Winsted Connecticut (CT), was consistently sick with a wet cough, severe headaches and ongoing respiratory infections. He missed 53 days of school due to his illness….

Rick Shapiro

Mississippi State Bar Release Emergency Legal Guide for Victims of Oil Disaster

Thousands of people have been adversely affected by the oil disaster off the Gulf of Mexico. Fishing, crabbing, and tourism industries in and around the Gulf, and even businesses down in Florida…

Randy Appleton

Alarming Levels of Toxic Dust Found in Homes Come from Parking Lot & Driveway Sealants

Chemicals in a cancer-causing substance used to seal pavement, parking lots and driveways across the U.S. are surfacing in dust in dwellings, propelling worries about the possible health…

Randy Appleton

Latent Hazards of Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma is a common health hazard caused by asbestos poisoning while working in industries that manufacture products made from this deadly material. Symptoms of asbestos poisoning may not…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

Millions of Pounds of Toxic Chinese Drywall Are In Carolina Homes

Court filings indicate over 18 million pounds of toxic Chinese drywall were shipped and used in Carolina homes since 2006. Homes in South Carolina, particularly in the Charleston area, built…