Bladder Cancer

Bladder Cancer in Railroad Workers

If you are a current or retired railroad worker and have contracted bladder cancer, it is advisable to discuss the matter with a seasoned FELA attorney who can advise you regarding the possibility of recovering compensation. The Federal Employers' Liability Act was passed more than a century ago to provide railroaders the right to sue their employers for damages related to preventable injuries and illnesses. You may be entitled to a settlement and The Law Offices of Martin E. Jackson can represent you in a lawsuit to secure compensation for your medical bills, loss of income, earning power and your pain and suffering. If you lost a loved one to bladder cancer, Marty Jackson can help you with a wrongful death claim. Marty Jackson has more than 26 years of experience and has recovered over $50 million from negligent railroad companies across the country.

Railroad workers are in danger of developing this occupational cancer in many ways, due to the number of carcinogens in the workplace environment. Benzene exposure, chemical solvent exposure and exposure to welding fumes are commonly cited examples of conditions which can lead to the development of bladder cancer. The condition is often misdiagnosed in its early stages, making it more difficult to treat.

FELA Compensation for Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is nearly always a transitional cell carcinoma and it occurs when malignant cancer cells grow in the tissues which form the lining of the bladder. Unless it is treated early it has the potential to spread to the rest of the body. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are common treatments, but when these are not successful it is often necessary to surgically remove the bladder and replace it with an artificial bladder or a section of the intestines or colon. Beyond the painful and invasive nature of treatment, this disease can have a widespread impact on the patient's life when it is not fatal.