Occupational Diseases: Melanoma

FELA Claims for Victims of Melanoma

Melanoma may be one of the least common types of skin cancer, but it is the most lethal. It develops from the melanocytes, cells which are responsible for the production of dark pigment in the skin, and when it spreads it can become lethal. Railroad workers whose job duties require frequent and extended periods in the sunlight are exposed to an increased risk of melanoma. When the railroad company contributed to the condition or caused it through negligence, such as by providing uniforms which do not cover the skin, preventing employees from wearing protective headwear or failing to provide education on the risks of ultraviolet radiation, they may be liable for damages under the FELA. The Law Offices of Martin E. Jackson has been representing the rights of injured railroad workers since 1986, and Marty Jackson is ready to speak with you about the possibility of recovering compensation for your condition.

In his career as a FELA lawyer, Marty Jackson has worked to hold railroad companies accountable for the injuries and illnesses suffered by their employees nationwide, and he has achieved settlements and jury verdicts in excess of $80 million. You may be entitled to monetary damages covering medical expenses, present and future lost income, loss of earning power, and pain and suffering. He will work closely with you to establish the full impact that your melanoma may have on your life, both financially and in regards to intangible costs such as your mental anguish and loss of ability to enjoy life.

Railroad Injury Lawyer for Melanoma Lawsuits

Occupational diseases such as melanoma often receive less attention than traumatic railroad personal injuries as they develop more gradually and the suffering of the victim is often not as sudden and dramatic. Railroad workers who develop melanoma usually do so after years spent working in the sun. Treatment is most successful when the condition is diagnosed early and will normally consist of surgically removing the tumor. More advanced stages may require chemotherapy or radiation therapy. If this occupational cancer metastasizes or spreads into other areas of the body, it can be fatal. Watch for the development of dark spots or moles which are asymmetrical or irregularly shaped, have splotchy coloring or which grow over time and are larger than 6 millimeters.