Toxic Encephalopathy in Railroad Workers
Occupational Diseases Affecting Rail Workers
Toxic encephalopathy is among the most widespread
occupational diseases suffered by railroad workers. If you have been diagnosed with this condition
it is advisable to speak with a seasoned
FELA attorney about the possibility of a lawsuit to recover damages. Under the Federal
Employers' Liability Act, railroaders who receive injuries or illnesses
on the job have a right to take legal action against the railroad company
on the grounds of negligence. Your claim may cover medical bills, lost
income, reduced earning power, and pain and suffering caused by the condition.
The Law Offices of Martin E. Jackson has recovered over $80 million for
injured railroad workers and their families and Marty Jackson is ready
to consult with you about your condition today.
Chemical solvent exposure is a leading cause of toxic encephalopathy. When the worker comes into
direct contact with solvents or inhales the fumes, small quantities of
the chemicals may be transported through the bloodstream into the brain
where they can cause permanent damage. One of the most common symptoms
is colloquially referred to as "brain fog" and is often mistakenly
attributed to aging. The individual will often suffer from memory loss,
fatigue, difficulty concentrating and depression. Chemical brain injury
is usually irreversible, and the railroader and his family will often
have to confront a lifetime of coping with the condition.
FELA Damages for Toxic Encephalopathy
If at any point in your career in the railroad industry you have been subjected to
exposure to welding fumes or
benzene exposure and are now exhibiting symptoms which you believe may be the result of
toxic encephalopathy, you should not hesitate to seek a medical diagnosis.
Marty Jackson will work closely with you to document the development of
the condition as well as the impact it is likely to have on your future,
both in respect to the financial costs of the condition and any reduction
in your ability to enjoy life.