Diesel Asthma

Diesel exhaust is a mixture containing over 450 different components, including vapors and fine particles coated with organic substances.  Exposure to this mixture may result in a wide spectrum of different forms of cancer, respiratory effects such as diesel asthma, and other serious health problems.

Diesel exhaust from heavy-duty diesel engines contains between 100 to 200 times more small particles than gasoline engine exhaust. As a result, diesel engines account for an estimated 26% of the total hazardous particulate pollution from fuel combustion sources in our air, and 66% of the particulate pollution from on-road sources. Diesel engines also produce nearly 20% of the total nitrogen oxides in outdoor air.  Nitrogen oxides are a major contributor to ozone production and smog. 

If you, a friend, or family member has developed asthma after years spent as a railroad worker, you should seek legal representation without delay. 

Our lawyers have handled precedent setting Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) cases. E.J. Leizerman & Associates, LLC is a law firm recognized in the field of Railroad Law, primarily representing injured employees under FELA, the Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA) and the Safety Appliance Act (SAA). Our firm is uniquely positioned to understand the needs of railroad workers and their families.