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Motley Rice represents individuals injured by toxic substances in the workplace, including victims of mesothelioma, asbestos-related diseases, and other serious and often fatal cancers associated with harmful levels of exposure to asbestos, welding fumes and other chemicals. In addition to harming industrial workers, the impact of occupational exposure and disease extends to the home and affects family members. Motley Rice lawyers also litigate occupational injury cases under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) on behalf of injured railroad workers.

Asbestos and Mesothelioma
Attorneys at Motley Rice have years of experience litigating asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuits, having represented victims of asbestos exposure since Ron Motley's 1970's landmark discovery that revealed asbestos manufacturers' knew about the dangers of asbestos exposure to industry workers and their families. Several potentially fatal illnesses, including an aggressive cancer known as malignant mesothelioma, are strongly associated with asbestos exposure. Motley Rice's asbestos lawyers continues to litigate asbestos and mesothelioma cases on behalf of thousands of workers and families who have suffered the effects of asbestos fiber exposure. Learn more about asbestos exposure and mesothelioma lawsuits.

Benzene Exposure
Motley Rice attorneys are reviewing potential cases involving people who were exposed to benzene or benzene-containing products in the workplace and developed leukemia or other blood-related diseases. Benzene, a known carcinogenic chemical, is a universal solvent often used in maintenance or heavy repair work and is also used in the manufacture of numerous products, from dyes and detergents to plastic and rubber. Exposure to benzene can be serious and frequently occurs in industrial workplaces. Learn more about benzene exposure and how Motley Rice seeks to hold accountable manufacturers, premise owners and others who may be responsible for exposing hard-working employees to benzene. 

Burn Pit Litigation
Our attorneys are currently fighting on behalf of United States military veterans, former military personnel and civilian personnel who have brought suit against defense contractors who they allege jeopardized their health and safety by knowingly burning vast quantities of hazardous waste in open-air burn pits on military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. With experience litigating complex cases involving occupational exposures to toxic substances, Motley Rice is committed to representing victims of prolonged exposure to burn pit emissions while also advocating for the health and safety of U.S. service men and women. Learn more about burn pit litigation.

Railroad Workers and FELA Lawsuits
The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) offers railroad workers additional rights under federal law, and Motley Rice attorneys work to ensure that railroad employees and families who have been injured or suffered the wrongful death of a loved one are represented. FELA-related lawsuits seek not only to recover damages for railroad workers injured on the job but also to fight for recovery on behalf of victims' families. Learn more about FELA Lawsuits.


 
 
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Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and the D.C. Screening of "MisLead"
Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick, November 28, 2014
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Discussing The Latest In Asbestos Lung Cancer Litigation
V. Brian Bevon, October 20, 2014
As many Americans are all too aware, lung cancer continues to be the leading cancer killerin both men and women in the United States. It is mainly seen as a disease of the elderly, with more than 82 percent of those suffering 60 years of age or older. This is due in part to aggressive cancers such...

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2014: Recent Headlines Highlight That Asbestos Is Still a Relevant Issue
John E. Herrick, October 08, 2014
A couple of recent articles about renovation workers encountering asbestos while working on building modifications have recently caught my attention. And, with Mesothelioma Awareness Day coming up this Friday, September 26, 2014, I wanted to share some thoughts on asbestos, mesothelioma and the...

Asbestos Judgment Reinstated: Insurer Travelers Ordered to Pay $500 Million in Asbestos-Related Settlements
, August 01, 2014
MT. PLEASANT, SC - (July 22, 2014) - Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit put to rest the “private hopes and dreams” of insurer Travelers Cos. Inc., in its attempt to avoid its obligation to thousands of asbestos victims.