The Dangers of Manganese Exposure
Manganese is a mineral found in nature that provides nutrients for various types of animals and plants. While this material may be useful to some organisms, excessive exposure can be very dangerous for humans. Long term exposure to manganese is known to cause manganese poisoning, or the condition known as manganism.
Who is at risk?
There are several different occupations that use manganese in the workplace:
- Railroad workers
- Steel workers
Under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act, Railroad workers are protected from the negligent actions of their employers which may cause them serious injury. Employers are aware of the dangers of manganese, but many choose to do nothing to prevent manganese poisoning or educate their employees on the dangers of the substance. If you have experienced manganese poisoning due to your working conditions, contact a lawyer immediately to discuss your legal options.
The Effects of Manganism
Long term exposure to manganese can cause serious health problems. The high levels of manganese work to attack the kidneys, liver, and central nervous system. The symptoms of manganism tend to mirror those of Parkinson’s disease. Additional symptoms may include:
- Poor hand-eye coordination
- Respiratory difficulties
- Psychological problems
- Difficulty with speech
- Difficulty with facial expressions
A Lawyer Can Help
If you are a railroad worker and have suffered the symptoms of manganism, a skilled lawyer can help you to learn more about your legal rights. If your employer is liable for failing to provide you with a safe working environment, a talented attorney will be able to organize an effective lawsuit against them in order to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. Contact the FELA lawyers
of Williams Kherkher by calling 800-220-9341. Your initial consultation is free and will allow an experienced lawyer to evaluate your case.
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