Battaglia v. Conrail – Engineer’s Career Cut Short By Asthma Diagnosis

Posted on September 20th, 2019 by Andrew L. Hughes

2009-Ohio-5505, 2009 WL 3325903 Case Law Series- Conrail engineer receives $2.6 Million after court finds his asthma was caused by diesel exposures in railroad’s locomotive cabs.   In 1976, Francis Battaglia went to work as a brakeman for Consolidated Rail Corp, […]

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Harris v. CSX Transportation – Trainman Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma

Posted on August 22nd, 2019 by Andrew L. Hughes

Case Law Series – Railroad trainman’s experts allowed to testify that diesel exhaust exposures caused his multiple myeloma Ronald K. Harris worked for CSX Transportation for 29 years as a trainman, where he was exposed to diesel exhaust from locomotives […]

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Aplastic Anemia

Posted on August 22nd, 2019 by Andrew L. Hughes

Aplastic anemia occurs when your body’s bone marrow stops producing enough red blood cells. Typically, when old blood cells have run their course, they are replaced by the bone marrow’s new red blood cells. However, in an individual with aplastic […]

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Railroad Workers and COPD

Posted on August 7th, 2019 by Andrew L. Hughes

Railroad workers are at an elevated risk of developing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).  Why is that?  Because long term occupational exposures to diesel exhaust, welding fumes and silica sand are known causes of COPD.  Whether you work as a […]

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Emphysema and Railroad Workers

Posted on July 29th, 2019 by Andrew L. Hughes

Emphysema is one of two conditions found under the general diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Emphysema is a condition that causes the air sacs in your lungs to deteriorate, making it hard to breathe and deliver proper amounts […]

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