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Norfolk Southern Engineer with Nasopharyngeal Cancer – Case Summary

Posted on November 18th, 2019 by Andrew L. Hughes

Railroad Engineer Cancer Lawsuit: Phil Baker worked as a locomotive engineer for Norfolk Southern Railway Company for 18 years. He was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer and passed away. His wife, Linda Baker, brought suit against Norfolk Southern, alleging that her […]

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Railroads Reap Billions – Railroad Workers Left With Cancer

Posted on October 15th, 2019 by Andrew L. Hughes

In 2018, Norfolk Southern Railway earned $4 billion in income. CSX Railroad made $4.74 billion. Union Pacific Railroad pulled down $6 billion in 2018. Whatever they may claim to the contrary, these railroads have historically prioritized profits over safety.  And […]

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Schmaltz v. Norfolk – Experts Fail to Relate Diagnosis to Railroad Herbicide

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

878 F. Supp. 1119 Case Law Series- Plaintiff’s railroad herbicide exposure case dismissed because experts could not tie diagnosis to work exposure. Plaintiff Arthur E. Schmaltz worked as a carman for Norfolk & Western Railway Company (“N&W”). In May of […]

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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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