$1,200,000 for Railroad Worker Cancer Death (FELA)
William O. Crutchlow, Esq. of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP with offices in Edison and Toms River, New Jersey recently settled a case on behalf of the family of a deceased railroad worker who contracted esophageal cancer and colon cancer as a consequence of toxic and hazardous exposures encountered during a many decade carrier working for multiple railroads. This case was prosecuted pursuant to the Federal Employee’s Liability Act (FELA). We were able to establish that our client had been unreasonably and unsafely exposed to asbestos and diesel exhaust, among other toxins, during his employment. It was asserted that the railroads failed to properly assess the working conditions for their employees, failed to warn their workers of the hazards that were present and failed to take reasonable steps to protect their workers by way of protective equipment and remediation. Our client suffered from advanced, metastatic esophageal cancer and colon cancer at the time of his death. This case was resolved with each of the defendant railroads agreeing to contribute to the settlement.