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Railroad Worker Develops Incurable Cancer from Toxic Exposure

Railroad toxic exposure lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP filed suit on behalf of a Missouri worker who was exposed to a host of extremely toxic and cancer-causing substances, including asbestos, during his 35-year career working as a Brakeman, Switchman, and Remote Control Operator for a Class I railroad in downtown St. Louis. Because of his company’s reckless decisions to expose him to these toxic substances without giving him proper protective equipment or even warning him about the dangers associated with them, he developed lung cancer. 

Despite extensive treatment with multiple rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, the doctors have been unable to put the aggressive cancer into remission. The worst part for our client is that the railroad to which he dedicated his entire career knew that it was exposing its workers to a long list of extremely dangerous substances. Yet, it kept the extreme risk involved with these repeated exposures secret from the lifeblood of the company: hardworking people like our client. The railroad knew it would have to spend more money than it wanted to in order to keep its workers safe, so it simply chose not to. 

Our client paid the price of this profit-driven choice. We look forward to assisting this man in getting the compensation he deserves for being used like a lab rat in a dangerous experiment and suffering catastrophic harm as a result.

The case was filed in St. Louis City, Missouri.

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