A man from St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, who formerly worked as a railroad carman/mechanic has filed a lawsuit alleging that exposure to hazardous chemicals caused his kidney cancer.
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What’s the Problem?
July 13, 2017 – According to the lawsuit, Plaintiff Alvin J. Porte was regularly exposed to the hazardous chemical tetrachloride during his tenure as a railroad carman/mechanic with the Illinois Central Railroad Co.
Porte claims that chronic exposure to tetrachloride for years caused him to develop kidney cancer, which he was allegedly diagnosed with in June 2014. Defendant is responsible for the injury because the company failed to supply a safe workplace, according to the lawsuit.
Plaintiff is seeking damages for all sums reasonable in the premises, with legal interest, costs of these proceedings and for all general and equitable relief.
The complaint was filed June 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana under case number case number 2:17-cv-05657, citing the Federal Employer’s Liability Act.
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