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Q: My Dad worked for the railroad and now has lung cancer. He worked around diesel exhaust. Can he sue the railroad?

He worked for the railroad for 35 years.

Andrew L. Hughes
Andrew L. Hughes
answered on Apr 15, 2016

Yes - if he was exposed to diesel exhaust at work he may very well have a case. Diesel Exhaust is now considered a carcinogen by the World Health Organization. He would need to bring his action under the Federal Employers Liability Act. If he rode on locomotives, the Locomotive Inspection Act... View More

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