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Napoli Shkolnik Files Two Cancer Cases for Railroad Workers in Texas

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - February 21, 2018) - Napoli Shkolnik has filed two cases in Fort Worth, Texas against BNSF Railway, for injuries that two former employees suffered related to toxic exposures on the job.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe is one of the nation's largest railroads, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. The two former employees brought suit separately under the Federal Employee Liability Act, commonly known as FELA, for cancers they suffered as a result of occupational exposures to various toxins in their workplace.

BNSF, as the employer of the workers, had a legal duty under Federal law to protect them from workplace exposures and toxins. Railroad workers face a variety of long term health problems from exposure to welding fumes, diesel fumes, silica, asbestos and many other carcinogens. These exposures frequently result in cases of lung cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, leukemia and prostate cancer.

"Federal law guarantees railroad workers the right to seek compensation for workplace injuries, even when the disease develops years or decades after the employee last worked for the railroad," said Napoli Shkolnik partner Patrick Haines.

If you currently or formerly worked for a railroad and have been diagnosed with cancer within the last three years, you may be able to recover damages. Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is ready to seek justice on behalf of those railroad workers suffering from cancer caused by toxic contaminants.

About the firm

Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is a national litigation firm providing representation to persons in class action lawsuits and complex commercial cases, as well as victims of environmental contamination disasters, aviation accidents, defective prescriptions drugs and medical devices, asbestos-related illnesses, and other serious personal injury matters.

With their principal offices in New York City and additional offices in California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas, as well as affiliates throughout the United States, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is readily available to clients.

There are no upfront legal fees and we only recover money if we win your case.

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Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC
Patrick Haines, Partner
(212) 397-1000

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