PHILADELPHIA – A Kentucky couple is suing CSX Transportation in connection with an allegedly asbestos-related cancer diagnosis.
James S. Collier and Mary Elizabeth Collier filed a complaint Dec. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against CSX Transportation Inc., alleging that the company was negligent in protecting its employees.
James Collier worked as a carman and welder for CSX from 1961 until 1978, the complaint states. In 2014, Collier was informed that he had contracted lung cancer.
The couple are alleging that the cancer was caused by James Collier's exposure to asbestos at the majority of his work sites.
The couple is seeking compensation of more than $50,000 for punitive damages. They are represented by Robert E. Paul of Paul, Reich and Myers PC in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:15-CV-06823