Louisville, KY – A jury in Louisville has ruled in favor of C-S-X
Railroad in a lawsuit brought by a former employee.
The man had claimed that he suffered brain disease
from exposure to toxic chemicals.
48 year old David Ray Burton alleged he developed
chronic toxic encephalopathy for exposure to harmful
solvents used in the railroad's Louisville yard. The
disease is characterized by short-term memory loss,
depression, anxiety and diminished mental function.
Burton had filed suit in the fall of 2000. He claimed his
injuries resulted from the company's "negligent failure
to provide a safe working environment."