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Lawsuit alleges man's cancer caused by exposure to toxins at BNSF Railway worksite

By Louie Torres | Mar 3, 2018

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CHICAGO — A man is suing BNSF Railway Company for wrongful death and for allegedly taking insufficient measures to prevent injuries.

Arnold Earl Pottinger Jr., special administrator of the estate of Arnold Earl Pottinger, filed a complaint on Feb. 13 in the Cook County Circuit Court, alleging Arnold Earl Pottinger was diagnosed with cancer after he was allegedl exposed to poisonous, toxic and highly harmful materials in his workplace. The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible for allegedly failing to provide Pottinger adequate safety equipment.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount greater than $50,000 plus court cost and any further relief this court grants. He is represented by R. Joseph Kramer of Marc J. Bern & Partners LLP in Chicago.


R. Joseph Kramer | Marc J. Bern & Partners

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018l001529

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