Hartley & O'Brien, PLLC, along with Johnstone & Gabhart, recently filed a lawsuit on behalf
of a railway worker employed by Railserve, Inc. who developed a rare blood
disease called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) after being exposed
to a number of chemicals while moving and loading railway cars at DuPont's
Belle Works in Kanawha County, West Virginia. During the three years between
2008 and 2011 in which he worked at the DuPont facility, the worker was
exposed to chemicals such as dimethyl amine, trimethyl amine, dimethyl
sulfate, and glycolic acid, as well as several DuPont-manufactured products.
After a chemical spill in the fall of 2011, the worker collapsed at home
and was taken to the hospital, where he nearly died. His doctors diagnosed
him with HLH and, over the course of the next several months, he was hospitalized
repeatedly and received extensive medical treatment. He remains on prescription
medication, suffers nausea daily, and has difficulty tolerating sunlight.
The worker brought suit against Railserve and DuPont, as well as two safety
managers at DuPont's Belle works.
Pettry v. Railserve, Inc., et al., Marshall County, West Virginia Circuit Court, Civil Action No. 13-C-162-H.
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