BNSF Railway News

Widow accuses BNSF Railway, others of not warning about asbestos risks

By Lhalie Castillo | Apr 9, 2018

BELLEVILLE — A widow claims her husband was exposed to asbestos during the course of his career, leading to his cancer diagnosis.

Former BNSF Railway alleges cancer diagnosis was caused by asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 8, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A man formerly employed by BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad alleges asbestos exposure caused him to develop cancer.

Couple seeks more than $50,000 in St. Clair County asbestos case

By Lhalie Castillo | Nov 3, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing a number of companies, citing alleged negligence.

BNSF Railway Co., others named in suit by man who alleges asbestos exposure caused cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 16, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A former employee of Canadian Pacific Railway Co. and for other businesses alleges that asbestos exposure caused him to develop cancer.

Suit alleges negligence by BNSF Railway, dozens of other companies for asbestos-caused cancer death

By John Severance | Apr 18, 2017

BELLEVILLE — The estate of a former BNSF Railway worker who died of lung cancer in July filed suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court looking for damages from a number of companies that produced products containing asbestos.

Gilster-Mary Corp. ordered to pay half of attorney fees in liability case

By Melissa Busch | Mar 17, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois ordered Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. (GML) to pay half of the attorney’s fees and costs to plaintiff BNSF Railway Co., following a dispute in a liability case.

Supreme Court urges legislature to reexamine tax on nursing home beds; Says just because a tax is permissible doesn’t mean its wise

By Bethany Krajelis | Jan 23, 2015

Although it ruled in the state’s favor in a case challenging a tax imposed on nursing homes, the Illinois Supreme Court on Friday asked the legislature it take another look at the so-called “bed tax” and decide whether it’s really necessary to charge certain operators, like those that don’t participate in the Medicaid system or government-funded programs.

Railroad worker sues over fall sustained while spraying weeds

By Andrea Dearden | May 31, 2012

A Madison County railroad company employee says he was hurt on the job when he fell while spraying for weeds.

BNSF Railway sued over worker's asbestos exposure

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 27, 2012

Gavin The wife of a recently deceased railroad worker has filed suit against her husband's former employer, alleging it contributed to his death by exposing him to asbestos fibers throughout his employment.

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