Nashville, Tennessee Jury Returns $2,905,000.00 Verdict In Favor of Injured Railroad Worker

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Nashville, Tn Jury returns FELA verdict of $2,905,000.00 in favor of worker.

On Thursday, March 16, 2006, a Nashville, Tennessee jury returned a verdict of $2,905,000.00 in favor of an injured railroad worker in his lawsuit against CSX Transportation, Inc. (“CSX”). Andrew Blackburn of Jonesborough, Tennessee sued CSX pursuant to the Federal Employers Liability Act (“FELA”) for injuries he suffered when he was thrown from a train while working as a freight conductor. The FELA is railroad workers’ remedy for on the job injuries. Blackburn suffered serious injuries including injuries to his back that required a surgical fusion.

Following a six (6) day trial in the Davidson County, Tennessee Circuit Court, the jury awarded Blackburn $2,905,000.00 in damages.

Edward Cook, Chris Hall and Andrew Lampros of the Cook, Hall & Lampros law firm in Atlanta represented Mr. Blackburn.

For more information contact Andrew Lampros, 404-876-8100.

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