Widow says Norfolk Southern Railway negligent in spouse's death

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 4, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — A woman claims that her husband died from cancer that he developed in the workplace.

Karen H. Tyler, personal representative for the estate of Joseph L. Tyler Jr., filed a lawsuit on Nov. 28 against Norfolk Southern Railway Company in Orleans Parish Civil District Court alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff's husband, Joseph L. Tyler Jr, was employed by the defendant from 1969 to 2005. The suit states that the man was constantly exposed to dangerous chemicals such as creosote and asbestos. The man allegedly developed brain cancer due to the nature of his work, and the negligence of the defendant to provide adequate protection or warnings about the danger.

The defendant is accused of negligence.

The plaintiff seeks all reasonable damages, court costs, attorney fees and all appropriate relief. The plaintiff is represented by attorney Neil F. Nazareth in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division C Judge Sidney H. Cates.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court case number 2017-11371

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