Defense verdict in FELA claim

The case involved a cumulative trauma claim by a plaintiff regarding the work practices of mounting and dismounting moving equipment and walking on uneven and over-sized ballast during his 42 year career with our client, a national transportation company. The Plaintiff was a well liked local preacher. The plaintiff introduced evidence he would need bilateral knee replacement surgery and requested a large sum in closing argument. After a five-day trial the jury reached a defense verdict.