KCS settles with conductor claiming carpal tunnel injury

David Yates Apr. 19, 2011, 11:06am

Kansas City Southern Railway Co. and plaintiff Robert Green announced that they reached a settlement on Monday, April 18, in a civil case over work-related injuries.

Green, A KCS employee for four decades, filed suit against his former employer on Aug. 17, 2009, in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show Green worked for KCS from 1967 to 2008 as a conductor and was exposed to various ergonomic risk factors during that period.

Green claims he now suffers from carpal tunnel syndrome and degenerative joint disease because the railroad failed to provide him with the proper ergonomic equipment, court papers say.

The case was set to go to trial on May 2. The settlement amount was not disclosed.

Green was suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Houston attorney John Zgourides of Vasquez & Sammons represented him.

KCS was represented in part by attorney Mitchell Smith.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, presided over the case.

Case No. B184-675

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