On March 14, 2017, Sommers Schwartz attorneys Arvin Pearlman and Ben Wilensky filed suit under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) on behalf of a conductor who severed a finger and sustained a closed-head injury while on the job. According to the complaint, when the plaintiff attempted to close a defective door on an auto carrier the door suddenly and without warning jerked forward suddenly on its track and ran over his index finger, which later required amputation. The railroad failed to provide proper medical care at the scene and instead had him transported in a company pickup truck to the yard office. As the plaintiff exited the vehicle, without proper assistance, he fell and struck his head on the ground further aggravating his injuries and causing a closed head injury. The personal injury lawsuit is pending before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and seeks money damages for the plaintiff’s pain and suffering, lost income, loss of earning capacity and employment benefits, medical expenses, and permanent disability.