Attorneys: More than 80 sickened by smoke to sue Metro

By Ben Nuckols, Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 11, 2016 at 9:51 a.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 80 people who suffered smoke inhalation aboard a disabled Metro train in a downtown Washington tunnel are planning to sue the transit agency.

Attorneys say they will file individual lawsuits on behalf of those passengers on Tuesday, the anniversary of the electrical malfunction that caused the train to fill with smoke. One woman died in addition to the dozens who were sickened by smoke. Her sons have filed a separate lawsuit.

Attorneys say their clients have suffered ongoing health complications from the smoke inhalation, although a version of the complaint shared with reporters on Monday does not provide details. The lawsuit also says Metro has failed to disclose the chemical compounds that were part of the smoke, which may have impaired treatment for patients.

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