STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

New Complaints Filed in Louisiana State Court, Say Benzene Caused Number of Cancers

NEW ORLEANS –– At least eight new benzene-related complaints have been filed in recent weeks in Louisiana state court with the plaintiffs asserting that they developed a number of illnesses as a result of exposure to benzene, including multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The complaints were filed in the Louisiana Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans.


In his Aug. 4 complaint, Kenneth Glenn Evans contended that he performed maritime work for the named defendants on a number of vessels on navigable waters. During the course of his work, Evans said that he came into contact with benzene-containing ...

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