STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
New Complaints Filed in Louisiana State Court, Say Benzene Caused Number of Cancers
August 29, 2017
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 ...