STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Former Tire Manufacturing Employee Files Benzene Complaint in Wisconsin Federal Court

MADISON, Wis. –– Two Wisconsin residents have filed a benzene complaint in federal court, contending that exposure to benzene-containing products at a tire manufacturing facility caused one of them to develop MDS.

The complaint was filed on Nov. 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.

Plaintiffs Fred and Lorraine Gee filed the complaint, contending that Fred Gee’s work at a tire manufacturing facility for approximately 25 years required him to complete work using benzene-containing products and other rubber solvents.

The facility was operated by the Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company Inc., the complaint said.


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