STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Wash. Benzene Plaintiffs Filed Amended Complaint, Adds 2 New Defendants
July 26, 2019
SEATTLE –– Benzene plaintiffs contending that exposure to chemicals and solvents during employment as a guitar repair technician caused the development of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia have amended their complaint to add two new defendants to the action.
The plaintiffs had moved for leave to amend, contending that they had identified additional products that were allegedly harmful and wished to add the manufacturers of those products as defendants in the action.
In an order issued July 17, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington found that “given the early stage of this litigation, and the lack of ...