STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

New Complaint Says Benzol Caused Myelodysplastic Syndrome

NEW YORK -- A New York couple has filed a lawsuit in federal court, contending that the benzene-containing product Benzol has caused myelodysplastic syndrome. Nelson, et al. v. Ashland Inc., et al., No. 05-10364 (S.D. N.Y.).

The complaint was filed Dec. 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Plaintiffs John and Joan Nelson claim that John's work at a Kay Fries chemical plant for one year exposed him to benzene, subsequently causing his myelodysplastic syndrome.

The Nelsons claim that defendants Ashland Inc. and Ashland Oil Inc. manufactured and distributed Benzol, a benzene-containing product, to ...

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