STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
New Complaint Says Benzol Caused Myelodysplastic Syndrome
December 29, 2005
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 ...