A Texas woman has just filed a benzene lawsuit against DuPont De Nemours on behalf of her late husband.

Levings alleges that her husband died as a result of benzene exposure while working for the company.  Her Husband worked at DuPont’s Sabine River Works facility in Orange County Texas, and died of non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL) in 2008.  

Benzene is a highly carcinogenic organic solvent widely used in the industrial sector.  The chemical is linked to multiple debilitating and deadly diseases in addition to NHL. 

Linda Levings stands a great chance of receiving compensation for her loss.  In recent years many have successfully obtained benzene settlements as a pattern of corporate disregard for workers health and the environment continues to emerge.

Benzene settlements can be quite considerable, below are just a few  2008 verdicts:

  • $11.2 million was awarded to New York City after Exxon Mobil intentionally contaminated the City’s waterways with benzene.
  • $6.6 million was awarded to the family of a 68-year old man who died from benzene exposure after working at Mobil.
  • $4.3 million was awarded to the families of four petrochemical workers who were all diagnosed with leukemia following workplace benzene exposure.

The size of a benzene settlement depends on  the degree of negligence on behalf of the defendant, and the severity of the benzene exposure and resulting medical conditions.

Employers have an obligation to provide a safe working environment.  Workers should be provided with proper education about toxic materials they may be exposed to, and maximum protection from those materials.  If you have been sickened by on the job exposure to benzene you may be eligible for monetary compensation.  Contact a medical lawyer without delay,  it costs nothing to discuss your circumstances with most qualified benzene attorneys.

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