» Benzene Settlements Wed, 26 Dec 2012 21:04:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Benzene Settlements On The Rise Sun, 05 Apr 2009 11:44:09 +0000 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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BP Settling Benzene Leukemia Lawsuits Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:09:25 +0000 From Missouri an article about benzene exposure and the related diseases.  Notice that the diseases listed here are:  Leukemia and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.  These are two that are pretty tightly connected to benzene exposure.

These lawsuits here are slightly different in that they are related to environmental exposure and not direct industrial exposure such we see in tire manufacturers, printers, oil workers and petroleum transporters.

From the Examiner:

The 28 remaining lawsuits against BP related to the former Amoco Sugar Creek Refinery are being settled out of court.

Attorney Lon Walters, of The Walters Law Firm, who represented the former and current Sugar Creek residents in the suit, released a statement on Thursday saying BP and the plaintiffs have agreed to resolve all lawsuits over alleged that the residents were exposed to toxic substances. Neither side would release terms of the settlement.

Jury selection was slated to begin Monday for the next trial. However, two days of settlement hearings will be held instead before Jackson County Circuit Judge Marco Roldan.

Only one of the 31 cases filed against BP has gone to trial. In 2005, Leonard Ryan, whose wife died from leukemia, was awarded $13.3 million plus undisclosed punitive damages.

BP has settled two cases out of court for undisclosed settlements.The first in 2006, with Justin Detel, of Sugar Creek, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and the second in 2007, with Sean Reed, who lived in Sugar Creek from the time of his birth in 1981 until about age 5, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and leukemia in 1985 and underwent chemotherapy and radiation as a child.

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