A man who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) in 2006 has filed a lawsuit against 26 companies after realizing that his cancer is probably related to decades of occupational benzene exposure.
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) is one of several rare cancers caused by benzene, and Calvin Johns suffered plenty of exposure to benzene during his years as a laborer at Sinclair Refining Company, Clark Oil, Premcor and Apex – all of which have been named as defendants in Johns’ suit.
Oil refineries, in particular, should know the risks their workers face and should take measures to reduce the risk of toxic exposures. Many successful claims have been made against large corporations, allowing victims of benzene exposure to obtain compensation for their physical, emotional and financial damages.
In this lawsuit, Johns and his wife are seeking damages for medical expenses, physical pain and mental anguish, among other things.