The controversy surrounding benzene exposure continues. In recent months, we’ve seen benzene cancer cases pop up in Mississippi, Arkansas, Colorado and Illinois, and now a Texas family is fighting a similar battle on behalf of their father. Co-plaintiffs David Landry III and Tori L. Flowers have filed a lawsuit against American Cyanamid and 17 other companies in Texas, alleging that the companies negligently exposed their father, David Landry Jr., to dangerous levels of the chemical compound benzene, despite being fully aware of the dangers.
Here is a complete list of the defendants:
- American Cyanamid
- Amoco Chemical Co.
- Amoco Oil Co.
- Atlantic Richfield Co.
- B.P. Amoco Chemical Co.
- B.P. Products North America
- Exxon Mobil Corporation
- Exxon Mobil Oil Corporation
- Shell Chemical Company
- Shell Oil
- Texaco Chemical Company
- The Union Oil Company of California
- TRMI Holdings
- Wyeth Holdings
The case is set to be tried in 2014. The aforementioned companies are accused of knowingly exposing the deceased victim to dangerous amounts of benzene, ultimately resulting in his diagnosis of multiple myeloma. Blood cancers like these are extremely common with benzene exposure, and major health organizations the world over have confirmed the link.
According to the lawsuit, the elder Landry worked at the Port Neches chemical plant during the mid 1970s and “was occupationally exposed to various toxic and carcinogenic chemicals, including but not limited to, benzene, benzene-containing products and other carcinogens.”
The plaintiffs in this case are seeking unspecified damages for their fathers medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages. They’re also seeking compensation for their own mental anguish, medical costs, household services and nursing care. With 18 powerful defendants, the Landry family certainly has their work cut out for them, but benzene exposure is a very serious matter.
Have you or someone you love suffered severe Benzene side effects, including cancer? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the Benzene lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen today to discuss your case and receive a free consultation from one of our qualified representatives. You must act quickly, though. In order to gather the proper evidence for Benzene lawsuits, we must begin our investigation as quickly as possible.
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By Jeffrey Nadrich