Posted on July 3rd, 2009 by Zane Cagle
A family in Texas filed a lawsuit against Chevron this month over the death of a former Texaco worker who died of multiple myeloma, which doctors attributed to exposure to Benzene while working at the plant. The complaint, filed June 19, alleges that Chevron knew benzene was a carcinogen that could cause health problems, but failed to warn workers of the danger and take necessary safety precautions regarding chemical exposure. According to the plaintiffs’ attorney, multiple myeloma is an incurable disease that attacks the plasma cells, often making symptoms, “painful and terrible.” Benzene is an industrial chemical often used as a solvent in the production of drugs, synthetics and dyes, and as a gasoline additive.
If you were exposed to Benzene or other hazardous chemicals at work, you may be entitled to legal compensation from your employer, as it is their duty to provide a safe working environment for all employees. Whether it was exposure to chemicals or malfunctioning equipment, you should have someone fighting on your side. Contact one of our premier Personal Injury Attorneys at Page Cagle today for a free consultation.