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Case Summary – Steel Mill Pipefitter Leukemia Settlement

The Plaintiff was employed as a pipefitter at US Steel’s Clairton Works in Pittsburgh. Many years before his leukemia diagnosis, he worked at the plant...

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Oil Refinery Leukemia Settlement

The decedent was a 53-year old woman who was employed as a contractor safety attendant.  She worked inside oil refineries owned by the co-defendant, Chevron. Approximately 14 months later, she developed leukemia, which resulted in her death in 2000. Her family claimed that her employer and the owners of the refineries where she was sent to work were negligent by failing to...

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Case Summary – Leukemia Verdict for Oil Refinery Millwright

The decedent was employed as a millwright at the Delaware City oil refinery for the Defendant, Texaco, from the early 1970s to 1988. In June 2003, he died as a result of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML). This was a wrongful death action filed by the millwright’s wife. She alleged that her husband’s benzene exposure and leukemia was a result of the refinery’s...

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Automotive and Airplane Mechanic – Leukemia Settlement

An automotive and airplane mechanic used solvents containing benzene during his employment. The products he used were manufactured, marketed, supplied, sold, or distributed by the defendants. As a result of his exposure to benzene, a known carcinogen, the former airplane mechanic developed acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), which led to his death in 2011. His estate brought a wrongful death claim...

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Multiple Myeloma Settlement For Printer – (Cochran v. 3M)

The decedent worked as a printer from 1980 through 1991 at several different companies in California before later being diagnosed with multiple myeloma. During...

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What Is Benzene?

Benzene is a naturally occurring component of crude oil and a known cause of leukemia. When distilled, it is a clear, organic...

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