A man who worked for several major oil companies was awarded $17.5 million in a chemical exposure lawsuit in which he claimed that he developed a disease from chemical exposure he suffered while employed at the companies.
According to Beaumont Enterprise, the man had worked as a petroleum inspector on barges and ships in Southeast Texas as well as Southwest Louisiana. He claimed the benzene exposure he dealt with while working for Chevron USA Inc., Unocal, and Texaco Inc. and caused him to develop acute myelogenous leukemia at the age of 48. The disease left him unable to continue working and led to “substantial medical bills.”
The jury found that the man had “suffered extensive benzene exposure” while working for the companies and ruled in his favor.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by benzene exposure, contact Sokolove Law for a free legal consultation and to learn about your options.