An auto mechanic who was allegedly diagnosed with multiple myeloma after being exposed to Benzene for years at his job has filed a lawsuit in Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County.
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What’s the problem?
May 19, 2017 – Plaintiff Steven J. Williams has been working as a mechanic since 1982, and in those years he used numerous products that contained benzene. As a result of his prolonged exposure to this carcinogen, he is now being treated for multiple myeloma, a cancer that starts in the bone marrow, according to the lawsuit.
Benzene is naturally found in crude oil and gasoline, and is among the top 20 most widely-used chemicals in the U.S. today. It has long been used as a powerful solvent, cleaning agent and degreaser in the auto industry.
Williams is not the first auto industry worker to allege injuries from long-term benzene exposure.
In August 2016, the family of Curtis Potter filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Goodrich, Dow Chemical and Axiall Corp. Potter was employed in a laboratory while working for Goodrich during the 1960s and 1970s, where he was exposed to carcinogenic chemicals, including benzene. As a result, he developed and died from renal cell carcinoma of his kidney, according to the lawsuit.
William’s complaint was filed against BP Products North America Inc., Hess Corporation, The Sherwin-Williams Company, E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Company, ExxonMobil Corporation and Rust-Oleum Corporation and others, alleging that the companies’ products contained benzene, yet their labeling provided no warnings about the potential health effects.
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