Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, Liquid Wrench & U.S. Steel


Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, Liquid Wrench & U.S. Steel is a case about a New Mexico farmer that alleges that his acute myelogenous leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome was caused by his use of Liquid wrench (containing benzene) while cleaning machinery parts.

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, Liquid Wrench & U.S. Steel: A case in the Court of Appeals New Mexico, affirmed the summary judgement (based on exclusion of expert testimony).

A brief summary of the case follows:

  • Decedent worked as a farmer and rancher for approximately twenty-four years, from 1947 through 1971.
  • During this time, Decedent worked with equipment and machinery and various products associated with the operation, cleaning, and maintenance of the equipment and machinery, which included gasoline and a product known as Liquid Wrench.
  • Decedent used the gasoline to clean machinery parts in the field and in his shop, and he used the Liquid Wrench to loosen rusted and frozen equipment parts.
  • In November 2004, Decedent was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), also known as acute mylegenous leukemia (AML), and he died on February 5, 2005.
  • Plaintiff is the surviving widow of Decedent, and she sued Defendants, alleging that benzene in the gasoline and Liquid Wrench they supplied or manufactured caused Decedent’s MDS and death.
  • The Court ruled: granted and denied in part
  • To find out more on the case, see Liquid Wrench and U.S. Steel.

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