Benzene, Acute Myeloid Leukemia & Shell


Benzene, Acute Myeloid Leukemia & Shell is a case about a pipefitter that worked for Shell and Lou-Con in Louisiana and alleged that his acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) was caused by his exposure to benzene from the defendants products.

A brief summary of the case follows:

  • Plaintiffs allege Washington was routinely exposed to benzene or benzene-containing products from 1977 to 1994 through his work
  • Washington worked as a pipefitter with the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 60 from 1977 until 1994, and he was employed by various companies, including Lou-Con, to work at several of the named defendants’ refineries and facilities.
  • Plaintiffs allege that Washington was routinely exposed to benzene and benzene-containing products by Lou-Con employees while working at these facilities.
  • Washington was diagnosed with AML on January 7, 2012, and died three years later on January 27, 2015.
  • His family learned of the connection between benzene exposure and AML in February 2015 and subsequently brought this suit.
  • For more on the Benzene, Acute Myeloid Leukemia & Shell case in the United States District Court, E.D. of Louisiana, please follow this link.

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