Benzene, Gasoline Vapors, Motiva & Johnson is about two former employees of the Camellia Grill restaurant in New Orleans, who alleged that they suffered adverse health effects from exposure to gasoline vapors originating from a nearby Shell gasoline station.
A brief summary of the Benzene, Gasoline Vapors, Motiva & Johnson scenario follows:
- The two former employees of the Camellia Grill restaurant in New Orleans alleged harmful exposure to gasoline vapors (benzene exposure) from a nearby Shell gasoline station storage tanks.
- The peition alleged that underground gasoline storage tanks at the Shell station near the Camellia Grill released massive quantities of gasoline into the soil under the tank beds, which saturated the ground soil, and penetrated through the sanitary sewer system, grease traps, and drain lines, thereby exposing Mr. Johnson and others to concentrated levels of gasoline vapors
- The appeal alleged that, during Mr. Carlile’s employment with Carmellia Grill, he was exposed to gasoline vapors (benzene), which presented an unreasonable risk of harm under La. C.C. arts. 2315 and 2317, exposure to gasoline vapors for three and one-half years.
- The trial court awarded Mr. Johnson $200,000.00 in general damages, including physical and mental pain and suffering, and fear of cancer; $5,592.00 in past medical specials; and $25,000.00 in future medical specials.
For more on the Benzene, Gasoline Vapors, Motiva & Johnson case in the United States District Court, E. D. Pennsylvania, please follow this link: Benzene, Gasoline Vapors and Fear of Cancer
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