Benzene, Gates Rubber & Booker


Benzene, Gates Rubber & Booker is a case about a worker at Gates Rubber Co. in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, that worked at Gates Rubber Co. from 1975 to 1999.

A brief summary of the Benzene, Gates Rubber & Booker case follows:

  • Plaintiff Carlos Booker worked for Gates Rubber Co. in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, from 1975 to 1999.
  • The Complaint alleges that while working for Gates, Booker inhaled toxic chemicals which caused him numerous illnesses.
  • Specifically, the Complaint alleges that Gates manufactured products with use of the chemical benzene, which caused Booker’s bladder cancer.
  • Booker died on July 9, 2006.
  • Under Kentucky law, a wrongful death claim may be brought only by an appointed estate representative, and the claim must be filed within one year of the representative’s appointment and no later than two years after the decedent’s death.”
  • Booker’s claims were not brought until January 2016. (beyond the SOL of one year)
  • For more on the Benzene, Gates Rubber & Booker case in the United States District Court, W.D. Kentucky, Louisville Division, please follow this Benzene & Gates Rubber.

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