Benzene, Gates Rubber & Peak


Benzene, Gates Rubber & Peak is a case about a worker at Gates Rubber Co. in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, that worked at Gates Rubber Co. from August 1975 to December 2002. 

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

  • The worker alleged that while working for Gates he inhaled hazardous chemicals such as benzene, toluene, asbestos, hexane, acetone, powdered glass, powdered limestone carbon black, and others.
  • Peak experienced a heart attack.
  • He was subsequently diagnosed by Dr. Paul Gerard with congestive heart failure on November 13, 2011, and with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on November 18, 2011 by Dr. Krishan Challappa.
  • The Court ruled that the Kentucky statutes of limitation had run and the case could not be brought.
  • Peak was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in November 2011.
  • The action was filed in January 2016, which was over four years from the date Peak was diagnosed and thus became aware of his diseases.
  • For more on the Benzene, Gates Rubber & Peak case in the United States District Court, W.D. Kentucky, Louisville Division, please follow this Benzene & Gates Rubber.

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