Benzene, Leukemia, Conoco & Hall


Benzene, Leukemia, Conoco & Hall is a case about a woman in Ponca City, Oklahoma that lived near a refinery owned by defendant – Conoco – and later developed acute myelogenous leukemia (“AML”) from alleged benzene exposure.

A brief summary of the Benzene, Leukemia, Conoco & Hall case follows:

  • Plaintiff sued defendants Conoco Inc., ConocoPhillips Company, and Phillips 66 alleging her exposure to benzene vapors emitted from defendants’ refinery in Ponca City, Oklahoma caused her to develop acute myelocytic leukemia
  • The court concluded that the specific causation opinions of plaintiff’s experts, Drs. Gore and Calvey, are unreliable when tested against Daubert standards and must be excluded.
  • Testimony of plaintiff cannot demonstrate that benzene specifically caused plaintiff’s AML, an essential element of each of her claims.  Plaintiff did not demonstrate that plaintiff personally experienced the odors, as required by Holstine v. Texaco, 2001 WL 605137 (Okla. Dist. Ct. Apr. 16, 2001)
  • For more on the Benzene, Leukemia, Conoco & Hall case in the United States District Court, W.D. Oklahoma, please follow this link: Benzene & Conoco.

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