Benzene, Leukemia, Exxon and Mulkey


Benzene, Leukemia, Exxon and Mulkey is a case about a man in Baton Rouge Louisiana that worked at a chemical facility of defendant – Exxon Mobil – and later developed acute myelogenous leukemia (“AML”) from alleged benzene exposure.

A brief summary of the Benzene, Leukemia, Exxon and Mulkey case follows:

  • Mulkey filed this lawsuit alleging that he had worked at Exxon’s Scenic Highway facility “on the chemical side” between 1967 and 2002.
  • As a result of his exposure to benzene and benzene-containing products and chemicals, Mulkey averred he had been diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia on March 26, 2013.
  • Suggesting that “the law [of] executive office liability applies,” Mulkey identified forty-one employees and former employees of Exxon, contending that they negligently failed to carry out specified duties and responsibilities relative to the dangers to his health caused by working in an atmosphere polluted with benzene without proper safeguards
  • Mulkey died on March 2, 2015 from acute myelogenous leukemia.
  • Named Exxon as a defendant, claiming that as his employer Exxon with exposure of benzene while he worked at the Baton Rouge facility.
  • For more on the Benzene, Leukemia, Exxon and Mulkey case in the Court of Appeals of Louisiana, First Circuit, please follow this link: Benzene & Exxon.

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