Kidney Cancer, Liquid Wrench & Shell

Cancer, Liquid Wrench & Shell is a case about a technician working on Shell vessels (in Louisiana) that alleges his kidney cancer was a result of benzene exposure from various products.

Cancer, Liquid Wrench & Shell: A case in the United States District Court, E.D. Louisiana, ruled on a motion to dismiss.

A brief summary of the case follows:

  • alleged personal injuries sustained from coming into contact with the chemical benzene, which O’Quain claims he was exposed to while working as an instrument technician on Shell vessels.
  • worked as an instrument technician of the marine crew for Shell from 1974 to 1993
  • regularly exposed to hazardous chemicals used on these vessels including: LPS Laboratories’ product `LPS Lubricant’, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company’s product `3M Scotchkote Electrical Coating’, and Shell’s product `Shellsol `Liquid Wrench’ which contained benzene.
  • United States Steel supplied a product called “Raffinate” to the Radiator Specialty Company; Raffinate allegedly contained 14% benzene and made up 89% of the Liquid Wrench product used by O’Quain on Shell vessels.
  • alleges exposure to the benzene in Liquid Wrench caused his kidney cancer
  • The Court ruled: granted and denied in part
  • To find out more on the case, see Liquid Wrench and Shell.

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