Multiple Myeloma, Benzene, BASF & LPLA


The Multiple Myeloma, Benzene, BASF & LPLA case is about a painter at the Avondale Shipyards from 1988-1990 and was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2010.  Mr. Moore alleged that the products and paints used contained benzene which later caused his multiple myeloma.

A summary judgment was granted with regard to the admissibility of testimony from the plaintiffs’ general causation expert.

A brief summary of the Multiple Myeloma, Benzene,  BASF & LPLA case includes:

  • Plaintiffs claim that defendant violated the Louisiana Products Liability Act (LPLA) by manufacturing products that it knew or should have known contained benzene and by failing to warn Mr. Moore of the dangers of benzene-containing products.
  • As evidence of Mr. Moore’s exposure to benzene through his use of defendant’s products, plaintiffs relied on an expert report by Dr. Bhaskar Kura in which he estimated the likely level of benzene in defendant’s products and Mr. Moore’s cumulative benzene exposure while at Avondale.
  • Defendant filed a motion in limine to exclude Dr. Kura’s testimony and report, which the Court granted.
  • The Court also granted defendant’s motion for summary judgment on plaintiffs’ claims under the LPLA. Plaintiffs now move for reconsideration of the Court’s orders.
  • The court ruled: Motions denied.
  • To find out more on the case, see Mulitple Myeloma & BASF – February 19, 2013.

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