Employers do not always have their workers health and safety in mind in the workplace. Some companies make saving money a higher priority than worker safety. When this happens, peoples’ lives are in jeopardy. This was the case at a New Orleans power plant that exposed a worker to benzene, and as a result, the man developed cancer. He filed a lawsuit against his employer last month in New Orleans, according to louisianarecord.com.
The plaintiff accuses Radiator Specialty of not warning him of the dangers of benzene in his everyday work. In addition, he says the company misled him and downplayed the health risks of benzene exposure. From 1971 to 1986, he worked with a company product that contained benzene. He now suffers from bone marrow damage and organ damage linked to the benzene exposure. He has a condition called multiple myeloma.
The worker now faces years of expensive medical treatments, lost work, physical maladies and emotional distress, among other damages. Whether it is benzene, asbestos or another harmful chemical, long-term exposure can be deadly. Call our office if someone else is responsible for your injuries at work or any other place.
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