Louisiana Man Says Benzene Exposure Caused Multiple Myeloma

Louisiana Man Says Benzene Exposure Caused Multiple MyelomaA Louisiana man who claims he worked with benzene-containing products for years and has developed multiple myeloma as a result has filed a toxic substances lawsuit against the companies he holds responsible.

According to the Mayo Clinic, multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells of the blood, which are responsible for producing antibodies that help fight infection. Health problems caused by this cancer can reportedly involve the bones, immune system and kidneys.

Donald Moore Sr. and his family say that the link between benzene exposure and fatal multiple myeloma has been well documented, according to the Louisiana Record. He says that between 1952 and 1978, he handled benzene-containing products while working on cars, bikes and motorbikes. In his toxic substances lawsuit, he claims that the multiple defendant companies named were negligent in manufacturing a dangerous product, failing to test them for safety and misrepresenting their health hazards.

Moore seeks damages from ExxonMobil and the other defendants named in the suit. He is represented by a toxic substances attorney and has requested a jury trial.