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City of Las Vegas Benzene Lawsuit

City of Las Vegas Benzene Lawsuit

People with cancer who filed benzene lawsuits in Las Vegas, Nevada have been awarded multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements in recent years.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting benzene induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with cancer from benzene, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Toxic Chemical Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

$7.5 Million Settlement in Las Vegas Benzene Lawsuit

The family of a Las Vegas truck driver who died of leukemia from breathing benzene in gasoline was awarded $7.5 million by a jury in Clark County District Court in October 2011.

The lawsuit was filed by Rick Lewis, a man who was exposed to benzene while working as a tanker-truck driver from 2002 to 2008, when he was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS).

Mr. Lewis was responsible for filling his tanker-truck with gasoline and unloading it at other locations. Every day, he breathed benzene fumes from gasoline that contained 3% benzene. He died of MDS in 2009.

The jury in Las Vegas awarded him compensation after determining that his employer, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P., did not warn employees about the risk of cancer from benzene in gasoline fumes, or provide adequate protective equipment.

Benzene Exposure on the Job

Benzene is a highly-flammable, sweet-smelling chemical that is found in gasoline, paint, solvents, degreasers, glue, engine exhaust, cigarette smoke, and many other products. Millions of workers — especially mechanics and railroad workers — breathe benzene fumes every day or absorb it through the skin by touching benzene products.

Benzene and Cancer

Benzene is a carcinogen (cancer-causing) chemical that is not safe at any level. Over time, benzene accumulates in the bones and increases the risk of developing leukemia and lymphoma. These cancers occur when the bone marrow produces abnormal blood cells.

List of Cancers Linked to Benzene

City of Las Vegas Information

Las Vegas is a city located in Clark County, Nevada. It is world famous for its 24-hour casinos, vibrant nightlife, restaurants, retail, and entertainment. The focal point of the city of Las Vegas is the “Strip,” a 4-mile long boulevard of hotels. The Las Vegas Valley metropolitan area has a population of over 2 million people in the neighboring cities of Las Vegas, Henderson, Paradise, and North Las Vegas.

List of Neighborhoods in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Angel Park Lindell
  • Buffalo
  • Centennial Hills
  • Charleston Heights
  • Cultural Corridor
  • Desert Shores
  • Downtown
  • Downtown East
  • East Las Vegas
  • Huntridge
  • Kyle Canyon
  • Lone Mountain
  • Meadows Village
  • Michael Way
  • North Cheyenne
  • Pioneer Park
  • Rancho Charleston
  • Sheep Mountain
  • Summerlin North
  • Sun City Summerlin
  • Sunrise
  • The Lakes
  • Tule Springs
  • Twin Lakes
  • Umc
  • West Las Vegas

Do I have a Benzene Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting benzene induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with cancer from benzene, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Toxic Chemical Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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