Joe and Roxanne Pena filed suit on Jan. 11 against 57 companies, 62 defendants in total, in Jefferson County, Texas, District Court over benzene exposure, which they allege led to a life-threatening blood disorder. Several of the defendants named in the suit are oil and petroleum giants such as: American Oil, Amoco, Atlantic Richfield, Ashland Oil, BP, Chevron Phillips, Chevron USA, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Exxon Mobil, Huntsman, Motiva, Shell Chemical, Texaco, Union Carbide, and Valero. The plaintiff, Joe Pena, worked at Bayer Material Science as a chemical process helper for 12 years. During the course of his employment, Pena claims he was “needlessly” exposed to toxic ... Read More
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