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PA man says benzene exposure at US Steel caused his leukemia

A Pennsylvania pipefitter is suing U.S. Steel’s Clairton Works claiming that while working at the facility for 12 years he was routinely exposed to benzene and benzene-containing products, which contributed to his leukemia. John F. Verlich filed the lawsuit in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas against the United States Steel Corporation of Pittsburgh. Verlich says he worked at the coke manufacturing plant from 1971 to 1983. Benzene results from the manufacturing of coke. Terlich claims the volatile chemical was in valves, pumps and pipelines and stored in barrels and tanks throughout the plant. He claims he was exposed ... Read More

U.S. Steel Responsible for Benzene Exposure per Pennsylvania Jury

A Pennsylvania state jury determined that U.S. Steel Corp. is liable for hiding risks of benzene exposure, resulting in Louis DeSorbo of Connecticut to develop Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). The jury sided with DeSorbo and awarded him with an $824,000 verdict after finding that his leukemia was linked to benzene exposure partly from the printing solvents made by U.S. Steel. The jury also expressed on the verdict sheet that the company acted with “reckless indifference.” Louis DeSorbo was a press operator for 30 years, with exposure going as far back as trade school. According to DeSorbo, the state of Illinois recommended that U.S. Steel ... Read More