Benzene Injury Predating Marriage May Not Support Loss-Of-Consortium Claim

NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana federal judge on April 3 granted partial summary judgment against the wife of a painter asserting long-latency injuries for benzene exposure, saying loss-of-consortium claims may not be asserted when the underlying injury existed before the relationship (Craig Moore, et al. BASF Corporation, et al., No. 11-1001 E.D. La.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46748).

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