Contra Non Valentem Ruled To Halt Peremption In Benzene Death Claim

Contra Non Valentem Ruled To Halt Peremption In Benzene Death Claim

NEW ORLEANS - Wrongful death claims brought by the estate of a gas station attendant and mechanic who died of myelodysplastic syndrome are not time-barred based on peremption, a Louisiana federal judge ruled Aug. 23, because his daughter and executrix had no timely way of making the connection between his work and his illness (Elise Leslie v. Shell Chemical LP, et al., No. 2:13-cv-4791, E.D. La.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 120215).

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