Magistrate: Crane Operator Must Offer Factual Details For Benzene-Related Claims

Magistrate: Crane Operator Must Offer Factual Details For Benzene-Related Claims

NEW ORLEANS - A former operator of construction cranes and other equipment who says his exposure to benzene on the job caused him to develop myelodysplastic syndrome failed to include in his complaint sufficient factual allegations to support a cause of action, a Louisiana federal magistrate judge said in a Sept. 13 opinion ordering the plaintiffs to amend their complaint (Thomas C. Dykes and Johnnie Dykes v. Shell Oil Company, et al., No. 13-4934, E.D. La.).

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