David Yates Sep. 5, 2012, 12:31pm

K-Sea Transportation was recently dismissed from a suit filed by seaman Devon Magill, who alleges he was exposed to benzene while serving aboard a K-Sea vessel in 2010.

As previously reported, Magill filed suit against the company on Aug. 8, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show that K-Sea filed an unopposed motion to dismiss with prejudice on April 9, stating that the parties settled their dispute.

On April 10 Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, granted the motion.

Magill claimed in his suit that he now suffers from leukemia and links the cause of the disease to his service aboard the Dublin Sea in 2010. During that time period, he served as a deckhand aboard the Dublin, which transported benzene and other chemicals across the Gulf of Mexico.

He alleged K-Sea Transportation negligently failed to train him how to avoid benzene exposure.

Magill was suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Houston attorney Brian Beckcom of Vujasinovic & Beckcom represents him.

K-Sea is represented by Houston attorney James Blain of the Looper Reed & McGraw law firm.

Case No. B190-654

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