David Yates Jul. 22, 2015, 3:43pm


A suit alleging Chevron and Texaco exposed a worker to benzene was recently filed.

Charlotte Simmons, the widow of Clarence Simmons, filed the suit July 13 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, Clarence was exposed benzene while working for the defendants.

As a result, he developed multiple myeloma, “from which he died a painful and terrible death on Sept. 18, 2013,” the suit states.

The suit accuses the defendants of manufacturing, selling and using benzene products without warning Robert of the danger.

Alleging the defendants acted in disregard of Clarence’s wellbeing, the plaintiffs are suing for exemplary damages.

Attorney Keith Hyde of the Beaumont law firm Provost Umphrey represents them.

Judge Kent Walston, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. A197329

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