CRC Industries Inc., others named in suit by couple who allege products caused cancer

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Oct 2, 2018

BEAUMONT – A Jefferson County couple alleges the husband developed kidney cancer as a result of his exposure to trichloroethylene-containing products.

Joseph Mason and Carla Mason filed a complaint on Sept. 6 in the Jefferson County District Court against CRC Industries Inc., et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that during Jason Mason's work at Valero refinery in Port Arthur beginning in 2001, he was occupationally exposed to trichloroethylene-containing products manufactured, distributed, and/or otherwise provided by defendants. As a result, he alleges he developed renal cell carcinoma cancer of his kidney. Carla Mason alleges she has suffered loss of society, companionship and service of her husband. 

The plaintiffs holds CRC Industries Inc., et al. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to give adequate warnings of the health hazards associated with using or exposure to trichloroethylene and failed to provide sufficient instructions to protect users from harm.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek to recover all damages, plus interest, costs and expenses and such other relief to which they are justly entitled. They are represented by Darren L. Brown of Provost & Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court case number A-202387

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