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Carpenter alleges long-term use of Liquid Wrench caused leukemia


By Marian Johns | Dec 4, 2019


GALVESTON — A former Amoco Production Company carpenter is suing his former employer and the manufacturers, distributors and sellers of Liquid Wrench, alleging use of the product caused his leukemia. 

Andrew Narvaez and Beatriz Narvaez filed a complaint Nov. 20 in Galveston County District Court against Exxon Mobil Corporation, Radiator Specialty Company, Union Carbide,  U.S. Steel Corporation, BP America Production Inc., frequently known as Amoco Production Company, and others, alleging strict liability and negligence. 

According to the complaint, Narvaez worked for the Amoco Production from 1968 to 1978 as a carpenter and says his exposure during that time to benzene and "benzene-containing products" from using Liquid Wrench has caused his lymphocytic leukemia. He says the product was "placed into the stream of commerce" by Radiator Specialty and other defendants named in his suit. 

The Navarezes seek monetary relief, trial by jury, interest, court costs and all other just relief. They are represented by attorney Tina Bradley of Hobson & Bradley in Nederland. 

Galveston County District Court case number 19-CV-2166

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