For the past three and a half decades, Biren Law Group has been proudly
representing injury victims. Our skilled Los Angeles personal injury lawyers
have taken countless cases to trial and settlement over the years. In
that time, we have secured more than half a billion dollars for our clients.
In the case of Benge v. Mac Machines, we were able to secure a multi-million
Workers Suffering from Lead Poisoning Settle For $2+ Million
Hoyt Benge and his co-workers were employed at the Prestolite Battery Plant
in Visalia, California. During their time on the job, the battery workers
developed increased levels of lead in their blood, causing them to be
sick in various degrees.
The UAW, which represented the workers, contacted Biren Law Group to see
if the employees were entitled to compensation other than worker's
compensation benefits. Biren Law Group brought suit against five manufacturers
of lead working machines used in the battery production process.
Our firm established that the lead processing machines were defective,
as they were neither internally ventilated nor designed for connection
to a plant ventilation system, resulting in excess lead escaping into
the atmosphere. 30 plaintiffs settled in various stages for an aggregate
amount approximating $2 million.
If you are suffering an injury, feel free to
call our firm today if you would like to set up a free consultation to discuss your case.
We look forward to providing the counsel and support you deserve during
this challenging time.