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Benge v. Mac Machines

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.

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