Chemical Expert Testifies In 3M Case

Gavel3M defense attorney Bill Book cross examined chemical expert Dr. James Hunsley last week in the case of Veto Kleinaitis of St. Clair County, IL, who claims that benzene found in the company’s adhesives and other products led him to develop a form of cancer five years ago.  Hunsley was testifying for Kleinaitis, arguing his exposure to traces of benzene in products made by 3M put him at greater risk than the average person who does not work with benzene containing products.

Kleinaitis, a Bethalto aircraft mechanic, developed mantel cell lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2005.  He claims 3M’s products such as Top and Trim contained benzene-contaminated ingredients and that it did not properly warn him of the cancer risk associated with the products.  3M claims that its products had nothing to do with Kleinaitis’s cancer. It points to other sources of benzene exposures that could have caused the disease, such as Kleinaitis’s smoking history.

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