The Dow Chemical Company News

Banana workers fight for right to appear in court after alleged chemical exposure

By Dawn Geske | Oct 10, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Several lawsuits that have been filed by a group of Latin American banana plantation workers regarding their exposure to alleged harmful chemicals has been upheld after a variety of dismissals in other courts.

Disabled man alleges that he was wrongfully denied benefits

By Hoang Tran | Feb 24, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – A disabled man claims he was wrongly denied disability benefits and is seeking the court’s help in retrieving information from his plan administrator.

Man sues numerous corporations after contracting mesothelioma

By Andrew Stevens | Jul 8, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – A man who suffers from mesothelioma has filed suit against numerous corporations for their alleged concealment of the health hazards inherent in asbestos products, which he claims led to his contraction of the terminal illness.

Louisiana Record-Dow Chemical loses trial, must pay $5.95 million to man with mesothelioma

By Kyle Barnett | Sep 2, 2013

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Rental company sued after worker injured when equipment broke

By Michelle Keahey | Nov 2, 2012

Clayton NEW ORLEANS - After part of a trailer broke and fell on him, a worker has filed a lawsuit against a rental company claiming it should have inspected the trailer and maintained the equipment.

Multiple defendants named in secondary asbestos exposure suit

By Catherine Melancon | Oct 31, 2012

Barrett D. Burkart, Jr. BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge woman, a West Baton Rouge man and an Anderson County, Ky. man have filed suit claiming their mother was exposed to asbestos after washing her sons and husband's work clothes.

Contract worker claims he was exposed to benzene at Dow Chemical plant

By Michelle Keahey | Jun 23, 2011

An Iberville Parish resident claims he was exposed to benzene at the Dow Chemical plant and has filed a lawsuit against the company after he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

St. Charles Parish residents file class action over Dow/UC's chemical spill

By Michelle Massey | Aug 16, 2010

Several St. Charles Parish residents have filed a class action suit stemming from alleged exposure to chemicals released from the Dow/Union Carbide Hahnville plant in July 2009.

Hearing on bankrupt asbestos defendant's motion to dismiss continued

By Alejandro de los Rios | Aug 4, 2010

Roussel A hearing set on a bankrupt asbestos defendant's motion to dismiss was continued without date in Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Equipment failure caused chemical release according to lawsuit

By Michelle Massey | Apr 23, 2010

Daniel Becnel, Jr. A hazardous chemical release in St. Charles Parish on April 13 is the subject of a federal lawsuit brought six days later by nearby resident Shannon Clark.

Class action filed same day as chemical spill at Dow plant

By Michelle Massey | Apr 19, 2010

A class action lawsuit over a hazardous chemical spill was filed on the same day the accident occurred at a Dow plant in Norco, St. Charles Parish.

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