Exposure to benzene, an industrial chemical, has been linked to the development of several forms of cancer and leukemia as well as other life-threatening health issues. Although problems with benzene have been known for years, workers in many industries have been exposed to hazardous solvents and chemicals without being warned about the dangers.
STATUS OF BENZENE EXPOSURE LAWSUITS: For individuals diagnosed with leukemia or other blood related disease which may have been caused by exposure, benzene lawyers can investigate whether financial compensation may be available.
OVERVIEW: Benzene is a known carcinogen which is used as an industrial solvent and during the production of drugs, plastics, synthetic rubber and dyes. It has also been widely used as an additive in gasoline, though in recent years limits have been placed on the benzene content in gasoline due to the negative health effects it can cause.
Benzene exposure has been associated with the development of several fatal forms of cancer, leukemia and other conditions such as:
- Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
- Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
- Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
- Hairy Cell Leukemia (HCL)
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Multiple Myeloma
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
- Myelofibrosis and Myeloid Metaplasia
- Aplastic Anemia
- Thrombocytopenic Purpura
BENZENE EXPOSURE LAWSUITS: Benzene manufacturers, suppliers, refineries and others who provided the solvent and chemical without proper warnings about the dangers and precautions to guard against benzene exposure, may be held liable to individuals diagnosed with cancer or leukemia through a benzene lawsuit.
Workers exposed to high levels of benzene could face the greatest risk, but any work place exposure to benezene could lead to health problems. In many cases, those who pursue benzene lawsuits have spent time working in the following industries:
- Benzene Production
- Rubber Tire Manufacturing and Storage
- Transportation of Benzene or Petroleum with Bensene
- Laboratory Technicians
- Auto Body Shops and Automobile Mechanics
- Chemical Plant Workers
- Steel Workers
- Rubber Workers
- Shoe Makers
- Gasoline Refinery Workers
- Gas Truck Drivers
- Pipe Fitters
- Gas Station Employees