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Benzene Lawsuits

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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.

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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
  • Printers
  • Rubber Workers
  • Shoe Makers
  • Gasoline Refinery Workers
  • Gas Truck Drivers
  • Pipe Fitters
  • Gas Station Employees

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16 comments

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  2. Carlis Reply

    Wife developed leukemia after her 02 kia sportage developed a fuel leak due to a hardend rubber hose and a poor clamp that would leak during cold weather, dealer couldn’t find the leak, I finally found it myself. Also arctic cat atv’s have a bowl vent hose that vents behind the steering wheel in front of the rider, needs to be spliced with a longer hose and run to breather

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  6. Lana Reply

    My mother died 8 years ago from AML and now my father was diagnosed 2 weeks ago with the exact same disease. He worked as an electrician for Republic Steel Corporation in Ohio for 40+ years.

  7. TERESA Reply

    MY SON IS 25 YRS OLD AND WORKED FOR A COMPANY IN DAYTON, TEXAS. THEY CONTRACTED HIM OUT TO COMPANY ON THE SHIP CHANNEL. THEY HAD NO SAFETY AT ALL THAT WAS OFFERED TO THE CONTRACTORS NOW AFTER WORKING AROUND ALOT OF BENZENE ON AUGUST 1, 2009 HE HAS ALL, ACUTE LYMPOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA. WE HAVE ALMOST LOST HIM TWICE AND RIGHT NOW HE IS IN MD ANDERSON ICU.

  8. Arnold Reply

    My Dad died in 1998 of renal failure and bone cancer. He worked for Gulf Oil and then Chevron in Phila as an assistant stillmen and most of the men on his still also died of cancers related to Benzine. There should be a way to go after the companies for our loved ones deaths.

  9. Bonnie Reply

    My husband and his mother worked at Republic Steel in Buffalo NY in the 70’s. In 1978 his mother passed away of uterine cancer at the age of 50. One year later my husband passed away of a malignant brain tumor at the age of 32. Since their deaths chemical barrels have been discovered buried on the grounds of the steel plant, that has since been demolished.

  10. joanne Reply

    My husband worked for UPS as a diesel mechanic for 15 years and had worked in another company as a diesel mechanic. He passed at 47 from several cancer tumors throughout his body including his liver. He came home covered in diesel fuels every night. I cannot understand why there has not been a huge lawsuit for I can tell you there are probably hundreds of terrible stories and medical evidence that can be forwarded. My husband did not smoke nor drink and there was no family history.

  11. John Reply

    I worked as a chemical engineer at Union Carbide Chemical plant in Institute, WV from 1961 to 1965. Was exposed to benzene during startup of alkyl benzene plant. I was diagnosed with cll in 1997.

    Would be interested in others so affected.

  12. Bernard Reply

    I worked for Kaiser Aluminum for 34 years. I was exposed to hydraulic oil, benzene’s and all types of oils and chemicals. The oils didn’t just get on my clothes and saturate my skin but it was thick in the air we breathed and was considered acceptable and normal. I was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2011. April I was given two to four months to live and was told I may be here at Christmas if I do chemo. I see my health deteriorating with every chemo to stay alive. I hope you can help as we have been financially devastated over this disease. Although I may not be here to realize the settlement my poor steadfast wife could sure use the help.

  13. DAVID Reply

    I need help

  14. James Reply

    I was diagnosed with CLL (Hairy Cell Leukemia in 2011, is there a settlement for these individuals?

  15. Val Reply

    My father worked for Kaiser Aluminum in WV. He died 1983 of aplastic anemia.

  16. david Reply

    I worked at A K steel for 25 years l have multiple myeloma

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