If you or a loved one have used or worked around the liquid Benzene and have experienced Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and other losses. We are currently working with experienced Benzene lawyers around the country, who can file a Benzene lawsuit on your behalf and there is no fee until you receive a settlement or award. Contact us for a free (no obligation) case evaluation online or toll free at 1-800-992-6878.
Do You Believe You Have Experienced Leukemia Because of Benzene?
Read Below On Why You May Have a Claim.
What is Benzene?
Benzene is a highly flammable, colorless liquid that is commonly used in adhesives, inks, lighter fluid, cement, rubbers and other materials. Benzene also has a sweet smell. However, Benzene is extremely toxic and if ingested or breathed in, could cause serious illnesses which could lead to death. Over a period of time, chronic exposure to Benzene could lead to Leukemia, anemia and a depressed immune system.
Who Is At The Greatest Risk for Developing Leukemia Because of Benzene?
Those who have the greatest exposure to Benzene have a much higher chance than those who are not chronically exposed to Benzene. Those at that the highest exposure level include:
- Construction Workers
- Newspaper press workers
- Chemical workers
- Shoe/leather workers
- Rubber workers
- Adhesive production workers
- Plastic manufacturers
What Are Serious Benzene Side Effects?
One of the most serious side effects of Benzene is Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). AML is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow produces abnormal blood cells and platelets. This type of cancer can become fatal if not found and treated immediately. If you believe your Benzene exposure has led to your AML, you should contact a doctor first, then contact an experienced Benzene lawyer. Other side effects to Benzene exposure consist of:
- Excessive bruising
- Infection and fever
- Abnormal bleeding
- Bone or joint pain
- Enlarged spleen, lymph nodes, and liver
- Reduced tolerance to exercise
- Weight loss
- Abdominal pain or discomfort
Are There Benzene Lawsuits?
- November 30, 2015: A Dallas, Texas jury awarded $8.2 million to a man who was battling his AML which was allegedly caused by his working exposure to paint and paint thinners for more than 20 years which contained Benzene.
- February 24, 2016: A Philadelphia jury found that the victim’s development of AML was caused by the company’s defective benzene. The jury awarded $824,000 to the man who brought the suit.
- April 1, 2016: A Benzene lawsuit was filed in Alabama on behalf of a woman who lost her husband due to complications brought on by AML. The deceased man had been a painter for more than forty years, with high exposures to Benzene.
- June 20, 2016: An Iowa jury awarded $3.52 million to a woman who lost her husband, alleging that she developed myeloid leukemia as a result of exposure to large amounts of benzene while working.
What Are The Medical Studies Finding About Benzene?
- International Agency for Research on Cancer: This study found that there is a link between Benzene and Leukemia, leading to the IARC to classify Benzene s a carcinogenic to humans.
- National Toxicology Program: Made up of agencies such as the National Institute of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the NTP classified Benzene as a “known human carcinogen.”
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Known for their database that contains exposure information to various substances in the environment, the EPA classifies Benzene as a “human carcinogen.”
Why Contact Us?
If you or a loved one believe your leukemia was caused by exposure to Benzene, you should find an experienced Benzene lawyer familiar with new developments of Benzene. You could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. We are working with some of the more experienced Benzene lawyers in the country, who charge no fee unless you get money. Contact us toll free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.