Benezene Lawsuit Claims Exposure Tied to Leukemia
Benzene, a chemical used as a solvent in the production of many widely used products including plastics, drugs, synthetic rubbers and dyes, is a known carcinogen. According to estimates, as many as 50 percent of the population has been exposed to this deadly chemical, yet many remain unaware that exposure to Benzene products can cause life-threatening diseases including Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, lympomas, and aplastic Anemia.
While minimal benzene exposure has not been proven to cause health problems, many industrial workers and/or people living near an industrial plant which uses benzene, may have potentially been exposed to unsafe benzene levels.
Those with the highest risk of Benzene exposure include:
- Rubber Tire Manufacturing and Storage and petroleum workers
- Laboratory Technicians
- Auto Body Shops and Automobile Mechanics
- Chemical Plant Workers
- Steel Workers
- Printers or copy shops due to printer solvents
- Rubber Workers
- Petroleum workers
- Gasoline Related industries and workers, including gas station employees
- Pipe Fitters
Lawsuits Involving Benzene
If you or a loved one has been exposed to increased levels of benzene and thereafter suffered serious health problems including leukemia or lymphoma, you may be eligible to monetary damages in a benzene lawsuit. Class action lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer of benzene for the losses, which can include death, resulting from benzene exposure.
Benzene lawsuits contend that the manufacturer of benzene knew of the dangers, and failed to provide any warnings to industrial workers, or those at an increased risk of suffering benzene related side effects. Several large judgments have already been awarded to victims who suffered extensive medical expenses, and sometimes irreversible damage such as leukemia, caused by exposure to this dangerous chemical. If you or someone you know has been exposed to benzene, you may be entitled to compensation. Please call our team at Strom Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation today.