Benzene & LeukemiaFree Chemical Exposure Case Review
Benzene exposure can lead to a myriad of diseases and illness. For example, evidence suggests that exposure to benzene can result in leukemia. In fact evidence that benzene contributes to leukemia is so strong that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has classified benzene as a confirmed carcinogen. benzene can be found in several common products such as paint, adhesives, and rubber. Benzene is so common that up to half of all people in the United States may have traces of benzene in their system. The colorless chemical is a component of industrial manufacturing processes and also present in products used by consumers and professionals for repairs and maintenance of vehicles and also present in home improvement chemicals like paint. Latency for benzene induced leukemia may be from five years to 15 years before onset of the disease.
Certain jobs are considered to have a higher overall risk of exposure to benzene. For example, workers in industries like adhesive production, panting, pipefitting and pesticide manufacture may be more likely of having heath problems including a symptoms ranging in severity from fatigue, malaise, bone and joint pain to leukemia.
Many victims of benzene-related leukemia, especially those exposed by the virtue of their occupation, have successfully filed lawsuits; some of which resulted in significant compensation rewards. If you feel that you may be at risk, a qualified lawyer, can help you assess whether may have grounds for a benzene suit.
One or more of several factors generally determines compensation. Medical costs, loss of life, income and pain and suffering are considered when determining awards. The most significant factor may be degrees of illness. If you're considering litigation its also a good idea to pay attention to statutes of limitations in the jurisdiction where you are filing.
Benzene and leukemia related lawsuits
There are various types of leukemia that may be related to benzene such as CML (chronic myelogenous leukemia), AML (acute myelogenous leukemia) and HCL (hairy cell leukemia), and Hodgkin's disease. Other symptoms associated with benzene exposure such as weight loss, malaise, infections, fevers, enlarged spleen and lymph nodes could warrant a visit to your physician. Costs associated with leukemia can be astronomical, and compensation may make all the difference when trying to recover from the often-devastating effects of leukemia, including expenses, care and your inability to provide for your self and your family.
Finding a benzene lawyer will go a long way towards recovery, because they can guide you through the legal pitfalls associated with collecting damages in the unfortunate event of illness. Let our dedicated and experienced benzene lawyers help you today.