Benzene is a chemical compound that may be manufactured or produced naturally. It is often the byproduct of naturally occurring events like volcanic eruptions and forest fires. Humans also contribute to the production of benzene through the use of crude oils, gasoline, and cigarette smoke. However, studies suggest that the exposure to benzene may cause severe, life-threatening complications like acute myelogenous leukemia.
If you or a loved one has been injured by benzene exposure, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free confidential case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Benzene is a chemical that can take the form of a liquid at room temperature or evaporate and become airborne in certain circumstances. It is found in manufactured products like plastics, resins, nylon, lubricants, rubbers, dyes, drugs and pesticides. However, high concentrations of benzene are also found in naturally occurring process like volcanic eruptions and forrest fires. An individual who is exposed to large amounts of benzene may contract benzene poisoning which will inhibit the correct functioning of cells. As a result, people may develop acute myelogenous leukemia.
For more information regarding benzene exposure, please visit the CDC’s website.
What is Acute Myelogenous Leukemia?
Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is a form of cancer that affects blood and bone marrow. It is called myelogenous leukemia because it affects a group of white blood cells known as myeloid cells, which typically develop into various types of mature blood cells, such as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
For more information regarding acute myelogenous leukemia, please visit Mayoclinic.com.
Do I have a Benzene Lawsuit?
The trial lawyers at The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP have decades of experience navigating through complex legislative and regulatory issues and litigating high stakes cases all over the nation. Our law firm focuses on the representation of plaintiffs in benzene lawsuits. We are currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Again, if you or a loved one has been injured by benzene, you should contact our lawyers immediately by clicking the link below or calling toll free 1-(949) 557-5800. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.