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A benzene exposure lawsuit may be available to those who have been exposed to benzene products and have been diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia AML, myelodysplastic syndromes MDS, Aplastic Anemia (AA), Multiple Myeloma, or Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL).

In a lawsuit for AML Leukemia, MDS, or NHL resulting from benzene exposure, injured party may be entitled to seek actual and punitive damages in these lawsuits. In the typical benzene lawsuit, the benzene manufacturers, pipe fitter welding employers, maritime employer, staffing companies, third party contractors, tug or barge owners, benzene suppliers, refineries and others may be sued for lack of warnings of the dangers of benzene to the worker or product user.

Before filing a benzene exposure lawsuit, determining the correct product ID is a must. Whether the exposure was from pure benzene, crude oil, naphtha, xylene, toluene, jet fuel, aviation fuel, industrial solvents, gasoline or other aromatic hydrocarbons or from the 1000's of products that containing benzene, the client and legal team must be able to document a chemical or benzene exposure history to these products and byproducts.

This can be a time consuming process, therefore MDS & AML leukemia patients need to contact a lawyer to discuss their legal rights before filing a benzene lawsuit, or claim. If this is done as soon as possible from the date of their diagnosis, it allows adequate time for proper identification and case investigation before a lawsuit is filed. Often these clients with AML leukemia, MDS, or Non-Hodgkin lymphoma were unaware of their past exposure to benzene in the products some used daily & weekly until after extensive investigation.

Benzene Exposure in the Work Place

Research has shown benzene to be a human carcinogen (cancer causing substance). With exposures from less than 3 years to more than 30 years, individuals have developed, and died from leukemia. Long-term benzene exposure may affect bone marrow and healthy blood production. Short-term exposure to high levels of benzene can cause drowsiness, dizziness, unconsciousness, and death. According to research, as many as 238,000 people may be occupationally exposed to benzene, toluene, xylene, naphtha and other aromatic hydrocarbons in the United States. Individuals employed in industries that make or use benzene may be exposed to the highest levels of benzene.

These industries include benzene production (petrochemicals, petroleum refining and coke and coal chemical manufacturing), rubber tire manufacturing and storage or transport of benzene and petroleum products containing benzene. Other workers who may be exposed to benzene because of their occupations include: laboratory technicians, auto mechanics, gasoline aviation fuel & jet fuel transporters, printing press workers, pipefitter welders, chemical plant workers, steel workers, paper and wood pulp workers, denture adhesive users, printers, painters, rubber workers, leather and shoe makers, firefighters, gasoline truck drivers, pesticide factory workers, pipe fitters, refinery workers, oilfield & oilrig workers, barge workers and tankermen, and many ship & maritime workers.

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Benzene Can Cause Leukemia & Cancer

AML leukemia or Acute Myelogenous Leukemia is a blood cancer and is known by several other names including acute myeloblastic leukemia, acute myelocytic leukemia and acute nonlymphocytic leukemia. AML is not inherited or contagious. AML develops when there is a defect in the immature cells in the bone marrow. The exact cause of AML is unknown, but some environmental factors are linked with AML and MDS, also known as pre-leukemia, including exposure to radiation and benzene. AML occurs in all ages but more often in older adults. Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) symptoms result from the body not producing enough healthy blood cells. Healthy bone marrow makes blood-forming cells that grow into the three types of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. An AML patient's bone marrow makes too many blast cells (immature white blood cells). Normal blast cells turn into a type of white blood cell called granulocytes, but the leukemia blast cells do not. At the same time, the marrow cannot grow enough normal red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) from Benzene Exposure

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and benzene exposure is also well known and documented. Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS are a group of blood cancers type diseases that also affect the bone marrow and blood. About 12,000 new cases of MDS are diagnosed in the United States each year. Although children and young adults can have MDS, most MDS patients are over age 60. About twice as many men as women have the disease. The cause of MDS is not completely known, but many studies have strongly linked it to exposure to benzene in solvents, degreasers, pesticides, herbicides, the chemical benzene, jet fuel gasoline and many more industrial and household products. MDS is sometimes called myelodysplasia, preleukemia or smoldering leukemia. If you have been diagnosed with MDS, call us as our law firm routinely represents workers in a MDS Benzene lawsuit and understand the process of identifying the products and pursuing the appropriate litigation to protect the rights of the worker.

Benzene Cancer or Leukemia ? – Talk to a Benzene Exposure Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), Aplastic Anemia (AA), Multiple Myeloma or Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) then you need to consult with an attorney to discuss a potential benzene exposure lawsuit. Talk to a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer, certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, with 37+ years of experience. Call 1-800-883-9858 or click the link below.

Products with Benzene Exposure:
Jet Fuel and Aviation Fuel
Solvents and Degreasers used by automotive mechanics
Bulk refined petroleum products on barges
Denture Adhesives (some)
Brake Cleaning Products
Engine and turbine workers
Paint Thinners and Solvents House painters
Solvents in Industrial plants
Barge Products Maritime workers
Newspaper Print Chemicals
Solvents and Drilling Fluids
Synthetic rubber

Other Benzene Containing Products:
WD 40 Solvent Spray
Liquid Wrench Degreaser
Rust-Ban 392
Sunoco Household Oil
3-In-One Electric Motor Oil
Creosote Lumber
Creosote Railroad Ties
3-In-One Household Oil
Gardner Blacktop Driveway Sealer
Gardner EZ STIR Filler Sealer
Parks Furniture Refinisher
Parks Adhesive Remover
Parks Mineral Spirits Paint Thinner
Parks Lacquer Thinner
Parks Brush Cleaner
Parks PRO liquid Paint Stripper
Parks liquid Strip
Parks Lacquer Thinner 6/13/97
Parks Adhesive Remover 9/4/98
Parks liquid Deglosser 9/4/98
Gumoutregane Premium Gas Treatment
Gumoutxtra 1 Tank Carb Cleaner
Gumouttune Up Spray
Gumoutcarb/Fuel Injector Cleaner (Aerosol)
Gumoutcarb/Fuel Injector Cleaner (liquid)
Gumoutdiesel Fuel System Cleaner
Gumoutcold Weather Diesel Treatment
Gumoutliquid Intake Cleaner
Champion Carb. Cleaner
Champion Flush Off Degreaser
Champion Brake Cleaner
Champion Cold Galvanize
Champion Galv Off
Champion CS+
Champion N/F 4 Way Penetrating Oil
Champion Stainless Steel Cleaner
Champion X It Out Vandal Mark Remover
Champion Super Lubricant
Champion Spray Paint
Champion Flying Insect Killer
Champion Fire Ant Killer
Champion Multi Insect/lice Killer
Champion Indoor Insect Fogger
Champion Ant & Roach
Champion Metered Insecticide
Bonide Grass, Weed & Vegetation Killer
Ortho Weed-B-Gone
Staffel's Screwwork Compound-U.S.
Martin's Formula No. 62 Screw Work Smear for Horses and Mules
Thoroseal Redi Mix Paint
VM & P Naptha



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    NOTE: If you have been exposed to any refined petroleum products or chemicals containing benzene, toluene, xylene, naphtha or any aromatic hydrocarbon at a chemical plant, refinery or used a benzene-containing product and later diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, AML Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), Aplastic Anemia (AA), Multiple Myeloma (MM), or Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL), or CLL then you may have a right to file a benzene exposure lawsuit. Call for a Free Confidential Consultation. Do Not Delay. Some states have filing dealings or statutes of limitations that expire as short as one year from the date of diagnosis and/or other strict conditions. Talk to a benzene exposure lawyer and get the help you and your family deserve. 

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