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Benzene Lawsuit Attorneys

A Michigan Benzene lawyer at GPW Law is standing by to assist you immediately 24/7. Across the United States, many workers have devoted their lives to the oil and gas industry, as well as various forms of manufacturing. Unfortunately, none were warned about the risks of invisible chemical threats like benzene. After giving decades of their lives to their employers, workers suffer from major illnesses, including cancers, kidney disease and more. Why? The likely culprit is benzene exposure. The Benzene lawyers at our firm are ready to assist now.

Workers exposed to benzene who are at risk for certain serious illnesses may be eligible for compensation. Since many employers do not have proper safety procedures in place to protect employees from benzene and other harmful substances, skilled benzene attorneys can help you determine what types of compensation you should pursue. If you or a loved one is suffering from illness after benzene exposure, contact a Goldberg, Persky & White P.C. Benzene Attorney as soon as possible.

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Benzene Lawsuit Attorneys

What Is Benzene?

Benzene is a colorless, slightly sweet-smelling and highly flammable liquid that is widely used in manufacturing applications, petroleum refining, and across the production of various chemicals. Unfortunately, prolonged exposure to benzene can have severe health consequences. This includes an increased risk of life-threatening conditions such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic (MDS) and other blood cancers. If you have been harmed by benzene exposure, seek a qualified benzene exposure lawyer as soon as possible.

What Products Contain Benzene?

Benzene is present in so many industrial processes that workplace exposures are common. If you work with or around industrial lubricants, dyes, plastics, rubbers, cleaning solutions or even pharmaceuticals, then you may have been exposed. Many household and cleaning products contain benzene. A short list of these products includes:

  • Household and industrial cleaners
  • Dyes
  • Glues and gums
  • Inks
  • Lubricants and other petroleum-based products
  • Nylon and synthetic fibers
  • Paints
  • Pesticides
  • Rubber
  • Solvents
  • Waxes

Benzene occurs naturally in some products like gasoline and vehicle exhaust. Therefore, workers in the oil industry have increased risks of benzene exposure, particularly by inhalation. If you worked with oil products or in the oil refining industry and have developed a benzene-exposure-related illness, then contact our benzene law firm today to discuss your case.

Effects of Benzene on the Environment

Benzene pollution can pass from an industrial source and pollute the environment, including groundwater, rain, and snow. It can also contaminate soil, which in turn can harm crops and animals that eat polluted grass and feed. This can ultimately cause benzene to reach humans who have little to no exposure to industrial processes, as well as enhance the exposure of those who work in benzene-laden industries.

Effects of Benzene on the Body

Benzene can have serious negative effects on your body’s red and white blood cells. It can cause your bone marrow to stop producing red blood cells, leading to severe anemia. It can also affect your immune system and damage your white blood cells and immune response.

While the amount of benzene exposure will impact the amount of damage to your body, even short-term exposure can cause serious damage. In addition to harming your red and white blood cells, benzene exposure can harm your platelet count. If your body has fewer platelets, you may not be able to form a clot after a cut, leading to excessive bleeding and even death.

Symptoms of Benzene Exposure

Benzene is typically in liquid form at room temperature but can quickly become a gas. Some symptoms of breathing in benzene include:

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness or confusion
  • Headaches
  • Labored breathing
  • Shakiness, unsteadiness, or tremors
  • Confusion
  • Unconsciousness
  • Death

You can also be exposed to benzene by drinking contaminated foods and drinks. Some immediate symptoms of benzene exposure through consumption of contaminated consumables include:

  • Vomiting
  • Heartburn or stomach irritation
  • Dizziness
  • Convulsions
  • Death

Additionally, benzene exposure can cause long-term symptoms and effects. These can include cancers of the blood like leukemia such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic (MDS). See your doctor immediately if you think you have the symptoms of any of these diseases following benzene exposure. If you do, then our team of Benzene attorneys will help you obtain compensation for your injuries.

If you or a loved one is living with an illness from benzene exposure in the workplace, then contact our benzene lawsuit attorneys immediately. We can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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Hiring a Benzene Lawsuit Attorney

Dealing with the aftermath of benzene exposure can be overwhelming and emotionally draining. By enlisting the services of a benzene exposure lawyer, you can focus on your recovery and well-being, knowing that a skilled professional is working to protect your rights and seek justice on your behalf. Goldberg, Persky & White P.C. benzene lawyers will handle the complexities of a benzene exposure lawsuit as well as the paperwork and negotiations, allowing you to regain some peace of mind during a challenging time.

Benzene exposure can result in significant physical, emotional and financial hardships. A skilled lawyer will assess the full extent of your damages, including medical treatment costs, ongoing care, pain and suffering, loss of income, and reduced quality of life. A Goldberg, Persky & White P.C. benzene attorney will fight diligently to seek maximum compensation on your behalf, accounting for both current and future losses.

Benzene Lawsuit Attorneys

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Exposure Routes for Benzene?

Benzene has the potential to enter the body through inhalation, ingestion, skin contact, and even exposure to the eyes. If you have been working in close proximity to diesel fuel, its vapors, and exhaust for an extended period of time, it is regrettable that you have been subjected to benzene.

What Type of Workers are Exposed to Benzene?

Over time, railroad workers have experienced instances of benzene exposure through the utilization of mineral spirits, solvents, degreasers, as well as through their exposure to diesel. Firefighters also frequently encounter benzene exposures. Additionally, employees in various industries such as chemical plants, oil refineries, steel plants, printing presses, fuel service stations, tanneries, and tire plants are regularly exposed to benzene.

What Type of Products Contain Benzene?

Benzene can be found in a range of substances including fuels, inks, glues, paints, solvents, detergents, degreasers, lubricants, pesticides, rubbers, coatings, polishes, thinners, and waxes. Certain popular brands that have been known to contain benzene include Liquid Wrench, Safety-Kleen 105, Kutzit, Gumout, and CRC Brakleen.

Have Doctors Just Determined that Benzene is Dangerous?

Commercial use of benzene dates back to the 1800s, and even during that time, doctors were able to observe the harmful effects it had on workers. Similar to asbestos, major corporations persisted in using benzene, as they believed that the benefits derived from its various applications outweighed the risks posed to their employees.

What Illnesses are Associated with Benzene Exposures?

Various disorders affecting the blood and bone marrow have been associated with exposure to benzene, including acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and aplastic anemia. The World Health Organization classifies benzene as “carcinogenic to humans,” and in the United States, regulatory agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and National Institutes of Health (NIH) all categorize benzene as either “known to be a human carcinogen” or a “known human carcinogen.”

But Aren’t Benzene Exposures Safe at Lower Levels?

Contrary to the claims made by petrochemical conglomerates, steel mills, railroads, and oil field employers, there is no level of benzene exposure that can be considered safe. Despite the hiring of experts by corporate defendants to assert that exposure levels were within acceptable limits, the undeniable fact remains that long-term exposure to benzene can cause genetic damage. Plaintiffs who possess benzene “biomarkers” and are suffering from occupational diseases such as acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome have strong legal cases.

We collaborate with esteemed medical and toxicological experts to substantiate your case. If you suspect that you have been exposed to benzene in your occupation and have subsequently developed a medical condition, we encourage you to reach out to us today.

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Speak with Our Benzene Lawyer Today

A Michigan benzene lawyer can evaluate the details of your situation, assess the potential liability of the responsible parties and provide guidance on whether you have a viable legal claim. If you or a loved one has been exposed to benzene and is suffering ill health from it, then contact Goldberg, Persky & White P.C.  today. We have the skills, experience and resources to help you pursue all possible avenues of recovery.