Benzene is a clear, flammable liquid used in the production of many different products, including plastics, rubber and dyes. Benzene is a carcinogen, meaning that it can cause cancer. Exposure to benzene is known to cause a number of forms of leukemia or other blood-related diseases such as:
- Acute myelogenous leukemia
- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
- Chronic myelogenous leukemia
- Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
- Aplastic anemia
These diseases often have a long latency period, meaning that you could have been exposed to benzene decades ago, and only recently contracted cancer as a result. Many people who have contracted cancer due to benzene exposure worked in petroleum refineries. Benzene is also present in many different industrial environments, including the production of plastics and other synthetic materials. Although federal regulations limit the amount of benzene that can be present in the air in a workplace, these standards were not established until 1987.
If you have leukemia, or if your spouse or loved one died from a disease you believe was caused by exposure to benzene, an experienced, skilled personal injury lawyer can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to under the law. The Beaumont law firm of Reaud, Morgan & Quinn represents people across Texas and the United States who have been injured or killed due to chemical exposure in the workplace. We have established a strong reputation for doing justice for working men and women across the area.
In many cases, companies continued to expose their workers to benzene despite being aware of the potential harms. We will never hesitate to take on major corporations and their lawyers. These companies know how we are, and understand that we will never settle a case for less than what our clients deserve. Our aggressive approach often results in favorable outcomes for our clients, both in settlement negotiations and in litigation.
Contact the Benzene Exposure Attorneys of Reaud, Morgan & Quinn.
Call 409-838-1000 or e-mail our law firm to schedule your free initial consultation.