Benzene Cancer Lawyer
Exposure to the widely used petrochemical benzene may have put millions of American workers at risk for devastating diseases like leukemia and other forms of cancer that affect the blood cells. Studies show that rates of leukemia, particularly acute myeloid leukemia, have been found in workers exposed to various levels of benzene in the workplace.
Benzene’s Danger Was Known
Disturbing reports suggest that major companies involved in the rubber, chemical, automotive, and especially petroleum industries had sufficient knowledge of the dangers of benzene as early as 1948. In fact, it was 1948 when the American Petroleum Institute declared “the only . . . safe concentration for benzene is zero.” The industries, however, were reluctant to phase out the use of benzene, prioritizing the desire to save money over critical employee safety.
Finally, in 1989 the Environmental Protection Agency enforced heavy restrictions on the industrial use of benzene. For forty years, many companies knowingly allowed their workers to be exposed to the dangerous chemical.
The Effects of Benzene Exposure
Victims of leukemia and other blood cell cancers caused by exposure to benzene frequently suffer the following:
- Expensive and painful chemotherapy treatments
- Decrease in quality of life
- Possible death
Get Help from a Benzene Leukemia Lawyer
If you or a loved one has developed leukemia or another form of blood cell cancer due to workplace exposure to the petrochemical benzene, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Tell your story to the experienced product liability attorneys of Craig Swapp & Associates by filling out our online form or by calling us at 1-800-404-9000.
What Is Benzene, and How Does It Cause Leukemia and Other Blood Cell Cancers?
Benzene is a sweet-smelling component of crude oil. It is used in many industries to make plastics, dyes, adhesives, lubricants, and pesticides. It is also an important ingredient in gasoline and cigarettes. Benzene is the seventeenth most produced chemical in the United States.
Individuals are exposed to benzene by breathing in air that contains the chemical. The particles of benzene enter the body, binding to the protein hemoglobin in the red blood cells and then beginning the cancerous transformation.
Negligent Companies at Fault
Companies are being accused of having extensive evidence demonstrating the link between benzene and the tragic side effect of leukemia and other blood cell cancers but of failing to phase out the use of benzene until mandated by the government—decades after the evidence was known.
Contact a Benzene Cancer Lawyer Today
If you or a family member has developed leukemia or other blood cell cancers due to exposure to benzene, now is the time to act to receive the legal help you deserve. Call the experienced benzene leukemia lawsuit attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates at 1-800-404-9000 or fill out our online form.
What Are Benzene Exposure Victims Entitled To?
Victims and their families may be entitled to financial compensation for any of the following that apply to their situation:
- All present and future chemotherapy treatments associated with the cancer
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
- Loss of income
- Loss of companionship
- All funeral costs
Benzene Exposure Attorneys
Stop suffering without the financial compensation you deserve. Contact the experienced benzene industrial attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates today by calling us at 1-800-404-9000 or by detailing your experience through our online form below.