Thinking Of Filing A Benzene Lawsuit?
Has contact with the organic compound benzene impacted your life? People who work in jobs where benzene is used run the risk of developing various types of cancer, such as leukemia, Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) or non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This compound is a known carcinogen. As such, companies that knowingly expose their workers may be found negligent. For zealous determination in pursuing a benzene lawsuit, trust in our Pittsburgh lawyers at D’Amico Law Offices, LLC.
Many Workers Are At Risk For High Exposure
Benzene is very common, as it is one of the top 20 chemicals produced in this country. It can be found in everyday products, such as gasoline, and makes a powerful solvent that cleans and degreases machinery. It is also used in a wide variety of industries and businesses that range from steel mills, chemical plants and refineries.
The risk from exposure is no secret. The first case of leukemia attributed to benzene was reported in 1928. A couple of decades later, the American Petroleum Institute reported that zero was the only safe level of concentration for benzene. Despite this, many workers still risk benzene exposure in their daily jobs. These include:
- Lab technicians
- Chemical plant workers
- Rubber industry workers
- Paper factory workers
- Dry cleaning
Exposure to this chemical causes damage to bone marrow, which, in turn, results in low counts of white blood cells and blood platelets. This weakening can lead to cancers, leukemia, multiple myeloma, Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL).
Representing Workers Who Have Suffered Exposure
Our Pittsburgh law firm is one that is dedicated to protecting workers who have been diagnosed with cancers caused by benzene. We combine a wealth of experience with a depth of knowledge of the law. Make an appointment for a free consultation at our firm so one of our attorneys can tell you if they think you have a valid claim for compensation.