September 3, 2015

If you have Leukemia (AML, ALL, CML or CLL), Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Aplastic Anemia, or MyleoDysplastic Syndromes (MDS) and you were exposed to Benzene then call us. We can help.

Types of Jobs/Careers Linked

  • Printers
  • Painters
  • Oil Workers (Drivers, Drillers, Oil Service)
  • Almost any significant exposure to Benzene.
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Almost any job where sgnificant use of solvents, cleaners or other petroleum products are used.


Here Are Some Example Benzene Cases That We Have Reviewed

  • Painter Diagnosed with Myleodysplastic Syndromes
  • Environmental Clenup Worker with Leukemia (Cleaned out Gas storage tanks)
  • Printer with Acute Leukemia exposed to solvents used in cleaning printing presses.

Client Questions and Answers

Q: What is AML?

Answer: Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is a disease of your blood. Your bone marrow makes your blood cells. Your blood cells are basically made up of platelets, white blood cells and red blood cells. If you have AML Leukemia you will not have enough red blood cells and not enough white blood cells.

AML is not inherited and you cannot pass it to someone else. AML is most often caused by some sort of environmental cause such as exposure to benzene and/or radiation.

Other names that you might hear for AML are Acute myeloblastic leukemia, acute myelocytic leukemia and acute nonlymphocytic leukemia.

Q: What is Benzene?

Answer:  Benzene is a very common chemical in the world.  It is related to petroleum products and is used in many different processes.  Historicalluy it was also used as a solvent to clean things.  It is very effective in cleaning difficult substances, such as grease, off of items.

Q: How does Benzene Cause Leukemia?

Answer:  Benzene is an organic compound and when you are exposed to it, it gets absorbed by the body and metabolized or broken down.  When this happens it can end up in the liver and/or bone marrow.  It is there that is has its long term effects and can start to interact with the body in a way to cause Leukemia.

Q: What is the first step to find out if I have a case?

Answer: These are complicated cases.  We start with finding out what kinds of products you used.  This can be one of themost critical parts of the case.  It tells us a lot.  How much exposure you had, how many different products and which companies might be involved.  Knowing this will allow us to tell you what kind of case you might have and where the case might be filed.