Benzene is a toxic compound and known human carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) that has been linked to life-threatening health problems including Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) and Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS).
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured by benzene exposure, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What is Benzene Used For?
Benzene is a colorless, sweet-smelling chemical that is used in a number of products, including dyes, solvents, paints, plastics, chemical products, and the petroleum industry.
What’s the Problem?
The vapors produced by benzene can cause a wide range of symptoms including cause headaches, nausea, dizziness, drowsiness and confusion. Chronic exposure has been linked to leukemia and other life-threatening health conditions.
Where Can Benzene Exposure Occur?
People can be exposed to benzene at the workplace, in the home, by drinking contaminated water or beverages, or just by breathing the air outside.
Who is Most at Risk for Benzene Exposure?
People who work around benzene are at the greatest risk for suffering health effects from the chemical. Some of these occupations include:
- Mechanic (auto, marine, aviation, etc.)
- Benzene production (petrochemicals, petroleum refining, and coke and coal chemical manufacturing)
- Tire manufacturing
- Printing industry
- Storage or transport of benzene and petroleum products containing benzene.
What are the Side Effects of Benzene Toxicity?
- Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Myelofibrosis and Myeloid Metaplasia
- Aplastic Anemia
- Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
- Hairy Cell Leukemia
- Multiple Myeloma
- Thrombocytopenic Purpura
- Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
- Hematologic Cancers
Are Lawsuits Being Filed?
In recent years, a number of lawsuits have been filed by plaintiffs alleging that benzene exposure caused them serious health problems, even some deaths.
What is a Class Action?
A class action is a type of lawsuit filed with the court on behalf of large group of people or “class” of individuals that have been injured or wronged. The class is represented by the law firm and the case is generally decided upon a single member of the class who is sometimes referred to as the “class representative or class rep.”
Can I File a Class Action Lawsuit?
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm has decided against the filing of a Benzene Class Action Suit and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of injured individuals and/or their family members that have been injured after being exposed to benzene.
Why is Your Law Firm Only Filing Individual Complaints?
In many cases, class action lawsuits can be a detriment to class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. At Schmidt & Clark, LLP we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual benzene lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I Have a Benzene Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in benzene exposure lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were injured by the side effects of benzene exposure, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.