Benzene

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Benzene-Related Disease

Medical literature and government bodies have recognized for many years that exposure to benzene causes severe illness in some people. Benzene is most closely associated with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) and Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). There are also studies linking benzene exposure to other types of leukemia and blood diseases and disorders. The Centers for Disease control provides a helpful outline of how benzene is used and the diseases and health conditions exposure to benzene causes: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/benzene/basics/facts.asp

Many people are exposed to benzene in the workplace. Printers, diesel mechanics, painters, and people who work in chemical plants and power plants are particularly likely to be exposed to benzene, either on its own or as a component of other chemicals.

In some cases, benzene-related disease may not develop for several years after the person is exposed. For this reason, it is not always easy to conclude whether a particular case of AML or MDS is related to benzene exposure or not. Doctors and other health care providers must focus their attention on treating the disease, and may not need to inquire into the cause of the disease. Hiring an attorney is one way of investigating the cause.  If your attorneys believe that you have occupational or other exposure to benzene, they may be able to identify the company or companies responsible for your exposure. The responsible parties may be employers, owners of buildings or other premises, or manufacturers of chemical products that contain benzene.

If you have been diagnosed with AML, MDS, or other leukemia or blood disorder, and you believe it may have been caused by exposure to benzene, you can call Romano Law Group today at 561-533-6700 for a free consultation. We can discuss your potential case with you, and we are dedicated to seeking justice for victims of corporate negligence and defective products.