Missouri & Illinois Benzene Attorneys
You may not have ever heard of benzene, but you probably have breathed it—it is an ingredient in gasoline. And that’s not a good thing, as benzene is known to cause blood disorders, particularly acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), but also other leukemias and blood diseases.
Benzene Exposure Pathways
Benzene is present in a number of settings. Once upon a time, refinery workers washed their hands in it, as it is a very effective solvent. But to this day, it is a component of many consumer degreasing and lubricating products. It is also present in the environment near refineries and other industrial settings. It can even be found in some soft drinks.
Benzene Exposure Lawsuits
Oil refineries and plastic manufacturers, among others, make a lot of money selling benzene or products they make from it. No one really needs benzene; we could get along just fine without it. But money makes the world go round, and that’s why these companies allow benzene pollution in the air, water, ground, and even products they sell to you and your family.
Benzene Exposure and Cancer
If you have ALL or MDS it is worth asking yourself whether you may have been exposed to benzene, even at low doses over many years. Do you live next to a gas station, refinery, factory, or pipeline? Did you work at a refinery, chemical, plastics or beverage plant? Did you frequently smell hydrocarbon odors at your home or workplace? Did your job require the use of degreasers or lubricants? If so, you may have a claim for damages.
Do You Have a Benzene Exposure Case?
Leukemias and lymphomas are devastating diseases that can destroy your quality of life, not to mention shorten or end it. The attorneys at Keane Law LLC will work their hardest to try to claw back a monetary recovery for you. While this can never undo the past and cure your disease, the companies that release benzene into the environment and workplaces need to be held accountable, so these abhorrent practices will end. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
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