Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Benzene Exposure
Every single day we all use products that may contain chemicals. Typically most of these chemicals are non-toxic and not harmful if the product is used as directed on the label or if the exposure is limited. However, sometimes certain chemicals can cause people to suffer from illnesses that may be life-threatening if they have been exposed to the chemical over a long period of time. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Acute myeloid leukemia or another illness after being exposed to Benzene, then you should speak to one of our Benzene and dangerous product lawyers with the Higgins Firm. We will listen to your case and help make sure you receive any compensation that is rightfully yours for what you have suffered.What is Benzene and what is it used for?
Benzene is a chemical that can be found in crude oil. It is a extremely flammable organic hydrocarbon that has a sweet smell. It is very toxic and breathing it in or ingesting large amounts can cause serious illnesses and even death. The use of benzene is now restricted in the United States because of these dangers but it used to be found in products such as:
- cleaning products such as ones to help with grease
- a cleaner for watch springs
- a coffee decaffeinator
- an additive in fuel
Even though the use of Benzene has been restricted, it is still used in products such as plastic, nylon, adhesive, in labs and various other products.What are some signs of Benzene exposure to be aware of?
The effects of long-term exposure to Benzene can take years to develop, however, some of the signs that you may have been exposed to Benzene include but are not limited to:
- feeling weak
- weight loss
- being short of breath
- bruises or bleeding
- joint pain
- swollen glands
In some cases, the exposure to benzene can be really severe and can cause problems such as anemia, a suppressed or weakened immune system and acute myeloid leukemia. This is a type of cancer that affects the bone marrow. It is possible to be cured with large amounts of chemotherapy however, if left untreated the cancer is typically fatal within weeks or months of being diagnosed.How can a Benzene and dangerous product lawyer help me?
If you or someone you know has worked around oil such as being a mechanic , in a gas station, in a factory, with watches, around waste products, with cleaning products or in any other place where you might have been exposed to benzene or if you are already suffering from acute myeloid leukemia or other serious side effects as a result of your exposure to benzene, then it is important that you contact one of our caring and experienced benzene and dangerous product lawyers at the Higgins Firm. We know that this process is difficult for you and your family and we will help to make it as easy as we can for you so that you concentrate on any treatment you may be going through and get the help you need. We will hear your claim and work on your behalf to get you the compensation you are entitled to for any medical expenses, loss of income, and any pain and suffering that you have been through.
You can contact us online or by calling 800.705.2121 to discuss your case and any questions you might have.