Benzene Exposure and Painters
If you are a painter or someone who works around paint, then you know that you around many different chemicals and compounds on a regular basis. However, some of these chemicals can be hazardous to your health and increase your risk of developing cancer and other medical problems. One of these substances is Benzene. If you are a painter and think you may have been exposed to Benzene or if you have developed cancer due to your Benzene exposure, then you should talk to one of the Benzene and dangerous product lawyers with the Higgins Firm. We will hear your claim and help you to get any compensation you deserve for what you have suffered.What is Benzene?
Benzene is a carcinogenic substance that can be found in several products and may be used in several different industries. It is dangerous because if a person is exposed to high levels of Benzene, this exposure has been linked to leukemia and other types of cancer as well as health issues for women and may cause birth defects if a women is pregnant when she is exposed to Benzene.Why are Painters at a Higher Risk for Benzene Exposure?
Benzene is used in many products, however, one industry that uses Benzene frequently is the paint industry. This industry uses Benzene in the production of many paint products. Most paint products use a solvent to make the paint able to stay in liquid form to make it easier to use. This solvent product is where benzene is typically used because it is less expensive and more easily obtained than other substances and it helps allow manufacturers to provide a high quality product that is not that expensive to produce. The painting industry and manufactures are one of the biggest users of Benzene in the United States.
Painters or those who produce painting products are at a higher risk of being exposed to Benzene because of its use in the production process. People that work at a paint production facility that make the products or provide service to the equipment that is used to make the paint products are at an elevated risk of having medical complications due to long term exposure to Benzene. This is also true for professional painters and finishers because they are breathing in Benzene on a daily basis. Many of these employees are not aware of the risks so they do not wear masks and other protective gear which increases their exposure.
Other types of painters such as those who work on cars and other vehicles are also at a higher risk of developing medical problems due to their Benzene exposure. These painters may also be at a higher risk because they work in places that are not as well ventilated than other workplaces.What Should I do if I Have Been Exposed to Benzene?
If you or someone you care about has worked as a painter or in another field where you may have been exposed to Benzene, it is important that you go see your doctor as soon as possible to find out if you have developed cancer or other medical problems as a result of this exposure. If you have, you should contact one of our experienced and compassionate Benzene and dangerous product lawyers at the Higgins Firm. We care about our clients and will listen to your case and address any questions or concerns you may have. We will then work with you to gather evidence such as medical reports, experts and anything else that may be needed for your case. Then we will do all we can to see to it that you receive any compensation you are entitled to for what you have been through. We will also work hard to make sure that the party responsible for not limiting your exposure to Benzene is held accountable for their actions.
Please contact us today online or by calling 800.705.2121 to discuss your legal options.