Benzene Exposure Lawyer
Benzene is a dangerous chemical that can cause cancer and other illnesses. This is why the government strictly regulates how companies can use benzene. These regulations are designed to protect workers from overexposure to the chemical.
When a company violates state and federal benzene regulations, they put their workers at risk of serious, and sometimes fatal, illnesses. If you or a loved one suffered illness or health complications due to benzene exposure, it is recommended you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Regardless of where you live or where your employer is based, a benzene exposure lawyer can help you hold them accountable in court. Many large oil and manufacturing companies face lawsuits across the country for their failures to protect workers from unsafe exposure.Uses of Benzene
Chemical makers, manufacturing plants, factories, and oil companies regularly use benzene during the production process. Benzene is used to make numerous products, including pesticides, lubricants, dyes, and other commercial and household products. Given how common benzene is, it is no surprise that many manufacturing workers are often exposed to this chemical.
Government agencies including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which protects workers from unsafe conditions, regulate the use of benzene. Part of this regulation includes limiting exposure to nearly any level of benzene and prohibiting exposure to very high levels of benzene.Risks of Benzene Exposure
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identify many short-term and long-term risks of benzene exposure. Those exposed to benzene for a short period may suffer:
- Stomach irritation
- Skin irritation
- Rapid or irregular heartbeat
Those suffering from benzene exposure may suffer serious long-term effects, such as:
- Cancer, particularly leukemia and lymphoma
- Myelodysplastic Syndromes
- Immune system suppression
- Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML - almost exclusively caused by exposure to benzene)
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
If you or a loved one has been exposed to benzene, and developed an illness from the exposure, please contact a benzene exposure lawyer in Tennessee. The Higgins Firm has a team of qualified legal advocates who can help you to navigate the complex legal system. You do not have to face the surmounting medical costs and other losses alone. Let us review your case and help you to recover compensation you deserve.Can Children Be Affected By Benzene Exposure?
Children can be just as affected by benzene as adults - if not more. Research is ongoing, and examining whether or not children are more susceptible to benzene exposure than adults. It is known that children in utero are at an even greater risk as the chemical can pass directly through the mother's blood and to the fetus. Low birth weights, delayed bone formation, and damage to the bone marrow. If your child has been exposed to benzene, please call The Higgins Firm to speak with a benzene exposure lawyer in Tennessee.Who May Be Held Responsible for Benzene Exposure?
Companies who are found to have violated state and federal laws; thereby, putting their workers at risk of benzene exposure may be held responsible. When a lawyer is able to demonstrate that a company failed to adhere to the strict regulations, a lawsuit may be filed against them. For example, there are many lawsuits against oil and gas companies, as well as manufacturers that use benzene. If you believe you were negligently exposed to benzene, please call The Higgins Firm.Suing for Benzene Exposure
When companies fail to protect their workers from highly dangerous chemicals such as benzene, they put their employees at serious risk of illness and even death.
Those suffering from benzene exposure may develop severe illnesses or cancer that will require extensive medical treatment. Often, benzene exposure victims require numerous surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, medications, and other forms of medical treatment.
Even those who have insurance or receive workers compensation benefits may not be able to pay for such expensive medical care. Treatment for leukemia and lymphoma can easily cost a sick worker thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars.
When an employer’s safety failures cause a worker to suffer benzene exposure, they can be held liable in court. A benzene exposure lawyer can help a sick or hurt worker sue for compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and the pain and suffering they have endured.Speaking to an Attorney
If you or a loved one has developed an illness such as cancer due to benzene exposure at work, contact a lawyer today. A Benzene exposure lawyer can help you fight for justice and will work hard to win you the compensation you need and deserve.Why Choose the Higgins Firm?
The Higgins Firm is known as being leaders in toxic tort litigation on behalf of those who have developed life-changing, perhaps fatal, medical illnesses. We have successfully obtained settlements and verdicts to compensate victims who've been exposed to benzene. We understand the detrimental impact of benzene products, as well as the critical issues that tend to arise in a case, such as:
- Proving the exposure to benzene or benzene-containing products.
- Analyzing details and elements of the case to take action against a negligent contractor, premises owner, employer, manufacturer, or other relevant party.
- Effective pursuit of maritime workers' claims, railroad workers' FELA claims, offshore oil workers, and other unique paths to compensation.
Let us examine all angles of your potential case, and if so, take action on behalf of you. Call The Higgins Firm to speak with a benzene lawyer Tennessee families have trusted for decades.