California Benzene Attorneys
The benzene exposure attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen, LLP are resourceful, creative, relentless advocates and fierce defenders for our clients. We believe that through our representation of injured plaintiffs that we make the world a better place. We have the financial resources to successfully take on any defendant.
What is Benzene?
Benzene is a toxic substance. According to The Environmental Protection Agency benzene has been classified as a human carcinogen. Work-related prolonged benzene exposure causes development of rare blood cancers including rare leukemia’s. Benzene side effects include: drowsiness, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, headaches, tremors, confusion, unconsciousness and even death (at very high levels). Various cancers, Leukemia, blood disease, infertility, and many other serious medical conditions have been linked to Benzene exposure.
Benzene is a colorless, flammable liquid which to the human nose has a somewhat sweet odor. The chemical Benzene is utilized in rubber, paint, plastics, resins, drugs, pesticides, synthetics, and other product manufacturing. It is often in organic solvents, and gasoline. People at most risk are those that work with and are exposed to petroleum solvents. Workers can breathe in high levels of benzene, increasing risk of exposure and to disease.
Who is at Risk for Exposure to Benzene?
Hundreds of thousands of people every year from a wide variety of professions may be at risk for Benzene exposure in the workplace. Some employees are aware that they are in the presence of Benzene and are typically trained in the necessary safety procedures. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of their exposure to this very dangerous chemical and uninformed about how to keep themselves safe in the event of a chemical spill or contact with Benzene.
The following occupations may have an increased risk for dangerous levels of Benzene include:
- Chemical Production
- Rubber Workers
- Leather Workers
- Paper Production
- Steel Working
- Jet Fueling and Jet Fuel Production
- Tire Production
- Pesticide Production
- Auto Mechanics
- Adhesive Manufacturing
- Laboratory Technicians
- Newspaper Workers
- Shoe Manufacturing
- Solvent, Degreaser and Lubricant Production
- Foundry Workers
- Refinery Workers
- Maritime Workers
- Construction Workers
Leukemia Linked to Benzene Exposure
We are passionate about representing clients who have developed rare leukemias and who endured benzene exposure in their workplace. Our benzene lawsuit cases involve workers who have developed rare blood cancers, including leukemias. Our cases are against the manufacturers of the dangerous chemical products.
Our Benzene Injury Lawyers Pursue Claims For The Following Conditions:
- Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
- Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
- Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
- Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
- Aplastic anemia
- Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL)
- Multiple myeloma
According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 12,000 cases of AML are diagnosed annually. Many diagnosed workers and consumers were exposed to benzene chemicals daily. We have obtained many settlements and victories in pursuing leukemia cases where there was occupational exposure to petroleum products and/or solvents.
Worker Exposure to the following chemicals may increase risk of dangerous benzene side effects
- Jet Fuel
You Must Know Your Legal Rights. Get Help Now!
Nadrich & Cohen vigorously represents workers in all 50 states and former workers who have been diagnosed with rare leukemias caused by long-term Benzene exposure. We are benzene injury attorneys who work on a contingency basis so we pay all of the costs and you owe us nothing unless we obtain a recovery for you. Contact a benzene litigation attorney today at 1-800-718-4658 or please fill out the free case review above.