Benzene Exposure – Leukemia
The attorneys at McDermott & Hickey have successfully represented victims of Benzene Exposure. Benzene is an organic chemical compound valued by industry for use as a cleaning solvent. It’s also a deadly carcinogen which causes several forms of cancer including acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). AML is a fast growing cancer of the blood and bone marrow.
Workers in the following industries are at an exceptionally high risk of Benzene Exposure:
- Paper/Pulp Factory Workers
- Chemical Plant Workers
- Oil Refinery Workers
- Rubber Workers
- Gasoline Related Occupations
- Railroad Workers
Compensation for Benzene Victims
If a worker is exposed to benzene on the job and this exposure causes him or her to develop AML or any other Benzene related disease then a claim can be brought under Ohio’s Worker’s Compensation laws. If successful, the worker can receive lost wage benefits and also medical coverage for the treatment of the occupational disease.
Claim Against the Manufacturers and Suppliers of Benzene
In some instances a lawsuit can be brought against manufacturers and suppliers who fail to warn workers about the hazards of exposure to Benzene.
If you were exposed to Benzene and have been diagnosed with leukemia contact McDermott & Hickey for a free legal consultation regarding your potential rights to recovery.