Recent medical and scientific studies demonstrate that benzene exposure causes Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL). Our law firm has helped people across the United States recover monetary settlements and jury verdicts for their injuries. If you have been diagnosed with AML or NHL, it may be related to benzene exposure. Contact a benzene lawyer to learn more.

O que é Benzeno?

Benzene is a liquid used primarily as a solvent in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Benzene is naturally occurring and can also be man-made. It is a component of crude oil, which is the main source of benzene today.

Benzene occurs naturally in petroleum products, such as gasoline. Benzene can also be found in gas emissions from volcanoes and forest fires. Even everyday items like sunscreen can contain the harmful chemical. Other products containing benzene are tobacco smoke, motor vehicle exhaust, industrial emissions, rubbers, dyes, detergents, solvents, degreasers, mineral spirits, plastics, resins, furniture wax, and pesticides.

Como posso ser exposto?

People can be exposed to benzene by breathing its vapors, skin contact, and ingestion. Most people are exposed to dangerous levels of the toxic chemical through their work. People working in the steel, rubber, painting, mechanic, firefighting, petroleum, and printing industries have a higher risk of being exposed and developing a benzene-related illness.

Quais são os riscos da exposição ao benzeno?

A exposição ao benzeno pode causar leucemia mielóide aguda, linfoma não-Hodgkin, leucemia linfocítica crônica, síndrome mielodisplásica ou anemia aplástica e doenças do sangue.

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) starts in the bone marrow (the soft inner part of certain bones, where new blood cells are made), but most often it quickly moves into the blood, as well. It can sometimes spread to other parts of the body including the lymph nodes, liver, spleen, central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), and testicles.

O linfoma não-Hodgkin , causado pela exposição ao benzeno, se forma no sistema linfático, que faz parte do sistema imunológico. O tecido linfático está localizado em todo o corpo; como resultado, o NHL pode começar em praticamente qualquer parte do corpo. Uma vez instalado, o câncer pode se espalhar ou metastatizar para o fígado e muitos outros órgãos e tecidos críticos. Em 2010, houve uma estimativa de 65.540 novos casos de LNH nos Estados Unidos e 20.210 mortes relatadas pela doença.

Discuta suas opções legais com um advogado de benzeno

If you have been diagnosed with AML or any other benzene-related disease while working with any of the aforementioned materials or in any listed industry, contact us. Our attorneys will review the circumstances of your case and explain your possible legal options. Get in touch with a benzene lawyer today to learn more.