Our Las Vegas lawyers are filing lawsuits for people who were injured by benzene, an industrial chemical that has been linked to cancer, leukemia, and other life-threatening side effects.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed cancer or had other severe complications from benzene exposure, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
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What is Benzene?
Benzene is a sweet-smelling hydrocarbon that is produced by burning natural products. A colorless liquid that evaporates in the air and dissolves in water, Benzene is currently among the 20 most widely used chemicals in the U.S., despite being linked to dozens of life-threatening side effects.
What are the Sources of Benzene?
Benzene can occur naturally in addition to deriving from man-made sources. Natural sources of benzene include volcanoes and forest fires. Benzene is also found in crude oil, gasoline, and cigarette smoke.
What’s the Problem?
Benzene is a known human carcinogen, which means it can cause specific types of cancer. Workers exposed to significant quantities of benzene are at risk and may be eligible for compensation through the filing of a lawsuit.
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Benzene Side Effects
Long-term exposure to benzene has been linked to the following life-threatening health complications:
- Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Myelofibrosis and Myeloid Metaplasia
- Aplastic Anemia
- Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
- Hairy Cell Leukemia
- Multiple Myeloma
- Thrombocytopenic Purpura
- Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
- Hematologic Cancers
- Bladder Cancer
- and more
How Does Benzene Affect the Body?
Benzene works by causing cells in the body to function improperly. The chemical gets into the bone marrow and causes it to not produce enough red blood cells, leading to anemia. It may also damage the immune system by causing the loss of white blood cells, making it harder for the body to fight infections.
Find Out if You Have a Claim
If you believe that you were harmed by benzene exposure, you should choose an attorney that has extensive experience in the area of personal injury, particularly in the specialized area of benzene litigation.
Your lawyer should have this expertise in order to guide you through the process and help you collect as much compensation for your injuries as possible. Benzene exposure cases have their own nuances, processes, and rules, so finding someone with this specific experience will be a major advantage as you pursue your case.
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Do I Have a Las Vegas Benzene Lawsuit?
The Toxic Tort Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in benzene lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cancer injury cases in Las Vegas, Nevada, and all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were diagnosed with a severe medical condition and feel that exposure to benzene may be to blame, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.