If you have Leukemia and have worked with Benzene you may be entitled to a a large compensatory award .
Benzene is widely used as an industrial solvent in the drug and chemical industries. It is also a gasoline additive. Workers can absord Benzene by ingesting it, breathing it or by skin contact. Once absorbed Benzene will cause short term drowsiness, headaches, dizziness or unconsciousness. Its long term effects include bone marrow damage and cancer.
In a study conducted by the National Centers for Disease Control, workers exposed to benzene for nine years in the production of rubber had a risk of leukemia five times greater than others and were ten times as likely to die of leukemia.
More than three million workers are potentially exposed to benzene every year. The use of benzene as a solvent has been banned in the US for more than 20 years, but unfortunately, there is still benzene in most petroleum solvents. Workers may inhale vapors from the solvent or absorb vapors through their skin.
If you have Leukemia, it may have been caused by exposure to benzene. Many manufacturers and distributors knew for decades that benzene was hazardous, yet made a business decision not to warn people of those hazards. As a result, you may have a right of recovery against those manufacturers. This can help defray the costs of medical treatment and provide compensation for your pain and suffering.