Benzene is a carcinogenic chemical that occurs in nature and is present in crude oil and gasoline. It is also one of the most commonly used chemicals in a wide range of industrial applications throughout the United States, despite the fact that it has been recognized as a known blood poison and bone marrow depressant for many decades.
Workers exposed to benzene at high concentrations or over an extended period of time are at risk for leukemia and other debilitating and potentially fatal diseases such as aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkins’ lymphoma. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with such a disease, it can be critical to consult an attorney who will look thoroughly into your work history, levels of benzene exposure and other issues.
Benzene Litigation Attorneys Practicing Nationwide
At the Provost Umphrey Law Firm, we are recognized leaders in toxic torts litigation on behalf of workers who contract life-altering and fatal industrial diseases. Our track record includes obtaining multiple verdicts and settlements to compensate benzene exposure victims and surviving family members.
Our lawyers are knowledgeable about occupations affected by benzene, including oil refinery workers and barge workers. We understand the health impact of benzene products, and the many critical issues that arise in benzene litigation, including:
- Determining and proving our clients’ substantial exposure to benzene or benzene-containing chemicals and materials such as xylene, gasoline, crude oil, and various solvents
- Analyzing relevant circumstances in order to take legal action based on products or premises liability laws – against a negligent manufacturer, premises owner, employer, contractor or other party responsible for disease-causing benzene exposure
- Effective pursuit of offshore oil workers’ and other maritime workers’ claims under the Jones Act, railroad workers’ FELA claims, and other specific paths to resolution and compensation for our clients
Our Texas benzene exposure attorneys are prepared to look at all angles on your potential lawsuit and take action for you. We encourage you to request a free consultation today. We handle personal injury and toxic torts cases on a contingency basis, so you will pay no attorney fees unless we succeed in obtaining compensation for you.