Benzene Exposure Law Firm In New Orleans
Lawsuits For Illegal Exposure to Benzene
Louisiana’s economy relies heavily on our abundance of natural resources to fuel our economic growth. But for workers in industries like oil and manufacturing, the risk of exposure to dangerous levels of benzene is high. Benzene exposure is responsible for a number of forms of cancer in Louisiana workers, and if you or a loved one have become sick after working in industries where benzene is found, you are entitled to compensation.
At the Gertler Law Firm, we ensure that clients suffering from toxic exposure to benzene have the best tools available to secure their financial futures and protect their loved ones. We fight for people who’ve been hurt by the special interests in our state, and our record of success speaks for itself. If you’ve been harmed by occupational exposure to benzene, call us today at 504-581-6411 to talk to an experienced Louisiana benzene attorney today.
High Risk Occupations
Because of our wealth of oil and gas reserves, many workers in Louisiana have spent years or decades in close proximity to dangerous chemical byproducts, including benzene. From oil extraction and refining to transportation of gas and oil, people working jobs in these industries often have benzene exposure levels that are many times higher than the human body can safely withstand. Those who work with petroleum products in other capacities, such as in plastics and rubber manufacturing, printing, production of paints and varnishes and the solvents to remove them, laboratory workers, tank cleaners, and detergent and pesticide production, are at high risk for developing benzene-related cancers as a result of occupational exposure.
Signs of Benzene-Related Illness
Benzene is responsible for causing various forms of cancer and other illnesses in individuals with heightened exposure. Some of the commonly diagnosed illnesses resulting from benzene exposure include:
Aplastic Anemia, where the body’s bone marrow is unable to produce an adequate supply of new blood cells, resulting in fatigue, rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, bleeding gums, and bruising.
Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a bone marrow disorder where blood cells don’t mature, resulting in fatigue, infection, bruising, and bleeding.
Leukemia, including Acute Granulocytic Leukemia, where blood cells are unable to mature; Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, where one type of white blood cell gradually increases, and may ultimately spread cancer to lymph nodes and organs like the spleen; Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, where the body produces too many white blood cells, and the bone marrow eventually fails.
Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells, which leads to fatigue, shortness of breath, infections, and abnormal bleeding.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a cancer of the body’s lymphatic system. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma may be slow growing (low grade), intermediate, or fast growing.
Protect The People You Love
If you’ve been diagnosed with a benzene-related illness after years of occupational exposure, you have rights to compensation. You can take care of your loved ones down the road and receive the best medical treatment available. The attorneys at the Gertler Law Firm can connect you with resources and help you and your family understand the range of options open to you. Call us today for a free consultation at 504-581-6411 and talk to a New Orleans, Louisiana benzene attorney.