Alabama Benzene Injury Lawyers
The personal injury attorneys at The Dilorenzo Law Firm, LLC handle serious personal injury and product liability lawsuits. Exposure to Benzene, a known carcinogen (cancer causing chemical) has been linked to rare types of Leukemia. We are trial lawyers who have extensive experience with benzene injury cases.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries or have legal concerns related to Benzene, please contact us immediately to discuss your circumstances. We may be able to help you recover medical expenses, lost earnings, as well as compensation for physical pain and suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment. If a loved one has died as a result of the benzene injury, we can represent the surviving spouse or other family member in a wrongful death action.
What is Benzene?
Benzene is a colorless flammable liquid which to the human nose has a somewhat sweet odor. The chemical Benzene is utilized in rubber, paint, plastics, resins, drugs, pesticides, synthetics, and other product manufacturing. It is often in organic solvents, and gasoline. Benzene, which is also known as Benzol, is a highly flammable chemical which is colorless, non-corrosive, clear, and strong smelling.
Occupations that risk benzene exposure
The following list, although not exhaustive, gives an example of the types of industries that potentially expose workers to the harmful effects of Benzene:
Chemical plants Oil Shipping / Maritime Tankers Industrial plants Oil refineries / Petroleum processing plants Gasoline distribution facilities Adhesive product manufacturing plants Printing industry / Paper mills / Newspaper printing Rubber manufacturing / Tire manufacturing Pesticide production and manufacturing Truck and tractor mechanic shops / Vehicle maintenance facilities Steel production facilities Commercial painting operations Shoe / leather production Wood stain & varnish facilities Pulp manufacturing and processing plants
At The DiLorenzo Law Firm, LLC, our Alabama Benzene exposure attorneys have the experience and skill required to successfully represent Benzene exposure cases. We are devoted to protecting the rights of our clients who have suffered serious injuries due to chemical exposure, including workers who have been exposed to dangerous toxins while on the job. We are currently representing Benzene victims nationwide with qualified Benzene co-counsel.
What are the common sources of Benzene?
Manufacturing of Plastics, Detergents, Synthetic Fibers, Nylon, Glues, Dyes, Pesticides and Resins Automobile Exhaust Burning coal and oil Hazardous Waste Areas Paint Fumes Petroleum Refining Water polluted with benzene after accident spills or leaks in underground storage containers Forest Fires Cigarette Smoke
Types of Leukemia caused by Benzene
We represent workers and former workers who have been diagnosed with rare leukemias caused by long-term Benzene exposure. We and our co-counsel handle Benzene cases coast-to-coast across the United States. The leukemias caused by Benzene are:
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) Myelofibrosis and Myeloid Metaplasia Aplastic Anemia Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) Hematologic Cancers Multiple Myeloma (MM) Thrombocytopenic Purpura Hairy Cell Leukemia (HCL)
Is Benzene exposure a serious problem?
According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 12,000 cases of AML are diagnosed annually and many workers and consumers are exposed to Benzene daily.
In the United States, Benzene is one of the top twenty most produced chemicals. In 1994 it was even ranked seventeenth in U.S. chemical production, with over 14.5 billion pounds being produced throughout the country. This chemical is used in the production of a variety of products which include cigarettes, rubber, detergents, plastics, paints, pesticides, gasoline, drugs, and the making of other chemicals.
Hundreds of thousands of workers in the United States are exposed to Benzene every year while in their place of work. When workers wear articles of clothing that are contaminated with Benzene, they are placing their family members at risk for Benzene exposure. Various cancers, Leukemia, blood disease, infertility, and many other serious medical conditions have been linked to Benzene exposure.
Contact an Alabama Benzene Exposure Injury Law Firm
You must know your legal rights. You should get legal help right now without delay. The Benzene exposure lawyers at The Dilorenzo Law Firm, LLC are on your side.
If you or a loved one was exposed to benzene and has been diagnosed with AML, CML, CLL, leukemia, non Hodgkin's lymphoma, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) or aplastic anemia, contact one of our Alabama benzene attorneys immediately. We are available for you seven days a week.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with leukemia caused by benzene or have legal concerns related to Benzene poisoning, you may be legally entitled to recover medical expenses, lost earnings, as well as compensation for physical pain and suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment. If a loved one has died, their surviving spouse or other family members can bring a wrongful death action.
Filing a Benzene exposure injury lawsuit can help families recover the appropriate compensation for the injury or lost life of a loved one. If you choose The Dilorenzo Law Firm, LLC to handle your Alabama benzene injury lawsuit, you can count on compassion, respect, a high degree of caring personal service, and quality legal experience and expertise in benzene litigation. You are not alone - let us stand with you in your fight for justice.
Award Limits on Benzene Verdicts in Alabama
The state of Alabama has no set award limits, or caps, for benzene lawsuits. The Alabama State Supreme Court has declared award limitations unconstitutional. However, the United States Supreme Court has stated that the ration of punitive damages versus compensatory damages must be less than 10:1 in order to be upheld on appeal.
Alabama Statute of Limitations For Benzene Lawsuits
If you are filing a benzene injury claim as the family of a deceased party, you have up to two years after the persons passing to file the claim. Please keep in mind that it takes time to acquire medical records, employment records, gather evidence, and draft pleadings, so please do not delay in contacting us if you have any concern that your injury (or a loved one's lost life) was due to negligent benzene exposure in the workplace. In benzene injury matters, as with the case of any serious lawsuit, time is of the essence.