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Benzene Injury Law Blog

Louisiana Leukemia Law Firm

As a result of exposures to benzene, workers in Louisiana’s many industrial settings may be at elevated risk for leukemia. Benzene is an organic, clear chemical with a sweet aroma. Benzene was historically present in petroleum-based products, including lubricants, degreasers, and thinners. Illnesses Caused by Benzene Exposures Benzene is a Class 1 carcinogen that causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), acute myeloid...

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Pennsylvania Leukemia Law Firm

As a result of exposures to benzene, workers in Pennsylvania’s many industrial settings may be at elevated risk for leukemia. Benzene is...

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Higher Leukemia Risks for Golden Triangle Petrochemical and Refinery Workers

Petrochemical and refinery workers in Southeast Texas’ Golden Triangle are at an increased risk of developing leukemia as a result of exposure to benzene. Chevron Phillips Chemical Port Arthur, ExxonMobil Beaumont, BASF TOTAL FINA NAFTA, and Motive Chemicals are 4 of the top 10 benzene emitters in Texas. The carcinogenic effects of benzene have been known to the industry since...

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Aplastic Anemia & Benzene Exposures

Benzene exposures can cause aplastic anemia. Aplastic anemia is a rare condition that occurs when your body stops producing enough new blood...

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Why Work With A Leukemia Lawyer?

Who We Are Andrew Hughes and Tom Guillen are two lawyers that understand how benzene can cause leukemia. Both of these leukemia lawyers began their career in toxic tort defense. Toxic tort cases are complex undertakings. The defendants in these cases have been developing tactics for decades. Andrew and Tom now use the skills they learned to represent individuals who...

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Benzene Present in More Consumer Products

In May of 2021, the consumer product testing company Valisure reported that benzene was found in many types of sunscreen. You can read more about this report here. That first report compelled manufacturers to test their own products. Coppertone announced a voluntary recall of certain sunscreen products on September 30, 2021. Less than a week later Bayer announced a recall...

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Benzene Exposures and Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a rare cancer that can be caused by long term exposures to benzene.  MDS affects 12,000 to 20,000 Americans annually. MDS is diagnosed when a person's bone marrow is not producing enough healthy blood cells. This bone marrow disease is also categorized as a form of blood cancer. The initial symptoms of MDS often include unusual...

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Herbicides and Parkinson’s Disease 

Parkinson’s is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system that can be caused by exposures to herbicides, including paraquat.  Parkinson’s affects...

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Testing Reveals Benzene in Sunscreen

In May of 2021, the testing company Valisure discovered that many popular brands of sunscreen contained benzene. Most people had likely never...

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Andrew took over my asthma claim with the railroad after a different law firm failed to meet expectations. Andrew’s unique expertise in the field of diesel related injury gave him the ability to build my case exceptionally well. When Andrew presented...

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For the past two years Andrew Hughes has worked diligently in helping me with my case against the Norfolk Southern R.R. During this time he has kept me thoroughly informed about my case his expertise led to me getting a generous settlement...

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