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Benzene Injury Law Blog

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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Higher Leukemia Risks for Louisiana Refinery Workers

Louisiana’s refinery and petrochemical plant workers are at a higher risk of developing leukemia as a result of their benzene exposures. A...

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Johnson & Johnson Instructs Consumers To Return Benzene-containing Sunscreen

The fallout continues for Neutrogena manufacturer Johnson & Johnson over the recall of numerous brands of its spray-on sunscreen that contained benzene. In May of 2021, the consumer product testing company Valisure released a report finding benzene in many brands of sunscreen. It took nearly two months for Johnson & Johnson to announce a recall of more than 20 types...

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Johnson & Johnson Announces Sunscreen Recall

On May 24th, 2021, Valisure published the results of a study that found benzene in various brands of sunscreen. Several versions of...

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Benzene Detected in Some Well-Known Brands of Sunscreen

In May of 2021 the product testing company Valisure discovered toxic levels of benzene in certain brands of sunscreen. Benzene is a...

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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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From my very first contact with Andrew we have found him to be compassionate, hard working and trust worthy. In the eight months we were associated with Andrew we feel he has also become a friend of ours...

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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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