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Do You Need a Multiple Myeloma Lawyer?

Multiple Myeloma, a “Rare” Cancer That Sickens Thousands More than 30,000 Americans are diagnosed with multiple myeloma annually. As patients focus on...

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Factors Affecting Your Benzene Leukemia Settlement

If you’ve been diagnosed with leukemia following benzene exposures, it might seem straightforward that you would be entitled to a benzene settlement....

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Benzene Lawsuits, Mechanics, and Safety-Kleen

Why do individuals diagnosed with leukemia file benzene lawsuits against Safety-Kleen? In 1954, the founder of Safety-Kleen invented a parts washer and began to sell it to mechanics. As a result of their work with Safety-Kleen, those mechanics were unknowingly exposed to benzene.  Benzene is a known cause of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), among other forms...

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Toluene, Benzene’s Toxic Cousin

Toluene is a crude oil distillate similar to benzene in many ways. It is often used as a solvent because it can...

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Gas Station Attendants/Mechanics and Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Case Summary:  Oil Companies Prevail When Plaintiff’s Expert is Barred from Testifying The plaintiff’s husband was a former gas station attendant and mechanic who had been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (“AML”) in June 2013.  The mechanic passed away five months after his leukemia diagnosis. The widow sued various oil companies, including Chevron, Shell, and Texaco. She claimed that her...

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Brake Cleaners, Mechanics and Leukemia

Brake cleaners have been used by professional mechanics and weekend warriors for years. People who regularly used these products in the 1960s,...

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Does WD-40 Cause Leukemia?

WD-40 is a very popular aerosol lubricant and penetrating oil that is used by auto and airline mechanics, plumbers, and other tradespeople to loosen rusted bolts, penetrate stuck plumbing joints and lubricate parts.  Unfortunately, the workers using WD-40 day in, day out, were likely exposed to benzene, a cancer-causing toxin that was present in WD-40. Since World War II, benzene...

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Workplace Gasoline Exposures and Leukemia

Fuel tanker drivers and gas station attendants are at an increased risk of developing acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)...

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Gasoline Tanker Driver Diagnosed with MDS

When gasoline tanker driver Elwyn Webb was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), little did he know that he’d start a costly fight between the defendants responsible for his tragic diagnosis.  Mr. Webb died in 2016, just three months after his MDS diagnosis. Mr. Webb’s wife and son filed a claim against the property owners and oil companies whose negligence led...

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