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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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September Is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Acute myelogenous leukemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndrome, and multiple myeloma are some of the blood cancers that too many Americans become familiar with...

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Employee Exposure and Medical Records Act – OSHA Law Requiring Employers to Track Employees’ Exposures to Toxins in the Workplace

Workers who are exposed to toxic chemicals can work around those chemicals for years with no knowledge of the long-term effects of exposure. Many retire seemingly healthy, but years later develop cancers such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML), multiple myeloma(MM), and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Prior to 1980, it was a near-impossible task for mechanics, operators, mixers, loaders, plumbers, testers, foremen,...

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Shelby v. SeaRiver Maritime Inc. – Kidney Cancer Verdict

Maritime/ Jones Act/ Kidney Cancer Jury Verdict The Plaintiff was a maritime employee for the Defendant, SeaRiver Maritime Inc. (formerly known as Exxon Shipping...

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Liquid Wrench, Benzene and Leukemia

From 1960 to 1978, the lubricant Liquid Wrench contained dangerous levels of the carcinogen benzene. As a result, workers using Liquid Wrench during that era are at an elevated risk for blood and bone marrow cancers, including Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS).  Unfortunately, while Liquid Wrench worked great in terms of helping to loosen rusty bolts and screws,...

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Case Summary – Rubber Industry Workers Diagnosed with Leukemia

The plaintiffs were brothers Gary and Randy Eaves. They both worked for the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company from the 1970s to...

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