Benzene Injury Law

Benzene Injury Law Blog

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...

Read More

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,...

Read More

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...

Read More

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)...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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,...

Read More

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...

Read More

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,...

Read More

Client Testimonials

Find Out More From Our Clients

One Court Street Alton IL 62002 US
(618) 681-9999
5/5 based on 7 reviews

Wrongful Death Case

My family hired attorney Hughes for the wrongful death of my brother. Mr. Hughes worked very hard on our case, the results were excellent. I would recommend him to anyone needing an attorney, he is a very fair and kind person.

Unique Expertise

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...

Professional and Trustworthy

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...

Worked Diligently

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...

Questions? Contact Us Today!

    Questions? We Can Help! Contact Us Today!