Benzene Injury Law

Brake & Carb Cleaners

Tradespeople who historically worked with brake and carburetor cleaners may be at increased risk for leukemia. Call 1-800-BENZENE today to learn more.

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    What Cancers are related to Brake & Carburetor Cleaners?

    Brake and carb cleaning products contained hydrocarbons like benzene and toluene, a benzene derivative. Benzene is an extremely potent carcinogen which can be inhaled, ingested, and absorbed through the skin. Benzene is known to cause blood and bone marrow cancers and disorders including


    How do Brake and Carburetor Cleaner Lawsuits Work?

    At the time of their exposures, most of our clients were not properly warned about the benzene in the products that they were using. As a result of that negligence, we will file suit against the manufacturers of the products that caused our client’s leukemia. In railroad and maritime cases, we will also sue the employers. Each case is different.

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    What Brands of Brake and Carb Cleaners are of Concern?

    Manufacturers of the following brands have been sued for benzene exposures:

    • CRC Brakleen;
    • CRC Clean-R-Carb;
    • Valvoline Brake Cleaner;
    • PB B’laster;
    • Gunk;
    • O’Reilly’s brake cleaner;
    • Gumout; and
    • B-12 Chemtool

    Leukemia Lawyers for Brake and Carb Cleaner Exposures

    If you are a mechanic or other type of industrial/shop worker who regularly worked with brake and carb cleaning products, and you have received a diagnosis of AML, MDS, NHL, MM, or other type of leukemia, contact Hughes Law Offices today. Your time to file a lawsuit is limited. Request an appointment online, or call 1-800-BENZENE to speak directly with one of our benzene attorneys.


    Brake & Carb Cleaners - Verdicts and Settlements

    Settlement (Florida, 2020)


    The Plaintiff was a lifelong mechanic who was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia in his late forties.  Over the course of his career he used a variety of carb and brake cleaners including B-12 Chemtool, CRC Brakleen, Gumout, and PB...

    Settlement (California, 2019)


    The Plaintiff was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome at the age of 68. Prior to his diagnosis, he had spent forty years working as an automotive mechanic, auto body repairman, and automobile painter. During this time he used numerous benzene-containing brake...

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    Helper/rigger/leadman on barges diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia via benzene exposure. Plaintiff exposed to benzene via solvents used to clean tools. Employer provided the solvents. Older versions of Liquid Wrench contained high mixtures of benzene.



    Gasoline tanker truck driver diagnosed with blood cancer following years of benzene exposure at defendant’s premises. Benzene was component of the fuel that he was loading and hauling.



    Plaintiff had a 39-year career with Sabine Towing. Throughout his career, plaintiff held various positions, including seaman, quartermaster, boatswain, third mate, second mate, chief mate and master..



    Able-bodied seaman diagnosed with kidney cancer as a result of exposure to benzene and other hydrocarbons while loading and discharging crude oil and other products, cleaning tanks and measuring tank levels.



    In his 30s at the time, decedent was a contracted tanker truck driver who regularly transported toxic products. As a result, he was regularly exposed to chemicals containing benzene.



    Plaintiff’s decedent had worked as a pump man aboard various tankers in the early 1970s and early 1980s where he was exposed to benzene. In 1994, about 15 years since his last exposure to benzene, the decedent was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML).

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