As a result of their work with products that contain benzene, plumbers are at an increased risk of developing certain blood and bone cancers including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). We serve plumbers diagnosed with these diseases and file claims against the product manufacturers and landowners who failed to warn and safeguard plumbers from these benzene exposures.
Modern residential plumbing in America began with the opening of the Croton Aqueduct in New York in 1842. Once pressurized water was brought to the large mansions of Manhattan, workers were needed to lay pipes and connect toilets, sinks, and showers to the water supply. Boilers and hot water heaters were eventually added to the mix. To make the watertight connections between the pipes and equipment, benzene-containing cements and other sealants were often utilized.