A benzene lawsuit may be a necessary action due to the detrimental health effects of the chemical benzene. Benzene is causing more and more controversy as it continues to be a hazard in the industrial workplace, despite its banning by the federal government’s Environmental Protection Agency. Nearly 50 percent of the population has had some exposure to the deadly chemical; however, workers in fields that handle petroleum solvents on a regular basis are at a much greater risk for the severe side effects of benzene exposure.
Many benzene lawsuits have been filed against chemical makers and corporations for the losses, pain and suffering resulting from benzene exposure. Multimillion-dollar compensation has been awarded in several cases to families of deceased benzene victims who have filed a benzene lawsuit for the extensive costs of medical expenses, pain and suffering. Living victims of benzene exposure have also obtained awards for their losses and suffering through benzene lawsuits.
Benzene is a clear, colorless, flammable liquid that is commonly found in solvents, rubbers, plastics, resins and synthetic fibers. Benzene is still present in over 3000 chemical materials regularly used in the industrial field despite it’s banning by the federal government and the EPA. The chemical has been identified as a highly poisonous substance that can cause leukemia cancer following long-term exposure, as well as other serious health threats such as rapid heart rate, dizziness, drowsiness, tremors, unconsciousness and even death. Even minimal exposure to the hazardous carcinogen can result in health complications such as anemia and immune system depression.
Benzene health threats are considered in many cases to be occupational hazards due to the likelihood of benzene exposure in certain industries. Painters, gasoline distributors, rubber workers, printers, press workers, leather makers and pesticide manufacturers have a significantly higher risk of benzene health complications due to the nature of their industry and frequent exposure to petroleum solvents.
It is important to remember when filing a benzene lawsuit that your case will be subject to a statute of limitations. A statute of limitations for a benzene lawsuit limits the amount of time and the terms under which a lawsuit can be filed. Standards and regulations are different in every state and it is important to have a qualified benzene attorney to help evaluate your case.
Unfortunately, federal regulations regarding the deadly chemical benzene are frequently violated causing serious and sometimes permanent harm to the victims. If you or a loved one has been adversely affected by the hazardous side effects of the chemical benzene, you may be eligible to file a benzene lawsuit against the negligent parties. You may be entitled to legal compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering and even loss of life in tragic cases.Please contact us to speak with a qualified benzene lawsuit attorney, who can assist you in ensuring your legal rights and maximizing your compensation.
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