If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a benzene related illness, you know first hand the tremendous financial burden that comes with caring for yourself or a loved one. Because there are so many harmful consequences of benzene exposure, the cost of medical treatment can vary depending on the resulting medical condition. Exposure to benzene can lead to irreversible reproductive damages, skin conditions, central nervous system injuries, suppression of the immune system, and several forms of leukemia.
Leukemia, cancer of the blood and bone marrow, is a benzene-related illness that can be very difficult to treat. Just like any type of cancer, chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery are common methods of care. The cost of leukemia treatment can be overwhelming. The average cost of just one round of chemotherapy is approximately $150,000. Unfortunately, many patients require several rounds of chemotherapy to achieve success. Chemotherapy also requires comprehensive support and after care treatment, which can include special antibiotics, injections, blood transfusions, and more.
Some patients living with leukemia may also require a bone marrow transplant. The average cost of this treatment is $250,000 or more. In many cases, patients may require additional treatment after this procedure. Other costly procedures, such as a splenectomy to remove the spleen, may also be required. Additional costs for transportation, hospitalization, supportive care, and other expenses may also be necessary to care for a loved one with a benzene related illness.
While the cost of treating a patient with leukemia or other benzene-related illnesses will largely depend on the patient’s condition and/or type of leukemia, age, prior medical history, response to treatment, health complications, and geographical location, medical treatment expenses can exceed a million dollars. Though some patients have insurance, financial aid, and other support, many families’ entire life savings are wiped out by the tremendous cost of caring for their loved ones.If benzene exposure was the result of another party’s negligence or other wrongdoing, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your medical expenses and other losses. While you have endured a tremendous financial, physical, and emotional burden already, you do not have to suffer in vain. A qualified and experienced benzene attorney can evaluate your case and help you recover money for your medical expenses, lost income, other out-of-pocket expenses, and pain and suffering. Our highly renowned benzene attorneys can evaluate your case at no cost or obligation to determine the best way to protect your legal interests and get you the money you deserve.
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