BENZENE CAUSES ACUTE MYELOGENOUS LEUKEMIA

Workers in oil refineries in the gasoline refining process as well as many other trades have been exposed to benzene, a colorless, odorless liquid. Benzene is a well-recognized carcinogen. Among other diseases, benzene causes Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). Some estimates of the annual total of health injuries (including death) from benzene state the figure at over 300,000 people per year. Benzene is regulated and/or listed as a dangerous substance by OSHA and by the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) and it is high on CERCLA's hazardous substance list. The federal Clean Air Act addresses benzene and the requirements for its removal. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with AML, please don't hesitate to contact me at james@jjpettitlaw.com for a free, no-obligation consultation about your legal rights and remedies.