Welcome to Gianaris Trial Lawyers, a leading law firm providing top-tier representation for victims of benzene exposure and other toxic tort cases. With a stellar track record of favorable verdicts and settlements, we’re dedicated to ensuring that justice is served for those who suffer from the devastating effects of benzene-related illnesses.
Understanding Benzene and Exposure
Benzene is a naturally occurring, colourless liquid with a sweet smell. Despite its common presence, prolonged exposure can lead to a range of harmful health effects, including various types of cancer. This volatile organic compound is generally found in gasoline, rubber, dyes, detergents, drugs, and pesticides. It’s also a significant component in the production of plastics and synthetic fibres.
Types of Cancers Related to Benzene
Long-term exposure to benzene has been linked to several types of cancer, including leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). It’s also associated with conditions like aplastic anaemia and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).
Workers Exposed to Benzene
Workers in industries such as petrochemicals, rubber manufacturing, shoe manufacturing, and oil refineries are often at a higher risk of benzene exposure. Those involved in shipping or storage of benzene and benzene-containing products are also susceptible. Gianaris Trial Lawyers is here to provide workers and their families the legal support needed when contending with benzene-related ailments.
• Chemical plant workers: These professionals handle and process benzene as part of their job responsibilities. They may work in plants that produce petrochemicals, plastics, rubber, and other chemical products.
• Refinery workers: Benzene is a component found in crude oil and is commonly present in oil refineries. Workers involved in refining processes, such as distillation, reforming, and cracking, may be exposed to benzene.
• Gasoline station workers: Those employed at gasoline stations may have occupational exposure to benzene due to the handling and storage of gasoline, which contains varying amounts of benzene.
• Petrochemical industry workers: Professionals involved in the production of various chemicals derived from petroleum, such as styrene, ethylbenzene, and cyclohexane, may have exposure to benzene.
• Rubber industry workers: Benzene is often used as a solvent and in the production of rubber products, including tires, hoses, and conveyor belts. Workers involved in the manufacturing process may come in contact with benzene.
• Painters: Some paints, primarily oil-based paints, may contain benzene. Painters who use such paints regularly may have inhalation exposure to benzene.
• Industrial cleaners: Certain cleaning agents used in industries may contain benzene. Industrial cleaners who use or handle these chemicals may have exposure to benzene.
• Chemists and laboratory technicians: Professionals working in laboratories where benzene or benzene-containing compounds are used for research, testing, or analysis may have exposure to benzene during their work activities.
• Printing industry workers: Benzene is often used as a solvent in printing inks, especially those used in flexography and gravure printing. Printers who handle these inks may have exposure to benzene.
• Welders: Benzene can be produced as a byproduct when welding various materials, especially those containing hydrocarbons. Welders who work with benzene-containing materials may have exposure to benzene through inhalation.
• Firefighters: Benzene is released into the air during fires involving materials that contain it. Firefighters involved in firefighting and rescue operations where such fires occur may have exposure to benzene.
• Agricultural workers: Pesticides and herbicides used in agriculture may contain benzene or benzene-related compounds. Workers involved in applying these chemicals or working in fields treated with them may have exposure to benzene.
• Paint manufacturing workers: Benzene can be used as a solvent or a raw material in the production
The Importance of Hiring an Experienced Benzene Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a disease related to benzene exposure, securing proficient legal representation is imperative. Benzene litigation can be complex, often necessitating detailed medical and scientific understanding, as well as a deep familiarity with local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
At Gianaris Trial Lawyers, we bring years of experience in handling cases of benzene exposure. Our proficient legal team has the resources, expertise, and the drive to fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve for your pain, suffering, and other damages.
Don’t let benzene exposure alter your life without seeking justice. Reach out to the committed and compassionate team at Gianaris Trial Lawyers to discuss your possible benzene case. We’re prepared to stand with you every step of the way, ensuring that your voice is heard and your rights are upheld. Contact us today for a free consultation.