Environmental Pollutants - Benzene
Benzene is a chemical compound that can cause adverse health effects for those exposed to it. Inhaling high levels of benzene can result in death, while low levels can cause dizziness, rapid heart rate, headaches, drowsiness, tremors, mental distress, and loss of consciousness. Consuming foods or drinks with high levels of benzene can cause vomiting, irritation of the stomach, dizziness, sleepiness, convulsions, an increased heart rate, and death.
Blood is the most adversely affected part of the human body after exposure to benzene. Benzene damages bone marrow and can cause a marked decrease in red blood cells, leading to anemia. It can also cause excessive bleeding and depress the immune system, increasing the chance of infection.
An experienced benzene lawyer understands these health effects and how they apply to you. If you believe you have been exposed to benzene while on the job, you should report your concerns to your employer immediately. Both the breath and blood can be tested to determine the level of benzene exposure, however they must be performed as soon after the exposure as possible in order to be accurate. The results of these tests, in addition to the circumstances surrounding your exposure, can prove vital when constructing a benzene lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, illness or death, as the result of an environmental pollutant, such as benzene, and you believe the exposure was someone else's fault, call VanDerGinst Law at 1-866-843-7367 or click here for a FREE online case evaluation. The initial consultation is free of charge. If we agree to handle your injury case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if, and when, there is a money recovery for you. In many cases a benzene lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.