Breathing benzene at high levels can cause drowsiness, dizziness, rapid heart rate, headaches, and unconsciousness.
Long-term exposure to high levels of benzene can cause more serious illnesses, such as aplastic anemia, a rare blood disorder marked by a reduction in white blood cells, myelofibrosis, a disorder that affects that body’s ability to form healthy blood cells, and acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), a cancer of the blood forming organs resulting in the body’s failure to produce enough blood cells.
In many cases, it is recommended that you file a personal injury lawsuit. Depending on the particular state, your personal injury lawyer might have to file this suit very soon to comply with the state’s statutes of limitations. However, a personal injury lawsuit is not always necessary as sometimes sizeable compensation can be secured without the need for a lawsuit.
Please call Wallace & Graham at (800) 849-5291, for more information regarding the possibility of obtaining compensation for your injuries.