Over the years, many workers throughout Louisiana were exposed to substantial amounts of benzene through no fault of their own. This exposure resulted from the chemical processes at the petrochemical facilities where individuals worked.
Some of the cancers caused by benzene are:
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome
- Kidney Cancer
- CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia)
- NHL (Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma)
- Multiple Myeloma
Although the Louisiana Workers' Compensation Act prohibits an individual from suing their employer for injuries resulting from benzene exposure, there are other available remedies.
You may sue the premise of the petrochemical facility where you or a loved one worked. Or, in Louisiana, victims of benzene exposure have a unique cause of action against executive officers for their negligence in the workplace prior to October 1, 1976. In addition many of the products used to paint or clean tools contained unsafe amounts of benzene.
If you or someone you know was exposed to benzene over a long period of time in an industrial setting prior to 1976, you may have a unique course of action available to you that individuals injured in other states do not have.
Contact Boling Law Firm today if you or a loved one was exposed to benzene and developed one of these cancers.