Benzene and Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

Medical studies have shown a clear link between Acute Myelogenous Leukemia and exposure to Benzene. Many occupations carry a high risk of exposure to chemicals containing benzene which is commonly found in hydrocarbons, cleaning solvents, and paints. For example, statistically high numbers of individuals employed in the automotive repair industry who work on engines, brakes, or who paint vehicles are continuously exposed to cleaning solvents and paints containing benzene. Historically, those employed in the rubber industries have been exposed to dangerous levels of benzene through their years of employment as naptha containing benzene is the chemicals used to bind rubber together in the tire building process. The Claunch Law Firm has extensive experience in helping people suffering with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia in Texas and Ohio.

Asbestos and Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused almost exclusively by exposure to asbestos. Choosing a lawyer to handle a mesothelioma case is important. An asbestos case involves typically two components. This first is the legal proceeding in a court of law with which most people are familiar. The second component involves the submission of claims to asbestos bankruptcy trusts against insolvent defendants. Many of the asbestos manufacturers have filed for bankruptcy over the last twenty years and have set up bankruptcy trusts. This process requires your lawyer to be familiar with the process of submitting claims to the appropriate asbestos manufacturers to ensure you receive just compensation.  A case involving mesothelioma can be very difficult because a victim was usually exposed to asbestos during the 1950’s, 60’s, or 70’s and their memory of the products to which they were exposed is not recent. A lawyer experienced in handling mesothelioma cases can assist in this difficult process.

A person can hardly watch an hour of television before they see an advertisement from a lawfirm for victims of Mesothelioma. Most of these firms are located far away in other states. It is important to find a lawyer to handle your mesothelioma case who can come to your home and with who you can visit face to face and not just over the phone. The Claunch Law Firm is very familiar with cases involving Mesothelioma and we would be pleased to help you in such an important and difficult matter.