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Aplastic Anemia Lawsuit

Aplastic Anemia Lawsuit

Auto mechanics and people who are exposed to benzene-containing products like solvents, gasoline, or paint can develop aplastic anemia and other types of cancer.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting benzene induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with aplastic anemia, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Toxic Chemical Exposure Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Benzene and Aplastic Anemia

Benzene is a toxic chemical that is known to cause several types of cancer. The first reports linking benzene and aplastic anemia were published in 1897, over a century ago, but few products today carry warning labels about the cancer risks associated with benzene.

What is the Risk?

High levels of exposure to benzene in the air is estimated to cause aplastic anemia in 1 out of 100 people (1%). No one knows exactly how benzene causes aplastic anemia, but benzene is metabolized by the liver and it accumulates in the bone marrow. Aplastic anemia occurs when the bones make cancer cells instead of healthy cells.

What is Aplastic Anemia?

Aplastic anemia is a disorder in which the blood-making cells in the bone marrow do not produce enough new red blood cells. The red blood cells carry oxygen to all parts of the body.

Aplastic anemia is also called bone marrow failure. There is an inherited (genetic) form of the disease called Fanconi anemia. It may be misdiagnosed as Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), in which the bone marrow makes blood cells that are deformed or under-developed.

Symptoms of Aplastic Anemia

  • Fatigue
  • Feeling tired constantly
  • Shortness of breath with exertion
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Pale skin
  • Frequent infections
  • Bruising
  • Nosebleeds or bleeding gums
  • Skin rash
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

Complications of Aplastic Anemia

Many health problems can occur when the body does not have enough blood cells, including irregular heartbeat (arrhythmias), an enlarged heart, heart failure, infections, bleeding, and death. Aplastic anemia can progress slowly over many weeks or months. It can also occur suddenly and become a chronic condition that causes death.

Do I have an Aplastic Anemia Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting benzene induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with aplastic anemia, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Toxic Chemical Exposure Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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