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City of Philadelphia Benzene Lawsuit

City of Philadelphia Benzene Lawsuit

A growing number of benzene exposure lawsuits have been filed in the city of Philadelphia. In recent years, juries have awarded massive payouts to people with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).

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 cancer, leukemia, or lymphoma, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Toxic Chemical Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Philadelphia Jury Awards $824K in Benzene Cancer Lawsuit

In February 2016, a jury in Philadelphia awarded $824,000 to Louis DeSorbo, a man with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) who was exposed to benzene in solvents manufactured by U.S. Steel Corp. The lawsuit was filed in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas — DeSorbo v. U.S. Steel Corp. et al. Case No. 130603450.

Benzene Lawsuit Settlement in Philadelphia

In May 2017, a mechanic with leukemia who filed a benzene lawsuit in Philadelphia was awarded a settlement mid-way through a trial. The lawsuit was filed by a repair mechanic who developed Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) after decades of exposure to benzene in gasoline, oil, solvents, adhesives, and degreasers.

The Lawsuit (PDF) was filed in January 2015 in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas — In RE: Butts, et al. v. United States Steel Corp., et al.Case No. 150103561.

Benzene and Cancer

Benzene is a colorless, sweet-smelling, flammable, and highly-toxic chemical that is known to cause cancer, leukemia, and lymphoma. The problem is that benzene evaporates quickly and it is easily breathed in the air. Millions of people are exposed to benzene on a daily basis at work, especially railroad workers and auto mechanics.

Types of Cancers Linked to Benzene

Breathing benzene is extremely harmful to health. Once the chemical gets into the body, it is metabolized by the liver and it accumulates in the bone marrow. This could potentially cause the bones to produce abnormal blood cells, resulting in blood cancers like leukemia.

Several types of cancer have been linked to benzene, including:

Information About Philadelphia

History runs deep in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is the birthplace of America where the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, establishing American independence. Today, Philadelphia is more commonly known as “Philly,” and it is the 5th-largest city in the United States with a population of 1.5 million people. It is home to the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, one of the busiest courtrooms in America.

List of Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

  • Bella Vista
  • Callowhill
  • Cedar Park
  • Chinatown
  • East Passyunk
  • Fairmount
  • Fishtown
  • Graduate Hospital
  • Logan Square
  • Market East
  • Northern Liberties
  • Old City
  • Pennsport
  • Powelton Village
  • Queen Village
  • Rittenhouse Sq.
  • Society Hill
  • Spring Garden
  • Spruce Hill
  • University City
  • Washington Sq. West

Do I have a Philadelphia Benzene 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 cancer, leukemia, or lymphoma, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Toxic Chemical Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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