Benzene Exposure: What It Is and What It Does

Many Workplace Environments Use Benzene Benzene is a solvent used in a variety of industrial operations. It is a naturally occurring chemical found in wild fires, volcanic eruptions, and other similar processes. Benzene is one of the most widely used chemicals in the United States. Benzene is used in processes of making several materials, including: […]

Leukemia & Benzene

One of the various forms of blood cancers, Leukemia is focused in the blood and bone marrow. The cause of this type of cancer is a rapid rate of production from white blood cells which are abnormal. While the white blood cell is normally meant to fight off infection and protect the body, when they […]

W. Va. State Screen Printer Files Lawsuit Resulting from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL) Diagnosis

Hartley Law Group along with The Segal Law Firm and Warner Law Offices recently filed a civil lawsuit in Marshall County, West Virginia Circuit Court on behalf of a screen printer employed in the West Virginia Division of Highways sign shop. Prior to his employment with the State of West Virginia, plaintiff had previously worked […]

What is a Toxic Tort?

A toxic tort is a particular type of personal injury lawsuit in which the injured person claims that his or her exposure to a chemical caused their injury or disease. People are typically exposed to a chemical substance from either pharmaceuticals, consumer products, from toxic substances in the environment or the home, or from chemical […]

South Carolina Mechanic Files Lawsuit Resulting from Multiple Myeloma Diagnosis

Hartley Law Group along with The Bailey Law Firm recently filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of an automobile mechanic in Beaufort County, South Carolina Commons Pleas Court against various suppliers, distributors and manufacturers of gasoline and solvent materials. Plaintiff began employment as an automobile mechanic in 1970, and was exposed to benzene-containing gasoline, mixed […]

FELA & Railroad Injuries

The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) is a United States federal law that gives interstate railroad workers that have been injured, sickened or killed during the course of their employment the right to sue their employer for damages providing their employer was negligent in whole or in part. The FELA Act was enacted in 1908; […]

Developments in Benzene Research

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (or IARC) is an arm of the World Health Organization that is charged with investigating cancer, and particularly the disease’s causes. IARC reviews scientific research discussing various chemicals, and issues publications called monographs describing its review and findings. In 1982, IARC issued Volume 29 of its monographs, which […]