As the chairman of the American trial Lawyers' Association Benzene/Leukemia Litigation Group, Attorney R. Dean Hartley is keenly aware of the complex legal issues involved with benzene exposure litigation in West Virginia. At Hartley Law Group, PLLC, our lawyers stay abreast of all the changes in the law and procedural rules relating to the efforts of victims of benzene exposure to be fully compensated for their injuries and losses.
Benzene occurs in many substances that we use or come in contact with in our daily lives. It is a colorless and sweet smelling chemical which is highly flammable and evaporates quickly. Low levels can be found in the outside air and comes from cigarette smoke, motor vehicle exhaust, gasoline and industrial emissions. Detergents, glue, paint, and other household solvents can cause a buildup of benzene within closed areas such as homes and offices.
Common Types of Benzene Exposure
Working in an industry that uses or manufactures benzene related products causes a great deal of exposure risk to workers. In West Virginia, there is a high incidence of benzene exposure related illnesses such as anemia and leukemia. For 40 years, our attorneys have been fighting for the rights and deserved financial compensation for victims of benzene exposure and other work related diseases. We are passionate about and dedicated to eradicating unsafe working conditions and practices in our local industries.
If you or someone you know has been stricken with these deadly diseases and you believe they may be the result of benzene exposure, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can meet with you and discuss your possible claims. The heavy burden of medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering of the affected individual can be fully compensated under the law with a qualified, experienced law firm on your side.
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