Chemical Exposure

The Gulf South is the home of the nation’s petroleum refining, and as a result, workers here have an unusually high exposure to fumes released by petroleum products, including those from benzene.  Workers exposed to benzene often work in areas that include:

  • Chemical plants
  • Oil pipelines
  • Petroleum refineries
  • Railroads
  • Ships and tankers

Cancers that have been attributed to extensive benzene exposure include:

  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
  • Non Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome / Myelodyplasia (MDS)
  • Multiple Myeloma

In addition to a major petrochemical industry presence, there is a significant amount of commercial agriculture in The Gulf South. And so, exposure to chemicals necessary for farm operations, such as weedkiller products like Roundup, happens routinely.

Cancers that have been linked to products like Roundup include non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

The lawyers at Unglesby Law Firm have extensive experience successfully delivering justice to workers who have been harmed by their exposure to benzene and Roundup.

Industrial companies retain significant legal resources to defend themselves.  The lawyers at Unglesby Law Firm are here to level the playing field for victims of chemical exposures who have suffered wrongful death or serious illness.

If You’ve the Victim of Benzene or Roundup Exposure What Should You Do?

Retain top-notch legal counsel immediately. If you are unable to do so, have a family member take care of this as soon as possible. Time is absolutely of the essence when determining when the asbestos exposure occurred and who is responsible.

Listen to your medical team and follow their instructions. If you’ve been exposed to dangerous chemicals, you are at risk. Take your prescribed medications, attend all medical appointments and stick to therapy regimens.

Make sure you know what disability benefits you are entitled to through your employer’s benefits plan. You may have benefits available that can help you cover costs and expenses.

What Should You NOT DO?

Do not, under any circumstances, speak to lawyers representing the person, business or entity that was the cause of the serious injury.  Do not allow family members to speak to those lawyers either.  Make sure that you have your own legal counsel in place.  Your lawyers are the only ones who should have any contact with lawyers representing the person, business or entity that caused the serious injury.

If you are unable to contact a lawyer, have a family member do so as soon as possible.

Do not share any details of the situation outside of your immediate family.  Your lawyers will let you know what you can and cannot say.  It is important that neither you nor any family members have any contact whatsoever with attorneys who are not representing you.

The attorneys at Unglesby Law Firm can guide you through this sensitive process.

Don’t Hesitate:  Call Us

If you are or a loved one is the victim of exposure to cancer-causing chemicals don’t wait – call us at Unglesby Law Firm.

Remember:  Time is of the essence.  Each day that passes without taking legal action against the person or entity at fault for your serious injury, is a loss of precious time that can’t be replaced.  

The lawyers at Unglesby Law Firm are your rapid-response team.  They take immediate action to start the gears of justice turning in your favor.  Any they are dedicated to securing the outcome you and your family deserve.