The Acute Leukemias linked to benzene exposure are aggressive and fast acting forms of Leukemia. One type is Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL). This type is most often found in children but can strike all ages. This type of Leukemia causes a persons bone marrow to produce a high number of immature (shortened) white blood cells. This means the bone marrow is unable to produce enough healthy red and white cells or platelets. Symptoms may include being tired; shortness of breath; bruising easily; slow to heal; and bone or joint pain. Some or all of these symptoms can be displayed by the person.
Leukemia is Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
Another form of Leukemia is Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Persons suffering from this can have insufficient platelets, causing excessive bleeding and bruising; anemia which results in weakness and dizziness due to insufficient oxygen; and insufficient leukocytes which allows recurrent fevers and infections.
Long-term exposure to diesel fumes and solvents, both containing benzene, have been suggested as risk factors for the development of leukemia. If you are a railroad worker who has been exposed to diesel fumes and solvents, then develop leukemia, there is a significant probability that the two are linked together. Each case is different. You can call Eddie Wilson or Francis Hajek, experienced railroad lawyers at Wilson & Hajek to discuss your case. Toll free: (877) 222-1588.
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