If you have been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome and you suspect that it may be related to benzene exposure, please contact us for a free consultation. You should know your legal rights.

Recent medical and scientific studies demonstrate that benzene exposure causes myelodysplastic syndrome, also known as MDS. Our law firm has helped benzene exposed people across the United States recover monetary settlements and jury verdicts for their injuries. In 2015, our law firm tried to verdict a benzene exposure case where the jury awarded an $8 million verdict to our client.* Also in 2015, our law firm tried to verdict another benzene exposure case where the jury awarded $2 million dollars in wages.** Below you will find a true story about one of our clients.

An Occupational Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner Contracts MDS

He started his own carpet and upholstery cleaning business thirty years ago. Day in and day out, he used solvents and cleaners that contained the cancer causing chemical called benzene. The solvents and cleaner containers didn’t say the products contained benzene, so he didn’t know that every day he worked with these products he breathed in excessive levels of benzene.

One day, he began feeling overly tired and visited a doctor. After some blood tests, he was sent to cancer doctors who diagnosed him with myelodysplastic syndromes, also known as MDS. Over time his MDS became acute myeloid leukemia, also known as AML. His disease progressed in a way that doctors recommended a stem cell transplant. Unfortunately, his benzene related MDS/AML took his life.
Before he died, the occupational carpet and upholstery cleaner contacted our law firm and decided to file a lawsuit against the solvent and cleaner manufacturers for their negligence in producing products without adequately informing users like him of the dangers posed by the ingredients. Before trial, our legal team negotiated a confidential settlement on his family’s behalf.

We invite you to fill out our confidential contact form for a 100% free initial legal consultation.

Occupations that may expose you to benzene:

• Landscape Architects
• Agricultural Engineers
• Chemical Engineers
• Environmental Engineers
• Industrial Engineers
• Marine Engineers and Naval
• Materials Engineers
• Mechanical Engineers
• Engineers
• Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
• Brickmasons, Blockmasons, and Stonemasons
• Brickmasons and Blockmasons
• Stonemasons
• Carpenters
• Carpet, Floor, and Tile Installers and Finishers
• Carpet Installers
• Floor Layers
• Floor Sanders and Finishers
• Tile and Marble Setters
• Cement Masons, Concrete Finishers, and Terrazzo Worke
• Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
• Terrazzo Workers and Finishers
• Construction Laborers
• Construction Equipment Operators
• Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators
• Pile-Driver Operators
• Operating Engineers
• Construction Equipment Operators
• Drywall Installers, Ceiling Tile Installers, and Tapers
• Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
• Tapers
• Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
• Home Appliance Repairers
• Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Workers
• Industrial Machinery Mechanics
• Maintenance Workers, Machinery
• Millwrights
• Refractory Materials Repairers
• Line Installers and Repairers
• Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers
• Riggers
• Signal and Track Switch Repairers
• Helpers–Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
• Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
• Production Occupations
• First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
• Assemblers and Fabricators
• Engine and Machine Assemblers
• Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
• Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
• Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
• Machine Tool Cutting Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
• Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
• Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
• Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
• Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
• Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
• Machinists
• Metal Furnace Operators, Tenders, Pourers, and Casters broad
• Metal-Refining Furnace Operators and Tenders
• Pourers and Casters, Metal
• Model Makers and Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic
• Model Makers, Metal and Plastic
• Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic
• Molders and Molding Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
• Foundry Mold and Coremakers
• Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
• Material Moving Workers
• Conveyor Operators and Tenders
• Crane and Tower Operators
• Dredge, Excavating, and Loading Machine Operators• Ship Engineers
• Water Transportation Workers
• Sailors and Marine Oilers
• Ship and Boat Captains and Operators
• Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
• Sailors and Marine Oilers
• Ship and Boat Captains and Operators
• Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
• Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators• Transportation Workers
• Motorboat Operators
• Electro-Mechanical Technicians
• Environmental Engineering Technicians
• Industrial Engineering Technicians
• Mechanical Engineering Technicians
• Engineering Technicians
• Chemists
• Geological and Petroleum Technicians
• Environmental Science and Protection Technicians
• Forensic Science Technicians
• Museum Technicians and Conservators
• Craft Artists
• Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
• Multimedia Artists and Animators
• Artists and Related Workers
• Electricians
• Glaziers
• Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall
• Insulation Workers, Mechanical
• Painters and Paperhangers
• Painters, Construction and Maintenance
• Paperhangers
• Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
• Pipelayers
• Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
• Plasterers and Stucco Masons
• Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
• Roofers
• Sheet Metal Workers
• Structural Iron and Steel Workers
• Solar Photovoltaic Installers
• Helpers, Construction Trades
• Helpers–Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
• Helpers–Carpenters
• Helpers–Electricians
• Helpers–Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons
• Helpers–Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
• Helpers–Roofers
• Helpers, Construction
• Construction and Related Workers
• Elevator Installers and Repairers
• Fence Erectors
• Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
• Tool and Die Makers
• Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers
• Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
• Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
• Miscellaneous Metal Workers and Plastic Workers
• Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
• Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
• Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
• Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
• Metal Workers and Plastic Workers
• Printing Workers
• Prepress Technicians and Workers
• Printing Press Operators
• Print Binding and Finishing Workers
• Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
• Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials
• Shoe and Leather Workers
• Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
• Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders
• Textile Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
• Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders
• Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
• Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
• Rail Transportation Workers
• Locomotive Engineers and Operators
• Locomotive Engineers
• Locomotive Firers
• Graphic Designers
• Interior Designers
• Set and Exhibit Designers
• Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
• Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
• Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
• First-Line Supervisors of Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Workers
• First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
• First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
• Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers
• Building Cleaning Workers
• Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
• Highway Maintenance Workers
• Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
• Miscellaneous Construction and Related Workers
• Segmental Pavers
• Construction and Related Workers
• Derrick, Rotary Drill, and Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
• Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
• Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
• Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
• Mining Machine Operators
• Continuous Mining Machine Operators
• Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators
• Mining Machine Operators
• Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
• Helpers–Extraction Workers
• Extraction Workers
• Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
• First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
• Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
• Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
• Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
• Miscellaneous Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers
• Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers
• Upholsterers
• Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers
• Woodworkers
• Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
• Furniture Finishers
• Model Makers and Patternmakers, Wood
• Model Makers, Wood
• Patternmakers, Wood
• Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders broad
• Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
• Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
• Woodworkers
• Plant and System Operators
• Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers
• Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators
• Chemical Plant and System Operators
• Gas Plant Operators
• Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
• Painters, Transportation Equipment
• Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers
• Semiconductor Processors
• Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders
• Etchers and Engravers
• Tire Builders
• Helpers–Production Workers
• Production Workers
• Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
• Airfield Operations Specialists
• Motor Vehicle Operators
• Bus Drivers
• Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity
• Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers
• Driver/Sales Workers
• Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
• Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
• Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
• Motor Vehicle Operators
• Transportation Inspectors
• Transportation Attendants
• Commercial and Industrial Designers
Janitors and Cleaners
• Building Cleaning Workers
• Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
• Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
• Grounds Maintenance Workers
• Embalmers
• Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
• Barbers, Hairdressers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists
• Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
• Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
• Manicurists and Pedicurists
• Agricultural Equipment Operators
• Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
• Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals
• Agricultural Workers
• Construction and Extraction Occupations
• First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
• Construction Trades Workers
• Automotive Technicians and Repairers
• Automotive Body and Related Repairers
• Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
• Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
• Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians and Mechanics
• Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
• Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
• Rail Car Repairers
• Small Engine Mechanics
• Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians
• Motorcycle Mechanics
• Outdoor Power Equipment
• Small Engine Mechanics
• Miscellaneous Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
• Tire Repairers and Changers
• Control and Valve Installers and Repairers
• Plant and System Operators
• Chemical Processing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
• Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
• Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
• Crushing, Grinding, Polishing, Mixing, and Blending Workers
• Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
• Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand
• Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
• Cutting Workers
• Cutters and Trimmers, Hand
• Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
• Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
• Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders
• Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
• Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers
• Medical, Dental, and Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
• Dental Laboratory Technicians
• Painting Workers
• Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tender
• Loading Machine Operators, Underground Mining
• Hoist and Winch Operators
• Industrial Truck and Tractor Operator
• Laborers and Material Movers, Hand
• Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
• Pumping Station Operators
• Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
• Pump Operators
• Wellhead Pumpers
• Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
• Material Moving Workers
• Traffic Technicians
• Rail Transportation Workers
• Water Transportation Workers
• Parking Lot Attendants
Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators
• Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
• Subway and Streetcar Operators
• Dredge Operators
• Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers

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If you have been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome and you suspect that it may be related to benzene exposure, please contact us for a free consultation. You should know your legal rights.

*The defendant is currently appealing the verdict. If successful on appeal for the amount of the verdict, after fees and expenses, the client stands to receive $4,533,778.

**After fees and expenses, this client received $941,700.