Lawyer for Benzene Lawsuits in ChicagoBenzene lawsuits in Chicago, Illinois have ended in multi-million dollar jury verdicts to mechanics and other workers with leukemia who were exposed to toxic chemicals on the job.

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Chicago Jury Awards $7.5 Million in Benzene Lawsuit

In November 2016, a jury in the city of Chicago awarded $7.5 million in a benzene lawsuit involving a railroad worker with leukemia. The lawsuit was filed by James Brown, a man with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) who was exposed to benzene, solvents, and creosote for decades as an employee of Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW) and Union Pacific — Case No. 10-L-1213.

Auto Mechanic Files Benzene Lawsuit in Chicago

In February 2017, an auto mechanic with cancer filed a benzene lawsuit in Chicago, Illinois in Cook County Circuit Court. The lawsuit was filed by Steven J. Williams, a man with Multiple Myeloma who worked in repair shops since 1982. He was exposed to benzene in diesel fuel, parts washer solvent, car paint, belt dressings, and other products he used at work — Case No. 2016-L001056.

What is Benzene?

Benzene is a sweet-smelling chemical that is commonly used as a “base” in a wide range of products, such as solvents, degreasers, cleaning chemicals, paint, dye, rubbers, and adhesives. It was also used as an additive in gasoline, although this use is declining.

Occupations At Risk of Benzene Exposure

  • Mechanics
  • Railroad workers
  • Oil and petroleum workers
  • Tires and rubber manufacturing
  • Plastic manufacturing
  • Benzene transportation and storage
  • And more

Benzene and Cancer

Benzene is a carcinogen that is known to cause cancer. Exposure to benzene is primarily by breathing it in the air. When benzene gets in the body, it is metabolized and accumulates in the bones. It is closely associated with leukemia and leukemia, which are blood cancers that occur when the bones produce abnormal blood cells.

List of Cancers Linked to Benzene

City of Chicago Information

Chicago, Illinois is a city located on Lake Michigan. It is one of the largest cities in the United States with a population of 2.7 million people. Chicago ranks 8th in the world for the number of skyscrapers, with a skyline dominated by the iconic 1,451-ft John Hancock Center (formerly the Sears Tower) and the Tribune Tower. The city of Chicago also has some of the best museums in the entire nation, such as the Field Museum of Natural History and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Neighborhoods in the City of Chicago

  • Albany Park
  • Archer Heights
  • Armour Square
  • Ashburn
  • Auburn Gresham
  • Austin
  • Avalon Park
  • Avondale
  • Belmont Cragin
  • Beverly
  • Bridgeport
  • Brighton Park
  • Burnside
  • Calumet Heights
  • Chatham
  • Chicago Lawn
  • Clearing
  • Douglas
  • Dunning
  • East Garfield Park
  • East Side
  • Edgewater
  • Edison Park
  • Englewood
  • Forest Glen
  • Fuller Park
  • Gage Park
  • Garfield Ridge
  • Grand Boulevard
  • Greater Grand Crossing
  • Hegewisch
  • Hermosa
  • Humboldt Park
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  • Irving Park
  • Jefferson Park
  • Kenwood
  • Lake View
  • Lincoln Park
  • Lincoln Square
  • Logan Square
  • Loop
  • Lower West Side
  • Mckinley Park
  • Montclare
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  • Mount Greenwood
  • Near North Side
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  • New City
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  • Oakland
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  • South Chicago
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