Juries in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have awarded massive payouts to people with leukemia who were exposed to benzene, a toxic chemical that is known to cause cancer.
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Benzene Lawsuit Awarded $824,000 by Jury in Philadelphia
In February 2016, plaintiff Louis DeSorbo was awarded $824,000 by a jury in the city of Philadelphia. He was exposed to benzene in solvents and developed Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) — In RE: DeSorbo v. U.S. Steel Corp. et al. — Case No. 130603450.
Benzene Settlement Awarded in Philadelphia
In May 2017, plaintiff Michael Butts was awarded an undisclosed benzene lawsuit settlement mid-way through a trial in Philadelphia. He was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) after working as a mechanic, a job that required daily exposure to benzene in gasoline, solvents, oil, adhesives, and degreasers.
The lawsuit (PDF) was filed in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas in January 2015 — In RE: Butts, et al. v. United States Steel Corp., et al. — Case No. 150103561.
Does Benzene Cause Leukemia?
Yes. Benzene is a colorless, sweet-smelling chemical that evaporates quickly. It is known to cause cancer in people who breathe benzene fumes in the air for many years. Benzene is metabolized by the body and accumulates in the bone marrow, where it can potentially cause the bones to produce abnormal blood cells. This increases the risk of developing blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma.
What Types of Cancer Are Linked to Benzene?
The City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is where the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, setting the stage for the Revolutionary War between the colonies and Great Britain. This history is honored by the iconic Liberty Bell. Today, about 1.5 million people live in the city of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas is one of the busiest state-court dockets in the nation.
List of Neighborhoods in Philadelphia
- Bella Vista
- Cedar Park
- East Passyunk
- Graduate Hospital
- Logan Square
- Market East
- Northern Liberties
- Old City
- Powelton Village
- Queen Village
- Rittenhouse Sq.
- Society Hill
- Spring Garden
- Spruce Hill
- University City
- Washington Sq. West
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