If you’ve suffered an illness due to benzene exposure, fill out a FREE initial consultation form today or call (800) 444-5000. The Houston personal injury attorneys at Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law know Texas, and we know the law. We can help you get the compensation you need for medical bills and other future medical expenses.

Exposure to high levels of benzene for a long time period can cause serious health issues. Benzene is known to attack blood cells and bone marrow, and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) determined that it can cause leukemia.

SYMPTOMS OF BENZENE POISONING

The symptoms caused by benzene exposure can take anywhere from minutes to hours to surface. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, signs of exposure include:

  • confusion
  • convulsions
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • headaches
  • rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • tremors
  • unconsciousness
  • vomiting

LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE TO BENZENE

People who have been exposed to high levels of benzene for more than a year can suffer damage to their:

  • blood cells
  • bone marrow
  • immune system

It has also been linked to:

  • decreased red blood cells
  • excessive bleeding
  • irregular menstruation for women
  • leukemia

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms after exposure, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. The next thing you should do is speak to a personal injury lawyer at Terry Bryant. Our benzene attorneys can determine if you have a case, and we’ll fight for the benefits you’re owed.