Aplastic Anemia is a blood disorder that involves a person’s bone marrow not creating enough new blood cells for a body to function properly and healthily. While it is common and normal for blood cells to have a brief life cycle, individuals suffering from aplastic anemia cannot replace the lost cells quickly enough and end up suffering negative health effects. Health problems that can stem from aplastic anemia can include:
- Irregular heartbeat and arrhythmia
- Enlarged heart
- Heart failure
Aplastic anemia is identifiable through several symptoms, however, much is shared in common with other types of anemia, and medical experts should always be consulted for a proper diagnosis. Some common symptoms of aplastic anemia can include:
- Low red blood cell count
- Coldness in hands and feet
- Chest pain
- Low white blood cell count
- Frequent and lingering illness or sickness
- Bruising and bleeding easily
- Difficulty stopping bleeding
- Skin Rashes
How Can Benzene Exposure Cause Aplastic Anemia?
When exposed to benzene, the human body attempts to metabolize or process benzene in the liver and lungs with metabolizing also occurring in the bone marrow. The bone marrow is the soft, inner part of the bone where new blood cells are made. Recent research by the National Cancer Institute conducted in China has shown that even low-level benzene exposure can cause a decrease in blood cells including white blood cells, lymphocytes, B cells, and platelets. Thus, benzene depresses the production of blood cells which can result in blood disease or cancer including aplastic anemia.
A Benzene Exposure Lawsuit
A lawsuit is often necessary to maximize the settlement value of your case since often the defendants in benzene exposure cases are well-funded corporations. These cases are highly complex and require the support of qualified medical evidence to support claims for damages.
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Experienced Benzene Exposure Attorney
The Dysart Law Firm P.C. is committed to helping those who have been injured due to benzene exposure. We have fought some of the world’s largest corporations to obtain compensation for victims of corporate negligence and greed. If you or a loved one have aplastic anemia due to benzene exposure please reach out.