Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) are forms of cancer where immature blood cells in bone marrow fail to fully mature into healthy blood cells. This can lead to the body’s inability to correctly form healthy blood cells, which in turn, can cause a number of detrimental health effects. MDS can affect all types of blood cells, meaning that red and white blood cells, as well as a person’s blood platelets, may be reduced.
Due to the reduced blood cell count, a person may experience a number of symptomatic difficulties, including some of the following:
- Shortness of Breath
- Paleness in skin
- Low blood cell counts
- Frequent infection
- Frequent illness, cold, flu, or sickness
- Excessive bleeding
- Excessive susceptibility to bruising or bleeding
- Frequent or severe nosebleeds
- Bleeding from gums
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
How Does Benzene Exposure Contribute To Myelodysplastic Syndromes?
Several case reports, case studies, and epidemiological studies demonstrate that MDS is caused by benzene exposure. If an individual works in an industry where benzene exposure is common, they face a high degree of risks to both their immediate health and also their overall longevity.
A common cause of any type of cancer is exposure to toxic chemicals. One of the most notorious of these chemicals is the chemical benzene. Benzene is used in both liquid and gas form across several different industries. Companies in industries for pesticides, drugs, rubber, plastics, detergents, lubricants, and other products make use of benzene in their manufacturing process. Benzene is also present naturally in crude oil and some types of gasoline. A majority of benzene exposure occurs through inhalation, however, a person may also come into contact with liquid benzene as well.
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 Myelodysplastic Syndromes due to benzene exposure please reach out.