Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
AML is often called by several names, including acute myelocytic leukemia, acute
nonlymphocytic leukemia or acute myeloblastic leukemia. Over 10,000 new cases are diagnosed
each year. AML causes a large number of cells to develop that do not function like normal
blood cells. AML results in the deficiency of red and white cells and platelets in the
blood stream. Symptoms of AML include excessive bleeding from minor injuries, fatigue,
loss of breath, bruising and a loss of well being.
Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
Disease in which too many infection-fighting white blood cells called lymphocytes
are found in the blood and bone marrow.
Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL)
Any of a large group of cancers of the immune system. NHLs can occur at any age and are often marked by enlarged lymph nodes, fever, and weight loss. There are many different types of NHL, which can be divided into aggressive (fast-growing) and indolent (slow-growing) types and can be classified as either B-cell or T-cell NHL.
A cancer of the white blood cells and bone marrow.
A collection of disorders in which the bone marrow fails to produce an adequate
number of healthy blood cells.
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AND AML LEUKEMIA
There are 13,000 new AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia/Acute Myeloid
Leukemia) cases diagnosed each year in the United States.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has determined
that benzene can cause leukemia, including Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
(also known as Acute Myeloid Leukemia).
Benzene is regulated by the EPA. Laws have been passed by OSHA to
regulate exposure limits for workers in the US to 1 part benzene
to 1 million parts air (ppm) averaged over an 8 hour work day to
help reduce the risk of developing illnesses such as Acute Myelogenous
Acute Myelogenous Leukemia/Acute Myeloid Leukemia are the most serious
of the benzene related leukemias. AML is a cancer of the blood and
bone marrow that attacks the body if left untreated. Healthy bone
marrow produces immature blood cells that eventually develop into
mature blood cells, including white and red cells and platelets.
In Acute Myelogenous Leukemia/Acute Myeloid Leukemia, the immature
blood cells develop into immature white blood cells called myeloblasts.
These myeloblasts are abnormal and can take over the bone marrow
and blood so there is less room for healthy mature cells to do their
jobs. When this happens, infections, easy bleeding and anemia may
Risk factors for the development of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia/Acute
Myeloid Leukemia are:
Smoking, especially after 60
Having some form of treatment that requires chemotherapy or radiation
Having treatment for childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in
Exposure to benzene or radiation
Having a history of blood disorders such as Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Possible signs of adult Acute Myelogenous Leukemia/Acute Myeloid
Shortness of breath
Excessive bruising or bleeding
Petechia (pin sized spots under skin)
Weakness or excessive tiredness
Loss of appetite/weight loss
How doctors test for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia/Acute Myeloid Leukemia:
Physical and history, including analysis of risk factors.
Blood count analysis.
Bone marrow biopsy.
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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I CALL A BENZENE
LAWYER WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT MY BENZENE EXPOSURE LAWSUIT?
Once you have learned of your diagnosis of AML or MDS
(Acute Myelogenous Leukemia / Acute Myeloid Leukemia / Myelodysplastic
Syndrome), you undoubtedly experience anxiety, fear and uncertainty. You
have probably begun to search the web for information about the disease,
where you find dozens of lawyers advertising as specialists in handling
benzene lawsuits. Your disease is very serious, and the protection of
your family is important. The choice of a lawyer is a complicated and
important decision. What will happen if you are unable to work or support
your family because of your disease caused by your benzene exposure? Even
worse, what will happen to your family without you? You hire a lawyer
to protect your most important asset - your family
When you call our firm, an experienced benzene lawyer will evaluate your
case and answer all your questions about your benzene lawsuit free of
charge. Our lawyers will go through extensive detail about your exposure
to benzene containing products you may have used at work or at home. We
will want to know how often you used the product, the environment you
used them in and how much of the product you were exposed to over a period
We will then go through your medical history, checking other risk factors
for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia/Acute Myeloid Leukemia/Myelodysplastic
Syndrome you may have as well as your doctor’s assessment of whether
your AML or MDS (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia / Acute Myeloid Leukemia /
Myelodysplastic Syndrome) was related to benzene exposure. Some doctors
will run cytogenetic testing to help determine if your AML is possibly
tied to benzene exposure.
Once our benzene lawyer has thoroughly evaluated your exposure and medical
history, we will then make sure we have answered all your questions. We
will then evaluate your exposure levels with an expert industrial hygenist,
toxicologist or other medical professional who can provide an opinion
as to whether benzene exposure resulted in your Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
/ Acute Myeloid Leukemia / Myelodysplastic Syndrome.
Once the benzene lawyer and the experts have evaluated your case, the
lawyer will be better able to determine if you can file a benzene lawsuit.
From that point, our lawyers will explain the litigation process and strategy
to you and your family. As always, you will have access to your legal
team handling your case.
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