Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects early blood-forming cells in the bone marrow. While there are no known ways to prevent the disease, research shows that prolonged exposure to certain chemicals and hazards may increase the risk of developing leukemia. Unfortunately, many work environments expose their employees and surrounding communities to dangerous conditions linked to leukemia.
If you believe past or present work conditions caused you or your loved one to develop leukemia, the Indiana lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are here for you. We understand the fear and uncertainty that can come with a leukemia diagnosis, and we’re ready to fight for the compensation you deserve for your medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call us 24/7 at (800) 477-7315, or fill out our free contact form to get started on your free case review today.
Is Your Leukemia Work-Related?
Certain work environments create conditions linked to an increased risk of leukemia by exposing employees to dangerous fumes, chemicals, or other toxins. According to a study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, workers face an increased risk of leukemia when exposed to a number of work-related hazards, such as:
- Pesticides and herbicides
- High voltage lines
- Contact with livestock/ processing of animals for meat
Industries Linked to Increased Risk of Leukemia
Many jobs and professional sectors can expose employees to environments linked to an increased risk of leukemia, including:
- Factory jobs
- Plastic or rubber production
- Cleaning or plumbing
Symptoms of Leukemia
We understand the severe health concerns associated with leukemia and how long and painful the road to recovery can be. General symptoms include:
- Weight loss
- Night sweats
- Loss of appetite
- Abnormal bruising or bleeding
If you’ve been diagnosed with leukemia, these symptoms require intense medical care. You may need extended time off to undergo treatments, and standard workers’ compensation benefits may not cover the full amount of treatment you need. If your leukemia was caused by unsafe working conditions, we’re here to help protect your rights to the compensation you deserve.
We’re Here for You
If you believe work conditions may have caused you or your loved one to suffer leukemia, Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin is ready to work for you. Our lawyers have more than 30 years of experience serving clients in Indiana and throughout the United States, and we know what it takes to help you get maximum compensation. You won’t pay a dime unless we get money for you. Don’t wait. Contact us today at (800) 477-7315 or fill out our free online form.
This law firm is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or associated with the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the U.S. National Library of Medicine, or the National Institutes of Health.