An industrial mechanic diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome has filed a benzene exposure lawsuit against several companies whose products he worked with over the course of his career. David Hyre of West Virginia claims that CRC Industries, Radiator Specialty Company, Safety-Kleen Systems, United States Steel Corporation and E.L.
The benzene exposure lawsuit was filed in the Kanawha, West Virginia Circuit Court, and cited each of the products that the various companies either made, sold, distributed or sold and which he ended up exposed to over an extended period of time. It has been established that benzene causes damage to the body’s cells, leading to genetic mutations that change both stem cells and bone marrow cells that are responsible for maintaining the body’s immune system.
The Risks of Benzene Exposure
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure to benzene is considered long term if it goes
Mr. Hyre’s diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome came in 2017. This bone marrow failure disorder leads to symptoms including infection, anemia, spontaneous bleeding, or easy bruising. Though the condition is not considered fatal in and of itself, it can complicate other conditions, as well as develop into acute myeloid leukemia, a much more serious condition.