Chemical Exposure Injury

Personal Injury Attorneys: Benzene Exposure and Other Chemical Exposure Cases

Kansas City - Nationwide

Benzene exposure and other chemical exposure cases At Stueve Siegel Hanson, in Kansas City, we represent people who have experienced occupational exposure to benzene or exposure due to toxic spill or toxic dumping by others. We know that the consequences of benzene exposure can be life changing. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have determined that benzene is a carcinogen. Exposure to benzene is associated with several forms of cancer and other injuries, including:

  • Acute myelogenous leukemia ("AML")
  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia ("ALL")
  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia ("CML")
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia ("CLL")
  • Hairy cell leukemia
  • Aplastic anemia

Because of the serious nature of injuries related to benzene and other types of chemical exposure, our lawyers handle each case with utmost attention to detail. We start by doing a thorough investigation of the facts and laws. We often consult with top medical and environmental experts in the country. And we extensively review all records related to your situation.

Benzene exposure and other chemical exposure casesOur use of technology helps us effectively manage this large volume of complex information, giving our clients an advantage in court. We have been a paperless office from day one. We research electronically and use online document management and litigation software.

Case Results (Click here for more results)

$39,500,000 Settlement
Benzene Exposure and Toxic Chemical Exposure Class Action
Hopkins v. Premcor, et al.,

Stueve Siegel Hanson represents land owners and residents of Hartford, Illinois who are living on top of a four million gallon underground gasoline plume. Residents of Hartford, which is located between the refineries to the East and the Missouri River to the West, have experienced severe gas fumes in their homes, fires in water wells, and a substantial impairment to their living environment. In July 2008, the plaintiffs reached a settlement with Premcor and Shell, two of the defendants, to settle the case for $16 million. In 2009, plaintiffs reached a $19.5 million settlement with defendant BP. In 2011, plaintiffs reached a settlement of $4 million against the remaining defendants, which include Apex Oil and Sinclair Oil. The total recovery in these cases is $39.5 million.

Contact Us About Your Inquiry

To talk with us about your benzene or other chemical exposure injury or the injury of a loved one, contact Stueve Siegel Hanson by calling 1-800-714-0360 or 816-714-7100. We offer free initial consultations about benzene exposure and other toxic chemicals and accept cases on a contingency basis, meaning that there are no fees unless you win.

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