Acute Monoblastic Leukemia
Acute monoblastic leukemia•a malignant and rapidly progressing disease•is one of eight subtypes of acute myeloid (or myelogenous) leukemia. Like certain other types of leukemia, acute monoblastic leukemia has been linked to frequent or prolonged exposure to benzene . If you or your loved developed this disease after benzene exposure , you may be entitled to compensation to help cover the costs of treatment. To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact an experienced benzene lawyer today.
About Acute Monoblastic Leukemia
Acute monoblastic leukemia, also referred to as AML-M5, is characterized by a concentration of monoblasts•a specific type of cell•in the bone marrow. Because leukemia is a type of cancer, treatment often involves intensive chemotherapy. It may also require bone marrow transplantation.
Signs and symptoms of acute monoblastic leukemia include:
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Individuals who experience any of these symptoms•especially if excessive exposure to benzene is expected•should consult with a physician immediately.
Benzene and Acute Monoblastic Leukemia
Although leukemia is a disease that can affect anyone at anytime with no known cause, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society cites chronic or occupational benzene exposure as one of the known causes of the disease.
In fact, benzene is classified as a known carcinogen (cancer-causing agent) by the Environmental Protection Agency, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Diagnosed with Acute Monoblastic Leukemia?
If so and you suspect benzene exposure is to blame, ensure your legal rights are protected by contacting a qualified benzene lawyer today. We will evaluate your case and determine whether or not benzene was a factor in the development of you disease. If we determine it is, we can help you file a legal claim to recover your damages.Contact us today to arrange a free case evaluation with a proven benzene lawyer who will answer your questions and inform you of your legal options.