Chronic lymphocytic leukemia caused by using benzene deodorant

By the end of 2022, approximately 60,650 people in the United States will have received a diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. While this cancer is the most common type of leukemia, it is still rare, occurring in 4 or 5 out of 100,000 individuals. Fortunately, the survival rate for chronic lymphocytic leukemia is usually favorable, as up to 87% of patients live for five years or longer after diagnosis. This leukemia type accounts for 25% of all new leukemia cases. While some of the most common risk factors for chronic lymphocytic leukemia include being elderly, having a family history of leukemia, and being white, it was also found that benzene exposure can greatly increase the chances of developing it. Have you been using a benzene deodorant and were diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia? If so, contact our law firm today to find out if you are eligible for compensation.

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Benzene exposure increases the risk of developing chronic lymphocytic leukemia by 3 times

A study published in the British Journal of Cancer found a slightly higher risk of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in refinery workers, who are often exposed to this highly dangerous solvent via inhalation, the same way consumers who use contaminated deodorant body spray are.

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a mature B-cell malignancy affecting the immune system.

Researchers in another study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine analyzed 17 studies focusing on occupational benzene exposure and chronic lymphocytic leukemia mortality and 7 studies assessing the incidence of this cancer. Nevertheless, just one study revealed a significant association, which is because the molecular etiology of chronic lymphocytic leukemia is still mostly unknown to medical literature.

It is important to acknowledge that there are two types of chronic lymphocytic leukemia that might make you eligible for compensation if you have used benzene deodorant, namely:

  • B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia: it accounts for over 95% of cases of chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia: also known as T-cell prolymphocytic leukemia, it accounts for only 1% of chronic lymphocytic leukemia cases

According to a study published in the medical journal Environmental Health, there is some evidence of a higher risk of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in people frequently exposed to benzene. Researchers selected 466 articles to determine the risk of this malignant disease in people with a history of benzene exposure. However, 287 studies were dismissed, as they were irrelevant or duplicates of the same research papers.

When it came to chronic lymphocytic leukemia, 6 studies provided estimates based on cumulative exposure. The summary-effect estimate for low benzene exposure was 1.83, for medium exposure, 1.67, and for high benzene exposure, 3.50. Also known as the pooled effect size, the summary effect size is calculated by combining individual effect sizes in a meta-analysis. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, benzene is a human carcinogen and has a strong association with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, among other blood and bone marrow cancers. If you have been using benzene deodorant and received this diagnosis, please contact our experienced attorneys.

With the assistance of our resourceful attorneys, you may be able to recover compensation for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

For over two decades, we have been striving to provide quality legal assistance to everyone impacted by toxic exposure and defective products. Our team has the necessary knowledge, resources, and experience to help you determine whether you are eligible to file a benzene deodorant claim. Since we know how difficult struggling with leukemia can be, we will do our best to ease the legal process as much as possible for you. Therefore, we will only ask for proof that you used one or more contaminated deodorant body sprays and your medical records.

Our skilled attorneys will review your case to let you know whether you qualify for compensation from the manufacturers. If you do, we will begin preparing your benzene deodorant claim for submission, and until resolution, you can go on with your life as usual, as the legal process will require minimal involvement on your part. Eventually, if we are successful, you will receive the financial compensation you deserve for your unjust suffering from the liable companies if you choose to work with our law firm.