Q: My partner was diagnosed with leukemia after working with Benzene for 21 years. Why can't we find a lawyer?
Workers comp was approved, UW Center for Excellence Occupational Medicine determined Benzene contributed. Why is it so hard to find representation? A guy spills McDonalds coffee on his lap and it's a slam dunk, but LEUKEMIA??? No.
Good for you for looking.
Short answer: extremely expensive to prove in court, and the Supreme Court made it very difficult especially if the problem (leukemia) is something that can be caused by just .....being.
Second problem is the statute of limitations issue in your state.
Suggest you try Ciresi Conlin 612-361-8200
Before you call have handy a chronology--dates of exposure, locations, names of any products containing the benzene etc.
If they can't help you because of where you are ask if they know of any Washington attorneys that might handle that type of case.
Consider lobbying your legislature and your Congresspeople & Senators for laws protecting workers.
As you will need medical treatment, get a hold of a good Medicare counselor to help you find a Plan F or G that may be way cheaper than paying deductibles and copays.
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