In the past years, several significant manufacturers of sunscreen products announced recalls due to concerns about high amounts of benzene in some of their products. These companies included Neutrogena Corporation, Aveeno, Johnson and Johnson, L'Oréal USA, Inc., and Unilever PLC.
The FDA warned consumers that continued use of benzene in sunscreen could increase their risk of certain cancers. Specifically, the agency noted that long-term use of these benzene products could lead to acute myeloid leukemia (AML), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), multiple myeloma, Hodgkin's disease, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
As a result, numerous people filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of these products. One such case is being brought on behalf of individuals who developed AML following prolonged usage of Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Waterproof SPF 30+ Broad Spectrum Mineral Sunscreen Lotion. This product contained excessive benzene concentrations and was voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer.
Our lawsuit lawyers represent clients throughout the United States, including those suffering from AML and other forms of leukemia caused by benzene exposure. So if you or someone you know had skin cancer because of benzene exposure, we encourage you to contact us today for Benzene Lawsuit. Our legal team can help.
Benzene is a colorless, volatile, flammable chemical compound found in natural gas, coal tar, petroleum products, and many other sources. As a result, benzene is one of the most common chemicals in the environment today.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates it under the Clean Air Act because it contributes to ozone formation and smog. For example, burning gasoline releases benzene into the air.
Although benzene is classified as a Class I carcinogen—meaning there is some evidence it causes cancer—the EPA says there is no safe level of exposure. However, the agency notes that even low levels of benzene over long periods can increase the risk of leukemia.
The most common use of benzene today is in plastic products such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), used in everything from water pipes to food packaging. Other uses include synthetic manufacturing fibers like nylon and rayon, resins, adhesives, paint additives, and pharmaceutical ingredients.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), also known as Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APML), is a type of blood cancer caused by uncontrolled growth of abnormal white blood cells called promyelocytes. In most cases, it begins in the bone marrow, where the body produces immature red blood cells and platelets.
AML usually develops slowly, and symptoms include fatigue, easy bruising, frequent infections, low levels of white blood cells, and shortness of breath. Several types of AML, including APML, account for about 10% of cases.
Common signs and symptoms of leukemia include:
The compensation victims of benzene can get depends on many variables. These variables are:
It’s important to talk to an experienced attorney to determine how much you can try and get for compensation. A lawyer experienced with the benzene sunscreen lawsuit will fight hard to get what you and your loved ones deserve.
If you are one of those who used a product containing benzene and later developed AML, we strongly suggest you contact our lawyers immediately.
We understand how difficult it is to live with such a severe illness, so we will handle all the paperwork for the Sunscreen Lawsuit for you. All you have to do is provide us with the necessary information about yourself and your situation. You will receive a free consultation from our experienced attorneys within 24 hours. Don't waste any more time; file a claim now.