Multiple myeloma is a cancer that forms in a plasma cell, a type of white blood cell that helps you fight infections by making antibodies that recognize and attack germs. The condition causes cancer cells to accumulate in the bone marrow, crowding out healthy blood cells. The cancer cells produce abnormal proteins that may cause complications.
Cancer cases have been linked to exposure of benzene, glyphosate, solvents, and several other industrial toxins that workers may deal with for weeks or years at a time. Cancer-causing agents have been identified, but employers have still failed to protect workers from the risks of toxic exposure.
Treatment for multiple myeloma isn’t always necessary though is available for people with complications. Complications include:
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated personal injury and workplace exposure lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of toxic tort and asbestos injury claims.
Risk factors for occupational cancers include working near operations that use industrial chemicals. Worksites known to use cancer-causing toxins include:
Signs and symptoms can vary and can include:
Doctors know that myeloma begins with one abnormal plasma cell, which then multiplies rapidly. The cancer cells accumulate and overwhelm the production of healthy cells, leading to fatigue and an inability to fight infection.
Multiple myeloma usually starts out as a relatively benign condition called monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). Each year, about one percent of people with MGUS develop multiple myeloma or a related cancer.
The Lyon Firm takes pride in representing plaintiffs and victims of toxic exposure. When a company produces a dangerous product or a company fails to protect their employees, legal action may be the only way to recover rightful compensation. Toxic exposure lawsuits can generate large settlements for injured plaintiffs.
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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.
The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.
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Toxic exposure cases help empower employees to fight for their right to be protected, satisfactorily informed, and to stay safe. They also bring awareness to challenge and higher the expectations of companies who are not serving their employees justly.
If you have been exposure to chemicals or toxins at your workplace and later diagnosed with cancer or a related condition, you may have a viable case. Contact The Lyon Firm to investigate the root cause of your injury or illness.
Multiple myeloma is a cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell. Healthy white plasma cells help combat infections by making antibodies that recognize and attack germs. With multiple myeloma, cancerous cells accumulate in the bone marrow and crowd out healthy cells.
The Lyon Firm is experienced in workplace exposure for workers nationwide who have developed illnesses or diseases following toxin exposure.
You may be able to sue your current or former employer and recover compensation to pay for medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages.
Experts have linked multiple myeloma to toxic chemicals, radiation, viruses, immune disorders, and a family history of the disease.
Benzene is a highly-volatile chemical used in gasoline and as a solvent in many chemical and pharmaceutical products. In 2010, the World Health Organization said exposure to Benzene was a “major public health concern.”
It is a concern because Benzene is a toxin that may cause blood cancers such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute non lymphatic leukemia. The IARC classifies it as a group 1 carcinogen. Benzene is considered as toxic as asbestos.
The American Public Health Association reports that three million workers in the United States at auto mechanic and repair shops, gas stations, shipping loading docks, paint manufacturing plants, printers, gas truck positions, and rubber manufacturing facilities are at risk.
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to workplace toxic exposure to obtain just compensation under the law.
(Hamilton County, Ohio): Confidential Settlement. Lead Counsel in a case that involved secondary lead exposure to two children. Their father worked at a local recycling plant that routinely recycled computer equipment. The company violated numerous OSHA regulations related to providing safety equipment and clothing to prevent lead particles from being transferred home. As a result, the Plaintiffs father transferred lead dust to his children who then suffered lead poisoning. The case was covered extensively by the Cincinnati news media and referenced in peer-reviewed medical literature. The settlement will provide educational needs to the children who suffered neurological injuries due the exposure.