Diesel fuel is a product of crude oil, and it powers engines throughout the United States. The World Health Organization has confirmed that fumes from diesel engines are a serious health risk that can cause several different forms of cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, several studies have shown possible links between diesel fumes and bladder cancer.
Symptoms of Bladder Cancer
People who have developed bladder cancer might experience some of the following symptoms or indicators:
Blood or blood clots in their urine.
Pain or a burning sensation when urinating.
Unusually frequent urination.
The inability to pass urine when wanting to urinate.
Lower back pain on one side of the body.
Who is Exposed to Diesel Fumes?
Workers who are commonly exposed to diesel fumes include truck drivers, railroad workers, diesel mechanics, heavy equipment operators and other construction workers. Maritime workers and firefighters. That exposure can have both immediate and long-term health effects. Although the condition might be covered by Illinois workers’ compensation laws, the benefits provided by those laws aren’t sufficient to cover long-term cancer care and treatment.
If you work closely with diesel engines and have been diagnosed with bladder cancer, you may be eligible to seek additional compensation for your condition and damages. Arrange to speak with an experienced and effective attorney at the bladder cancer law firm of Diesel Injury Law. We want to know about how you were exposed to diesel fumes and how that exposure has affected you. After that, we’ll consult with our experts for purposes of determining if your bladder cancer is work-related. If it’s determined that it is linked to diesel fumes, we’ll advise you accordingly. Then, we’ll further advise you on all avenues of legal recourse that are available to you. You can contact our bladder cancer law firm to arrange for a free consultation by calling 312-877-5588 today