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Benzene

HeplerBroom LLC attorneys have extensive experience defending clients in cases involving allegations of injuries due to exposure to benzene, toluene, xylene, gasoline, diesel fuel, diacetyl, and numerous other chemicals.

Benzene litigation began to proliferate in the Midwest in the early 2000s. HeplerBroom has been there from the start, successfully defending manufacturers, distributors, employers, premise owners, and oil companies in this complex, high-stakes litigation. We serve as Midwest regional counsel for a Fortune 50 client that is frequently involved in this litigation and have defended clients in toxic tort benzene suits in Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio.

Our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of the science and medicine involved in benzene litigation. We have extensive experience working with expert witnesses in this field and put this knowledge and experience to work in partnership with our clients to develop successful, cost-effective defense strategies.

Working from our firm’s six offices (Madison County, Springfield, Chicago, and Crystal Lake, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; and Hammond, Indiana), we handle cases throughout the Midwest. Our team of experienced trial attorneys and dedicated staff of paralegals, as well as our technological capabilities, assure our clients that the best possible resources are dedicated to their cases.


 

HeplerBroom LLC COVID-19 Response

HeplerBroom has been diligently working on its response and continuity plan to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our clients as our top priority.

To help ensure everyone's continued health and well-being, effective March 17, 2020, all attorneys and staff began working remotely. We continue to assess the situation and will return to our physical offices when appropriate.

To ensure this, the firm has identified essential personnel in each office who will make certain that critical firm functions that cannot be done remotely continue to be handled. We have put in place protocol for those essential personnel to make sure they are keeping healthy per the CDC cleaning and sanitizing recommendations. All teams have back-up personnel and procedures that we will follow to make sure all deadlines are met and clients receive the same great service and work product that we have always been proud to provide.

HeplerBroom's IT department has been working hard to make sure all remote employees are set up with equipment and access from home to limit disruption to our clients. Maintaining security and confidentiality has remained, and will continue to remain, at the forefront of all processes and procedures, at all levels throughout the firm.

The firm has created emergency communication measures to communicate any changes to this plan to employees and are communicating on a regular basis with any and all new resources and helpful information during this uncertain time.

During these fluid and unpredictable times, HeplerBroom will continue its commitment to great service and results for our clients, all while keeping safe and healthy.

Wishing you and your families good health.

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