According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, may cause leukemia. In fact, the University of Washington’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) indicates that glyphosate can increase the risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma—which may include chronic lymphocytic leukemia—by as much as 41%.
Mayo Clinic research identifies leukemia as cancer of the blood-forming tissues, bone marrow, and lymphatic system. Some forms of leukemia are more common in children, while others are more often found in adults. The types of leukemia your doctor might diagnose include:
- Acute lymphocytic leukemia
- Acute myelogenous leukemia
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- Chronic myelogenous leukemia
- Hairy cell leukemia
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Myeloproliferative disorders
Leukemia is believed to be the result of cell mutations and abnormalities and is classified as either acute or chronic depending on the speed and progression of the disease. Leukemia can also be classified by type and can include lymphocytic or myelogenous leukemia.
Glyphosate Has Been Identified as a Carcinogen
The University of Washington’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences has identified glyphosate, the primary and active ingredient in Roundup, as a probable carcinogen. This conclusion was reached after extensive epidemiologic research and studies on human subjects and laboratory animals. Their research included more than 54,000 people who work as licensed pesticide applicators.
If you or someone you love came into contact with glyphosate through the personal or professional use of Roundup weed killer, you could have the basis of a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit.
Through a successful personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit, you could receive financial compensation for your leukemia and for expenses related to treating it. Your lawyer may be able to help you calculate the value of your claim, assign financial liability to the manufacturer of Roundup, and negotiate a favorable financial settlement.
Your Right to Compensation Has a Time Limit
One of the first things your lawyer will likely do when preparing your personal injury lawsuit is to make sure it complies with the applicable statute of limitations.
Ask your lawyer to explain the importance of complying with the statute of limitations. Your lawyer can also explain how certain factors of your case might affect your filing deadline. For example, sometimes, the statute of limitations might be tolled under specific circumstances. Once your right to compensation and relevant timeline have been established, your lawyer can help you establish a financial value for your claim.
Define the Value of Your Personal Injury Claim
Diagnosing and treating leukemia can have extensive and long-lasting costs. Your lawyer may help ensure your compensation claim is accurately valued. You may be entitled to financial compensation for current and future:
- Diagnostic tests
- Assistive medical devices
- Required medications
- Hospital stays
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Income loss
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
Prove the Role of Roundup in Your Leukemia Diagnosis
When you or your doctor recognize the signs and symptoms of leukemia, your health care team may order physical, blood, and bone marrow exams to diagnose your condition. When you pursue financial compensation against Roundup’s manufacturer, your lawyer will aim to build a case file that supports your right to financial recovery. Your case file might include:
- The results of tests and exams your doctor conducts
- Scientific studies on the effects of exposure to glyphosate
- Proof of your exposure to glyphosate at home or work
- Financial records that demonstrate your lost income
- Bills and receipts that prove the cost of your medical care
Your lawyer may request other documents to complete your case file. Comply with all requests for information as soon as possible or inform a team member if you need assistance.
Legal Care That Goes the Extra Mile
When you trust your personal injury compensation claim to our team, we carefully and thoroughly value each part of your claim to ensure it is not underestimated or lowballed before assigning it a final value. The monetary figure we arrive at is what we use to negotiate a favorable financial settlement on your behalf. If we cannot agree on a financial settlement, we use this figure to establish the base figure of your court case and accompany you to court to continue the fight for the financial recovery you are entitled to.
Scientific research and studies indicate that Roundup can cause leukemia. If you believe it played a part in the development of leukemia in you or in a loved one, our team is here to help. Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling 1-800-747-3733 today to get help seeking financial compensation.