You may get cancer from Roundup through prolonged exposure to its primary ingredient, glyphosate. Exposure to glyphosate can potentially cause DNA damage that leads to cancer in humans. Additionally, the University of Washington research cites exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weed killer, as a possible carcinogen.
You can be exposed to Roundup by breathing it in after it is sprayed, by handling plants that are wet with Roundup, or by ingesting it when you eat or smoke after handling it without washing your hands. If you were exposed to glyphosate and believe it led to your cancer diagnosis, contact a lawyer near you.
Glyphosate Is Linked to These Forms of Cancer
University of Washington researchers link a 41% increase in the risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of lymphatic cancer, to glyphosate. According to the Mayo Clinic, there are five types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, including:
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma
- Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
- Follicular lymphoma
- Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or any other form of cancer after prolonged exposure to glyphosate, you might be eligible for financial compensation from Roundup’s manufacturer.
Know Who Is at Risk of Exposure to Glyphosate
Anyone who uses Roundup may be affected by breathing it in, spraying it, or ingesting it, according to the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC). Fervid gardeners and men and women who work in certain occupations might risk exposure to Roundup. These occupations may include:
- Golf course groomers
- Lawn care professionals
- Agricultural workers
In addition to the people listed above, children and others who consume breakfast cereals might also be at risk of ingesting glyphosate.
How Your Lawyer May Prepare an Effective Roundup Compensation Claim
If you or someone you love was diagnosed with cancer following exposure to Roundup and its active ingredient, glyphosate, you might have the basis for a personal injury lawsuit for financial compensation. If someone you love passed away from cancer-related to Roundup, you might have the basis for a wrongful death claim. To help build an effective case against Roundup’s manufacturer, your lawyer may:
- Compile a case file that proves the link between your exposure to Roundup and your cancer diagnosis
- File a comprehensive claim on your behalf and negotiate a favorable financial settlement
- Compile scientific data and research that supports the harm posed by exposure to glyphosate
- Provide responsive legal services that go the extra mile to fight for the financial compensation you deserve
You may be entitled to recover financial compensation if you can prove the connection between your cancer and the use of Roundup. You do not have to prove this connection or fight for financial recovery on your own. Your lawyer may be able to help you accurately assign financial liability and prove the cause and cost of your injuries.
Know Who Can File a Lawsuit Against
A personal injury or wrongful death compensation claim can help you assign financial liability to the party responsible for any physical or financial damage you incur because of someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or carelessness. Your lawyer may help you evaluate your potential to file an insurance claim or lawsuit for financial recovery.
- If you developed cancer after being exposed to Roundup, you might have the basis of a personal injury lawsuit for financial compensation
- If you are the parent, spouse, or child of someone who passed away after exposure to Roundup, you might have the basis for a wrongful death lawsuit
Do not assume these are the only categories of people who qualify to file an insurance claim or lawsuit against Roundup’s manufacturer. If you think you have a case that may qualify for financial compensation, contact a legal professional.
Do Not Put Your Compensation Claim on Hold
Breathing, spraying, or swallowing glyphosate is typically how you get cancer from Roundup. If you or someone you love was diagnosed with cancer after being exposed to Roundup, you might have the foundation of a personal injury compensation claim. Contact the client intake team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling 1-800-747-3733 to explore your options for financial recovery.