According to the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) research, you can be exposed to glyphosate, Roundup’s active ingredient, by getting it on your skin, in your eyes, breathing it in during spraying, or by touching plants sprayed with Roundup that had not thoroughly dried. Their research indicates that even brief exposure to glyphosate can lead to eye, skin, nose, or throat irritation.
If Roundup is swallowed, it can lead to an increase in the production of saliva, “burns in your mouth and throat, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.” Some cases of intentional ingestion have even led to fatalities. If you are concerned about how much Roundup is dangerous after any amount of exposure, you may want to visit a doctor.
How You Are Exposed to Glyphosate Can Make a Difference
Exposure to Roundup can negatively impact your health. The World Health Organization (WHO) research classifies glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, as risky and hazardous. WHO’s scientific research classifies it as:
- Probably carcinogenic (cancer-causing)
- Neurotoxic (can cause brain damage)
- Teratogenic (can cause fetal damage)
Research from WHO states that the potential harm of glyphosate “depends on how much of the chemical a person is exposed to” and on how that exposure occurs, whether you were exposed via ingestion, inhalation, or injection.
Glyphosate’s Link to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
According to University of Washington research, exposure to glyphosate can increase your risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma by as much as 41%. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a form of cancer that originates in your lymphatic system but can spread throughout your body. It is characterized by swollen lymph nodes, persistent fatigue, night sweats, and weight loss. The Mayo Clinic notes several types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, including:
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma
- Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
- Follicular lymphoma
- Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia
Seek medical attention if you notice any of the warning signs above. Do not delay treatment. If you believe glyphosate may have contributed to your cancer diagnosis, contact a local law firm to explore your options for financial recovery from Roundup’s manufacturer.
Determine the Potential Value of Your Compensation Claim
A cancer diagnosis can mean long-term and costly health care. It can also mean you are unable to work while you undergo medical tests and treatments to restore your health or help a loved one cope with a cancer diagnosis. If Roundup played a role in your or your loved one’s current medical condition, a lawyer could help you recover damages that include:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
You may be able to recoup these costs as well as the costs of funeral and burial expenses and loss of support and companionship if a loved one passes away due to Roundup exposure. Your lawyer will review your total financial expenses and losses and assess the overall value of your compensation claim before beginning any settlement talks.
Determine How Much Time You Have to File a Claim
When you are preparing to file a lawsuit seeking financial recovery of your medical bills and the other expenses related to your exposure to Roundup, the state limits the time you have to file.
Failing to understand or comply with the statute of limitations could put your right to pursue compensation in jeopardy. It could also mean you are forced to carry the financial burden of your injuries on your own.
If someone passes away due to Roundup exposure, this is a wrongful death case. This type of case may have a different statute of limitations than a personal injury case.
A lawyer can help you determine the relevant timeline for your pending lawsuit. They might also be able to help you negotiate an insurance settlement, avoiding a court trial.
You Could Be Entitled to Financial Recovery
How much Roundup is dangerous and the toll it will take on your health can vary. If you or a loved one were affected by the short-term or long-term effects of glyphosate, you might be entitled to financial recovery.
Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling 1-800-747-3733 to learn more about how we fight for our injury clients. We focus on your financial recovery so you can focus on your physical recovery. That means you can worry about getting better while we take care of everything else.