Answers to the question of whether Roundup is a carcinogen vary. For example, research from California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) identifies glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, as a carcinogen. Conversely, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that glyphosate, Roundup’s active ingredient is not a carcinogen and does not pose a risk to public health.
Exposure to a carcinogen can increase your risk of developing some forms of cancer. If you or someone you love was diagnosed with cancer after exposure to the glyphosate in Roundup products, your lawyer might be able to help you prove negligence, prove Roundup caused or contributed to your diagnosis, and collect financial compensation.
The Danger of Exposure to Glyphosate
Roundup’s primary and active ingredient is glyphosate. Prolonged exposure to glyphosate may pose risks to your health. Its danger comes from the damage it can do to your DNA when inhaled—damage that might lead to cancer.
According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) research, carcinogens do not always lead to cancer, but prolonged exposure can increase one’s likelihood of developing cancer. The length and extent of your exposure to glyphosate could influence its danger to your health. In addition to many forms of cancer, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Institute (NCBI), exposure to glyphosate might contribute to:
- Celiac disease
- Birth defects
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
If your health or the health of a loved one was compromised by long-term exposure to glyphosate, you might be eligible for financial compensation. You can also take protective measures to preserve your health in the future.
Protect Yourself from Roundup’s Harmful Ingredient
Years of exposure to glyphosate by using Roundup in your home garden or at work may lead to a host of health challenges. After you become aware of the potential harm using Roundup can cause, you may choose to consider ways to protect yourself.
- Wear closed shoes, protective eyewear, and gloves when spraying weed killer
- Avoid getting spray on your skin as much as possible
- Immediately wash your hands after use
- Do not eat, drink, or smoke during or immediately after application
- Wash anything edible that may have been sprayed with Roundup
These tips can be especially beneficial if your employment requires you to come into regular contact with Roundup. If your health has already been compromised by exposure to Roundup, you might be entitled to financial compensation from its manufacturer.
Calculate Your Potential Monetary Award
When you file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, your economic and non-economic recoverable damages may include:
- Medical expenses
- Hospital stays
- Medication costs
- Assistive medical devices
- Current income loss
- Anticipated income loss
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Funeral expenses, if applicable
- Burial expenses, if applicable
When your lawyer values your lawsuit, they will aim to ensure your compensation claim is not underestimated or underpaid. They will carefully assess your financial damages to ensure nothing is left out or inadvertently overlooked.
Our Firm Is Committed to Your Roundup Lawsuit
If you developed cancer or any other health issues related to glyphosate exposure, our firm is committed to helping you get the financial compensation you deserve. A member of our personal injury team may ensure your claim is filed in time to meet your state’s time limit. In addition to complying with the statute of limitations, we aim to make sure:
- You are always aware of the progress of your claim
- You can prove negligence on the part of Roundup’s manufacturer
- To compile scientific data that proves glyphosate’s role in your declining health
- Your compensation claim is carefully and accurately valued
If Roundup contributed to your current medical condition, you may be entitled to financial compensation. We fight hard for the compensation you deserve so you can focus on getting better.
You May Deserve Compensation
When a consumer or commercial product damages your health or leads to the death of a family member, you may be able to hold the at-fault party legally responsible for the resulting financial damage. If exposure to Roundup negatively impacted your health, you may deserve financial compensation from its manufacturer.
We go the extra mile for you so you can worry about getting better. We may be able to help you prove the primary ingredient in Roundup is a carcinogen that led to your adverse health condition. Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling 1-800-747-3733.