The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says Roundup is safe to use. Their research indicates that Roundup’s active ingredient, glyphosate, poses no risk to public health when used as intended.
However, there is also extensive research and scientific data that questions the safety of Roundup for those who are exposed to it regularly and heavily. University of Washington research reports a 41% increase in the risk of developing certain types of cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Additional research published by National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) reports possible links between exposure to glyphosate and:
- Celiac Disease
- Fertility issues
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
The use of or exposure to Roundup may have an impact on your health. If you are concerned about glyphosate and the role it may have played in your medical condition, seek immediate medical advice, and contact a legal professional today.
Characterize Your Exposure to Roundup
You can be exposed to Roundup by breathing, spraying, or swallowing it. Exposure can also result from touching plants or food that have been sprayed with Roundup. People in certain lines of work might have extended exposure to Roundup, including gardeners, landscapers, farmers, and groundskeepers. Even ardent home gardeners might be at risk or harm from glyphosate.
Your lawyer may ask you questions about your exposure to Roundup and its effects on your health. They might ask to see your medical records or consult with experts to prove the correlation between your exposure and your health. After reviewing your potential claim, your legal team will help you determine whether or not you are entitled to financial compensation from the maker of Roundup.
The Connection Between Glyphosate and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
University of Washington researchers have identified a link between exposure to glyphosate and the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In fact, their research points to an increased risk of 41%.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the symptoms of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that should prompt you to seek medical attention include:
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Stomachaches or distended belly
- Chest pain
- Coughing or trouble breathing
- Chronic fatigue
- Fever and night sweats
- Unexplained weight loss
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma typically begins in the lymphatic system. If you have questions or concerns about what led to your cancer and the role glyphosate may have played, your lawyer can help you find the answers you need.
You Only Have a Short Time to Act
Your lawyer will aim to help you meet every required legal aspect of your negligence claim. They will work hard to prove Roundup’s manufacturer owed you a duty of care, negligently breached their responsibility, and caused your injuries or illness, and that your injuries have a financial cost.
Your lawyer can also make sure your claim complies with the statute of limitations in your state. To ensure you do not run out of time to file your lawsuit, contact a personal injury team member right away.
Your Lawyer Will Aim to Negotiate an Out-of-Court Settlement
When your lawyer agrees to represent you in your Roundup lawsuit, their goal will be to help you get the monetary award you deserve. It might be possible to receive compensation without going to court by agreeing to accept a financial settlement.
Before beginning any settlement negotiations, your lawyer will assign an accurate value to your claim. They may negotiate on your behalf, but you always decide to accept or reject a financial offer.
Once you agree to a settlement amount, you cannot ask for more money. That means precisely valuing your claim is critical to ensuring the at-fault party takes full financial responsibility for the aftermath of their negligence.
You are entitled to recoup the cost of injuries or illnesses another party caused. Your lawyer can help you fight for the full financial compensation you might be entitled to.
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There are differing opinions regarding whether Roundup is safe to use. If you believe Roundup’s active ingredient, glyphosate, led to your cancer diagnosis or other injuries, you might be entitled to financial recovery. By filing an insurance claim or lawsuit, you might be able to legally compel the at-fault party to compensate you and your family. Contact the personal injury team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling 1-800-747-3733 today.