If you get Roundup on your skin, you should wash the area thoroughly with soap and water, as it can be irritating to your skin or eyes. Anytime you use Roundup or other weed killers, you should wash your hands immediately afterward.
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard includes glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, on its list of identified carcinogens. It warns of exposure to the dangerous chemical from skin contact during its application. It also cautions against handling or spraying Roundup without taking precautions that include covering or protecting your skin, wearing gloves, and washing your hands after the use of Roundup or any product containing glyphosate.
If you or a family member was injured or became ill after getting Roundup on your skin, a lawyer may be able to help you file an insurance claim or lawsuit for financial compensation.
Exposure to Glyphosate Might Damage Your DNA
The University of Washington cites a 41% increase in the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in individuals heavily exposed to glyphosate in Roundup.
Types of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
According to the Mayo Clinic, there are five types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma:
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma
- Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
- Follicular lymphoma
- Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia
Each of these forms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma may require extensive and costly treatments and might cause symptoms that include pain, swelling, persistent coughing, fever, and fatigue.
By reading and reviewing your medical records, your lawyer might be able to help prove a link between your cancer and your use of or exposure to Roundup. Once the correlation is established, they can help you pursue Roundup’s manufacturer for financial compensation.
Financial Recovery from a Roundup Compensation Claim
Diagnosing, treating, and living with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, or any other form of cancer linked to the glyphosate in Roundup, can create a plethora of financial expenses and losses you might otherwise never have incurred. When your lawyer goes to work on your personal injury claim, they might be able to help you recoup some or all of the following recoverable damages:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Current and future loss of earnings
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional anguish
- In-home medical care
- In-home household support
- Funeral and burial expenses, where applicable
You may recover these and any other costs that stem from your diagnosis and treatment. Work with your lawyer to create a case file that contains bills, receipts, medical records, prognosis notes and costs, and any other documents or evidence that help assign an accurate financial value to your compensation claim.
Filing a Roundup Lawsuit within Your State’s Timeline
Filing a lawsuit involves a plethora of moving parts and can be time-consuming and complex. It can be even more stressful if you are simultaneously coping with a cancer diagnosis. Your lawyer will aim to ensure you do not run out of time to file your personal injury lawsuit.
If you do not file your lawsuit by your state’s deadline, you risk:
- Being unable to file your lawsuit at all or having it dismissed without being heard
- Not receiving the compensation that you would otherwise have been entitled to
Avoid the risks that come from running out of time to file your lawsuit by contacting a legal professional right away. You do not have to juggle the demands of medical care and the stress of filing an injury claim on your own. Your lawyer may go to work on your behalf and make sure your personal injury lawsuit complies with the statute of limitations.
Do Not Wait to Start Building Your Compensation Claim
What happens if you get Roundup on your skin through prolonged exposure and receive a cancer diagnosis related to that exposure? Our team steps are to fight for you and to ensure you receive the financial compensation you are due. With responsive legal care that goes the extra mile for you, we will aim to help prove the elements of your claim, establish a connection between glyphosate and your current medical condition, and assign financial liability to Roundup’s manufacturer.
Contact the personal injury team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling 1-800-747-3733 today. While you focus on getting better, our team takes care of everything else.