The University of Washington’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DOEHS) cites glyphosate as the cancer-causing ingredient in Roundup. Their research indicates that this ingredient in the weed killer can increase the risk of some cancers. In fact, glyphosate is believed to pose a significantly increased risk (as much as 41%) of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that starts in your lymph nodes but can spread throughout your body.
In addition to University of Washington researchers, other organizations identify the glyphosate in Roundup as a dangerous substance or as a possible or probable carcinogen. This includes MedlinePlus, as its research identifies glyphosate as a poisonous ingredient.
If you or a loved one has developed cancer as the result of exposure to the active ingredient in Roundup, hire a personal injury lawyer to explore your options for financial compensation.
Understand Why Roundup Is Still in Production
With so many credible sources citing the danger of the glyphosate that gives Roundup its weed-killing and herbicide capabilities, it is easy to wonder why the product is still in production and being sold in the U.S.
Because the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not recognize a health risk from the proper and targeted use of Roundup products, it remains in production and for sale. In a 2019 statement, EPA administrators continue to report no risks to public health from the use of glyphosate along with an established need for the product in farming, agriculture, and food production.
Despite these findings, if continued exposure to Roundup by breathing it in, spraying it, or otherwise coming into contact with it posed a risk to your health or led to a cancer diagnosis, our legal team may be able to help. Contact a law firm to learn more about your possible compensation options and the process of holding Roundup’s maker financially responsible for the physical and financial impact of exposure to their product.
There Are Chemical-Free Alternatives to Roundup
If the glyphosate in Roundup has already compromised your health, you will want to find safer alternatives that let you protect your health and the health of your family in the future. According to NC State Extension research, chemical-free weed control methods include:
- Manually locating, identifying, and removing weeds by hand
- Using flames, heat, or steam to wilt and collapse weeds
- Using chemical-free commercial preparations to kill weeds
- Using all-natural solutions like vinegar and botanical oils
Your health, safety, and well-being are important and irreplaceable. If you have been exposed to Roundup in the past and its chemical makeup led to a cancer diagnosis, you may have options for financial compensation.
A Financial Settlement Can Avoid a Prolonged Trial
Like most personal injury claims, yours may be resolved with a financial settlement rather than by going to trial. Your lawyer will start by assigning an accurate value to your compensation claim because without an accurate value, you might inadvertently agree to a financial settlement that does not fully cover your Roundup-related cancer or the resulting treatments.
After establishing the value of your compensation claim, your lawyer will aim to negotiate for a favorable financial settlement on your behalf. You always have the final say in accepting or denying any settlement amount you are offered. If you do agree to a settlement, it is a final and permanent resolution to your claim, which makes an accurate valuation more important than ever.
Meet the Time Restriction if You Do File a Lawsuit
If you prefer to take your case to court, or if you and your lawyer cannot reach a settlement arrangement with Roundup’s manufacturer, you have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. A lawyer can help you determine how long you have to file.
A Personal Injury Lawyer Will Advocate for You
If glyphosate, the cancer-causing ingredient in Roundup, is connected to your cancer diagnosis, you could have the basis of a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. We may be able to help you hold Roundup’s manufacturer responsible for your medical and other costs. Contact the personal injury team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling 1-800-747-3733 today. The sooner you contact our case review or client intake team, the sooner we can act on your behalf and ensure your case is filed on time.