In addition to a variety of cancers, other illnesses that Roundup may cause or contribute to, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), include:
- Celiac disease: the inability of your small intestine to absorb certain nutrients
- Infertility: the inability to conceive a child
- Obesity: being overweight with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher
- Autism: a brain development condition that impairs perception, social interaction, and communication
- Alzheimer’s disease: a progressive illness that causes brain cells to degenerate
- Parkinson’s disease: a progressive nervous system disorder that causes tremors, stiffness, and/or slow movement
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, may cause or contribute to a wide range of illnesses. If you or someone you love suffers from cancer or another illness and you believe exposure to Roundup caused or contributed to your illness, a lawyer may be able to help.
Assess Your Likelihood of Glyphosate Exposure Caused by Roundup Use
Almost anyone can come into contact with glyphosate. You can be exposed to this dangerous chemical in Roundup products by:
- Getting it on your skin
- Breathing it in during application
- Eating or smoking after application
- Touching application points that have not dried
People at high risk of long-term and prolonged exposure to Roundup may include:
- Home gardeners
- Professional gardeners
According to Environmental Working Group (EWG) research, glyphosate can even be found in many of the foods we consume due to their ingredients undergoing crop spraying. Testing conducted in 2018 found glyphosate in oat-based cereals and foods specifically marketed to children.
If you believe exposure to glyphosate at home or at work contributed to an adverse health condition for you, your child, or another family member, your lawyer may be able to help you assign financial liability to Roundup’s manufacturer.
Evaluate Your Possible Compensation from a Roundup Lawsuit
If your health was compromised by exposure to Roundup, your lawyer may be able to help you prove the connection that led to your medical injuries. You could be eligible for compensation for the following recoverable damages:
- Medical care
- Income loss
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
A successful compensation claim entitles you to recover all expenses related to your medical and follow-up care. That can include travel expenses, over-the-counter and prescription medications, and physical and occupational therapy.
Connecting Your Diagnosis to Roundup
Knowing you were exposed to Roundup is not enough to prove the validity of your compensation claim. You are also required to prove the connection between your diagnosis and your use of Roundup. To do so, your lawyer may use:
- Scientific research and findings
- Case studies from successful claims
- Reviews of your medical records
- Proof of your prolonged exposure
- Interviews with medical and scientific experts
To create a complete case file that also details your financial expenses and losses, your legal team may ask you for your employment records and salary history, medical bills, and related financial documents. Finally, they can also make sure your claim is filed on time to avoid the loss of your right to compensation.
Do Not Run Out of Time to File Your Claim
Your eligibility to seek financial compensation is dependent on more than proving your claim. It is equally dependent on filing your lawsuit on time because missing the filing deadline could mean you will not be allowed to file your lawsuit regardless of its potential validity or success.
In a car accident or slip and fall case, the statute of limitations starts on the date of the accident. In a Roundup case, the timeline might not be as clear cut, which can make determining and complying with the statute of limitations difficult. Your personal injury team can help you understand how the state’s timeline relates to your lawsuit and ensure compliance.
Our Roundup Lawyers Go the Extra Mile for You
Although frequently cited for its carcinogenic properties, the other illnesses that Roundup may cause can also have serious and far-reaching financial ramifications. If you or someone you love was diagnosed with cancer or any other glyphosate-related illness or ailment, review your potential compensation claim with a member of our case review team right away. We work hard to accurately value your compensation claim and to ensure you are not forced to pay out of your own pocket for medical expenses caused by another entity’s negligence.
Contact a personal injury team member at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine by calling 1-800-747-3733 to explore your right to financial compensation.