Roundup Exposure: Are You At Risk?
Roundup is the bestselling weed killer nationwide, and it is used on crops that feed people across the globe. Due to the widespread popularity of this product, it may come as quite a shock to learn that Roundup’s main ingredient is commonly regarded as carcinogenic, and can cause major health problems.
Exposure to a carcinogenic material at any capacity isn’t wise, but at what point does toxic exposure become damaging or deadly? According to several scientific studies, , regular use of Roundup product can lead to the development of certain cancers. To date, there have been at least three major court cases granting millions of dollars in compensation to individuals harmed by Roundup. In each of these cases, the individuals who developed cancer were professional or recreational users who used used Roundup regularly for landscaping purposes.
If you think you may be at risk of Roundup exposure, make sure you know what symptoms to look for, how Roundup is dangerous, and what to do if you think you have a case.
Potential Side Effects of Glyphosate
The main ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, can be extremely dangerous when ingested or absorbed, especially if exposure occurs on a regular basis. According to several studies, exposure to glyphosate can result in the development of certain cancers, especially blood cancers. Some of the associated potential cancers include Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma, and B-cell lymphoma.
Who is at Risk?
Anyone who is regularly exposed to Roundup could be susceptible to the dangerous side effects of glyphosate, but individuals who work with the material face the highest risk. Dealing with the dangerous chemical hands-on can be especially dangerous, which is why farm workers, nursery employees, landscapers, and avid gardeners are at an especially high risk since they frequently spend time mixing, cleaning up, and spraying the chemicals..
What Are My Legal Options?
The dangers of Roundup are hardly a secret, especially now that more and more people are coming forward with claims that the consistent use of the popular weed killer caused the development of cancer. As a result, several injured individuals have received substantial compensation in court for the damage the weed killer has caused. If you think you have a case, you need to act quickly to ensure your voice is heard.
Our experienced attorneys can help you seek justice and compensation from the liable party. Depending on your situation and the harm you’ve suffered, we can seek compensation for medical expenses, including chemotherapy costs, specialist appointment fees, medication expenses, and additional therapy expenditures. If you developed cancer after exposure to Roundup, let our firm help you.
Contact Kershaw, Cook & Talleyif you think you have a Roundup case. Our experienced attorneys can help.