Roundup herbicide and cancer will be officially linked, as California’s Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) has issued plans to list glyphosate, the toxic active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, as known to cause cancer, California product liability attorneys note.
If you have questions about Roundup herbicide risks, or if you or a family member has developed cancer and you think that Roundup herbicide could be the cause, contact Attorney Group for California today. We can help answer your questions, and if you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated product liability lawyer. Your call is free, confidential, and without any obligation on your part.
California’s Proposition 65 Takes Effect
According to ecowatch.com, a notice of intent was issued on September 4, 2015, by the Cal/EPA’s California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA). Under California’s Proposition 65, the state is required to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects.
The same law, otherwise known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also requires that certain substances identified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the World Health Organization’s cancer arm, be listed as known to cause cancer. The state agency’s announcement follows a classification of glyphosate by the IARC as “probably carcinogenic to humans” on March 2015, the website reported.
With American’s increasing exposure to these chemicals, affected families should consider the advice of a product liability attorney to learn more about their legal rights.
Affected Parties May Be Entitled to Compensation
Makers of herbicides have a duty to sell products that are free from defects and that are not unreasonably dangerous. If a product poses a risk of serious injury, the manufacturer must provide adequate warnings of the danger. Failure to do this can make the manufacturer legally responsible for injuries caused by the product, and people harmed may be entitled to compensation, including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a loved one dies as a result of exposure to Roundup herbicide, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Loss of relationship or financial support of a loved one
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
People who have sustained injuries caused by a herbicide product are encouraged to seek legal counsel from a qualified product liability lawyer.
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