A Roundup cancer lawyer can assist people who have been diagnosed with certain forms of cancer after being exposed to the herbicide. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, is one of the most widely used agricultural products in the United States. However, lawsuits allege that the product may be linked to certain forms of cancer, including lymphoma. Affected individuals and their families may be eligible to pursue a claim and recover compensation with the help of a Roundup lawsuit attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group today. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated Roundup cancer lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
What is Roundup Herbicide?
Developed in the mid-1970s, Roundup herbicide is made of glyphosate, a broad-spectrum herbicide used to kill weeds that compete with other crops, such as soybeans, corn and cotton. Roundup is used in commercial farms as well as home gardens and nurseries. It is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world, and some cities use the product to spray along sidewalks and crevices in the pavement where weeds potentially grow.
Roundup works by interfering with the aromatic amino acids found in plants. Weeds and plants that have been sprayed with Roundup usually die within a week, after the herbicide has been absorbed into the plants’ leaves. The use of Roundup increased dramatically once “Roundup Ready” soybeans were introduced in 1996. Such plants are able to withstand the effects of the herbicide. Although glyphosate is used in many agricultural applications across the world, there have been claims that the herbicide may cause harm to humans due to the toxicity of the chemical.
Roundup Risks and Side Effects
Due to the increased use of Roundup and “Roundup Ready” crops, the popular herbicide, and the company that makes the product, Monsanto, have come under scrutiny for the product’s use and alleged links to adverse health effects. While some organizations, including the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), have concluded that the evidence against Roundup is insufficient, the weed killer continues to be a polarizing topic of debate. Some researchers have suggested that exposure to glyphosate may be linked to a number of complications, including Alzheimer’s disease, kidney disease and cancer.
Roundup Cancer Risks
In March 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic in humans.” The agency’s report was based on epidemiological studies, animal studies, and in vitro studies.
Roundup lawsuits allege that farm workers who regularly used Roundup were diagnosed with certain forms of cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In one lawsuit, filed in July 2016, allegations against Monsanto state that the plaintiff could not have known about the risks associated with the products, including the risk of cancer, due to the company’s failure to disclose scientific information linking glyphosate to cancer.
How a Roundup Cancer Lawyer Can Help
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 Roundup herbicide are encouraged to seek legal counsel from an affiliated Roundup cancer lawyer.
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