How Do I Know If I am Eligible for a Roundup Claim?
Roundup is a herbicide that was introduced by Monsanto in 1974 and it has grown into the world’s most popular weed killer, used frequently by homeowners, farmers, landscapers, and others to control pesky weeds as it is sprayed on countless crops, sports fields, playgrounds, gardens, parks, and more.
Unfortunately, Roundup was deemed to be a probable human carcinogen and has been linked to a number of different cancers, most notably non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, which affects the lymph nodes and tissues. Different forms of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma may spread at different speeds, sometimes very aggressively, and it is a form of cancer that can be more difficult to treat. Not only that, but it is a form of cancer that has been closely linked to Roundup in a number of different studies around the world.
One study found that exposure to glyphosate, one of the primary ingredients of Roundup, can double the risk of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma within the next ten years.
There is evidence that the manufacturer, Monsanto, knew about the risk of cancer posed by glyphosate, but for decades continued to market the product as “less toxic than table salt” and “practically non-toxic.” Which meant that many people were unknowingly exposing and endangering themselves to a probable carcinogen.
Most troublesome is further evidence that Monsanto employees were secretly involved in organizing several “independent” studies that looked at the side effects of Roundup which ultimately touted the safety of the product.
Wondering if you are eligible for a Roundup claim? It will require an in-depth discussion with an experienced Houston Roundup lawyer to determine if you have a case, but there are a few signs that suggest so.
1) History of Exposure to Roundup
The more you have been exposed to Roundup weed killer, the more it may increase your risk of cancer. This is especially evident in those who were exposed to Roundup weed killer on a regular basis due to their line of employment.
Farmers, professional gardeners, landscapers, groundskeepers, and agricultural workers often have much higher than normal exposure to pesticides and herbicides like Roundup.
2) Diagnosed with Cancer
Glyphosate has been tied to a number of different cancers beyond non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, including brain cancer, breast cancer, bladder cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, and testicular cancer.
You should be especially suspicious if you don’t have the traditional risk factors associated with the form of cancer you have developed. For example, some victims exposed to Roundup have developed lung cancer despite the fact that they never smoked. This could be evidence that your cancer was avoidable.
3) Suffering to You or Your Family
Cancer is a traumatic and difficult time, not only for the person diagnosed with cancer, but also for the family of the person diagnosed. Cancer is bound to profoundly affect your life as it causes your health to deteriorate, the treatments to fight the cancer might leave you feeling worse, it may be difficult to work and support your family, and the medical bills may become insurmountable.
You shouldn’t need to worry about money as you battle for your health, especially if your problems were caused by a product that was falsely claimed to be safe and non-toxic.
Filing a legal claim may be your only recourse in receiving compensation for the medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering you have faced as a result of your exposure to Roundup. It is important that you contact an experienced law firm to fight on your behalf, especially when going up against a massive corporation with almost unlimited resources.
The law firm of Fears Nachawati firmly believes that no one should have to pay out of pocket for the suffering caused by a negligent manufacturer. If you or a loved one would like to know more about how these claims work, or want to discuss the specifics of your situation, don’t hesitate to reach out to Fears Nachawati to speak with an experienced Houston Roundup lawyer.
Give them a call at (866) 705-7584, or visit their Houston office on Kirby Drive. Offices are also available in Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, and San Antonio.