Your Exposure To Roundup Could Be Harming Your Health
Although Roundup is a reliable product for killing weed, it has also become a subject of controversy in the United States. More and more people have come forward with lawsuits against Monsanto’s Roundup, claiming to have contracted cancer among other serious illnesses and injuries from prolonged exposure to its chemicals. With more studies being conducted to affirm these claims, it is important that farm workers and other agricultural workers — who may already be exposed to Roundup for many years now — are aware of the health risks, as well as where to look for legal representation.
At Goode Law Office, PLLC, we are dedicated to assisting those affected by Roundup exposure seek the compensation they deserve. Our law firm is based in Lexington, and we can handle cases from all over Kentucky.
If you are experiencing health concerns that you believe to be the result of Roundup exposure, do not delay a conversation with an attorney. We can help you determine products liability and file a lawsuit. Call 859-469-4770 to schedule a free consultation.
Understanding The Link Between Roundup And Health
Glyphosate is a main ingredient in Roundup, and many studies are pointing towards it as the harmful culprit within the product. Because glyphosate has long been used in agricultural work, many weeds have become resistant to its effects. This, in turn, causes many farmers to work harder to kill weeds, spraying more Roundup in order to speed up the process. Unfortunately, this habit only increases the health risks that farm workers face.
The most common illness those affected by Roundup have reported is Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) — a form of cancer infecting the white blood cells. With the increasing number of liability claims and studies conducted, the World Health Organization (WHO) has gone as far as to label Roundup as a “probable carcinogen”. Other possible outcomes of illnesses include:
- Large diffuse B-cell lymphoma
- Follicular lymphoma
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- Mantle cell lymphoma
- Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
While farm workers face great levels of risk, Roundup is also used in many other situations, including gardening, yard maintenance and construction. Although Monsanto continues to claim that Roundup is safe, it is important to take action to protect your health before it is too late. While a financial compensation may not reverse any illnesses you may have contracted, it can allow you to comfortably afford treatment, as well as secure your justice.
Get Help From Our Lawyers Now
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other serious injuries after dermal or inhalation exposure to Roundup, you need legal help. Our injury lawyers can examine your case and help you understand your rights. Time is of the essence. Please contact us by using the online form or by calling our office at 859-469-4770 so that we may better evaluate your claim.