How Can I Have Been Exposed to Monsanto Roundup?

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Monsanto is an agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation that sells the popular product Roundup, which is essentially a brand name of herbicide. Unfortunately, scientific studies have recently reported that Roundup and its active ingredient glyphosate may pose a danger to the individuals who use it. This has ultimately led to a slew of mass tort claims against the big-name organization. Follow along to find out whether you have been dangerously exposed to Monsanto Roundup and how a proficient Tampa class action & mass tort lawyer at Merricks Law Group, P.A. can help identify your next course of legal action.

How can I have possibly been exposed to Monsanto Roundup?

Using or being in the presence of Monsanto Roundup may not have left damaging effects on your body. However, there is cause for concern if you are excessively exposed to these chemicals. This may be especially true if you are a farmer, an agricultural worker, or even a homeowner who takes landscaping and lawn care seriously. Without further ado, below are ways in which you may have been excessively exposed to Roundup and its active ingredient glyphosate:

  • These chemicals may have been consistently absorbed through your skin, with the absence of protective clothing.
  • These chemicals may have been consistently inhaled through your nose or mouth, with the absence of a mask.
  • These chemicals may have been consistently ingested through foods or liquids, with the absence of proper cleaning or filtering.

What are the dangers of having been exposed to this chemical?

If you are a frequent user of Monsanto Roundup, you must look out for signs of your health changing from early on. This is because you do not want excessive exposure to rapidly progress into an irreversible or untreatable health condition. Without further ado, below are some illnesses associated with the use of Monsanto Roundup:

  • non-Hodkin’s lymphoma, B or T-cell lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, hairy cell lymphoma, and mantle cell lymphoma.
  • Lung cancer or other respiratory issues.
  • Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or other neurological disorders.
  • Chronic kidney disease, heart disease, or liver disease.
  • Celiac disease.
  • Birth defects.

What are my legal options after being exposed to this chemical?

The most common way individuals resolve their issue with excessive exposure to Roundup is via mass tort claims against Monsanto. This legal action allows individuals to file a similar claim alongside many other plaintiffs. All the while, their award may be specific to the exact damages they incurred from these chemicals.

You must keep in mind that the statute of limitations for your specific mass tort claim may be two years from the date you identify the effects of your excessive exposure to Roundup and its active ingredient glyphosate. So please immediately drop everything and call a talented Hillsborough County personal injury lawyer from Merricks Law Group, P.A.

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