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Making claims as a landscaper after a cancer diagnosis

On Behalf of | Apr 2, 2021 | Defective Products/Toxic Torts

Landscapers, gardeners, groundskeepers and agricultural workers are at a high risk of being exposed to harmful pesticides over many years. The weed killer Roundup has been found to have a potential link with the development of a type of cancer called non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The primary ingredient, glyphosate, is the cause for concern.

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with cancer after a work history of landscaping or groundskeeping, it may be possible to make a product liability claim. The following is an overview of the steps you’ll need to take to make a successful product liability claim.

Show that the product carries a risk

In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a Roundup cancer warning, because they recognized the findings of links between the brand of herbicide and certain forms of cancer. Since then, it has been possible for workers exposed to high levels of the herbicide who are suffering from cancer to file a Roundup cancer lawsuit.

Show the link between the exposure and the cancer

To be successful in your product liability claim, you will need to show a causal link between your cancer diagnosis and your exposure to Roundup. For example, if you cannot prove that you used the product regularly and over a long period of time, you may not have a claim. Similarly, if you have a genetic condition that means the development of the type of cancer was likely, you might struggle to show that the use of Roundup was the cause of your cancer diagnosis.

Show that damages were caused

As a cancer sufferer, it’s likely that you suffered considerable damages, from medical bills and lost wages to pain, suffering and a lowered life expectancy.

Don’t suffer from cancer without taking action against the negligent companies that caused your situation. Make sure that you consider a liability claim to relieve yourself and your family from financial and emotional stress.