If you were to turn on your TV right now, you’d likely see a commercial for a brand-new medication within five minutes. Now, all of these medications make hefty claims about treating all sorts of medical maladies, from a receding hairline to rheumatoid arthritis.
At the end of these commercials, the narrator spends the last thirty seconds spitting out a slew of side effects. These side effects range from dry mouth and constipation to suicidal tendencies. The commercials include these so they can say that they at least warned the public about different possible outcomes. Because of this, they lessen their responsibility for any damages that may occur.
They may still be held a bit accountable but it is not to the same extent as it would be if they didn’t warn the general public. Some companies not only fail to warn their audience about any side effects, but they may even go as far as to deny any negative consequences.
In the seventies, Monsanto released Roundup, an herbicide used to kill off certain invasive species of plants. Since it has entered the market, Roundup has become the most widely used herbicide on the shelves today. Everyone from local nursery owners to major agricultural companies likely uses or has used this product at some point. Monsanto uses glyphosate in Roundup. Glyphosate has been classified as a carcinogen and is linked to common cancers such as myeloma and leukemia.
In addition to cancers, usage of glyphosate is also seen in people who later have other health issues, such as anxiety and ADHD. Unfortunately, it’s not always as simple as merely stopping the use of Roundup.
Because of the aerosol nature of the product, Roundup has managed to contaminate food and water sources, putting anyone in the general vicinity at risk. This makes it hard to fully eradicate glyphosate from the surrounding areas of the business that uses the product.
These dangerous side effects of exposure to Roundup and glyphosate have not gone unnoticed. Many class-action lawsuits have been started in retaliation to Monsanto’s gross negligence. The Driscoll Firm, P.C. is one firm who has recently begun taking on victims. If you or a loved one has been exposed to Roundup and later diagnosed with certain health issues, you may be entitled to a settlement.
Monsanto’s negligence shouldn’t cost anyone their health, and many people who have opened lawsuits against this corporation have gotten the assistance that they deserve. Most law firms won’t take your money until you receive a settlement, and that settlement could mean the difference between getting the proper medical care you deserve and not getting treatment. A proper settlement will cover medical expenses as well as any lost wages accrued during the treatment process. If a loved one has passed away due to exposure to glyphosate, financial compensation can be awarded to the family of the deceased to cover funeral and burial costs.