Savannah Chemical Exposure Injury Lawyer
Serving Workers & Individuals in Chatham County & throughout Coastal Georgia
A chemical injury may occur when a person is exposed to even low levels of chemicals. Widely-available chemicals found in common products may cause injury from as little as one exposure. A chemical injury can lead to chronic, life-long sensitivity to chemicals or environmental illness that leaves a person unable to work and/or otherwise restricts their lifestyle. In certain cases, the party(s) responsible for a chemical injury may be found liable for damages. Adding to the list of chemical injury or exposure is Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the commonly used Roundup product.
To learn more about your legal options, schedule a free in-person consultation with our dedicated Savannah injury attorney. The Brooks Law Office can be reached at (912) 348-5188.
Roundup, The Herbicide
The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that the active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, is carcinogenic. WHO has relied on findings of the International Agency for Research on Cancer or IARC. The IARC is the gold standard in cancer research. Glyphosate is now a recognized likely cause of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL), which is an environmental cancer. See the monograph by clicking here. The risk of NHL is not inherited but can be caused by a variety of environmental exposures, one of which is Roundup. Cases of alleged Roundup-caused NHL are now pending around the country.
Roundup is a well-known weed killer that was patented, made and sold by Monsanto Chemical Company. The patent has now expired and other agrichemical companies now sell generic glyphosate. Persons with likely injurious exposure include farmers, farm worker, landscapers, nursery workers and home users.
If you or a family member have been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma or Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma due to Roundup exposure, call our Savannah chemical exposure injury attorney at (912) 348-5188. The Brooks Law Office can help.
Chemical Injury Case Study
Client: Male, 56 years old
Location: Savannah, GA
Injury: Chemical / reactive airways dysfunction syndrome (RADS)
Facts: A middle aged man was referred to our office by an out of town lawyer. Our client had developed breathing problems after being exposed to chemicals from spray paint when entering a fast food restaurant. His treating doctor had diagnosed him with reactive airway dysfunction syndrome, also known as RADS. RADS is an asthma-like condition that can be caused by exposure to irritant chemicals that remodel the airways.
The defendant in the case (the fast food restaurant) refused to accept responsibility and offered several defenses. They claimed that 1) our client did not have RADS, 2) that the exposure was inadequate to cause RADS, and 3) that the company had used ordinary care in its work. The defendant hired two expert witnesses to prove these claims.
Result: This case went to a three-day trial and the jury, and with the help of our Savannah personal injury lawyer, returned a $210,000 verdict in favor of our client. This verdict included compensation for the restrictions in our client’s lifestyle and for his future need for medications to treat his condition.