By definition a carcinogen is any chemical, compound or element that can ultimately result in cancer. Carcinogens can be man made (synthetic) or naturally occurring. Millions of people in the United States are exposed to carcinogens everyday while at home, school or work. Examples are Johnson & Johnson baby powder (aka talcum powder), Roundup weedkiller and everyday medications such as Zantac (ranitidine). If you have been diagnosed with any type of cancer please do not wait to connect with our Pennsylvania catastrophic injury attorneys handling all types of carcinogen lawsuits. Our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania injury attorneys help those who have been exposed to very dangerous carcinogens and have been diagnosed with some form of cancer as a result. Free case reviews and no fee unless we recover for you and your family.
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Known Carcinogens & Products They Are In
Hundreds of thousands of injury lawsuits have been filed over the past several decades due to consumers, babies and children, homeowners, workers, military service members and undocumented workers being exposed to a vast array of products containing many cancer causing agents. Common examples are:
Asbestos known to cause lung cancer and mesothelioma
Glyphosate herbicide in Roundup weedkiller made by Monsanto Bayer linked to numerous lymphomas, leukemia, blood and other cancers
Hypertension (high blood pressure) medications containing the impurity/carcinogen NDMA linked to breast cancer, lung cancer & prostate cancer
Medications such as Nexium, Prevacid & Prilosec are linked to stomach cancer
NDMA (short for N-nitrosodimethlyamine) in Zantac heartburn and ulcer medication linked to bladder, stomach, liver & pancreatic cancer
Talc in Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder aka talcum powder linked to ovarian cancer
Regardless of the type of cancer you have been diagnosed with it behooves you to connect with our toxic tort injury lawyers handling wrongful death and injury cases caused by carcinogens.
Other Illnesses Caused By Carcinogen Exposure
Due to changes at the cellular level when exposed to a cancer causing agent the body’s immune system cannot keep up. Not only does this lead to rapid and uncontrolled cell division in humans but it also taxes the entire body and it’s systems including the immune system. Once someone is immunocompromised aka has a weakened immune system a seemingly minor health concern can result in injury, illness and death in an otherwise healthy human being.
Illnesses (in addition to cancers, leukemia and lymphomas), linked to carcinogen exposure are often times related to how the exposure occurred. For instance is you work in a mine, ship yard or anywhere near asbestos you are very likely to develop respiratory illnesses such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), asthma, emphysema and other respiratory illnesses.
Females exposed to hazardous chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, minerals, compounds, synthetic or naturally occurring elements are at risk of miscarriage, stillbirths, birth defects, birth injuries, infertility, reproductive system injuries, injury and or death during labor and delivery i.e. childbirth.
Males who are exposed to carcinogens are at risk of sterility, erectile dysfunction & prostate issues.
Children exposed to carcinogens where they live, play or go to school can suffer from almost any type of health problem as their immune systems are not fully developed. Common injuries and illnesses are birth defects, injury at birth, brain injury, spinal cord injury, lung disease, hyperactivity, stunted growth, delayed bone growth or fusion, behavioral and cognitive disorders such as ADD or ADHD.
People of all genders and ages are susceptible to various lung diseases, kidney disease, liver disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, thyroid disorders, endocrine system issues, diabetes and more if exposed to known, probable or possible carcinogens.
Let our carcinogen exposure injury attorneys help you get the benefits you need, deserve and are entitled to.
Cancer Causing Agents In The Workplace
Many cancer injury victims are exposed to dangerous, harmful & toxic substances while on the job. Their employer may or not know of the carcinogens presence. One of the more common examples of this are Roundup weedkiller NHL lawsuits, firefighting foam cancer claims and mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure. it is important to note that these types of cases, while they can be, are not usually workers’ compensation claims. As the maker, producer or manufacturer of the hazardous product is who the lawsuit is filed against these cases are considered mass tort claims and or toxic tort cases.
Undocumented workers, illegal aliens and illegal migrant workers make up a significant percentage of the American workforce. If they develop cancer or any other type of ailment due to dangerous chemical or product exposure they are entitled to the same benefits, medical care and financial compensation as American citizens. If you, or a loved one, are an injured and undocumented worker you do not need to fear arrest or deportation for filing any type of accident claim, injury claim, workers’ comp claim or mass tort lawsuit. Please connect with our work injury attorneys helping injured undocumented workers’.
Call Our Pennsylvania Lawyers Handling Carcinogen Lawsuits
Please contact our Pennsylvania injury attorneys handling carcinogen lawsuits for a free and thorough case review. They charge no fees if they do not win for you and your family. Dial (412) 561-4290 to discuss your claim and the benefits, medical care and financial compensation you are entitled to.
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