Roundup Weed Killer Lawsuit
Roundup weed killer has been linked to different types of cancer for many years. However, it was not until August 2018 that the manufacturer was held accountable for someone contracting cancer – a former groundskeeper was awarded $289 million by a San Francisco jury on August 10, 2018. The jury said Roundup caused the groundskeeper to contract terminal cancer. The jury also said the manufacturer, Monsanto, knew or should have known this product was dangerous.
Thousands of Roundup lawsuits have been filed by victims and their loved ones claiming they contracted cancer because they were exposed to this product. The groundskeeper’s case was the was the first to go to trial. However, Monsanto continues to deny that Roundup weed killer is carcinogenic.
Gordon & Partners’s trusted defective product lawyers are currently reviewing claims filed by individuals who believe they developed cancer after using Roundup. Some of the people who are most at-risk for contracting cancer include groundskeepers, maintenance workers, farmers and many others. We will provide you with a free, no obligation consultation to examine your claim and determine if you may be entitled to file a Roundup lawsuit. All of our services are provided on a contingency fee basis, which means our attorneys will not charge you upfront legal fees for representing your case. We only require payment if we recover compensation for your claim.
Our firm is solely focused on representing the injured against insurance companies and large corporations. Founding member of the firm, Robert E. Gordon is a member of several legal organizations, including the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Membership in this organization is limited to those who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.
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Can Roundup Cause Cancer?
Roundup is an herbicide developed in 1974 by the Monsanto Co. that contains the active ingredient glyphosate. Roundup was originally developed for limited use and later became a popular herbicide for farmers, homeowners and gardeners.
Recently, Monsanto has become the subject of thousands of Roundup lawsuits due to the claim that the glyphosate may cause non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and other types of cancer. Glyphosate is a non-selective herbicide that prevents plants from making proteins necessary for plant growth.
Glyphosate has never been included in the chemicals that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tests for pesticides in human blood and tissue. As a result, there is limited data the EPA has available for the effects exposure to glyphosate has on people who use the product or live near areas where glyphosate is widely spread.
Studies Linking Roundup to Cancer
Monsanto has long maintained that Roundup does not cause cancer. However, several studies have linked exposure to Roundup to fatal medical conditions and an increased risk of developing cancer.
In March 1999, the American Cancer Society published a study that found there is an increased risk of people developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma if they are exposed to Roundup and other herbicides. A 2008 study published by the International Journal of Cancer concluded that Roundup’s active ingredient glyphosate causes a significant increase in the risk of developing lymphoma. In a 2014 study, researchers analyzed more than 3,400 farmworkers in the U.S. Midwest and found that higher rates of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma were linked with glyphosate use.
In 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released a statement citing that it found strong evidence suggesting that glyphosate may be carcinogenic or contributes to causing cancer. IARC’s research found glyphosate in the blood and urine of farmers exposed to the herbicide, including chromosome damage in the cells, increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and tumors in some animals.
Our defective product lawyers may be able to help you pursue compensation to cover medical treatment and other damages caused by your cancer diagnosis. Product manufacturers should be held accountable when they produce dangerous products that cause injuries.
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Who is the Most At-Risk for Developing Cancer?
People who are regularly exposed to Roundup and other glyphosate herbicides have the highest risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Typically, this includes people who constantly come into contact with Roundup through their workplace, such as:
- Agricultural workers
- Golf course caregivers
- Landscaping staff workers
- Gardeners or nursery employees
Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Exposure to Roundup can occur in one of several ways, including inhalation and direct skin contact. This may result in the victim developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Some common signs and symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma include:
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Weight loss
- Unusual eating patterns
- Loss of appetite
- Shortness of breath
- Night sweats
If you believe you developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after being exposed to Roundup through your work or at home, you may be entitled to file a Roundup lawsuit.
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Why Are Roundup Lawsuits Being Filed?
Thousands of Roundup lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. in recent years. Many of these lawsuits allege that Monsanto knew that glyphosate may have been a potential carcinogen, but failed to alert consumers of the risk associated with the product.
In fact, unsealed documents and emails obtained during a recent lawsuit suggested that Monsanto had ghostwritten several scientific papers promoting the safety of Roundup and attributed them to academics.
Roundup lawsuits that have been filed claim that Monsanto:
- Knowingly exposed people to a Roundup’s main ingredient, glyphosate, a possible carcinogen
- Knew that exposure to Roundup may cause several medical conditions, including cancer
- Neglected to warn consumers about the risks associated with Roundup
- Misrepresented the health and environmental risks posed by Roundup
Chemical manufacturers like Monsanto have a duty of care to provide consumers with safe and reliable products that do not cause harm when used as intended. If a manufacturer fails to uphold this obligation, it can be held liable for any resulting injuries.
If you or someone you love has been exposed to Roundup and developed cancer or another type of adverse reaction, do not hesitate to contact Gordon & Partners for a free, no obligation consultation. We will review your claim to help you determine which legal options may be available for you to pursue compensation.
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Compensation for a Roundup Lawsuit
In many cases, victims who are diagnosed with cancer after being in contact with Roundup require extensive medical treatment to care for their ailment. This often leads to financial burdens, such as costly medical bills and may be worsened if the victim cannot work after being diagnosed with cancer.
If you believe you developed cancer after being exposed to Roundup, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Medical assistive equipment
- Cost of a caregiver
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
During your free, no obligation consultation, one of our trusted attorneys will review your case to help you determine the amount of compensation you may need. He or she will understand the cost of your medical treatment and will provide you an accurate estimation of your lawsuit’s value.
Call 1 (855) 722-2552 to find out if you are entitled to compensation.
Contact Gordon & Partners to Find out if You Have a Case
At Gordon & Partners, we understand the difficulties you may be experiencing after being diagnosed with cancer. We will help you understand your rights to compensation and help you determine if you are entitled to file a Roundup lawsuit against Monsanto.
During your free, no obligation consultation, our defective product attorneys will review your claim to help you find out your legal options to pursue a Roundup lawsuit. There are no upfront fees for hiring our attorneys and we only require payment if we recover compensation on your behalf.
There is no risk in contacting us to find out if you have a case. Call 1 (855) 722-2552.