Arkansas Roundup Cancer Lawyers
Roundup is an herbicide weed killer initially manufactured and sold by the Monsanto Company up until 2018. In recent years, Roundup has had extensive media coverage due to thousands of lawsuits instituted against Monsanto by consumers who had developed various forms of cancer and who alleged that Monsanto failed to adequately warn consumers of the risks of cancer posed by Roundup. Specifically, these cases claim that Roundup contains the molecule glyphosate as one of its active ingredients, which has been linked to the development of cancer.
One of the most significant Roundup cancer cases resolved in 2018 when a groundskeeper in San Francisco, California, was awarded $78 million in damages after a jury found that Monsanto had failed to warn consumers of cancer risks posed by Roundup adequately. Another man was awarded $80 million in damages in March 2019 after it was found that Roundup was a substantial factor in the development of his cancer. Finally, in May 2019 a California couple received the most significant Roundup lawsuit award to date when a jury awarded the couple $2 billion in damages after finding that Monsanto had failed to inform consumers about the carcinogenicity of Roundup adequately.
Roundup has been used by farmers, groundskeepers, and homeowners across Arkansas for decades. Hundreds of thousands of people across Arkansas, in addition to millions of other people across the country, trusted in their use of Roundup after Monsanto had marketed the herbicide as safe, environmentally friendly, and non-toxic to humans and other animals. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer or another serious illness after having used Roundup, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights and options and the potential for compensation.
Contact The Driscoll Firm, P.C. today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our dedicated, experienced Roundup cancer attorneys. We are ready to fight on your behalf to hold Monsanto and its successors responsible for your injury and to obtain the justice and compensation you need and deserve.
Roundup Use in Arkansas and Its Harmful Effects
Agriculture is a significant industry in Arkansas, with the state’s agriculture industry ranking 13th in the nation by the value of products sold. Arkansas is the country’s largest producer of rice, broilers, and turkeys, and ranks in the top three for cotton, pullets, and catfish.
Farmers across Arkansas continue to use Roundup and related products. As a result, many other farmers face the prospect of crops damaged from the drift of glyphosate. For example, rice, one of Arkansas’s most abundant crops, is especially susceptible to glyphosate because rice does not have any stage where it is safe from drift glyphosate, one of the active ingredients in Roundup. Unfortunately, such damage often goes undetected until it is too late and rice seeds fail to emerge.
In addition to the economic damage caused by Roundup use in Arkansas, Roundup has also been linked to numerous diseases and health conditions, including:
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Large B-Cell Lymphoma
- Mantle Cell Lymphoma
- T-Cell Lymphoma
- Brain cancer
- Lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Breast cancer
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Liver disease
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Kidney disease
- Respiratory illnesses
- Sterility in men
- Birth defects
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Parkinson’s disease
Multiple studies have indicated that exposure to Roundup can dramatically increase the risks of developing the above health conditions. For example, a study found that exposure of parents to Roundup in the two years before their child’s birth can double their child’s risk of developing brain cancer. Another study of farming communities in Argentina with extensive Roundup use found that cancer rates were two to four times higher than the national average, with particular increased in breast, lung, and prostate cancers. These studies indicate that higher cancer risk is due to the ability of glyphosate, one of the active ingredients in Roundup, to damage DNA.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer after being exposed to Roundup in Arkansas, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Contact the Arkansas Roundup cancer attorneys at The Driscoll Firm, P.C., today to learn more about the link between Roundup and cancer and to learn more about how our firm will fight to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.
Who Is Impacted by Roundup?
Many people across Arkansas have used Roundup for decades. Some of the groups of people who are most likely to have used or have been exposed to Roundup include:
- Community gardeners
- Field nursery workers
- Turf or field managers
In addition to those in Arkansas who work in agricultural and landscaping industries, residents who live near farms and other agricultural facilities that used Roundup could have also been potentially exposed to Roundup. Also, many homeowners across Arkansas used Roundup products in the maintenance of their home yards and gardens.
We believe that Monsanto, and since 2018 Bayer, which purchased the Roundup line of products from Monsanto, have lied to the public about the safety of Roundup products and have tried to cover up and deny the health risks that these products pose. These companies continue to try and make profits while exposing agricultural workers and other people to these products without fully informing them of the cancer risks of Roundup.
How Can an Arkansas Roundup Attorney Help?
The Arkansas Roundup cancer attorneys of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. have the experience and resources to understand the links between Roundup and your health conditions. We can help you to understand your legal rights and options better and will work with you to build a robust and persuasive case for compensation for your illnesses and injuries. Our Arkansas Roundup attorneys have a proven track record of holding corporations responsible for the diseases and injuries that their products inflict upon consumers.
Our clients are located throughout Arkansas and across the United States. As a result, we will leverage our nationwide knowledge, skills, and experience to help you pursue a claim for compensation if your health conditions were caused by exposure to Roundup. We can:
- Provide you with individualized attention and focus on every detail of y our case
- Establish the link between your use of or exposure to Roundup and your medical issues
- Use our medical and scientific resources to demonstrate the dangers of Roundup and how the chemicals in Roundup cause cancer and other medical conditions
- Develop a legal claim backed by medical and scientific evidence and research
- Prepare your case for trial, even if your claim is settled long before seeing the inside of a courtroom so that we are ready to help you obtain a favorable verdict if your case does make it to trial
We can represent you through the settlement negotiation process. Our attorneys have a record of helping clients to obtain full and fair compensation. Our Arkansas Roundup attorneys can help you and your family seek all different kinds of compensation that you are entitled to, such as:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and business income
- Other economic damages caused by your illnesses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
Once you contact The Driscoll Firm, P.C. and our investigation determine that you have a viable legal claim, you will have the opportunity to pursue an individual claim or join a class-action lawsuit. Our firm has experience with both kinds of legal actions, and we can advise you as to which route is best for you. However, it is also important to remember that even if you decide to pursue an individual lawsuit, it may be consolidated into a multi-district litigation, which combines individual cases asserting common claims into one district court. If you have a loved one who died of a disease after being exposed to Roundup, you may also be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim.
Our attorneys are prepared to give you and your case the individualized attention you deserve. Although Roundup causes the same medical conditions in people, we recognize that no two cases are alike. Read some of our Frequently Asked Questions for some general answers about Roundup claims, or call our team to discuss the specifics of your case. We are ready to answer all of your questions and to help you through each part of the legal process of pursuing your claim so that you can focus on your health and your family.
Contact Our Roundup Cancer Lawyers Today
Our Arkansas Roundup cancer attorneys have significant experience pursuing cases against large companies like Monsanto. If the corporations and their attorneys refuse to offer you a fair and full settlement covering all of your losses, we are prepared to take these corporations to court. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not owe us any money unless and until we recover compensation for you.
If you or a loved one live in Arkansas and have been diagnosed with cancer or other illness after being exposed to Roundup or other glyphosate-containing substances, contact the skilled attorneys at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. today. We offer free, confidential, no-obligation initial consultations, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by speaking with one of our Roundup cancer lawsuit attorneys. Call us, fill out our contact us form on our website or chat with us live on our website to schedule your consultation.