California Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Attorneys
Were you or a loved one diagnosed with cancer caused by exposure to Roundup? If you worked in specific jobs that required constant exposure to Roundup, you could be owed significant compensation from the manufacturer for the harm you’ve suffered. Our attorneys are taking the fight to the manufacturer of this harmful product, and we’ll work hard to get you the full and fair compensation you and your family deserve.
Reuters reported that when Bayer paid $63 billion to acquire Monsanto Co. last year, it also inherited the company’s ongoing Roundup litigation involving lawsuits by over 13,400 plaintiffs nationwide. On May 13, 2019, CBS News reported that a jury in Oakland, California delivered the third Roundup lawsuit loss in the state for Monsanto over the past year.
In August 2018, a San Francisco jury awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup on the job. In March 2019, a federal court civil jury in San Francisco awarded a California man $80 million for his cancer he said was caused by over a quarter-century of Roundup use on his property. The most recent case involved a $2 billion punitive damage award and $55 million for pain and suffering and to cover medical expenses for a couple who were both diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup.
If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with cancer because of the use of Roundup, you will want to know whether you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. An experienced lawyer will be able to give you an idea of the compensation you are entitled to.
The Driscoll Firm, P.C. has helped thousands of clients since our founding in 2008. We can provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case when you call 888-511-0123 or contact us online to take advantage of a free consultation.
Do I Need A Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Lawyer?
You could very well believe that your recent diagnosis is connected to your Roundup use, but you are going to need an attorney’s help to make the actual connection. A lawyer is going to be able to conduct an in-depth investigation to determine the actual link between Roundup and your injuries.
An attorney can assist in negotiating a fair settlement to your case. In some instances, victims may be contacted by insurance companies that present lump sum settlement offers to resolve cases, and people need to understand that the initial offers are usually much less than what victims are entitled to.
A lawyer can negotiate a full and fair settlement to your case. If the insurance company refuses to provide an adequate amount, the attorney can file a lawsuit to take your case to trial.
When you are dealing with a cancer diagnosis, you do not need the additional headaches involved with various court deadlines and requirements. Let The Driscoll Firm, P.C. take care of all of the legwork for you so you can focus on your recovery.
Why Choose The Driscoll Firm, P.C. To Handle My Case?
John J. Driscoll began his legal career as an Illinois Assistant Public Defender before becoming an in-chambers law clerk to two Illinois Appellate Court Justices and then becoming involved in pharmaceutical product liability litigation. He has served as class counsel in a number of matters in both state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Chris represented people in personal injury, medical negligence, and product liability actions before joining the Missouri Attorney General’s Office in 2006 and serving as a team leader in the Litigation Division. He also has experience in both state and federal courts.
The Driscoll Firm, P.C. can help you determine whether a class action lawsuit or multi-district litigation (MDL) is more beneficial to you. We will provide personalized attention and make ourselves available to you throughout your case, so every one of your questions is answered.
Our firm will do all of this on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay anything unless you receive a monetary award.
Types of Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Cases We Handle
Many Roundup lawsuit claims are based on its active ingredient, glyphosate. Several lawsuits stemmed from the World Health Organization (WHO) classifying glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen” in March 2015, with its determination based on “clear evidence of cancer in experimental animals, limited evidence for cancer for humans from real-world exposures, of exposed farmers, and also strong evidence that it can damage the genes and other toxicological studies.”
The WHO conclusion, however, contrasts with the conclusions of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On April 30, 2019, the EPA reaffirmed that there are no health risks when glyphosate is used as directed on its current label and that glyphosate is not a carcinogen.
The EPA stated that its scientific findings on human health risk were consistent with the conclusions of scientific reviews by other federal agencies. Reuters reported that Bayer planned to use an attempted preemption or “silver bullet” defense that the state claims are prohibited because they conflict with federal law.
The likelihood of success for this type of claim is highly questionable in light of the 2005 Supreme Court decision in Bates v. Dow Agrosciences LLC, 544 U.S. 431 (2005). The Supreme Court held that the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) did not preempt state law claims, and all three judges cited this case in rejecting Bayer’s preemption arguments.
Roundup has been commonly used by:
● Nursery Employees
● Farm Workers
● Garden Center Employees
Glyphosate is the most common cause of numerous ailments associated with various cancers in people affected by Roundup. Some of the most common cancers victims suffer include:
● Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
● B-Cell Lymphoma
In addition to cancer, glyphosate has also been connected to:
● Respiratory illnesses
● Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
● Heart disease
● Alzheimer’s disease
● Reproductive problems
● Celiac disease
● Parkinson’s disease
● Multiple sclerosis
● Liver disease
● Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
● Inflammatory bowel disease
● Breast, lung, and prostate cancers
● Brain cancer
Some medical conditions may not be connected to Roundup, but you will want to be sure. You can get a real answer when you contact The Driscoll Firm, P.C. to discuss your case.
Roundup cases can include class action lawsuits and multi-district litigation (MDL). A class action lawsuit is a single action that has a large group of plaintiffs while MDL involves multiple lawsuits being handled in a single setting.
An award in a class action is typically shared by all members of the class. Awards in MDL can differ depending on each individual action’s outcome, but those awards will be exclusively for each individual plaintiff.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Roundup Cancer Lawsuits
Below are some of the most commonly asked questions we get from clients regarding Roundup lawsuits. We hope you find the following information useful. Please contact us at 888-511-0123 if you have any questions regarding your particular case.
Are there any other studies that have connected Roundup to cancer?
Yes, there have been several. A 2002 study in Leukemia & Lymphoma found increased risks in univariate analysis for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and hairy cell leukemia in subjects exposed to herbicides, with significant associations found for glyphosate. A 2003 study published in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine section of BMJ Journals found a 10% increased non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma incidence associated with living or working on a farm as an adult and that subjects who reported using any five or more “potentially carcinogenic” pesticides were twice as likely to be non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cases than controls.
A 2008 study in the International Journal of Cancer found that glyphosate more than doubled a person’s risk for developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and increased the risk of a subtype of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma known as B-cell lymphoma by 87%. A 2014 study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health also found a two-fold risk for the development of B-cell lymphoma in people exposed to glyphosate at work. Perhaps most amazingly, a 2016 study actually sponsored by Monsanto published in the Journal of Environmental Science and Health found a 30% increase in the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma but cautioned that “a causal relationship has not been established between glyphosate exposure and risk of any type of” lymphohematopoietic cancer (LHC).
How much glyphosate gets used in the United States?
According to Consumer Reports, the use of glyphosate has increased tenfold in the past 20 years. Consumer Reports stated that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) found glyphosate residues on about 90% of 300 soybean samples in one study. Another study entitled “Trends in glyphosate herbicide use in the United States and globally” published in Environmental Sciences Europe in 2016 found that two-thirds of the total volume of glyphosate applied in the United States between 1974 and 2014 was sprayed in just the past 10 years. Farmers sprayed enough glyphosate in 2014 to apply nearly 1.0 kg/ha (0.8 pound/acre) on every hectare of American-cultivated cropland.
Do all Roundup products contain the same amount of glyphosate?
No. There are several different Roundup products, and each has its own amount of glyphosate.
- Roundup QuikPRO is 73.3% glyphosate
- Roundup Custom is 53.8% glyphosate
- Roundup PRO Concentrate is 50.2% glyphosate
- Roundup Weed & Grass Killer Super Concentrate is 50.2% glyphosate
- Roundup ProMAX is 48.7% glyphosate
- Roundup Original is 41% glyphosate
- Roundup Max Control 365 Concentrate, Roundup Poison Ivy Concentrate Plus, Roundup Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate Plus, Roundup Extended Control Concentrate are all 18% glyphosate
- Roundup Ready-to-Use Weed & Grass Killer is 2% glyphosate
- Roundup Precision Gel, Roundup Extended Control, and Roundup Ready-to-Use Poison Ivy are all 1% glyphosate.
Contact a Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Attorney in California Today
Were you or your loved one diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup in California? The experienced attorneys of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. want to hear from you. We’ll sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and we’ll give you a thorough case evaluation for free. Schedule a 100% confidential consultation with us to learn more about your rights and legal options from the team that so many others in California have turned to for help. Don’t wait to get the help you need. Call us at 888-511-0123 to talk to a compassionate member of our team now.