Roundup Food Contamination Attorneys
It’s a typical morning. You wake your children up early for school and as they sit watching cartoons, you pour them a bowl of cereal to give them the energy they need to get through the day. Little did you know that you may have just fed them a hazardous chemical.
Recent studies conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), and the International Journal of Epidemiology have all found links between glyphosate-based herbicide like Roundup and an increased risk of developing cancer.
Scarily, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found glyphosate – a substance considered by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a “probable human carcinogen” – in 31 out of 45 food samples made with oats that were grown in fields treated with herbicides. Many of these products are well-known cereal brands that are fed to our children and eaten by many adults all across the nation.
The Roundup food contamination attorneys of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. have kept a watchful eye on everything involving Roundup and the lawsuits stemming from it. We are actively looking for individuals that have sustained harmful side effects like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other cancers because of oat-based food products they may have consumed over long periods of time.
If you or someone you love have developed certain cancers like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and has consumed products frequently sprayed with Roundup in the past, you may be eligible to file a product liability claim. Contact The Driscoll Firm, P.C. at 800-900-7704 or take our Roundup quiz to have one of our experienced product liability lawyers review your case.
How is Glyphosate Getting Into the Food We Eat?
The EWG made a stunning discovery in their report, finding that roughly 250 million pounds of glyphosate-containing herbicides such as Roundup is sprayed on crops all across the United States every year.
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide, Roundup, a weed killer used in commercial farms and agricultural lands.
To make matters worse, a new batch of crops — mainly corn and soybeans — were genetically modified in the late 1990s to be resistant to glyphosate. Thus was born “Roundup Ready Crops”. The downfall of this whole plan, however, is that glyphosate is also sprayed on non-genetically modified crops like oats, barley, and beans before they are harvested. This is done so that the plants will die quicker, allowing an earlier harvest.
Adjacent crops aren’t safe either. Glyphosate “drift” can carry the chemical downwind to other fields where other oats or grain crops are growing.
What Makes Glyphosate So Hazardous?
Monsanto has known about the damages that glyphosate can do for over 40 years and yet they have done little to inform the public about it. Over the past few several decades, workers that were chronically (frequently) exposed to Roundup have developed a myriad of maladies ranging from hyperthyroidism to cancers like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and myeloma.
In 2015, WHO and their research wing, International Agency for Research on Cancer found that exposure to glyphosate was linked to the development of certain cancers. Exposure to the chemical usually occurs through:
- Consuming food or water contaminated by the chemical.
- Inhaling glyphosate in aerosol form as it is applied to crops or plants.
- Cleaning up weed killer chemicals.
Because of these risks, many countries around the world have banned its use in an effort to keep their citizens safe. Unfortunately, the Roundup Weed Killer products are still being sold in the United States to the detriment of many individuals.
Call the product liability attorneys of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. to get started on your Roundup injury claim now.
What are the Side Effects and Injuries From Glyphosate Exposure?
Now that it is known how glyphosate can find its way into our food, we must take a look at how it can negatively affect the men, women, and children that may consume it. Exposure to glyphosate through consumption can lead to the development of cancers such as:
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- B-Cell Lymphoma
The chemical has also been correlated to an increased risk of developing a variety of other serious conditions including:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Brain Cancers
- Breast, Lung, and Prostate Cancers
- Celiac Disease (and other gluten intolerances)
- Heart Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Liver Disease
- Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Reproductive Problems
- Respiratory Illnesses
Glyphosate’s attack on a victim’s body can also cause other conditions that affect thyroid hormone function like ADHD and anencephaly, a known condition that leads to the underdevelopment in the brains of infants.
It needs to be noted, however, genetics and other environmental factors play a big factor in the development of the previously mentioned conditions.
Why Choose The Driscoll Firm, P.C. to File a Product Liability Claim For Contaminated Food?
Going through any sort of claims process can be a draining experience if you go at it alone. Luckily, you don’t have to. Our experienced product liability lawyers have years of litigating product liability claims.
Our legal tactics and strategies are designed to secure our clients justice and help them obtain the monetary compensation they need to piece together their lives. We are a team committed to serving those who need us most.
If you are interested in pursuing a claim against the parties responsible for contaminating your food with Roundup:
- Call us at 800-900-7704. Our knowledge of state and federal product liability law will allow us to fully investigate your claim in order to develop a strong plan that will compel the court to be in your favor.
- We will do all of the heavy legal lifting. Our Roundup cancer attorneys can collect all of the details regarding your glyphosate exposure. We will focus on what oat or wheat-based product you ate and how it affected you depending on your injuries. After we have taken everything into account, we will determine if you qualify for compensation.
- Decide if a product liability lawsuit is what you want to do. You and your family will be taxed with all of the difficulties that come with pursuing a product liability claim. Sit and talk with your loved ones to make sure that this is something you absolutely want to do.
Choosing The Driscoll Firm, P.C. is your best bet at securing justice from those that harmed you.
What kind of compensation can I qualify for in a Roundup Lawsuit?
If you, your children, or someone else you also love was exposed to trace amounts of glyphosate while eating oat and wheat-based cereals and developed certain cancers like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, myeloma, or leukemia, you may qualify for monetary compensation that covers but is not limited to:
- Past and future medical expenses for cancer treatment
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Punitive damages
Filing a wrongful death claim may also be a possibility if the victim of the glyphosate exposure had perished because of the injuries or harmful side effects that were sustained due to Monsanto’s negligence. This type of claim can help you pay for funeral costs, loss of consortium, and loss of support.
Should I File a Multi-District Litigation Lawsuit, a Class Action Lawsuit, or an Individual Lawsuit?
Currently, with all of the litigation occurring because of Roundup, the full effects of glyphosate found in cereals is still under review. The allowed amount of glyphosate residue as permitted by the government is around 30,000 parts per billion, but this amount is way higher than what EWG would suggest, especially for growing children. Long term exposure to children is currently being studied as well.
One of the options that people are using for their Roundup litigation is filing a multi-district litigation (MDL). In an MDL, all relevant cases are grouped together and processed in a single court district. The other option that victims have are class action lawsuits. A class action lawsuit differs from an MDL since an individual’s case is, essentially, combined into one legal action.
Keep in mind, however, that where an MDL is still considered an individual case, its resources are pooled across cases together just like a class-action lawsuit, making confronting these negligent companies like Monsanto in court much less difficult. Value of any settlement or winnings is then dispersed according to the value of the damages you or your loved one had incurred.
Don’t be afraid to speak with an experienced Roundup food contamination lawyer like the ones at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. to discuss what option works best for you.
Contact The Driscoll Firm, P.C.
You don’t have to pay for Monsanto’s negligence. Contact us at 800-900-7704 and tell us your story today. Our Roundup cancer lawsuit attorneys will fight tooth and nail to accurately represent you. Monsanto has gone too far, and it is time that they face justice.
Let our Roundup cancer lawyers help you get the restitution you need so that you can recover with some peace of mind knowing that your voice is heard and that The Driscoll Firm, P.C. is taking care of you. Contact us at 800-900-7704 to set up your legal consultation.