Roundup Lawsuit: Frequently Asked Questions
Monsanto Roundup lawsuits claim that the huge conglomerate failed to warn consumers about the risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other forms of serious cancer as a result of using their herbicide product. Shockingly, current claims suggest that Monsanto had known about the link between the use of Roundup and cancer for more than 30 years – and yet they never made an effort to warn the American public.
The effects of Roundup can be absolutely devastating. Unfortunately, many victims are not fully aware of what is happening in the Roundup lawsuit, how the product may be affecting them, and what legal options they may have if they have been injured. For this reason, the lawyers at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. have compiled a few of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Roundup lawsuit, as well as their answers.
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What Are the Dangers of Roundup Herbicide?
Roundup herbicide was created by Monsanto in 1974 as a broad-spectrum herbicide and desiccant to be used by commercial farmers and the public alike. The active ingredient in the product is glyphosate. Since coming into the market, this glyphosate herbicide has become one of the commonly used agricultural products in the world. Monsanto’s Roundup product is used in 160 countries, including the United States of America, where it became the most commonly used herbicide in 2007; over 80 percent of crops in the U.S. are sprayed with glyphosate-containing Roundup.
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) examined the safety of five different pesticides to uncover whether or not they were carcinogenic. Glyphosate was one of the chemicals observed and classified as a probable human carcinogen. The agency would go on to rank glyphosate as a Group 2A carcinogen. Since being introduced in the 1970s, the use of glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup has increased by 10,000 percent.
Glyphosate interferes with metabolic sequences which help in the synthesis of vital amino acids. By creating an amino acid deficiency, glyphosate is able to cause plants to die. What has been discovered in various studies is that this same chemical can also affect these same amino acids and bacteria in the human gut. This same molecule has also been studied and linked to cancer, non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, celiac disease, and other serious diseases.
Some of the crops which are most commonly sprayed with Roundup and consumed or used by the general population include:
Sadly, few governing bodies have taken a stance against Monsanto. Litigation documents reveal that Monsanto has used faked data, created misinformation campaigns, colluded with organizations such as the EPA to attack legitimate studies against it, and generally acted without concern for the safety and wellbeing of the American public.
The most serious side effects of exposure to the glyphosate found in Roundup include the development of cancers that include non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia, and B-cell lymphoma.
Over 9,000 plus allegations have arisen recently against Monsanto claiming that the company was – and is – well aware of the toxicity of the product, yet has failed to do anything about it.
Why Should I Seek Legal Help to File a Roundup Claim?
Despite research that shows the carcinogenic effects of their product, Monsanto representatives stand by their claim that their herbicide is safe for use. Individuals who are most at risk of developing an illness as a result of exposure to glyphosate include farm workers, employees in garden centers, nurseries, and landscapers. These victims may have been repeatedly exposed to the chemical by breathing it in, cleaning it up, or by drinking water or food contaminated with it.
If you have suffered a catastrophic illness as a result of exposure to Roundup, you deserve to have your voice and pain heard:
- Roundup has claimed that their product is safe and that animals and humans exposed to it will not suffer any sort of injury. This is absolutely a lie, and yet Monsanto continuously fails to accept any responsibility.
- Over 4 billion tons of the chemical have been used, allowing Monsanto to bring in substantial amounts of profit and hold power over various governmental bodies and other companies. The huge corporation is making a profit off the lives and suffering of American workers.
- The company has lied, used false data, scientific fraud, and have failed to disclose that the use of and exposure to Roundup can lead to serious health issues.
People all across the nation – and truly the world – are finding out the truth about Monsanto. This has led to numerous protests worldwide in an effort to bring the company to justice. At least in Europe, several countries have completely banned the use of Monsanto’s Roundup and other products in an attempt to protect their citizens. In fact, other organizations are under fire too for using Roundup on their own products. Quaker Oats, for instance, is facing lawsuits as traces of glyphosate were found in their oats, baby food, honey, and other products.
For more information on the link between cancer and Roundup containing glyphosate, contact the Roundup injury lawyers at The Driscoll Firm, P.C.. We are more than capable of helping victims seek justice from product liability cases.
How Can The Driscoll Firm, P.C. Help Me with My Roundup Lawsuit?
As research over the correlation between Roundup and cancer continues to grow, more lawsuits against Monsanto continue to emerge. Thankfully, these initial lawsuits have been successful; the first Roundup lawsuit resulted in a $289 million verdict.
Now that the link to life-threatening issues has been confirmed by the highly esteemed WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, it is important for those suffering from certain types of cancer to think back to their experiences and times when they may have been exposed to Roundup. If you or a loved one believes that your cancer can be related to the use of Roundup, seek consultation from the experts at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. to start the process of securing compensation to help you deal with staggering medical costs or the loss of a loved one.
Claimants filing for damages associated with a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other related cancers will pursue an individual lawsuit. Individuals filing these suits include farmers, gardeners, government workers, horticulturists and victims who worked in industries where Roundup was widely used.
Class action lawsuits involve consumers that allege that Monsanto violated trade and business laws in the mass production and selling of the harmful product.
If you have suffered cancer or some other illness as a result of exposure to Roundup, our expert attorneys at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. will seek to obtain all viable sources of compensation and damages for you, including seeking recovery for:
- Post and future medical costs associated with the illness you are suffering from.
- Past and future pain and suffering.
- Loss of income.
- Other economic damages suffered as a result of your illness.
- Punitive damages if applicable.
Our attorneys have the skill and experience to help secure recovery whether you decide to file an individual claim or participate in a class-action lawsuit. Our attorneys’ expertise has earned them appointment by multiple state and federal courts to help lead class-action lawsuits. When you decide to work with The Driscoll Firm, P.C., you will receive:
- Personalized attention.
- An experienced team capable of handling cases against large, multi-national corporations.
- Legal support from start to finish.
- A team capable of taking your case to court and successfully litigating it.
- You do not pay unless we win.
Action must be taken against this negligent corporation, especially as they have failed to accept any liability for their product and continue to push the notion that the product is completely safe to use.
The Roundup product liability lawyers at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. have taken notice to Monsanto’s attempt to conceal research revealing carcinogenic capacity. We aim to unveil the link between the EPA and Monsanto in covering up claims of danger, instances of altering research to protect their brand and other schemes to downplay the harmfulness of the product. For instance, the EPA created a report in which they claimed that the glyphosate chemical found in Roundup did not cause cancer. Yet, the quickly took this report down. Even worse, the organization doubled the limitations of glyphosate use so that Monsanto could continue to use the product while also marketing it as safe.
To get started on your Roundup product liability case, contact the trusted and compassionate attorneys of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. today at 800-900-7704.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a form of cancer related to Roundup exposure, do not hesitate to reach out to us immediately.