Garden Center Employee Roundup Cancer Lawsuit
For decades, garden center employees placed their trust in Monsanto and their herbicide product, Roundup, to help them get rid of troublesome weeds growing within their gardens. Unfortunately, that trust has been broken as the ingredient glyphosate in Roundup has been linked to the development of certain cancers like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Monsanto, and now its owner Bayer AG, is facing thousands of lawsuits all across the United States as a result of the ever-growing evidence of Roundup’s toxicity. Some of those that filed were individuals who had been employed by garden centers around the nation where Roundup was frequently used.
If you have been recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other related cancers and have a history of using Roundup, contact The Driscoll Firm, P.C. at 888-511-0123 or online to speak with a dedicated team of product liability lawyers who can help you secure the compensation you need to begin dealing with the damages you have suffered.
Why is Roundup so Dangerous for Garden Center Employees?
What makes Roundup so dangerous is a specific ingredient within the herbicide known as “glyphosate.”
Glyphosate is widely used to kill weeds that may sprout throughout flower beds in garden centers.
To combat this, garden center workers apply the herbicide to the weeds, which then exposes them to the toxic chemicals that have been linked to certain cancers. The chemicals can either get into their system:
- By inhaling it in an aerosol form as it was applied.
- Eating food or water contaminated by glyphosate.
- While cleaning up weed killer chemicals.
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) primary cancer research division, known as the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and several other independent studies, were able to find a link between glyphosate and cancer in 2015.
These institutions found that glyphosate can damage DNA in humans and animals, but more importantly, they also confirmed that a positive association exists between the dangerous chemical and cancers such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Because of the credible evidence found by WHO and the other organizations, many countries have banned the use of Roundup in an effort to keep its workers and citizens safe from exposure
What Kind of Side Effects and Injuries are Caused by Roundup?
The main ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, has been recognized as causing many different injuries and side effects. Overexposure to the chemical is associated with causing the development of certain cancers in garden center workers such as:
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Other side effects and injuries that the toxic chemical glyphosate has been linked to are:
- 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
Exposure to glyphosate has also been linked to the development of ADHD as the chemical can cause thyroid hormone malfunction. The chemicals in Roundup have also been linked to birth defects like anencephaly, where significant portions of a infant’s brain is underdeveloped or even missing.
It is important to note, however, genetics and other environmental factors can also play pivotal roles in the development of health issues, and that Roundup is not always the cause of these conditions.
If you or someone you love was a garden center employee that developed cancer or any of the conditions mentioned above, Roundup may have played a part in it. You need to get a professional examination immediately to determine the root cause.
About Roundup Products and Lymphoma
As previously mentioned, research conducted by various reputable organizations has found connections between the chemical glyphosate found in Roundup products and an increased risk of developing certain types of cancers – including lymphoma type cancers.
Several of the products which contain glyphosate include:
- Roundup Ready-to-Use Weed & Grass Killer III
- Roundup Precision Gel
- Roundup Ready-to-Use Extended Control Weed & Grass Killer Plus Weed Preventer II
- Roundup Weed & Grass Kill Concentrate
In 2019, a jury ordered Monsanto to shell out $289 million in compensation to a groundskeeper that used their toxic products frequently — roughly 30 times per year. This chronic exposure led to him developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Lymphoma is a type of cancer that begins in the lymph system. There are many different forms of lymphoma including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In lymphoma, white blood cells known as lymphocytes begin to act abnormally. Rather than dying, as they naturally should, they continue to divide.
This overabundance can have serious health consequences, starting in your lymph nodes. While lymphoma cancer cells begin to grow in lymph nodes, they can also spread to other areas of the lymphatic system including lymphatic vessels, bone marrow, spleen, thymus, adenoids, or tonsils.
Common signs and symptoms that you may be suffering from lymphoma include:
- Painless swelling of lymph nodes in the neck, groin, or underarm
- Heavy night sweats
- Unexplained weight loss
- Severe itchiness
- Red patches on the skin
- Abdominal pain
- Coughing or shortness of breath
- Cognitive issues (i.e. confusion, personality changes, concentration problems)
If you or a loved one worked at a garden center and have suffered from any of the previously mentioned symptoms, seek out medical attention immediately. Depending on the severity of your illness, you may need to begin receiving treatment to prevent further progress of the condition.
If you have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or some other form cancer after having frequently worked with Roundup products in a garden center, then contact our national Roundup cancer litigation attorneys right now at 888-511-0123 for a no-obligation consultation.
How the Product Liability Attorneys at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. Can Help
With our legal experience and resources, we are more than capable of successfully handling your claim. The last thing we would want is for our clients to feel overwhelmed, that’s why we are with you every step of the way during the legal process.
In order to better accommodate you, our seasoned legal team will:
- Investigate the link between Roundup and your sustained injury, side effects, and/or cancer.
- Locate professional experts within the medical and/or scientific communities that know the specifics about Roundup and how it affects your body to support your case.
- Create a fortified claim based on hard evidence and deep research.
- Ensure you receive optimal medical care.
- Exhibit unmatched negotiation skills when dealing with the liable party/ies and insurance companies to ensure a maximized settlement is paid out to you.
Trust in The Driscoll Firm, P.C. to secure the compensation you deserve. Contact us at 888-511-0123 now to get started.
How to File and Pursue a Roundup Cancer Lawsuit
The product liability lawyers of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. are diving deep into investigating Monsanto’s negligent business practices. We are actively searching for garden center workers to share their stories with us regarding the glyphosate-induced side effects, injuries, and cancers that they suffer from.
We want to help you and/or your loved ones get the compensation you deserve. First, we must find out if your case qualifies as a legitimate Roundup lawsuit. To do so, you must follow these three steps:
- Reach out to The Driscoll Firm, P.C. at 888-511-0123. Call us today if you would like to know more about the specifics in filing a Roundup lawsuit depending on your specific circumstances.
- We will review your case. Our pesticide cancer lawsuit attorneys will piece together the details regarding your Roundup exposure, how it affected you, and whether your damages are a result of the toxic chemical. Based on those circumstances, we determine whether or not you will be eligible to gain compensation from a Roundup lawsuit. Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you can, and let our attorneys know if you have any concerns about the process.
- Decide if filing for a Roundup lawsuit is right for you and your loved ones. Even if you are confident after speaking with one of our representatives, your family needs to be on the same page, certain that pursuing a claim is the right decision. When all is said and done, the choice of whether or not you wish to pursue a claim is up to you.
Once complete, you must then decide if you want to file individually, as part of a multi-district litigation, or as part of a class action lawsuit.
Should I Join a Multi-District Litigation Lawsuit, a Class Action Lawsuit, or File an Individual Lawsuit?
As stated earlier, thousands of Roundup cases are pending. If these cases continue to accumulate, they may be bundled together in what is known as Multi-District Litigation (MDL).
In an MDL, all related cases are effectively bundled together into a single court district. Unlike a class action lawsuit, and MDL is still its own case, where a class action lawsuit consolidates all the cases into one legal action.
MDLs share many of the benefits that a class action lawsuit. Both can pool resources to help take on large companies like Monsanto but in an MDL, specifically, your individual needs are addressed. From there, it is processed, and if your claim is won or settled, you will receive compensation in accordance with the value of your injuries and other damages that were sustained.
In either case, it is best to speak with an experienced trial attorney from The Driscoll Firm, P.C. to explore what option would work best for you.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Earn From a Roundup Lawsuit?
If you have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other types of cancers, and you suspect it was caused by overexposure to glyphosate-containing Roundup during your time as a garden center worker, our product liability lawyers can help you collect compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Psychological damages
- Punitive damages
Losing a loved one to this disease is traumatic enough, but if their life was lost because of the negligent actions of companies like Monsanto, your family may be entitled to seek wrongful death compensation. A quick phone call with one of the product liability lawyers can help you sort out what you may qualify for in terms of compensation.
Monsanto may have acted negligently with their product Roundup, but that doesn’t mean that you have to pay for their mistake. Reach out to the product liability lawyers of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. today.
Let our strong legal experience speak for itself, while you focus on healing and collecting full and fair compensation. Contact us at 888-511-0123 or online to set up your legal consultation with one of our experienced cancer lawsuit lawyers today.