Personal and Community Gardener Roundup Cancer Lawsuit
In the fall of 2018, Monsanto, a company owned by international company Bayer, faced a major lawsuit that resulted in a payout of $289 million to the plaintiff. The plaintiff claimed that the use of the herbicide throughout his decades-long career as a groundskeeper resulted in the development of his terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Monsanto is now under fire as thousands of victims claim that many of its Roundup products which contain the chemical known as glyphosate are carcinogenic and linked to causing various forms of cancer.
Have you or someone you love who tended to personal or community gardens been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or some other form of cancer? The team of trusted Roundup liability attorneys at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. are prepared to fight for you.
Individuals with a history of using Roundup herbicides and who are suffering from certain cancers, like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, should call 888-511-0123 right now for individualized attention to their personal injury case.
Widespread Use of Monsanto Across the Globe
Over 9.4 million tons of the herbicide has been sprayed worldwide since 1974. By 2007, Roundup Weedkiller became the most widely used herbicide in the United States, including in the mass spraying of home gardens, commercial properties, and agricultural fields.
Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, has been linked to an increased resistance of antibiotics and is known to harm to the human endocrine system. Exposure to the toxic chemical affects those who have worked at or tended to personal, community, or commercial gardens or garden centers. These individuals are most at risk of developing the following types of blood cancers:
- Acute T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
- Anaplastic Large T-Cell Lymphoma
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Follicular B-Cell Lymphoma
- Hairy Cell Leukemia
- High-Grade Mature B-Cell Lymphoma
- Large B-Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL)
- Mantle Cell Lymphoma
- Mediastinal B-Cell Lymphoma
- Thymic Lymphoma
If you tended to a private or community garden while using Roundup and have developed any of the cancers listed above, call 888-511-0123 today for a no-obligation consultation with the experienced Roundup gardener cancer lawyers of The Driscoll Firm, P.C..
Research Links Glyphosate to Cancer
Glyphosate has been tested on various occasions to determine if it is a possible carcinogen to humans. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) conducted one study, examining 5 pesticides for their capacity to cause cancer.
In their 2015 assessment, the findings led the IARC to label glyphosate as a “possible carcinogenic to humans” (Group 2A.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had come to similar conclusions about the chemical back in 1995.
In a 2018 Bayer Annual Report, 11,200 cancer patients and their families filed lawsuits against Monsanto claiming that the company was aware of the potential dangers of glyphosate yet failed to warn consumers of the toxicity.
Exposure to Glyphosate
Aerosol spray herbicides are commonly used in gardening as a handy substitute to strenuous tilling, pulling, and yanking of stubborn weeds. Roundup Weedkiller became a very popular name in the agricultural community for its ability to kill unwanted plants while keeping other plants alive.
As many effects of using the herbicide are revealed, however, individuals should consider their previous experiences in tending to plants in home, communal, or commercial gardens.
Do you have a history in tending to plants in a private or community garden? Did you use a glyphosate-based herbicide to rid the garden of weeds? Since working in gardens, have you faced any serious health complications such as cancer?
If you answered yes to these questions, then you may have been exposed to glyphosate and could be facing the aftermath. Some of the manners in which you might have been exposed to Roundup include:
- Dermal Exposure: Dermal exposure is essentially the chemical coming into contact with the skin. The vast majority of exposure occurs in this manner as a result of splashes, spills, or during the repairing/cleaning of equipment. Lack of safety gear would greatly increase the chances of this form of exposure.
- Ingestion: This form of exposure could occur if:
- The pesticide was placed into an unlabeled bottle or food container and accidentally swallowed.
- The individual used their mouth to clear a spray line or siphon the pesticide.
- The individual had the pesticide still on their hands and ate, drank, or smoked.
Contact the determined lawyers of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. at 888-511-0123 right now to take legal action against the parties responsible for the damages you have suffered.
About Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
As per the American Cancer Society, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer that originates in the white blood cells, or lymphocytes, which are essential to the body’s immune system. The lymph system helps the body fight diseases and infections.
As many lawsuits surface over glyphosate causing cancer, it is important for individuals who may have faced occupational exposure to Roundup to be aware of abnormal conditions in the major sites of lymph tissue, including:
- Lymph Nodes: Sites in the chest, abdomen, and pelvis areas.
- Spleen: Located in the left side of the body beneath the ribs.
- Bone Marrow: Tissue within the bones also contains lymph cells.
- Thymus: A small organ located in front of the heart.
- Adenoids and Tonsils: Lymph tissue located behind the throat.
- Digestive Tract: Stomach, intestines, and other organs can contain lymph cells in their lining.
If you experience swelling, tenderness, or pain in these areas, seek medical attention immediately. Individuals pursuing legal action towards Monsanto should consult an expert Roundup cancer attorney to take the next step towards compensation.
Call 888-511-0123 now if you are suffering from glyphosate exposure-related health complications.
What Compensation Can I Receive From a Roundup Lawsuit?
The financial costs of a cancer diagnosis can weigh heavy on victims and their families. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can have serious health consequences and long-term effects, and if not properly treated within a certain time frame, can be fatal.
At The Driscoll Firm, P.C., we understand that no amount of money can ever fully compensate for the physical pain and emotional suffering your cancer diagnosis has caused you and your family. However, we hope that the compensation we are able to secure for your will provide some level of relief against the financial burdens caused by medical care, treatment, and an inability to work.
Individuals who have developed cancer due to Roundup-glyphosate exposure can recover the following damages, including but not limited to:
- Medical treatment related to the diagnosis (present and future costs)
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of quality of life
- Palliative or hospice care
- Wrongful death damages in situations where families lose their loved ones
Large settlements are being recovered in Roundup lawsuits. If you seek to recover considerable damages you will need to prove a record of glyphosate exposure and the health complications you faced as a result of your chronic exposure.
Call our dedicated team of attorneys at 888-511-0123 as soon as possible to begin the process of filing your Roundup lawsuit.
Steps to Take to File a Roundup Lawsuit
For a fair settlement, it is important to take careful action when filing your claim. Some of the most important steps you will want to take include:
Gather evidence to support your claim.
This can include tracking your history of occupational or personal exposure to the Roundup herbicide. Individuals who tended personal or community gardens should also document where their exposure took place. Medical diagnosis, treatment, and bills that highlights the costs are valuable pieces of evidence, as well as any other Roundup cancer-related expenses such as lost wages.
Seek Out a Qualified Product Liability Attorney.
Our team will begin by taking a look at your medical diagnosis and exposure to Roundup to see if you have a case to build.
File Your Claim.
Our skilled attorneys will offer guidance and provide clarity every step of the way. A complaint for your case will be filed with the court and issued to Monsanto. Legal assistance from a cancer Roundup attorney can help make the process as hassle-free as possible so you can focus on healing.
Evidence is crucial in appointing liability, so remember to be as detailed and accurate as possible when recollecting previous exposure, accumulative damages, and the extent of pain and suffering you suffered from your Roundup exposure.
Do I Need the Help of a Roundup Cancer Lawyer?
As the links between cancer and Monsanto’s Roundup continue to surface, the company is facing many more lawsuits for knowingly putting consumers around the world at risk for serious – and often deadly – health complications.
If you or someone you love has experienced cancer-related symptoms or received diagnoses, after a history of tending to gardens or community gardens, then you should seek help from the knowledgeable Roundup lawsuit attorneys of The Driscoll Firm, P.C.
You do not have to suffer alone. Our compassionate attorneys will stand by your side, every step of the way.
Cancer patients and family members can seek to recover damages in a product liability case with the help of the Roundup lawsuit attorneys at The Driscoll Firm, P.C.. Contact us today at 888-511-0123.