Roundup Cancer Lawsuits for Groundskeepers
Groundskeepers play very important roles in maintaining and improving properties all across the nation, from public schools to universities, businesses, homes, and beyond. These hardworking men and women often work with herbicides, pesticides, and a number of other products or equipment in order to achieve the goal at hand – making sure our public and private properties stay beautiful.
Unfortunately, ongoing research has shown that several of the products groundskeepers use are carcinogenic – meaning they have the potential to cause cancer. One such product is the world’s most popular herbicide, Roundup. The active ingredient in several Roundup products is known as glyphosate. This chemical has been linked to debilitating side effects, injuries, and — most alarmingly — certain cancers like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Groundskeepers who were chronically exposed to Roundup products over the years have begun to file lawsuits against the herbicide’s maker, Monsanto, which was purchased in 2018 by the international company, Bayer.
If you have been recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma or some other form of cancer, and you suspect that your history of using Roundup may have been the cause of your illness, contact the experienced Roundup lawyers of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. right now at 800-900-7704 for a no-obligation consultation.
Why is Roundup Dangerous for Groundskeepers?
Roundup — or more importantly its main ingredient glyphosate — is a potentially dangerous chemical used frequently throughout the landscaping industry. Many Roundup products are used to kill weeds and various forms of undergrowth that may sprout on a given property. In truth, however, the herbicide may be harming—even killing—more than its intended target.
Groundskeepers are usually exposed to this toxic chemical through a number of different methods, including:
- Dermal Exposure: Dermal exposure is when the chemical comes 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 can greatly increase the chances of being exposed in this manner. Groundskeepers were often exposed in this way when spraying Roundup products around the properties they worked on.
- Inhalation: Groundskeepers working with Roundup may have been exposed through accidental inhalation while spraying the chemical.
- Accidental Oral Exposure: This form of exposure can occur in a number of ways including:
- The herbicide 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 herbicide.
- The individual had the herbicide still on their hands and ate, drank, or smoked.
What makes exposure to this chemical so dangerous is that it has been correlated with an increase in the development of certain cancers like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has conducted extensive research alongside their research division, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, that linked glyphosate to these cancers in 2015.
What Kind of Side Effects and Injuries are Caused by Roundup?
Roundup, and its main ingredient glyphosate, are now recognized hazards known to cause several injuries and side effects, including being linked to the development of cancers such as:
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- B-Cell Lymphoma
Some of the other side effects and injuries that the toxic chemical has been linked to include:
- 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
Not included in this extensive list are other conditions that have been linked to overexposure of glyphosate like ADHD, which occurs since glyphosate affects thyroid hormone function, as well as birth defects like anencephaly, where a significant portion of a baby’s brain is underdeveloped or missing.
One thing to keep in mind, however, is that developing any of these conditions doesn’t necessarily mean that it was caused by Roundup. Genetics and other environmental factors may also be likely culprits in increased cancer risks.
If you or someone you love worked as a groundskeeper, used Roundup frequently, and developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or any of the above side effects or injuries, you will need to get a professional examination to confirm the root cause.
Contact the dedicated team of Roundup lawsuit attorneys of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. at 800-900-7704 to schedule your legal consultation today.
The Driscoll Firm, P.C. Is Here to Help You in Your Fight for Fair Compensation
Our attorneys fight tooth and nail for our clients so that they can get the compensation they need to aid in their recovery and to support their family. Let our experienced team of product liability attorneys help to provide you with the following support and services:
- Investigate how Roundup caused you to sustain your injuries or illnesses.
- Work with a supporting team of medical, legal, and other professionals to analyze your claim and understand the exact specifics about Roundup and how it affected your body.
- Create a strong case based on solid evidence and in-depth research.
- Ensure you receive the best medical care.
- Properly negotiate with manufacturing and insurance companies to ensure a maximized settlement is paid out to you.
- Expertly represent you in court if necessary.
Trust that The Driscoll Firm, P.C. will secure you fair compensation. Contact us at 800-900-7704 now to get started on your claim.
How to File and Pursue a Roundup Injury Claim
We are calling all groundskeepers that have been affected by Roundup to share their story with us, regardless of what side effects, injuries, or cancers they may have developed.
If any of this information resonates with your story, we want to help. Our pesticide cancer lawsuit lawyers will work tirelessly to win the compensation you deserve, but to do so, we must first determine if your case has a strong chance of holding up in court.
To file and pursue a Roundup lawsuit, you’ll want to:
- Reach out to The Driscoll Firm, P.C. at 800-900-7704. Call us right now to learn more about the specifics involved in filing a Roundup lawsuit based on your specific circumstances.
- We will review your case. Our product liability attorneys will gather all of the details regarding your Roundup exposure, focusing on how the herbicide affected you. Depending on your circumstances, we can determine if you will be eligible for compensation regarding your Roundup claim. Ask as many questions as you can, and express any concerns that you may have to our experienced product liability lawyers.
- Decide if filing for a Roundup lawsuit is the right move for you and your loved ones. You and your family need to be on the same page, as pursuing a claim can be taxing to all involved. In the end, whether or not you wish to pursue a claim, it is entirely up to you.
Lastly, you must then decide if filing individually, through a multi-district litigation, or through a class action lawsuit would be the best option to take for you and your loved ones.
As we mentioned earlier, over 5,000 individual Roundup cases exist are and still pending litigation. As they continue to accumulate, several options may present itself. One of these options is known as a Multi-District Litigation (MDL).
In an MDL, all cases in common are bundled together and processed into a single court district. In a class action lawsuit, cases are consolidated into one legal action. In a MDL you still have your own case, but will still benefit from the sharing of resources.
It is important to note that MDL lawsuits are better at addressing individual needs. Once the MDL or class action lawsuit is settled or won, compensation is dispensed in accordance with the value of damages you sustained.
In either option, you should speak with a qualified product liability lawyer like the ones at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. to see what option would work best for you.
Compensation a Groundskeeper Can Earn From a Roundup Lawsuit
If you have been exposed to Roundup and have developed certain cancers like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma during your time working as a groundskeeper, our product liability lawyers will gladly fight for but not limited to the following forms of compensation:
- Economic damages: Awarded for medical bills, loss of wages, future economic losses and other damages that can be documented and set at value.
- Non-economic damages: Awarded for pain and suffering, emotional or mental anguish, loss of consortium, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and other damages.
- Punitive damages: Meant as a fine for the defendant if it can be proven that they exhibited gross negligence or intentional harm.
If you have lost someone due to any of the cancers listed above, your family may be entitled to fight for wrongful death compensation.
Roundup may have caused what you suffer from, but that doesn’t mean that you have to pay for Monsanto’s mistakes. Contact the Roundup cancer lawsuit attorneys of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. today.
We take much pride in helping groundskeepers that have fallen victim to Monsanto’s negligence and their hazardous products. Contact us at 800-900-7704 or online to set up your legal consultation with one of our experienced groundskeeper Roundup exposure lawyers today.