Indiana Roundup Cancer Lawyers
Since the 1970s, the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup has been produced and marketed by the company Monsanto and has been sold to the public as safe for use by humans. Recently, it has been discovered that the company failed to warn consumers for years that their product could potentially cause serious forms of cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL).
Recently, a string of lawsuits has shown that the company was aware and failed to warn consumers of the potential risks. A jury in San Francisco awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper in August of 2018. In March, a second plaintiff was awarded $80 million, and a couple in California was awarded $2 billion after both individuals developed NHL after using the product for decades. Monsanto and now Bayer AG, the German conglomerate that purchased the company in 2018, are being held accountable and responsible for the harm they’ve caused.
Currently, there are thousands of cases that have been filed against Bayer and Monsanto. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with NHL and you believe that exposure to Roundup might be to blame, know that you are not alone, and you have the right to take legal action.
The Indiana Roundup cancer attorneys of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. are ready to represent you and ensure that you get the full and fair compensation you are owed. When companies like Monsanto and Bayer place profits over consumer health, we’ll be there to make sure that the victims get justice. Call us at 800-900-7704 or reach out to us online to schedule your free consultation with our Roundup lawyers today.
What Makes Roundup Dangerous?
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup. The product was first introduced in 1976 and it was quickly adopted for both residential and commercial applications. Homeowners, nursery professionals, professional landscapers, and farmers and agricultural workers across the country have used it heavily for the past four decades, believing it was safe for use.
In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report that aligned with other independent studies, showing a link between the development of specific cancers and glyphosate exposure. There was a particular correlation between glyphosate exposure and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. These reports have led to some countries banning the sale of Roundup and other products that contain glyphosates.
What are the Specific Effects of Roundup?
As noted, there is a significant link between the presence of glyphosates and specific types of cancers, including:
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- B-Cell Lymphoma
Beyond these specific types of cancers, the presence of glyphosates, the active ingredient in Roundup, has been linked with:
- Brain Cancer
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
While these conditions can be linked to many other factors, such as lifestyle, genetics and environmental factors, there is also a possibility that exposure to glyphosates in Roundup may be a root cause of the illness. If you suspect that this may be the case, it is in your best interest to obtain an evaluation from a medical professional and confirm the diagnosis.
Who Is at Risk of Developing Cancer Due to Roundup Use?
Roundup was one of the most widely-used herbicides in the U.S., generating billions of dollars in revenue yearly for the manufacturer, Monsanto. While the product was widely available for purchase by anyone across the U.S. and could be found for sale at any one of many popular big-box retailers, people in the following professions were at particularly high risk of sustained glyphosate exposure due to Roundup:
- Farm Workers
- Nursery Employees
- Garden Center Employees
Even those who were not required to use Roundup for work could suffer from exposure, especially individuals who live close to commercial farms or other places where Roundup was used routinely. Here in Indiana, this is especially common among those who live in rural areas or who work in our state’s agricultural industry. The most common way that individuals have been exposed to Roundup is by accidentally breathing in the fumes from the spray, but it is possible to also have ingested glyphosates through water or food, or while cleaning up after the chemical has been sprayed. The later effects are most common on those who work in landscaping or at nurseries, where Roundup had been often applied with the idea that it was safe for human use.
Compensation for Roundup cancer claims
If you developed NHL as a result of Roundup exposure, the manufacturer of the product could owe you compensation for the harm you’ve suffered. You could be eligible to recover compensation including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of support
- Lost household services
- Pain and suffering
In some cases, a jury may award punitive damages intended to punish the defendant and send a message that the behavior or negligence will not be tolerated. These damages are rare, but are something that a jury might consider, should your case go all the way to trial.
How Can The Driscoll Firm, P.C. Help Me With My Case?
The Indiana Roundup cancer lawsuit attorneys of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. have the experience necessary to understand the links between Roundup and NHL and help you to understand your legal options so that we can build a solid claim on your behalf. Importantly, our product liability attorneys have experience holding large corporations accountable for the harm they cause consumers, and we’re confident in our ability to get you justice.
Our clients come from all over the United States, including Indiana, and we utilize our extensive experiencing handling lawsuits involving Roundup to deliver the highest level of service. We can help by:
- Understanding the link between Roundup and your condition
- Provide personalized attention to every aspect of your case, from when you contact us through the settlement process
- Utilize our professional resources in the medical and scientific fields who have the best understanding of the dangers of Roundup and the specific ways in which they contribute to the risk for cancer
- Work to construct a claim that is backed by this research, expert advice and concrete evidence that you have obtained through a medical evaluation
- Prepare for the possibility that your case may go to trial, so if it does, we’ll be ready to win
Most importantly, we will represent you and your interests during the settlement process. Working with insurance companies is not easy – they are often unwilling to pay fair settlements and will try every trick in the book to deny, delay, or underpay your claim. We have the experience and resources to recover the compensation that you need – compensation that can pay for your cancer treatment or other medical expenses, pain and suffering, along with lost wages and other financial stressors on your family.
After you contact The Driscoll Firm, P.C. and we to assess your case to be eligible for legal action, you will have the option to either file your own claim or file as part of a class-action lawsuit. The Driscoll Firm, P.C. has sin experience with both types of lawsuits, so it is best to speak with one of our legal professionals about what may be best for you.
One thing to note if you do decide to file an individual lawsuit is that it may become grouped into what is known as a Multi-District Litigation (MDL). This combines the individual cases that share a common claim into one district court.
Lastly, if you love a loved one as a result of an illness or cancer caused by exposure to Roundup, wrongful death claims fall fully within the purview of the lawsuits against Monsanto and Bayer. For these cases, it is best to speak with a qualified member of our team to help you understand your legal options regarding a wrongful death claim.
Contact an Indiana Roundup Cancer Lawyer
If you or someone you know has developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma due to repeated exposure to Roundup, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. Evidence shows solid connections between the glyphosate in Roundup and numerous types of cancers, as well as substantial evidence linking repeated Roundup exposure to a wide variety of other illnesses.
The Driscoll Firm, P.C. fights for the rights of individuals in Indiana, and we want to hear from you if you were exposed to Roundup and developed cancer as a result. We’ll sit down with you, listen to your story, and help you get the full compensation that you and your family deserve.
Make sure that major corporations get justice for their false and misleading claims. Contact the Indiana Roundup cancer attorneys of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. today at 800-900-7704, fill out a contact form, or chat with us live on our website.