Kansas Roundup Cancer Lawyers
Roundup, a popular weed killer produced by Monsanto for over 40 years, has been the subject of thousands of lawsuits in recent years. The lawsuits state that Monsanto has failed to warn users of health risks from using the product, which contains the herbicide glyphosate that has been show ton cause cancer.
A landmark Roundup case was decided in the fall of 2018, when a San Francisco jury awarded a California groundskeeper $290 million, which was later reduced to $80 million, after they found that Monsanto had failed to warn consumers about the possible cancer risk, which lead to his diagnosis.
In a separate case in the spring of 2019, Monsanto was ordered by a federal jury to pay $80 million to a 70-year-old California man with cancer. The man had used Roundup for three decades on his 56 acres of land. The jury found that Roundup was a significant factor in the development of his disease.
The largest Roundup-related award to date happened in May 2019 when a California jury ordered Bayer, which acquired Monsanto in 2018, to pay $2 billion to a couple who had both developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup for many years. That massive award was the eighth largest product defect claim in United States history.
There are currently thousands of Roundup lawsuits from all across the country pending against Monsanto. Many of the lawsuits point to a key finding from the Word Health Organization (WHO), which, in 2015, concluded that glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic to humans.” The following year, a joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States reported that there was evidence of link between glyphosate exposure and the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system.
Roundup has been a common product for people in the agricultural industry in Kansas for decades. Many Kansas workers placed their trust in Roundup, only to fall victim to its harmful effects. If you have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or another form of cancer and have been exposed to Roundup in Kansas, you need the experienced Kansas Roundup attorneys of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. to help you fight back against this disreputable corporation. Contact us at 888-511-0123 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our skilled lawyers. We will make sure you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.
What are the harmful effects of Roundup?
Numerous diseases and health conditions have been linked to glyphosate, including but not limited to:
- Cancers of the brain, lung, and prostate
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Large B-Cell Lymphoma
- Mantle Cell Lymphoma
- T-Cell Lymphoma
- Sexual problems
- Liver disease
- Hormonal imbalances
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease
According to a recent analysis published in the journal Mutation Research, glyphosate increases the cancer risk of those exposed to it by 41%. The University of Washington analysis evaluated existing studies into glyphosate and discovered that it greatly increases the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The analysis looked at all published studies on the effects of glyphosate on humans. One of the study’s authors said that the research provides the most up-to-date analysis of glyphosate and its link with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
One of the studies examined was a 2018 analysis of 54,000 individuals who worked as pesticide applicators. Studies on animals were also analyzed. The researchers concluded that was a link between glyphosate exposure and a higher risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, with one of the study’s authors writing they were “convinced” that glyphosate was carcinogenic, or had the potential to cause cancer.
If you have suffered cancer or another serious illness because of exposure to Roundup in Kansas, you deserve full and fair compensation for your losses.To learn more about the link between Roundup and cancer, contact the Kansas personal injury attorneys at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. today. We are determined to stand up to Monsanto as we fight tirelessly for justice for Roundup victims.
Who is Affected by Roundup?
The herbicide has been used regularly by people throughout Kansas, including but not limited to:
- Farm Workers
- Turf or Field Managers
- Community Gardeners
- Garden Center Employees
- Nursery Employees
Even Kansas residents who live near farms that used Roundup could be exposed to dangerous side effects caused by the glyphosate-containing herbicide. At The Driscoll Firm, P.C. we firmly believe that action must be taken against Monsanto and it’s parent company, Bayer. Monsanto has placed its desire for profits above consumer health and safety by failing to ensure that Kansas farm workers and others exposed to Roundup were warned about the potential cancer risks.
If you live in Kansas and have been diagnosed with a form of cancer and have been exposed to Roundup, schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our skilled Kansas Roundup cancer lawsuit lawyers. We will make sure you get the justice and full and fair compensation you deserve.
How Can The Driscoll Firm, P.C. Help?
A Roundup cancer lawsuit classifies as product liability, which involves the liability of manufacturer for producing or selling a faulty, harmful, or defective product. For a product liability lawsuit to be successful, it requires proof there was a foreseeable risk presented by the product when it was made as intended and used for foreseeable purposes. The Kansas Roundup lawyers at Driscoll Firm, P.C. can help you in your claim that Monsanto failed to warn of the severe health risks associated with Roundup.
In Kansas, you have the right to sue for product liability under a strict liability theory. This means that you need to prove that the product (Roundup) had a recognized harmful component (glyphosate) and that it caused you harm. Our experienced Kansas Roundup attorneys can help you establish that glyphosate lead to your cancer or other health issues, allowing you to recover compensation for your associated medical bills and other damages.
To determine if your case qualifies, we recommend you take the following steps:
- Call the The Driscoll Firm, P.C. at 866-908-6214. If you would like to learn more about filing a Kansas Roundup lawsuit, reach out to us today.
- Our Kansas product liability attorneys will thoroughly review your case. During your free and confidential evaluation, our experienced lawyers will piece together all the evidence and information related to Roundup and your health issues. We’ll be able to determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit seeking compensation.
- Decide if filing for a lawsuit is right for you. While consulting with our skilled lawyers may increase your confidence in taking legal action against Monsanto, you and your family ultimately need to be sure that pursuing a claim is what is best for you. We will lay out all the best legal options for your unique situation and will not pressure you in any way.
After these three basic steps are complete, the decision is yours whether or not you want to file an individual suit or as part of a class action, which is where a group of people with similar injuries caused by the same product sue the defendant as a group.
The Kansas Roundup lawyers at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. will seek to obtain all types of compensation that you may be entitled to, including but not limited to:
- Past, present, and future medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Other economic damages suffered as a result of your illness
- Punitive damages
Our lawyers have the knowledge and skill to help secure compensation whether you decide to file an individual claim or participate in a class-action.
The Driscoll Firm, P.C.‘s legal team will give your case the individual attention it deserves. We realize that, although Roundup exposure causes similar ailments in individuals, no two cases are exactly alike. We will be there to answer all your questions and concerns along the way. We will handle all aspects of your case throughout the complicated legal process so you can focus on your health and recovery.
Our legal team has extensive experience handling cases against large corporations like Monsanto. If you are not offered a full and fair settlement that will cover every one of your past, present, and future expenses, we are not afraid to take Monsanto to court. Also, we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you won’t owe us a dime unless we recover compensation for you.
If you or a loved one believes that your cancer, or other serious illness, was caused by your use of Roundup, seek the help of the experienced Kansas Roundup attorneys at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. today. Our skilled and compassionate lawyers can fight to help you secure the compensation to help you deal with expensive medical costs or the loss of a loved one.