Kentucky Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Attorneys
In court cases across the country, plaintiffs have accused Monsanto of failing to notify consumers of the severe health effects posed by the herbicide Roundup. Different forms of cancer have been linked to repeated exposure to Roundup. The corporation has also been accused of lying and manipulating data to avoid responsibility.
Juries have ordered Monsanto to pay large sums of compensation to those who’ve developed Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) in high profile cases. In 2018, a jury forced Monsanto’s parent company, Bayer, to pay $289 million to a groundskeeper who developed from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a result of Roundup use. In 2019, a couple was awarded $2 billion in damages after they developed cancer due to years of Roundup exposure.
If you or a loved one were exposed regularly to Roundup and developed cancer or another serious illness, you may be entitled to financial compensation. In failing to notify consumers of the health risks posed by their products, Monsanto has a responsibility to take accountability for the harm their product has caused. At The Driscoll Firm, P.C., our experienced Kentucky product liability attorneys are prepared to fight tooth and nail for you against this notorious company. Seek justice against Monsanto today by calling 800-900-7704 to speak with our skilled Kentucky Roundup lawyers. Schedule a free and confidential consultation with us, and we can help you determine if bringing a Roundup lawsuit is right for you and your family.
What are the effects of Roundup?
The active ingredient in Roundup is a chemical called glyphosate. It is most commonly used to kill weeds which compete with cultivated plants. Monsanto began selling the herbicide in 1974 under the brand name Roundup. Since then, it has become the most commonly used herbicide in the United States. Many Kentucky residents have used the product for years believing it was safe. However, research shows that Roundup exposure presents risk factors for numerous ailments, including several forms of cancer. The World Health Organization (WHO) found that Roundup was “probably carcinogenic to humans.” As awareness of the dangers of Roundup has increased, cities, counties, and various institutions have begun banning the herbicide.
The types of cancer most associated with glyphosate exposure include non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, B-cell lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma. Other conditions that studies have linked to Roundup exposure include ADHD, autism, Alzheimer’s, depression, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, liver disease, and more. Since these health issues may be caused by factors other than exposure to glyphosate, it is important to consult with medical professionals and receive a diagnosis if you have developed one of these conditions and been exposed to Roundup. Our experienced Kentucky lawyers will work with you and enlist the help of medical professionals to explore the connection between your Roundup exposure and illness. You may be eligible to recover damages, including medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.
Who is exposed to Roundup?
Many Kentucky groundskeepers, farmers, nursery employees, gardeners, and landscapers have made frequent use of Roundup without being properly informed of the health risks it poses. The people most likely to develop Roundup-related ailments are those who professionally work with plants and herbicides. While consumers are less likely to suffer from glyphosate exposure at home, the health risks from Roundup are still present.
Individuals living near locations where Roundup is often used (such as farms, parks, and nurseries) may develop an illness due to their inadvertent exposure. With crop dusters and tractors being used to spray the herbicide on Kentucky farms, rural residents are at particular risk of developing a glyphosate linked condition. Kentucky residents who live near highly landscaped public areas may also be at risk if exposed regularly, as the U.S. Public Interest Research Group found that over 26 million pounds of Roundup are applied to parks, playgrounds, and schools every year in the U.S.
Roundup presents the greatest risk to your health as it is sprayed onto plants and inhaled. Exposure can also occur through the consumption of Roundup contaminated food and water, though this is less common. Kentuckians have been led to believe that Roundup is safe and used the product for decades. Since it is becoming clear that this is not the case, now is the time to seek justice and pursue your claims against Monsanto.
Kentucky Roundup Lawsuits
As a relatively rural state with nearly half of Kentucky’s land used for farming, Roundup poses a particular risk for Kentucky residents. Kentuckians who have used glyphosate in their line of work or applied it to their property should contact experienced attorneys who are familiar with Kentucky product liability laws.
At The Driscoll Firm, P.C., our product liability lawyers have the skills and experience necessary to pursue your Kentucky Roundup cancer claims. You may have the potential to receive significant, fair compensation in a Kentucky cancer lawsuit. We understand the serious and stressful nature of taking on large corporations and will work diligently to support Kentucky residents who have been wronged by Monsanto.
Why Choose The Driscoll Firm, P.C.
At The Driscoll Firm, P.C., we have a proven track record of delivering our clients the results they need in even the most complex litigation. We specialize in fighting for individuals who have been wronged and injured by large corporations. Our practice areas include serious personal injury, defective or dangerous products, and dangerous drugs. We have a great deal of experience handling cases related to medical issues which will be valuable in pursuing your Kentucky Roundup cancer claim. We provide Kentucky residents suffering due to Roundup with compassionate legal counsel, giving individual care and attention to each and every case. We also understand the financial stresses that our clients face. At The Driscoll Firm, P.C., we operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you only pay us if we help you recover compensation. We also offer free and confidential consultations to help determine if you have a valid claim.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The process of pursuing Kentucky Roundup cancer claims can be confusing. Below are a few commonly asked questions and their answers. Please reach out to us to schedule a consultation to get answers tailored to your case.
Do I need a lawyer to pursue a Roundup claim in Kentucky?
Hiring a lawyer is critical to successfully obtaining damages for your Roundup-related illnesses. Monsanto continues to deny the health risks of their product and will continue to make use of its significant resources and underhanded tactics to defend their profits. An experienced lawyer will help you navigate a complex and challenging legal process. Our attorneys at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. can provide research, hire expert witnesses, file paperwork, provide counsel, represent you in court, negotiate with other parties, lend you compassionate and personalized support, and more. Our lawyers will provide world-class legal representation as they fight to recover for you the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Is there a statute of limitations covering Roundup cancer claims in Kentucky?
The statute of limitations in Kentucky for product liability is one year after discovering a product caused you harm. Without knowing the specifics of a case, it can be difficult to determine if your claim would fall outside of the permitted time for bringing a lawsuit. Exceptions to the statute of limitations may exist, so please contact at 800-900-7704 to find out if you are eligible to file a claim.
Can I file a claim if a loved one died due to Roundup-related illness?
Yes. If a loved one passed away due to Roundup exposure injuries, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. You deserve compensation for your tragic loss, and our compassionate attorneys will help you explore the options available for you to seek justice.
Should I file a claim alone or join a class action suit?
Most Roundup cancer claims are filed by individuals. However, as more cases are brought to court, some cases may be grouped together in multidistrict litigation (MDL). An MDL would bundle similar cases together while maintaining the facts of each case so that compensation is still proportionate to each individual’s situation. Generally, MDLs allow cases to move more quickly and efficiently through the legal system. At The Driscoll Firm, P.C., we are prepared to represent you in both individual and class action cases, we can also help you evaluate which path to compensation is right for you.
Contact our Kentucky Roundup Lawyers Today
At The Driscoll Firm, P.C., we understand the stress and hardships our clients face. We will work tirelessly to recover for you the full and fair compensation for your suffering due to Roundup. Our experienced Kentucky personal injury lawyers will diligently pursue your case until it is resolved, and we will anticipate challenges before they arise. If you or someone you know has developed cancer and been exposed to Roundup, you may be eligible to receive significant compensation. Call us at 800-900-7704 today to set up a free, no-obligation consultation so we can review the details of your case.