Landscaper Roundup Cancer Attorney
All across the nation, thousands of individuals have filed lawsuits against the company Monsanto – which is now owned by Bayer – alleging that the use of their Roundup products caused them to suffer from serious health issues including cancer.
Research suggests that the active ingredient in Roundup products, a chemical known as glyphosate, is carcinogenic. Since articles and information surrounding the dangers of glyphosate products have begun to circulate, many nations have banned the use of certain Roundup products.
Despite evidence pointing to the contrary, Monsanto and Bayer continue to deny that the herbicide poses a threat to human users. The popular herbicide has been widely used in agricultural fields, home gardens, and commercial grounds.
If you or a loved one have a history of using glyphosate-based herbicides in landscaping or other agricultural tasks and are now suffering from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other serious health issues, consult the Roundup lawsuit attorneys of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. to recover damages for your losses.
Your previous encounters with Roundup products may result in sickness or death. Contact us right now at 800-900-7704 for the essential legal care you deserve.
Research Links Glyphosate to Cancer
Roundup is now the most popular herbicide, having been used widely across America and around the globe for decades. It has been useful in killing invasive plant species because of the powerful chemical glyphosate. However, this chemical has been linked to health issues in animals and humans alike.
In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed a link between cancer and glyphosate. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) investigated the safety of five different pesticides, including glyphosate, to determine if they caused cancer.
The IARC discovered glyphosate to be a “possible carcinogenic to humans” (Group 2A). Similarly, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed findings of glyphosate being a possible carcinogen in 1995.
Even with as many studies that highlight the carcinogenic properties of glyphosate, Monsanto continues to deny that their products cause any health issues. Thousands of Roundup users allege that the company knew of the dangers associated with their product, but failed to recall the products, given the level of success the company had with selling the herbicides.
Contact The Driscoll Firm, P.C. at 800-900-7704 to schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced product liability lawyers. We will make sure you obtain the justice and financial recovery you deserve.
Individuals Susceptible to Dangers of Roundup
By 2007, Roundup Weedkiller became the most widely purchased herbicide in America. Every year over a billion pounds of the chemical are distributed on grounds across the globe. Thus far, Monsanto has received 11,200 lawsuits for their Roundup product as individuals with previous exposure come forward with their health complications.
Lawn care and landscaping workers are extremely susceptible to the effects of these hazardous chemicals and herbicides because of improperly perform manual “tip-and-pour” techniques or poorly designed pumps used to spray the chemicals out.
It is estimated that there are 1,800 to 3,000 preventable occupational incidents involving pesticide exposure each year. While changes to the federal Worker Protection Standard (WPS) were made in 2015 to reduce the risk of pesticide poisoning and injury among workers handling these chemicals, it may be too late for many landscapers who used the products over the last several decades.
Landscapers may have been exposed to dangerous amounts of Roundup through:
- Breathing in glyphosate through the nose or mouth.
- Eating food treated or tainted with glyphosate. This can also occur when a landscaper uses Roundup then eats or drinks without properly washing their hands.
- Absorbing the chemical through the skin.
Do you have a history in landscaping and have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or some other form of cancer? Consult the Roundup attorneys of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. today at 800-900-7704 for a FREE case evaluation.
Symptoms & Serious Side Effects of Roundup Exposure
General symptoms that might indicate poisoning induced by Roundup include:
Mild Level Poisoning:
- Irritation of the nose, throat, eyes or skin
- Loss of appetite
- Changes in mood
Moderate Level Poisoning:
- Abdominal cramps
- Blurred vision
- Rapid pulse
- Excessive fatigue
- Mental confusion
- Lack of control of muscles
Severe Level Poisoning:
- Inability to breathe
- Chemical burns on skin
- Uncontrollable muscular twitches
- Loss of reflexes
While the previously mentioned effects are representative of acute exposure, chronic exposure can cause just as many serious health complications. The glyphosate in Roundup Weedkiller has been linked to the development to certain forms of cancer in agricultural workers, including landscapers.
These types of cancers include:
- B-Cell Lymphoma
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
The development of other maladies and illnesses are allegedly enhanced through exposure to glyphosate products as well. Although other genetic and environmental factors can lead an individual to develop these health issues, research on glyphosate has linked the chemical to the development of the following:
- ADHD (glyphosate is associated with problems in thyroid hormone functions)
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Anencephaly (birth defect)
- Brain cancers
- Breast, lung, and prostate cancers
- Celiac disease (and other gluten intolerances)
- Heart disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Liver disease
- Lou Gehrig’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Reproductive problems
- Respiratory illnesses
If you or a loved one have a history of exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup products, seek medical attention for symptoms of these illnesses. Upon diagnosis, seek legal consultation to determine if a Roundup lawsuit claim would permit you to recover damages to pay for the treatment of these conditions.
About Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
The American Cancer Society notes that non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer that affects the white blood cells, or lymphocytes, which are an essential component of the body’s immune system. This cancer affects the body’s ability to fight off infections and disease.
Beware of the sites where lymphomas start, as awareness of issues can help catch non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma early on:
- Lymph nodes: Lymphocytes and immune cells gather in bean size locations throughout the body including the chest, abdomen, and pelvis.
- Spleen: Lymphocyte cells gather in an organ below the ribs to the lower left of the abdomen in what is called the spleen. It helps to flush out fluids and waste.
- Bone marrow: Lymphocytes are made in the spongy tissue inside bones called bone marrow.
- Thymus: Behind the breastbone, a structure called the thymus is where T lymphocytes develop.
- Adenoids and tonsils: Lymph tissue in the back of the throat helps to create antibodies against inhaled germs.
- Digestive tract: The stomach, organs, and intestines are also lined with lymphocyte tissue.
Continuous pain or swelling in these areas may indicate the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. If you believe you are suffering from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, you will want to seek out a medical diagnosis so that you can begin treatment.
If you are diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or some other form of cancer you believe is the result of chronic exposure to Roundup, seek legal consultation from our qualified and experienced attorneys by contacting us at 800-900-7704.
Am I Eligible for Compensation?
Any party that has the suffered the effects of Monsanto’s Roundup, such as the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or its subtypes, should seek to recover damages for the medical costs associated with treatment.
Landscapers that have a long history of exposure to Roundup may be able to seek compensation for the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Palliative or hospice care
- Other treatment and medications
- Loss of wages
- Loss of benefits
- Diminished quality of life
- Pain and suffering
A life of tending to landscapes should not come with a risk of developing cancer. The company whose herbicide products inflicted harm on innocent, hard-working Americans, need to be held accountable for their actions.
For any questions regarding your eligibility to file a Roundup cancer lawsuit, contact the The Driscoll Firm, P.C. today at 800-900-7704 for a no-obligation consultation.
Filing a Roundup Cancer Lawsuit
The legal steps for a Roundup Lawsuit can be challenging to handle on your own, that’s why we strive so diligently to protect your rights while delivering the results you deserve.
When you seek support from the committed attorneys at The Driscoll Firm, P.C., you can expect the following services to secure compensation:
- Diligent investigation of your exposure to Roundup.
- Collaboration with a team of research experts to hold Monsanto liable for Roundup carcinogenic properties.
- Specialized attention to your case and its unique circumstances.
Individuals with a history of landscaping that have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or some other form of cancer should seek legal help from our Roundup lawsuit attorneys.
No landscaper should have to face health complications due to exposure to these toxic chemicals – especially when these companies knew that their products were dangerous. We will do everything we can to ensure that these negligent companies are brought to justice and that you secure the compensation you need to begin healing.
Call 800-900-7704 right now or reach out to us online to see how you can recover damages for your cancer caused by exposure to glyphosate-containing Roundup.