Michigan Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Attorneys
Americans expect their products to be safe, but time and time again, large multinational corporations sell dangerous chemicals to turn a profit. In the decades since its release, Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer has been widely used by Michiganders in the landscaping and agricultural industries. In fact, it is the most widely used herbicide in the nation.
In 2015, the International Agency of Research on Cancer (IARC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) released a study on glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, that found it was “probably carcinogenic” to humans. Not long after, Michigan’s State Office of Environmental Health Hazard added glyphosate to the state’s list of chemicals that cause cancer. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer or another disease after contact with Roundup, an experienced Michigan Roundup cancer attorney can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
In June 2018, the German pharmaceutical giant Bayer purchased Monsanto for over $63 billion. Just two months later, Dewayne Johnson, a California groundskeeper, won $289 million in damages in the first trial case to prove a causal link between Roundup usage and cancer. Since that first successful litigation, there have been multiple successful cases in trials at both the state and federal level. Juries are finding Monsanto and Bayer guilty of failing to warn consumers about the cancer risks from Roundup. In every one of these cases, a multi-million dollar settlement has been reached. So far, more than 14,000 Americans have filed suit against Monsanto because of glyphosate-related ailments.
Lawsuits against Monsanto have been steadily increasing in the last few years, both in Michigan and across America. Usage of Monsanto’s best-selling herbicide has been particularly correlated with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Myeloma, B-Cell Lymphoma, and Leukemia. However, exposure to glyphosate has been linked to myriad other physical and mental ailments. The 2015 IARC study also found evidence that exposure could cause direct damage to human DNA.
If you or someone close to you has developed cancer or other health problems after exposure to Roundup, contact an experienced product liability lawyer today. The Michigan Roundup cancer attorneys at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. can help you hold the makers of Roundup accountable and secure compensation for any physical or mental damages your family has suffered. Call 800-900-7704 today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
Why You Need An Attorney
Despite the lawsuit victories, Bayer continues to deny the health risks of Roundup. It also uses its vast wealth and considerable legal resources to fight cancer lawsuits at every turn. These factors make lawsuits involving Roundup extremely tricky. Since its launch in 1974, Roundup was not required to display any safety warnings, meaning exposure could have occurred years in the past and still cause cancer. The state of Michigan limits claims from consumers to two years after the illness or injury was detected, meaning time is of the essence when deciding whether or not to file a lawsuit.
All of these factors make it essential to find a knowledgeable attorney with experience bringing product liability cases to trial. An experienced lawyer will perform in-depth research, find concrete evidence, consult with medical and scientific experts, and negotiate with insurance companies. The experienced legal professionals at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. are equipped with the knowledge and experience to win you the compensation for your suffering that you so rightly deserve. We are passionate about helping families in Michigan reclaim their lives and hold irresponsible corporations like Monsanto accountable for their shady practices. Our Monsanto Roundup cancer lawsuit attorneys in Michigan offer free consultations and work on a contingency basis. This means that you and your family will never have to pay a dime in legal fees unless we win you financial compensation.
Roundup Cases We Handle
Many different types of workers are exposed to Roundup during the course of their jobs. Here are a few of the occupations most likely to have been exposed to glyphosate, which has been linked with cancer:
- Individuals with Gardens or Lawns
- Nursery Workers
- Floral Shop Employees
Since the initial 2015 study that found a correlation between Roundup exposure and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, more evidence has been found that the herbicide causes a wide variety of serious diseases. Some of the most common illnesses and disorders associated with glyphosate exposure include:
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- B-Cell Lymphoma
- Brain Cancer
- Respiratory Diseases
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Breast Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Breast cancer
- Lou Gehrig’s Disease
It’s important to note that many other risk factors may cause these conditions. However, if you suspect that glyphosate exposure was the cause of any medical issues you suffer, see a doctor as soon as possible then secure legal representation.
Frequently Asked Questions
At The Driscoll Firm, P.C., we get a lot of questions from clients regarding their Roundup lawsuits. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions. We hope you find this information helpful. If you have any questions about your particular case, don’t hesitate to reach out our Michigan Roundup cancer lawsuit attorneys by calling [phone-numb] to schedule a free initial consultation.
What compensation might I be eligible to receive from a Roundup lawsuit?
If you or a loved one contracted cancer after exposure to Roundup, you may be eligible to receive compensation for both past and future damages. These damages include but are not limited to: medical expenses, pain and suffering damages, compensation for psychological treatment and rehabilitation, lost wages, and punitive damages to punish the company for its wrongdoing.
If you have lost a loved one due to Roundup exposure, you could also be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The qualified Michigan product liability lawyers at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. can help you win justice and the maximum compensation available for your illness.
Should I file a personal lawsuit or join a class-action lawsuit? What’s the difference?
Most of the Roundup cancer lawsuits filed thus far in Michigan have been individual lawsuits. However, as the number of suits grows into the thousands, cases are often bundled into class-action lawsuits known as Multi-District Litigations. These cases combine all involved cases that share a common grievance into a single district court trial. This does not mean that your own personal damages will not be taken into consideration, though. You can still expect to be paid a settlement that accounts for your own particular injuries and damages.
What does the process look like if I want to pursue litigation?
Your first step should be to contact The Driscoll Firm, P.C. at [phone number]. We will provide a free consultation to discuss your legal options and sort through the details of your case. Then, our Michigan product liability attorneys will look at details of your Roundup exposure and medical records. The final step is deciding whether pursuing a lawsuit is the right move for you and your family. If you and our attorneys agree that filing a claim is the best decision, we will begin a vigorous investigation at once to initiate the claims process.
Michigan Roundup Facts and Statistics
Most exposure to Roundup occurs through inhalation when the chemical is sprayed on crops or flowers. Victims can also come into contact with glyphosate through contaminated food, water, or from cleaning up chemicals. In Michigan, 90% of glyphosate usage is associated with the two crops with the biggest cash farm receipts in the state: corn and soy. Soy crops receive 50% of the state’s Roundup, while corn crops received 40%.
Nearly a quarter of Michigan’s workers operate in the agricultural and food industries, and many more locals maintain lawns or gardens. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, approximately 5.3 million pounds of glyphosate was used in Michigan in 2016, placing our state in the top 20 nationwide for Roundup usage. Most of this vast sum of weed-killer was sprayed directly on crops, making it easy to contaminate the air, soil, and water that farmers work with.
Glyphosate usage has skyrocketed 889% between 1992 and 2016 in Michigan.
Even our food supply may not be safe, as the FDA only began testing food products for glyphosate a few years ago. Since then it has been found in a wide variety of common foods, from red wine to cereals.
Michigan and the rest of the country is still in the beginning stages of coming to terms with the damage Roundup has caused and holding Monsanto and Bayer AG responsible. Roundup’s days seem to be numbered, though, with multiple states and government agencies proposing an outright ban on this harmful product.
When companies falsely advertise their products, ignore warnings, and ruin lives in order to rake in profits, we at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. believe that victims should not have to pay for the wrongdoing of others. With its strong agricultural industry and heavy Roundup usage, Michigan and its citizens are particularly vulnerable to the harmful effects of this noxious weed killer.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after exposure to glyphosate, contact one of our qualified Michigan Roundup cancer attorneys today for a free consultation. Because of disappearing evidence and Michigan’s two-year statute of limitations, time is of the essence in cases involving Roundup.
At The Driscoll Firm, P.C., we have passionately worked for years to protect the rights of our clients, holding even the largest corporations responsible for their misdeeds, and recovering the compensation that our clients deserve. Contact us today at 800-900-7704 and start the path to healing and justice.