Mississippi Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Lawyers
Monsanto has recently been found liable in a lawsuit that claimed a man in California developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma as a direct result of his use of the herbicide, Roundup. The company, which has since been bought by the German multinational conglomerate Bayer, was ordered to pay out a total of 289 million dollars in damages to the groundskeeper that initially made a claim. What’s more, is that the victim only used the product a total of thirty times throughout his entire career. The lawsuit also alleged that Monsanto knew about the risks associated with Roundup but failed to warn consumers adequately.
Monsanto currently faces thousands of similar cases which allege that Roundup exposure directly causes cancers like non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Since the initial product launch in the 1970s, Roundup has been widely used in both home and commercial settings throughout Mississippi and the rest of the United States. Initially believing that the product was safe to use, many residents and workers in Mississippi applied Roundup to their crops at some point. Research now shows that those who have continually applied Roundup to their lawns, gardens, or crops may be at a higher risk of developing life-threatening illnesses like leukemia or non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
When large companies hurt consumers, they need to be held accountable. If you believe that you have been adversely affected by Roundup, contact The Driscoll Firm, P.C. at 800-900-7704 to schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced Roundup cancer lawsuit lawyers. Our product liability attorneys believe in justice for consumers. Although we can’t undo the ordeal you’ve already been through, by providing exceptional legal guidance, we aim to help you recover much-needed financial resources to offset the expenses you’ve incurred. Our team will fight to ensure that your rights are protected and that you get the justice that you deserve.
The Risks of Roundup
It is clear that Monsanto marketed its product as being safe and effective to use. However, the main ingredient found in Roundup, known as glyphosate, has been found to dramatically increase the likelihood of developing cancer. What’s even more concerning is the fact that 1.8 million tons of this product has been applied throughout the entire United States, making it one of the most widely used chemicals in history.
Several nations in conjunction with the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued a report on glyphosate in March of 2015 that stated that they found the chemical to be a “ probable human carcinogen” and found that there was a “statistically significant association between non-Hodgkin lymphoma and exposure to glyphosate.” The publication of the report caused a great deal of controversy, as it implied that Monsanto had long since known of the dangers associated with the use of its product and yet still acted negligently by failing to inform the public of this possible correlation.
A recent study by the American Cancer Society found a close correlation between states with significant agricultural production and the development of certain forms of cancer. What’s more, is that one can see a further relationship between the introduction of Roundup in these markets and the spike in the total number of cancer cases in these states like Mississippi. In response to these reports, the use of Roundup has been banned in several countries across the globe.
Who is Most at Risk For Developing Cancer From Roundup?
For several decades the Monsanto’s Roundup product has been commonplace for individuals involved in both agricultural and landscaping industries. Many innocent consumers put their faith and trust in Monsanto’s product but, unfortunately, have since fallen victim to life-threatening side effects associated with the use of the product. Consumers have a right to expect that the products made available to them are safe to use.
This dangerous glyphosate-containing herbicide has been commonly used by:
- Farm Workers
- Garden Center Employees
- Community Gardeners
- Nursery Employees
It is important to note that these are only a few people who could be affected by Roundup exposure. Dangerous exposure can even affect those that lived nearby continual Roundup applications. Most often, active exposure to Roundup occurs in an aerosol form when the victims inhale the product as it is applied to crops or other plants. However, contamination can also occur in a multitude of ways like dermal absorption and ingestion.
To learn more about Monsanto and Roundup, read our in-depth post here.
Side Effects and Injuries associated with Roundup
The main ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, is known to be the cause of several various illnesses and has been directly associated with the gradual development of certain types of cancers in people that had contact or remained in close proximity with the dangerous chemical. Some of these cancers include but are not limited to:
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- B-Cell Lymphoma
While the listed medical conditions can be the result of any multitude of genetic or environmental factors, a large number of studies including those above have found that glyphosate may also be associated with the development of:
- ADHD (glyphosate is related to 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 (ALS)
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Reproductive problems
- Respiratory illnesses
While these illnesses could potentially be the result of other genetic or environmental factors, if Roundup was the cause of your injury or ailment then you may be entitled to financial compensation. Furthermore, if you display any symptoms of one, ore a combination of these conditions, seek medical attention as soon as possible. While our attorneys are here to help you seek justice, your physical wellbeing is the most important factor.
Mississippi Roundup Cancer Lawsuits Are Not Class Action Lawsuits
Roundup lymphoma lawsuits in Mississippi are not filed as class action lawsuits, where claimants sometimes expect only to receive small symbolic settlements. Instead, claimants in Mississippi Roundup lawsuits may file for consolidation of their claims as a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in U.S. District Court. This allows for similar cases to move forward together, sharing discovery, while at the same time maintaining the unique details of each case. Each claimant is then awarded financial compensation based upon their degree of suffering in the hopes of ensuring that justice prevails and safeguarding others from the same dangerous product.
Our team is here to help you understand your claim each step of the way. We know the serious stress that Mississippi families endure when they are forced to confront potentially fatal illnesses. By providing experienced, tenacious legal service, our Mississippi attorneys want you to feel confident that your case is being handled in the best possible way.
Our Attorneys Can Help
The attorneys at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. have a bounty of experience in handling complex cases such as those related to Roundup exposure across the United States and in Mississippi. Our attorneys are well versed in handling any number of personal injury claims, as well as those cases which involve corporations, like Monsanto, that have acted negligently at put their consumers in harm’s way. Profits are never more important than people.
Even though we work for a number of clients across the country, each of our clients receives compassionate and personalized attention in the details of handling their case. We fundamentally believe in treating each and every client as our only client. Hiring an attorney is an act of trust, and when you put your faith in us, we want you to understand that we are giving your case the effort and attention it deserves.
Our team also works on a contingency basis, which means our clients pay nothing until they have received just financial compensation for their losses. We have a proven track record of success and we are confident that we can help you find justice.
Contact Us Today
If you or someone you love has suffered from illness, pain, financial loss, and ongoing complications because of Roundup exposure, you don’t have to face your situation alone. Contact The Driscoll Firm, P.C. today for your free, no-obligation consultation. If you are serious about recovering compensation, you need an experienced and dedicated lawyer on your side. Our Roundup lawyers will gather the essential details of your case and develop a strategy moving forward so that you can gain the compensation that you deserve.
While you may feel overwhelmed, understand that our team has years of experience representing people just like you. We want to make sure that any legal decision made will directly benefit you and your family. After speaking to our attorneys, you may feel a greater sense of confidence regarding your case. To find out if you are eligible for compensation, call our Mississippi Roundup lawyers today at 800-900-7704.