New York Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Attorneys
Monsanto was found liable in a lawsuit filed by a California man who claimed that he developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma as a direct result of the company’s glyphosate-containing herbicide. The company, which was bought out by German multinational conglomerate Bayer, was ordered to pay out $289 million in damages to the groundskeeper who made the claim. The man claimed to have only used the product about 30 times throughout the course of his career.
The lawsuit further alleged that Monsanto had been aware of the severe risks associated with the use of their product and failed to adequately inform the public. The company is currently facing thousands of cases alleging that the use of their Roundup products caused cancer and other serious illness in consumers. New York farmers, agricultural workers, and other populations are among the consumers impacted by the potentially-fatal effects of Roundup.
Monsanto has both disrupted the health of consumers and the agricultural industry in New York. As one of the most populated states in the U.S., New York is home to about 20 million people and has wheat as its number one agricultural export. As one of Monsanto’s best-selling products, Roundup is able to kill a variety of plants, even healthy ones. In order to protect healthy plants from Roundup, Monsanto produced and distributed genetically modified seeds that can withstand heavy Roundup applications. With these “Roundup Ready” genetically modified seeds, farmers can effectively kill invasive plant species while protecting their healthy crops. While this saves money upfront, the ability to use Roundup freely can ultimately rob farmers of their health.
There have been cases in the past against Monsanto, however, now these cases have been proving to be far more successful in their settlements. More and more consumers are beginning to notice the effect this chemical can have on the human body and are speaking up. If you believe that you have been adversely affected by Roundup contact The Driscoll Firm, P.C. at 888-511-0123 to schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced Roundup cancer lawsuit lawyers. We will ensure that your rights are protected and that you obtain the justice and financial recovery that you deserve.
The Risks of Roundup Exposure
Monsanto consistently marketed its flagship product, Roundup as being both safe and effective to use. The main ingredient of Roundup is called glyphosate. In total, 1.8 million tons of this chemical has been applied throughout the entire United States. This makes it one of the most heavily used chemicals in history.
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 determined 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.”
This report caused a great deal of controversy throughout the United States, specifically in the agricultural industry and highly populated states like New York, where Roundup is utilized a great deal on the crops produced in the state. Wheat has always been a popular crop amongst New York farmers; however, it was not until after Monsanto introduced Roundup to be used in conjunction with wheat crops as an herbicide that the state began to see an increase in the rates of cancer.
According to one study published by the American Cancer Society, states with a large agricultural presence have seen the largest increase in the development of cancer cases. New York, however, has also seen increases from expanded use of Roundup in agriculture and domestic settings.
As a result of this report, and others, the use of Roundup has been outright banned in several countries across the globe.
Who is affected by Roundup?
For decades the use of Roundup has been commonplace for individuals involved in both agricultural and landscaping industries. Workers in these industries placed their faith in Monsanto’s product, but have since unfortunately fallen victim to the life-threatening side effects as a result of using the product.
This dangerous glyphosate-containing herbicide has been commonly used by:
- Farm Workers
- Garden Center Employees
- Community Gardeners
- Home Gardeners
- Nursery Employees
It is important to note that this list is not extensive and even those living or working in close proximity to the use of properties or industries that regularly used the product could be susceptible to adverse effects caused by the herbicide.
In a majority of cases, active exposure to Roundup occurs in an aerosol form when the victims inhale particles as the product is being applied to crops or other plants. Contamination is not simply limited to airborne exposure, as many victims have also come into contact with contaminated food and water. Information about food-based contaminants can be found here.
Side Effects and Injuries associated with Roundup
The main ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, is known to be the cause of various illnesses including cancer. 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 majority of studies, including those mentioned above, have found that glyphosate may also be associated with 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 (ALS)
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Reproductive problems
- Respiratory illnesses
While it is true that the cause of medical conditions can be complex, if you suspect that Roundup was the cause of your injury, illness, or ailment then you may be entitled to financial compensation. If you have not yet sought out medical attention then it would be in your best interest to do so as soon as possible to ensure your wellbeing and prevent any future harm.
How Our Team Can Help
Our team of experienced New York Roundup cancer lawyers has the experience and resources necessary to help you get the compensation that you need and deserve. Our main goal is to allow our clients to focus on their recovery and prevent them from becoming overwhelmed by what can sometimes be a strenuous and stressful lawsuit process. We will be with you every step of the way.
You can count on our experienced attorneys to:
- Pay particular attention to any possible link that Roundup may have between you, your injuries, or your illness.
- Treat you as if you were our sole client and provide you with personalized professional attention.
- Consult with experts in both the medical and scientific community to uncover any remaining links between your injuries and Roundup.
- Establish a solid claim founded in in-depth research and sound evidence.
- Represent you in the courtroom.
- Negotiate on your behalf to ensure that you receive that maximum amount of compensation that you’re entitled to.
We’ll be ready to sit down with you and discuss your case when you call us and schedule a free consultation. Time is limited to file your claim, so call us now.
How to Proceed with a Roundup Injury Claim
If you believe you or a loved one was adversely affected by Roundup, and you believe that Roundup resulted in you or your family developing glyphosate-induced non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia, myeloma, or another form of cancer then you may be eligible to file a Roundup lawsuit.
To determine if you or a loved one qualify simply follow these simple steps:
- Reach out to The Driscoll Firm, P.C. by contacting us at 888-511-0123. Or, start a live chat with one of our representatives on our website. If you would like to learn more about your round-up claim or any other information on this website please contact us now.
- Our product liability attorneys will review your case. As we evaluate your situation, our skilled attorneys will put together the necessary details, including information relevant to your side effects and or injuries. After which point we can determine whether or not you qualify to file a lawsuit to receive compensation for the damages you have endured.
- Decide if filing for a Roundup lawsuit is right for you and your family. After speaking to our attorneys if you feel greater confidence in you Roundup claim you should make certain that pursuing a claim is your desired course of action. We want to ensure that any decisions made are the best possible decisions for you and your family, so please reach out with any comments questions or concerns.
If you’ve been diagnosed with an illness linked to Roundup, you deserve to have your voice heard. Don’t remain silent because of Monsanto’s actions. Our product liability lawyers have the knowledge, experience, and compassion to fight and win. Ensure your rights are protected and contact us today at 888-511-0123 to schedule your free legal consultation.