Ohio Roundup Cancer Lawyer
Were you or a loved one diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) or another form of cancer as a result of exposure to Roundup? If so, our dedicated Ohio Roundup cancer lawyers want to hear from you. We are actively fighting on behalf of those who’ve become ill due to exposure to the commonly-used weed killer, and we’re ready to get you the justice and compensation you’re owed.
Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, was recently found liable in a lawsuit filed in California by a man who claimed that he had developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a direct result of his exposure to the company’s glyphosate-containing herbicide. Monsanto, which was bought by the German multinational conglomerate Bayer in 2018, was ordered to pay $289 million in damages to the groundskeeper that made the claim. The groundskeeper said that he had only used the product around 30 times during his career.
The lawsuit further claimed that the company had been aware of the multiple risk factors associated with their product for years but still failed to inform the public of said risk. As a result of this, the company is currently facing thousands of cases alleging that their Roundup products have resulted in cancer and other serious illnesses.
As one of the leading agricultural states in the nation, farming is an essential aspect of life in Ohio. In fact, 1 in 8 jobs in the state is related to the farming, agricultural, and the food production business, making up $50 billion in total economic value each year. The importance of farming throughout Ohio is undeniable, which is why many Ohioans are watching the legal drama unfold regarding a herbicide widely used around the state.
If you believe that you have been adversely affected by Roundup, contact The Driscoll Firm, P.C. at 800-900-7704 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced Roundup cancer lawsuit lawyers. We will ensure that you obtain the justice and full compensation you deserve.
The Risks of Roundup
Monsanto has consistently marketed Roundup as being a safe and effective product to use. The main ingredient of Roundup is glyphosate, one of the most used agricultural chemicals in history. Americans have applied 1.8 million tons of glyphosate since it hit the market in 1974.
The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued a report in March 2015 on glyphosate that said the chemical was a “ probable human carcinogen.” The report also stated there was a “statistically significant association between non-Hodgkin lymphoma and exposure to glyphosate.”
This report created a great deal of controversy throughout the United States, but especially in agricultural states like Ohio, where Roundup is used on many crops produced in the state. Ohio farmers used more than 9 million pounds of glyphosate on their crops in 2016, making the state 11th overall in its use of the Roundup across the U.S.
Ohio farmers have increased their glyphosate use by more than 2,100% since 1992. It’s understandable why those involved in farming and agriculture are concerned about their exposure to glyphosate
Who is affected by Roundup?
Roundup has been commonly used for decades by individuals involved in both the agricultural and floral industries. These individuals placed their trust in Monsanto’s product, but this trust fell short as many have fallen victim to its life-threatening side effects.
This dangerous glyphosate-containing herbicide has been commonly used by:
- Garden center employees
- Those who tend personal or community gardens
- Nursery employees
It’s important to note that this is not an exhaustive list. Those living and working close to locations that frequently use the product may also be susceptible to the adverse effects of the herbicide.
In most cases, active exposure to Roundup occurs in an aerosol form. Victims often inhale the product when working or in near proximity to the use of the product as it is being applied to crops or other plants. However, exposure to Roundup is not limited to airborne contamination, as many victims have also come been exposed to the herbicide through food, water, or simply general proximity to the weed killer.
Information about food based contaminants can be found here.
Side Effects and Injuries Associated With Roundup
Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, is known to cause several illnesses and has been directly linked with the gradual development of various forms of cancers in individuals that had come into contact or been close to the dangerous chemical. Some of these cancers include but are not limited to:
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- B-Cell Lymphoma
While it is true that the aforementioned medical conditions can be the result of genetic or environmental factors, studies, including those listed above, have shown that glyphosate may also be associated with the development of:
- 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
If you suspect that Roundup was the cause of your injury, illness, or ailment, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Furthermore, if you have not already sought out medical attention, do so as soon as you can to ensure that your health and well-being are maintained and to prevent any future harm.
Contact an Ohio Roundup Lawsuit Attorney at The Driscoll Firm, P.C.
Our lawyers have the necessary skill and experience to help you gain the compensation you need to put you on the path to recovery. We don’t want you to have to deal with an overwhelming and stressful legal process alone. Allow us to handle all the complex legal matters so you can focus on getting your life back on track.
You can rely on our team of experienced attorneys to:
- Treat you as if you were our only client and provide you with personalized and professional attention.
- Pay close attention to any potential link that Roundup may have between you, your injuries, or your illness.
- Consult with experts in both the medical and scientific fields to uncover any further potential links between Roundup and your injuries.
- Establish a stable claim rooted in in-depth research and trusted evidence.
- Negotiate on your behalf with insurance companies and those who manufactured the toxic herbicide to ensure that you receive the maximum potential compensation for which you may be entitled.
- Represent you in the courtroom if need be.
However, most importantly, we relieve the undue burden you and your family currently face as a result of the negligent actions of others.
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’s 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, follow these simple steps:
- Reach out to The Driscoll Firm, P.C. by contacting us at 800-900-7704. Or start a live chat with one of our representatives on our website. If you would like to learn more about your Roundup claim or any other information on this website, please contact us.
- Our product liability attorneys will look over your case. As we evaluate your case, our talented attorneys will establish the pertinent details and include information relevant to your side effects and or injuries. We can then determine whether or not you qualify to file a lawsuit to recover damages.
- Decide if filing for a Roundup lawsuit is right for you and your family. After speaking to our attorneys you may feel greater confidence in your Roundup claim, but you should make certain that before moving forward and pursuing a claim that it is your desired course of action. It is our responsibility to ensure that any decision made is the best possible option for you and your family. Please reach out with any comments, questions, or concerns.
If you have proceeded with the above steps, it is up to you to determine whether or not you wish to file individually or as part of a larger class-action lawsuit in an attempt to receive your entitled compensation. Don’t remain silent, and don’t suffer alone due to the actions of a company that put profits over your health. Ensure your rights are protected and contact us today at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. to set up your free and confidential consultation.