Texas County Roundup Cancer Lawyers
Exposure to the carcinogenic chemical, glyphosate, in Roundup has been linked to cancer cases throughout the United States, and unfortunately, Texas County is no exception. If you believe that you or a loved one have developed cancer or another illness as a result of Roundup exposure, then you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our dedicated attorneys are hard at work to ensure that you, and those like you, receive maximum compensation for the pain and suffering that resulted from Bayer-Monsanto’s negligence.
There have already been cases across the United States finding that Bayer, the company that acquired the Roundup product, was liable for failure to disclose the dangerous nature of the chemicals in it. The danger of Roundup stems from its active ingredient, glyphosate, which is known to be a dangerous carcinogen that leads to a number of health risks. Monsanto, of course, initially hid this fact from the public, but after numerous studies published by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer and the American Cancer Society have proven their negligence, our attorneys at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. are ready to fight on your behalf.
You deserve compensation for the injustices that Monsanto and Bayer have committed, so don’t wait to get in contact with your Texas County Roundup cancer attorneys today at 800-900-7704 for a free consultation of your case.
Do I Need a Roundup Cancer Lawyer?
You may have various levels of certainty concerning Roundup’s relation to the development of your cancer or illness. But what you can be sure of is that our attorneys are here to help guide you through this complicated process and prove your claim in the courtroom. You may think that you could represent yourself in the courtroom, but don’t make this mistake.
In any personal injury case, an attorney is always your best bet for recovering maximum compensation. You have experienced enough trauma as is due to your illness, and you do not need to deal with the complex legal minefield created by challenging one of these large corporations. They have massive legal teams at their disposal to dispute your claim, so you must have an attorney by your side to fight back. Our attorneys will help you in every aspect of your case, be it negotiating on your behalf for a fair settlement, collecting research to help prove that Roundup was the cause of your cancer, or representing you in court.
Your recovery should be your primary focus. You have already gone through enough, and you shouldn’t have to deal with frustrating insurance companies attempting to cheat you out of your recovery. These companies are notorious for trying to pay less than what you are entitled, so having an experienced attorney by your side during this process will minimize your stress and allow you to continue forward in gaining reparations while prioritizing your personal recovery.
Roundup Exposure in Texas County
Roundup has been a primary product in the Oklahoman farming industry for many years. At first, it was believed to be both safe and effective, but its safety has now been rightfully called into question. Workers in both the agriculture and landscaping industries have been frequently exposed to the dangerous herbicide and are at high risk of the complications that can arise from prolonged exposure.
Roundup has been utilized in Oklahoma and Texas County to such an extent that even people that are not directly involved in farming or landscaping may still be subject to the adverse side effects of its use. With the large amounts of Roundup that are sprayed from various crop dusters and tractors, it is easy to see how even people that live near these areas can develop related illnesses. Unfortunately, we can’t assume that anyone is entirely safe from glyphosate in Oklahoma.
Agriculture has long been an economic backbone in counties throughout Oklahoma, and Texas County is no exception. Oklahoma’s most valuable crop is wheat, and it ranks fourth in the country in wheat production. In addition, Oklahoma ranks fourth in the country for beef production. Much of the area in Texas County is dedicated to Oklahoma’s profitable agriculture.
While Texas County ranks lower in the total number of cancer cases compared to the rest of the state, the rate of development is still quite frightening. According to the National Cancer Institute, an average of 83 people develop cancer in Texas County each year. This may not seem like a large number, but it is quite significant when one considers the overall population density of Texas County.
According to the USDA, there are nearly 830 farms in Texas County. With 122,984 acres dedicated to corn for grain, 117,677 acres dedicated to wheat for grain, 73,509 acres dedicated to sorghum for grain, and 12,649 acres dedicated to soybeans, there is the potential for widespread exposure to Roundup throughout the county. Roundup is marketed directly for these kinds of agricultural products, and as a result, Bayer-Monsanto should be held responsible for the consequential harm.
How Does Roundup Exposure Cause Cancer?
The dangers of Roundup do not stem solely from the herbicide itself, but also Monsanto’s insidious advertising tactics. In addition to their herbicide, Monsanto has sold Roundup-resistant seeds for many crops, specifically such crops that are popular throughout Texas County and other Oklahoma counties. Many farmers have planted these Roundup-resistant crops and applied copious amounts of Roundup to them because it was safe for the crops. Monsanto has perpetuated the idea that farmers are just as safe as these crops when being exposed to Roundup.
Monsanto consistently reaffirmed that there were no dangers associated with their product. They’ve neglected their duty of care to provide warning labels and disclaimers. Monsanto knew of the dangerous nature of glyphosate and chose to hide it from the public actively. These risks could have been mitigated with the use of protective gear during the application, but of course, Monsanto hid this from the public as well.
Many studies have found that the main component of Roundup, glyphosate, is a possible human carcinogen. Glyphosate acts as an effective weed killer through the blocking of a specific enzyme associated with the life cycle of various weeds. However, what Monsanto failed to disclose was the fact that glyphosate also happened to inhibit certain enzymes in the human gut, leading to the development of cancer and other illnesses.
Documentation has been discovered that showed Monsanto was more than aware of its product’s association with illness in humans. Monsanto chose to proceed in its development despite a multitude of red flags. Monsanto was even found to require that their employees wear protective gear, despite their assertion that their products are safe to use. Many members of the general public have been using this chemical unprotected over years.
In total, more than 280 million pounds of glyphosate have been used in the United States agricultural industry, with much of it being used in the Midwest. If you believe that you or a loved one have developed cancer or another medical condition such as a respiratory issue or diabetes, you should reach out to us at 800-900-7704 to discuss your potential for reparations.
Roundup Cancer Lawsuits
Lawsuits have already been filed against Bayer-Monsanto, the corporation that owns and markets Roundup. Recently, one couple received 2 billion dollars in damages after filing a claim that their exposure to Roundup resulted in their cancer development. Bayer-Monsanto is currently facing thousands of more lawsuits just like this, and it has already been determined that they were aware that chemicals in their herbicide pose a danger to humans. Instead of recalling their dangerous product, they chose to hide the risks and are now being held accountable.
At The Driscoll Firm, P.C., we pride ourselves on pursuing justice for our clients and bringing personal responsibility back to negligent companies like Bayer-Monsanto. Our goal is to bring successful cases against large corporations that believe they can get away with harming the general public and distributing dangerous products.
Why Choose The Driscoll Firm, P.C. to Handle My Case?
The Driscoll Firm, P.C. is ready and willing to help people in Texas County who have been negatively affected by exposure to Roundup. You need an advocate you can trust to fight for your rights. We seek to bring justice to negligent companies like Bayer-Monsanto, and we are committed to prohibiting corporations with deep pockets from getting away with harming innocent people.
We are proud to serve people in Texas County and across Oklahoma and have extensive experience dealing with Roundup cases just like yours. If you believe that you have been negatively affected by your exposure to Roundup, contact us at 800-900-7704 as soon as possible to discuss your legal options and your path forward to recovery.