Pennsylvania Roundup Cancer Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) or another type of cancer due to exposure to Roundup, you may be able to take legal action. Our team of committed Pennsylvania Roundup cancer lawyers is here to listen to your story and help you take control of your future. Roundup is a commonly used weed killer in not only commercial farming and agriculture but also home gardens across the state putting potentially millions of innocent lives at risk. We’re ready and waiting to hear from you so we can take the first step in getting you the compensation you need.
This case reached national attention in late 2019 when a California jury found Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, liable in a lawsuit filed by an individual alleging that he had developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from exposure to the glyphosate-containing herbicide. The male groundskeeper who claimed to have only used the product close to 30 times in his career received $289 million in damages from Monsanto, which had been bought out by the German multinational conglomerate Bayer in 2018. The lawsuit claims that Monsanto knew about the life-threatening risks of using their product for years and failed to notify the public. Monsanto is currently facing thousands of similar cases alleging Roundup use and exposure has caused cancer and other serious illnesses.
At The Driscoll Firm, P.C., we know this can be an unsettling and scary time for you and your family. Facing a diagnosis like non-Hodgkin lymphoma or some other type of serious cancer can be incredibly difficult, particularly when a corporation’s negligence caused the disease. Fortunately, you don’t have to face this trying time alone. If you or a loved one has been exposed to Roundup and developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, you need an experienced and skilled attorney in your corner.
Take action today by contacting the Pennsylvania Roundup lawyer at The Driscoll Firm, P.C.. Our team of esteemed and aggressive attorneys will look at your case and go over your options for recovering financial compensation. Contact us today by calling 800-900-7704 and schedule a free and confidential consultation.
The Dangers of Roundup Use
The primary ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate. And while this specific chemical is notoriously effective and thereby widely-used in killing unwanted plants or weeds on private, public, and commercial properties everywhere, it has proven to be incredibly harmful to humans. Unfortunately, Roundup is one of the most commonly used herbicides in the country to kill unwanted plants and also keep insects away from crops that are eventually distributed throughout the world.
A March 2015 report from the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as other independent studies from various agencies, found that there was a link between glyphosate and cancer, specifically non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Despite these findings, Monsanto has consistently called Roundup a safe and effective product in both marketing and advertising materials. This report did not go unnoticed in heavy agricultural states like Pennsylvania, where farmers use Roundup on a number of crops such as soybeans and corn.
Who Is at Risk Due to Roundup Usage?
From home gardeners to aspiring landscapers and commercial farmers, Roundup has been a household name for decades. Unfortunately, the name so many people have trusted to get rid of unwanted plants, weeds, and pests hasn’t lived up to its responsibility of keeping its customers safe.
In most cases, Roundup exposure occurs through the air when victims inhale the chemical while it was being sprayed onto crops and plants. It can also be ingested when individuals consume contaminated food or water. Anyone who has used Roundup in the past has been exposed to this dangerous glyphosate-containing herbicide, but individuals in certain professions are at higher risk of developing NHL, including:
- Farm Workers
- Garden Center Employees
- Owners and Employees at a Nursery
- Landscape Professionals
- People who work in personal or community gardens and parks
- Government employees
- People living nearby commercial farms or properties that consistently used Roundup
There are a number of serious and life-threatening illnesses related to glyphosate, the primary ingredient found in Roundup. The most serious of these include gradual development of a number of types of cancers in individuals who have had direct or sometimes non direct exposure.
Some of the most common illnesses and cancers caused by coming in contact with Roundup include the following:
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- B-Cell Lymphoma
Along with these severe and often fatal forms of cancer there are a number of other conditions and diseases that have been linked with glyphosate exposure. Of course, there are other contributing factors to the development of these conditions including genetics, diet, and lifestyle, but many experts have reported that Roundup can also lead to the development of the following conditions:
- ADHD (associated with problems in thyroid hormone functions)
- ALS (Lou Gherig’s disease)
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Anencephaly (birth defect)
- Brain cancers
- Breast, lung, and prostate cancers
- Celiac disease and other gluten intolerance
- Heart disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Liver disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Reproductive problems
- Respiratory illnesses
Any of these conditions can severely disrupt an individual and their family’s life. These conditions not only rob you of your freedom and your way of life, but they can also be financially devastating, costing victims hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars over the course of their lifetime.
Roundup Use in Pennsylvania
Agriculture and related industries are an essential component of the Pennsylvania economy, contributing close to $136 billion every year to a state well known for its crop commodities across the country. Farming not only impacts the state’s economy but also the workforce supporting 10 percent of all jobs. For that reason, millions of people could have potentially been exposed to glyphosate, a harmful chemical found in the popular weed-killing product Roundup.
While Roundup use has declined slightly over the past few years, there has been a 2100 percent increase in glyphosate use over the past 25 years across Pennsylvania on a number of crops essential to the state’s economy, and the food supply for the United States and the world. In 2019, Pennsylvania ranked 27th on the list of states that use the most glyphosate, using 1,089, 426 kilograms. Along with corn and soybeans—which account for the majority of Roundup use—the herbicide has also been used on:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Orchards and grapes
- Additional crops
Along with farmers and agriculture workers, Roundup is also extremely popular for home gardeners and professional landscapers which increases the risk of exposure for many people across the country.
Take Action If You’ve Been Exposed to Roundup
Learning that you have serious and life-threatening cancer or other illness can be a lonely and isolating experience for everyone involved. Fortunately, you are not alone. By working with a qualified and experienced Roundup attorney you can breathe easy knowing that your case is in the right hands.
The product liability lawyers of the The Driscoll Firm, P.C. are currently investigating Monsanto and filing cases associated with Roundup and its glyphosate-causing side effects and injuries. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma or any other form of cancer, you may be eligible for a lawsuit to recover financial compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
To make this happen, it’s important to proceed with the following steps:
- Contact the Pennsylvania Roundup attorneys at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. today by calling us at 800-900-7704 or contacting us through our website.
- After receiving your case, our product liability lawyers will review every detail about your exposure and injuries and evaluate whether or not you qualify. This can be a complicated and involved part of the process so it’s important to ask as many questions as you like and raise any concerns you or your family have about the legal and filing process.
- After the evaluation, you and your family can decide whether or not to pursue a Roundtop lawsuit. Even if our attorneys believe you have a solid case and would be a great plaintiff, the legal process can be emotionally and physically taxing. At the end of the day, we want you to choose the path that’s best for you and your family, whatever that might be.
Contact a Pennsylvania Roundup Cancer Lawyer
If you were exposed to the harmful chemical glyphosate as a result of Roundup exposure and developed NHL, the time to act is now. You shouldn’t have to suffer any longer because of a company’s greed and desire to put profits above safety. Our legal team will treat you with the respect and care you deserve, making sure you never feel overwhelmed or pressured. Protect your rights today by calling the The Driscoll Firm, P.C. at 800-900-7704 and take the first step in holding these companies responsible and getting the justice you deserve.
Our consultations are always free, and we won’t charge you anything until we win your case. There’s no risk to call one of our Pennsylvania Roundup lawyers, so reach out to us now.