Tennessee Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Attorney
Roundup, a glyphosate-based herbicide produced and marketed by Monsanto since the 1970s, has been at the center of a string of recent lawsuits alleging that the company for years had failed to warn consumers that their product potentially caused cancer. In August 2018, a jury in San Francisco awarded a former school groundskeeper $289 million after it determined that Monsanto—which had been purchased by German conglomerate Bayer AG two months earlier—had failed to warn consumers about the possible risk, potentially leading to his cancer diagnosis. The following March, a jury awarded a second plaintiff $80 million in a similar case, and in May 2019, a California jury ordered Bayer to pay $2 billion to an elderly couple who had both developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup for decades — the largest jury award of the year thus far, and the eighth largest product defect claim in US history to date.
While the size of these jury awards have gotten much of the attention, they represent just a handful of the thousands of cases against Bayer that are currently working their way through the courts. To date, more than 300 federal lawsuits concerning Roundup alone have been filed against the Monsanto and Bayer.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or another form of cancer that you suspect may be related to Roundup, The Driscoll Firm, P.C. can help you fight this disreputable company and demand the justice you deserve.
Contact The Driscoll Firm, P.C. at 800-900-7704 to schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced Tennessee Roundup cancer lawsuit attorneys. We will tirelessly fight on your behalf to obtain the justice and the financial compensation you’re entitled.
What Makes Roundup Dangerous?
Like many of the most popular commercial herbicides on the market, glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup. Introduced in 1976, it has been marketed for decades for both residential and commercial applications, and has been used by homeowners and professional landscapers as well as farmers and other agricultural workers. It’s as ubiquitous at home improvement big boxes in suburban Nashville as it is at feed stores along the Mississippi.
It was shocking, considering its widespread use, when the World Health Organization (WHO) drafted a 2015 report which, along with several other independent studies, found a link between glyphosate use and the development of certain cancers. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, WHO’s cancer research division, saw a correlation between glyphosates and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma — and discovered that glyphosates can damage DNA in both animals and humans. As a result of these reports, some countries have gone so far as banning the sale of Roundup and other glyphosates entirely.
Who Is at Risk of Developing Cancer Due to Roundup Use?
For more than 40 years, Roundup was one of the most commonly employed herbicides in America, its use so widespread that in 2015 alone, it generated some $4.8 billion in revenue for Monsanto. Because of its ubiquity, all of the following professions are at a potentially heightened risk of Roundup-related cancer diagnosis:
- Farm Workers
- Garden Center Employees
- Those Who Tend Personal or Community Gardens
- Nursery Employees
Even homeowners and people who live close to commercial farms or other properties that regularly used Roundup could be at risk. And while the most common way to be exposed to Roundup is by accidentally breathing aerosol or spray fumes, it is also possible to have ingested glyphosates through contaminated food or water, or while cleaning up weed-killing chemicals.
What Are the Side Effects and Injuries Caused By Roundup?
Several medical studies, including those conducted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, have suggested a link between glyphosates —the active ingredient in Roundup and many other commercial herbicides—and the development of certain cancers, particularly:
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- B-Cell Lymphoma
Other secondary conditions that may be associated with glyphosate exposure include:
- 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
It is important to remember that many other risk factors may cause or contribute to these conditions. However, if you suspect that Roundup was responsible for any medical issues you suffer, it is in your best interest to seek out a medical examination and consider engaging legal representation.
Roundup and Tennessee
Agriculture is big business in Tennessee. More than 77,300 farms, spread across 10.8 million acres, carpet the state from the verdant hills abutting the Great Smokey Mountains in the east to the marshy Mississippi lowlands in the west. Farms account for some 41% of the total land in the Volunteer State, and produce everything from soybeans and wheat to vegetables and beef. Needless to say, anyone who worked in Tennessee’s varied agricultural industries could have been exposed to Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides — potentially leading to cancer and other ailments.
Why You Need the Tennessee Roundup Attorneys at The Driscoll Firm, P.C.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with non-Hodgin’s lymphoma or another form of cancer and you suspect it is related to Roundup use, you may be feeling lost, unsure of how to secure the justice and financial compensation to which you’re entitled. The experienced Tennessee Roundup lawsuit attorneys of the The Driscoll Firm, P.C. are here to help. We know what it takes to:
- Investigate the link between Roundup and your injuries and illnesses
- Work with professional experts in the medical and scientific communities
- Build a solid claim through fact-based research and hard evidence
- Negotiate a settlement with the manufacturing company and its insurers, ensuring the maximum payout possible
- Represent you in court if necessary
- Provide personal attention every step of the way
We strongly believe that no-one should be left facing mounting medical bills and uncertainty alone, especially when another party is at fault. Let us help you hold them responsible, and secure your future wellbeing.
How Do I File a Personal Injury Claim?
Our Tennessee Roundup claims attorneys are currently investigating Monsanto and its parent company Bayer for their failure to warn consumers about the potential dangers of their Roundup product, which has been linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other ailments. To find out if your case qualifies, you should take the following steps:
- Contact The Driscoll Firm, P.C. by calling 866-381-6136.
- Our Tennessee product liability attorneys will review your case to determine next steps. It is important to be as forthcoming as possible, and we encourage you to ask questions throughout this process.
- We will then determine if filing a Tennessee Roundup lawsuit is in the best interests of you and your family, and if we can represent your interests going forward.
Ultimately, it is up to you whether you want to pursue litigation and hold Roundup’s producers responsible for your injuries.
Should I File an Individual Lawsuit or Join a Class Action?
More than 300 federal lawsuits have been filed against Bayer AG, whose subsidiary Monsanto has been producing Roundup since the mid-’70s and is accused of failing to warn consumers of its potential health risks. However, as the number of suits continues to grow, many of these cases are being bundled together into Multi-District Litigation (MDL). An MDL makes it easier to litigate sprawling cases involving many plaintiffs, by placing all cases that share a common concern into a single district court. If your case is placed into an MDL that results in a judgment or settlement in the plaintiffs’ favor, you can expect to be paid a share commensurate to your injuries and damages.
What Compensation Can I Recover in a Roundup Lawsuit?
Lawsuits assign damages, a monetary award given to a plaintiff to compensate them for losses or injuries they’ve sustained at the hands of a defendant. Damages can include:
- Past and future medical expenses, in this case related to cancer treatment following Roundup exposure
- Lost wages due to an inability to work
- Past and future pain and suffering caused by your illnesses
- Punitive damages, awarded to punish a defendant for their actions and to reform their behavior in the future
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer or another ailment you believe was caused by exposure to Roundup, the experienced Tennessee product liability attorneys at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. want to talk to you. We have years of experience fighting on behalf of regular people who have been injured by large corporations, and passionately believe these bad actors should be held accountable for their negligence. You deserve compensation, and we want to help you get it.
Contact Our Tennessee Roundup Lawyers Today
Don’t continue to suffer alone because of an international conglomerate’s corporate greed. Contact The Driscoll Firm, P.C. at 800-900-7704, and set up a legal consultation with one of our committed Tennessee Roundup lawsuit attorneys today.