Texas Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Attorneys
Did you or someone you love work in an industry that required you to use the weed-killing product Roundup? Roundup is thought to cause glyphosate-induced non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia, myeloma, or other forms of cancer. If you were recently diagnosed with cancer and believe that exposure to Roundup could be the cause, the Texas Roundup cancer lawsuit attorneys of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. want to speak to you. We fight for the rights of those who’ve been hurt by dangerous products, and it will be our goal to get you the full and fair compensation you’re owed.
Roundup is used widely in agriculture, landscaping and elsewhere because it was very effective against weeds, and it was not supposed to be harmful to people. By some estimates, over 4 billion tons of Roundup have been applied worldwide.
The Driscoll Firm handles complex product liability cases and large consumer class action cases. Much of the litigation we handle involve large corporations that have concealed the risks and dangers of using their products. If you think you have developed cancer due to Roundup exposure from your job or elsewhere, we would like to talk to you. We offer a free consultation to determine if you have a case and to decide how we should proceed with a winning legal strategy. We have recovered over $400 million for our clients in the last five years. Call us today at 800-900-7704 to set up a consultation.
If we take your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis. There will be no retainer and no fees. We will get our fee when we win your case in court.
Roundup Use in Texas
The agricultural sector in Texas is enormous: almost $24 billion in 2015. Agriculture-related employment in Texas is 14% of the workforce. Texas is a potential hotspot for cases involving the use of Roundup. The weed killer is widely used because it has proven effective against weeds that are hard to control, particularly in pastures. It works well against bamboo, Bermuda grass, common buckthorn, poison ivy, poison oak, and many other weeds that can limit the yield of crops and spoil gardens with weeds. It is used to protect money crops like:
- Cereals such as barley, wheat, and oats
- Oilseed rape
- Legumes including lentils, garbanzos, and soybeans
Corn ($1.2 billion) and cotton ($2.2 billion) are two of the biggest crops in Texas, and Roundup is commonly used in their cultivation. Many store-bought cereals favored by children contain trace amounts of the weed killer. As Texas corporate farms get larger in the state, the desire to increase crop yields provides an incentive to use the herbicide season after season, putting agricultural workers at risk of exposure to toxic levels of the Roundup.
How Does Roundup Exposure Cause Cancer?
Roundup’s active ingredient is glyphosate. The herbicide was discovered in the early 1970s, and it has since become one of the most commonly used agricultural chemicals in the world. One reason is that scientists discovered how to alter the genes of conventional crops so that they were glyphosate-resistant. This meant they could put Roundup in their fields without losing any of the plants they make money from, but all the weeds would be killed. This feature drove the use of Roundup way up.
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) studied five commonly used pesticides, including glyphosate. They found it was a 2-A carcinogen. Glyphosate creates an amino acid deficiency in weeds, which causes them to die; it also can potentially do the same to amino acids and bacteria in the human gut, which is why it can cause NHL and related cancers as well as celiac disease, a relatively rare metabolic disorder.
Monsanto steadfastly claims that Roundup is safe for humans, even though documents discovered during the recent lawsuits show that the company spent considerable time and resources planning strategies to keep the truth away from the public.
Why do you need a Roundup lawyer?
If you live in Texas, and you have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after significant exposure to Roundup, we want to help you recover damages from the chemical company. We have considerable experience working on product liability cases in Texas and at the federal level, and we can determine which venue is the best option for your case. We know the law, and we have years of legal research insight and access to resources to gather evidence and depose relevant executives and managers involved with manufacturing and marketing Roundup. We will also handle all communications and negotiations with the opponents.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a dangerous and possibly deadly form of cancer. We want to make sure you get the justice you deserve if your occupation of hobby exposed you to Roundup and made you sick. The chemical companies know how exposed they are on this issue, and they will fight very hard to beat this case in court. You need someone who will fight hard for you.
Compensation You Might Be Owed
Companies that produce products for commercial and consumer use have a responsibility to test them for harmful side effects, and they owe consumers a duty to warn them if they discover that an ingredient could cause them serious harm after use. When companies put profits ahead of consumer safety, they can and should be held legally accountable if the consumer becomes ill as a result.
Our firm would seek full and fair compensation on your behalf if you developed cancer after using Roundup. Depending on the specifics of your situation, you could be owed damages including payment for :
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages from missed work time
- Loss of future income and earnings
- Travel expenses to appointments and treatment
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
In a small set of circumstances, some people could be able to collect punitive damages from the company responsible for their condition. Be sure to contact an experienced Texas Roundup cancer lawyer like those at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. to discuss the specific types of compensation you could be eligible to collect.
How We Can Help
More lawsuits are being filed against Monsanto/Bayer alleging damages due to exposure to Roundup. As more innocent people discover that they’ve developed cancer due to exposure to this harmful product, there are more people just like you who deserve justice and compensation.
Our firm is currently evaluating cases for possible litigation. Every case must be evaluated carefully to determine whether it is eligible for filing a lawsuit, and also to determine which venue would be most likely to produce the desired result of obtaining damages and compensation for injuries suffered. This is one of the most important phases of a successful product liability lawsuit, and we will piece together all the available information regarding your exposure to Roundup to make a well-considered choice about whether you should pursue a legal remedy.
The Driscoll Firm, P.C. will give you and your Texas Roundup lawsuit personalized attention, and we will keep the lines of communication open throughout the process so you always know what is happening with your case. We routinely work with experts in the scientific and healthcare communities to be current on all the latest research about Roundup’s links to illness and injury. We will develop and file a solid product liability claim that is likely to win damages and compensation for you and your family, and then we will begin the process of negotiating with insurance companies and the chemical company’s lawyers. If the defendants do not offer a fair and reasonable settlement for damages, we will represent you in court.
This journey from illness and injury to winning a product liability claim against a massive chemical company with all kinds of resources is daunting and a little scary. But the civil litigation system is available to people exactly like you just for this kind of situation. It is there so you can have a forum to tell your side of the story and convince others that you should be compensated for your pain and injury. We will help you navigate this complex process and work with you every step of the way.
Contact a Texas Roundup Cancer Lawyer Today
The Driscoll Firm, P.C. has a long track record of success and we want to get you the justice you deserve. Call our compassionate attorneys at 800-900-7704 to set up a 100% free consultation. We want to hear from you, so call us now.