Roundup Cancer Attorneys for People Who Live Near Commercial Farms
The herbicide, Roundup, was first introduced by the Monsanto company in the 1970s. By 2007, Monsanto’s Roundup had become the most popular herbicide in America.
Since its initial introduction into the market, the herbicide has become widely popular in countries all across the world. It is estimated that 1.4 billion pounds of Roundup are used to treat fields, farms, commercial property, and personal gardens and yards in over 160 countries each year.
The active ingredient in the herbicide, glyphosate, is a powerful chemical and now traces of it are being found in our water, air, soil, and even the food we eat. Sadly, there are many studies are now correlating glyphosate with several forms of cancer.
Monsanto – now owned by Bayer AG – is now facing thousands of lawsuits by individuals who have been harmed by their Roundup products. While the focus has been primarily on those who worked hands-on with the chemical, studies suggest that those simply living near commercial farms where Roundup was used also have a high risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancers as a result of their exposure.
If you lived near a commercial farm and developed illnesses you believe are a result of exposure to the herbicide Roundup, do NOT hesitate to contact the attorneys of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. today at 800-900-7704 or online for a FREE consultation. We can help you to uncover whether or not your illness is a result of Roundup and help you secure compensation if so.
Families Living near Commercial Farming Areas Experience Increased Risk of Health Disorders
Studies from over the last 30 years have shown that those living within close proximity to commercial agricultural farms face an increased risk of developing certain illnesses. Many of these illnesses are quite serious and can be fatal.
Health disorders such as birth defects, brain cancer, autism, infertility, increased risk of miscarriage, Parkinson’s Disease, immune system damage, leukemia, development brain damage in children, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, autoimmune disorders, arthritis, lupus and diabetes, have all been found to have certain levels of correlation with exposure to pesticides and herbicides.
Those living in these agricultural communities face an increased risk of developing health issues as a result of pesticide and herbicide residuals present in the air, soil, and water for weeks after the application of Roundup to crops. The presence of an agricultural worker at home could also increase the “take-home” exposure of those within the household.
As these herbicides and pesticides are designed to affect certain biological processes within organisms such as plants and insects, those same processes are affected in humans who are exposed to them.
Chronic low-level exposure is enough to cause long-term health issues over time.
If you live or lived near a commercial farm and developed cancer that you believe is a result of exposure to Roundup, contact the attorneys of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. today at 800-900-7704 to learn more about how we can help you.
Research Links Glyphosate in Roundup to Cancer
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) conducted a study on five pesticides to determine the possibility of them being able to cause cancer in humans. Glyphosate was one of the chemicals tested, and the investigation led the IARC to label the chemical as a “possible carcinogen to humans” (Group 2A). The IARC groups chemicals in this category as having a likelihood of causing cancer.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did come up with similar findings in 1995, stating that their research led them to conclude that glyphosate was a “probable human carcinogen” as well. The organization would, however, later change their position, stating that glyphosate actually posed a low toxicity threat to humans and was likely not cancer-causing.
However, new studies from 2019 which link glyphosate with cancer and which question the validity of the EPA claims include:
- The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) releasing a report which also supports the claims set forth by the IARC.
- A study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology reported links between glyphosate and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
- A meta-analysis in the Mutation Research/Reviews in Mutation Research reported a “compelling link” between glyphosate-based herbicides and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
- Some organizations have argued that the EPA’s classification of glyphosate disregards scientific evidence that points to the toxicity of the chemical.
Given the differences in research findings, the degree to which glyphosate has the capacity to cause cancer is not entirely defined and confirmed. Regardless of that matter, past users of the product are still coming forward with their health issues and their experiences surrounding exposure to Roundup.
Lawsuits allege that Monsanto has had knowledge of the risks associated with the herbicide all along, yet failed to make consumers aware of research findings.
Other countries have also been made aware of the findings linking glyphosate to health risks, and some have even stopped selling Roundup.
If you or a loved one are suffering from cancer after living near a commercial farm, it may be as a result of your exposure to Roundup. Contact the committed attorneys of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. today at 800-900-7704 to learn if you can file a claim against the vile company that caused your illness.
Of the thousands of lawsuits surfacing around exposure to Roundup, many individuals are alleging that the herbicide has caused them to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) and its subtypes.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a rare form of cancer that occurs in the body’s lymphatic system. This component of the circulatory system is essential to the immune system, which helps our body fight off disease and sickness.
The number of years an individual can live with NHL depends at what stage the cancer is in when it is discovered, but with early detection, there is a 71 percent chance of surviving 5 years after diagnosis.
If you live near a commercial farm and believe that you may have faced exposure to Roundup Weedkiller, be aware of the symptoms and signs related to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma so that you may get treatment as soon as possible if necessary.
Signs and symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma may include:
- Abdominal pain or swelling
- Chest pain or trouble breathing
- Night sweats
- Persistent fatigue
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Unexplained weight loss
Roundup lawsuits allege Monsanto continued to market their dangerous and defective product without warning consumers of the risks associated with the use and exposure. The Roundup lawsuit attorneys at The Driscoll Firm, P.C. are actively filing cases for individuals that claim their health issues are linked to exposure to glyphosate in Roundup herbicide products.
Call us today at 800-900-7704 if you have any questions about filing a Roundup lawsuit.
Roundup Lawsuit: Dewayne Johnson
In the summer of 2016, Dwayne Johnson, a former school groundskeeper in California filed a lawsuit against Monsanto alleging that his previous exposure to Roundup contributed to the development of his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Johnson reveals that he used the herbicide up to 30 times a year for decades.
His case was built off of existing research that glyphosate was a “possible carcinogen to humans.” After two years, in the fall of 2018, the San Francisco jury awarded Johnson $39 million in compensatory damages and $250 million on punitive damages.
Monsanto claims that although they have sympathy for Johnson, they still believe that there are over 800 scientific studies that ensure the safety of their herbicide over the past 40 years it has been in use.
Filing a Roundup Injury Claim
If you or a loved one have faced chronic exposure to Roundup and suffer from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other cancers linked to glyphosate, contact our compassionate attorneys right now.
When you seek the help of our experienced attorneys, we will work to determine if your circumstances qualify for a Roundup injury claim. We will start by examining your past exposure to the herbicide, evaluate your injuries and medical history, and work alongside a team of medical specialists, investigators, and other legal professionals to determine the validity of your claim.
Once we have determined if your case has enough grounds to hold Monsanto liable, you have the choice of filing an individual or class action lawsuit.
Our experienced lawyers know you may be dealing with a lot. On top of serious injuries, the worry of whether to file individually or class action lawsuit can be stressful. Let the Roundup lawsuit attorneys of The Driscoll Firm, P.C. offer our quality guidance and help to handle all the stressful legal matters while you focus on recovering.
If you have any questions about whether your situation qualifies you for a claim against Monsanto about which direction to take when filing, contact us today at 800-900-7704 for a FREE case evaluation. We can be of great assistance no matter what action you choose to take.