When you first learned that you had cancer, you also had questions. How advanced is the condition? What can be done? And why did this happen to you?
This last question might have your doctors stumped. But if you’ve been exposed to Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer regularly, that might be the answer you’re looking for. Research now shows that Roundup might cause cancer, and the greater the exposure, the greater the increase in cancer risk.
Console and Associates has 25 years of experience handling personal injury claims. Over that time, we’ve worked with law firms across the country, including those that handle Roundup lawsuits. If we cannot handle a claim, our goal is to connect you with an experienced attorney who can. If you suffered as a result of exposure to Roundup, call today. We’ll ask you a few questions so that we can put you in touch with the right attorney.
Wondering if you should pursue a Roundup claim? You should always speak to an attorney, but there are a few things to consider.
You should make it a priority to find out more about Roundup injury claims if:
1. You Have a History of Exposure to Roundup Weed Killer.
The more you’re exposed to Roundup weed killer, the more this probable carcinogen can raise your cancer risk. This means individuals who use the chemical on a regular basis are in the most danger.
It’s more likely that Roundup caused your cancer if you have worked as a:
If you have any reason to believe that you have endured a higher than average rate of weed killer exposure, even if you haven’t worked in these occupations, it’s worth finding out more.
2. You’ve Been Diagnosed With, or Suspect That You Have, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Glyphosate, the chemical used in Roundup and other weed killers, has been linked to a number of different cancers, but particularly Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Researchers have studied the link between Roundup and this cancer more thoroughly than others.
If you think you have cancer, you must see a doctor right away. Early detection and treatment can greatly increase your chances of survival and recovery.
3. Your Condition Is Causing Your Family to Suffer.
Cancer can affect your life in so many ways. Your health deteriorates. You feel sick and weak all the time. It can be hard just to make it through another day of the pain. The treatment needed to fight cancer can make you feel even worse.
You can’t do the things you used to do, the things that made your life worthwhile. And your loved ones are suffering, too. You miss the life you had before you got sick.
Speaking of things you can’t do, that includes working. You’re too sick to do your job. Whether you’re missing days sporadically, only when you feel the worst, or taking an extended sick leave, this can harm your family’s financial well-being.
You shouldn’t have to worry about money at a time like this. But too many families do, especially when the medical bills start piling up. Treating cancer can cost you thousands, and often tens of thousands, of dollars. Having health insurance may not protect you as much as you think.
No matter how your cancer has affected your life, you deserve compensation for your damages.
Where’s the evidence of the Roundup cancer link? It’s been published in medical and scientific journals for more than a decade and a half. But the public is only now learning about the danger glyphosate can pose, and that’s not right.
Although the IARC didn’t call out glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen, until 2015, concerns over the safety of the chemical have lingered for decades. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) first expressed concerns over the safety of glyphosate in the 1980s, just a decade after U.S. farmers began using the chemical as a pesticide.
But the EPA decided in 1991 that there was a lack of convincing evidence of carcinogenicity., In fact, Roundup has historically been listed, among the least toxic pesticides, according to National Public Radio.
So despite these early warnings, Roundup has stayed on the market for decades. During that time, many agriculture and farming professionals have unknowingly exposed themselves to a probable carcinogen over and over, year in and year out.
Much of the evidence of Roundup causing cancer relates to lymphoma. Lymphoma is a blood cancer. Hodgkin lymphoma develops in the blood and bone marrow but happens to be, one of the most curable forms of cancer, according to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is more likely to affect the lymph nodes and tissues. Different forms of non-Hodgkin grow at different speeds, some slowly, but others aggressively. Not only is non-Hodgkin lymphoma sometimes more difficult to cure, but it’s also the form of cancer most closely linked to Roundup.
A number of studies completed around the world, all point to a connection between Roundup and lymphoma.
A Canadian study found that the more subjects were exposed to glyphosate, the greater the risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers reported in 2001.
Just two years later, researchers in the United States found a similar link when studying Roundup exposure and NHL incidence among Midwest farmworkers, according to the Occupational and Environmental Medicine journal.
How much does Roundup increase cancer risk? It’s hard to put a number on it, but Swedish researchers found some alarming data in 2008. They found that exposure to glyphosate doubles your risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma within the next 10 years, the International Journal of Cancer reported.
When you pursue a Roundup lawsuit, you will have the chance to hold the weed killer’s manufacturer accountable.
This means discovering the truth about the company’s negligent behaviors, which can help you finally answer the question of why this happened.
It also means seeking money damages to pay for all that you have lost because of cancer.
In the legal arena, we call the harm you suffered in an accident, including accidental exposure to a carcinogenic chemical, damages.
Some damages are economical, based on financial losses. These damages, such as medical bills, often have a clear numerical figure associated with them.
Other damages are what we call non-economic. The pain you have to endure because of cancer or the decline in the quality of your life would be non-economic damages. These losses are difficult to put a price on, but you still deserve to be compensated for them.
Some of the damages you can sue for in a Roundup claim include:
If you lost a loved one to cancer caused by Roundup, then your family may have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim against Monsanto.
While most cases are still pending, one dying plaintiff’s claim was granted expedited trial on August 10, 2018, due to California state laws.
Disclaimer: Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
Jury Awards $289 Million In Roundup Cancer Case
The jury at the Superior Court of California awarded former school groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson, $250 million in punitive damages and about $39 million in compensatory damages. Johnson, 46, alleged that heavy contact with the herbicide caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The state Superior Court jury agreed that Roundup contributed to Johnson’s cancer and Monsanto should have provided a label warning of the potential health hazard. Although Johnson was the first cancer patient to take Monsanto to trial over Roundup, many cases are predicted to follow.
Now that you know the truth about Roundup weed killer and cancer, you’re starting to see how much harm Monsanto Roundup has caused you. You’re realizing that you need to take action. If the manufacturer doesn’t have to face the consequences, there’s no telling how many others will develop cancer from Roundup, just like you did.
But getting a Roundup injury lawsuit started can seem like a daunting task. Where do you even start?
A Roundup injury attorney can take the pressure off of your family. The attorney we put you in contact with will handle all aspects of the claim, including:
You’ll only have one chance to get the compensation your family deserves.
No one should have to fight cancer. However, due to years of exposure to a chemical Monasato claimed was safe, you’re battling Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. You don’t have to face it alone.
You won’t have to pay to speak to an attorney about your claim. If they take your case you won’t have to worry about legal fees or expenses. Every law firm within our network operates on a contingency fee model. Your lawyer won’t get a dime until they win your case.