Roundup Lawsuit | Weed Killer | Phillips Law Group
On August 10, 2018, a California jury ruled that Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer caused a former school groundskeeper to develop terminal cancer. The jury ruled that Monsanto knew or should have known about the risks of this product.
The former groundskeeper was awarded $289 million in compensatory and punitive damages ”“ punitive damages are not meant to compensate for damages but to punish the liable party and help prevent others from engaging in similar conduct.
This was the first Roundup lawsuit to go to trial ”“ thousands of lawsuits have been filed by victims and loved ones alleging the weed killer gave them cancer. Monsanto has continued to deny these claims and seeks to appeal this latest verdict.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or another form of cancer after using Roundup, you may be able to file a lawsuit against Monsanto to pursue compensation.
Contact our Phoenix defective products attorneys at Phillips Law Group to schedule a free, no obligation consultation. We can review your case and determine if you have grounds to file a Roundup lawsuit. Our lawyers work on contingency which means there are no upfront legal fees or costs. We do not get paid unless we help you receive adequate compensation.
How Does the Roundup Weed Killer Work?
Roundup weed killer is a popular herbicide manufactured by the agricultural giant Monsanto. It was first introduced into the market in 1974 and is commonly used by farmers, landscapers and homeowners alike on lawns, gardens and fields.
The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, a broad-spectrum and non-selective herbicide designed to be toxic to plants. It kills most plants it comes in contact with right down to the root. Glyphosate can also be found in many other herbicides.
Roundup weed killer is applied by spraying the product onto the leaves. Glyphosate works its way through the plant destroying any unwanted weeds. It takes between 10 to 30 minutes for the treated area to dry. The majority of Roundup products deliver visible results in several hours.
Roundup Cancer Risks
Several studies and thousands of lawsuits that have been filed have linked use of Roundup with serious health complications, including an increased risk of developing cancer, such as:
- Burkitt lymphoma
- B-cell lymphoma
- Mantle cell lymphoma
- Follicular lymphoma
- Marginal zone b-cell lymphoma
One of the most common forms of cancer linked to Roundup is non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, also referred to as NHL. It is a type of cancer that starts in the white blood cells in the body’s immune system. When the body produces too many of these cells, cancerous tumors start to develop and spread. People diagnosed with this disease often develop cancerous white blood cells in their lymph nodes, but it can spread to other parts of the lymphatic system including the lymphatic vessels, tonsils, spleen and bone marrow.
Common symptoms of NHL and other types of cancer linked to Roundup may include:
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Belly pain or swelling
- Night sweats
- Unexplained weight loss
- Chronic fatigue
- Chest pain
- Trouble breathing
If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical treatment right away. If you have cancer, you want to begin treating it as soon as possible because it may be easier to treat in the early stages. A qualified medical professional can review your symptoms and work to determine what is going on and what treatments to use.
If you do have cancer, treatment can painful, debilitating and invasive. You may need to go through procedures such as chemotherapy, radiation treatment, immunotherapy and stem-cell transplants. These treatments can be very expensive and cause tremendous pain and suffering. They can also make it difficult to work to support yourself and your family.
This is why if you have been exposed to Roundup and you think it may have caused you to develop cancer, it is in your best interest to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Consult a defective product lawyer attorney at our firm to discuss your case during a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation through filing a Roundup lawsuit. This could not only cover current medical expenses and other damages, but also damages you suffer in the future.
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Studies on the Risks of Roundup
Monsanto points to various studies that show no link between Roundup and cancer, including studies funded by the company itself. However, there are many other studies that have linked the weed killer to serious health issues like cancer.
According to a study published in the American Cancer Society journal Cancer, there is an increased risk for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma among people exposed to herbicides and fungicides.
The International Journal of Cancer published a similar study nearly a decade later. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, was associated with a significant increase in the risk of developing lymphoma.
In 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued a warning about the potential link between Roundup and cancer. The data collected by a group of cancer researchers cited the active ingredient glyphosate as being probably carcinogenic or cancer-causing to people. The agency based this finding on numerous studies of exposure to this chemical among human beings.
Looking at the long-term effects of Roundup, a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that the average levels of glyphosate in older adults’ urine increased between 1993 and 2016. Samples were taken from older adult farmers living in Southern California between 1993 and 2016 who were in direct contact with the herbicide. The study also found that genetically modified crops contained glyphosate when they were harvested.
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Roundup Lawsuits That Have Been Filed
The $289 million verdict in the case of the former school groundskeeper could open the floodgates for many more lawsuits over Roundup weed killer products.
Thousands of Roundup lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto by people who have suffered serious health consequences, including cancer patients and their families. These lawsuits make various allegations against Monsanto:
- The company exposed people to Roundup’s active ingredient glyphosate, and this can cause cancer
- Monsanto knew that exposure to glyphosate presented severe health risks
- Monsanto failed to warn consumers about the risks of cancer from using Roundup products
- Misrepresenting Roundup’s health and environmental risks, including taking steps to cover up the lack of safety and effectiveness of the product
Monsanto continues to fight against these lawsuits and other allegations, claiming their product is harmless for people to use.
If you or a loved one has been exposed to Roundup and has developed cancer like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, you may be entitled to receive various forms of compensation for your suffering.
To determine if you are entitled to file a Roundup lawsuit, contact one of our experienced lawyers at Phillips Law Group. We can review your case and determine all the options available to you.
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Contact a Defective Product Attorney Now
To learn more about your legal rights, contact a skilled defective product attorney at Phillips Law Group. If your cancer was caused by exposure to Roundup, we may be able to file a lawsuit to attempt to hold Monsanto accountable and pursue compensation for your damages.
Our team of lawyers will provide you with a no obligation, legal consultation to review your claim and determine whether your cancer diagnosis is related to exposure to Roundup.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no upfront costs or fees to worry about. Let us help you obtain the fair compensation you are entitled.
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