ROUNDUP CANCER WARNING
AVA Law Group, Inc. is currently investigating cases of those who have been exposed to the weedkiller Roundup and diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or other cancers. Roundup weedkiller has been widely used by farmers and homeowners across the world to keep crops, yards, and gardens free of weeds. However, Roundup's toxic active ingredient has been claimed to cause individuals' cancer diagnoses, like non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. If you were regularly exposed to Roundup weedkiller and then were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, you may be entitled to compensation through filing a lawsuit.
Allegations claim Roundup manufacturer Bayer's Monsanto Company knew of the health risks associated with Roundup for decades and still sold Roundup without warning the public. Their negligence should not dictate your suffering. Hold Monsanto accountable and contact AVA Law Group today. You may be entitled to a cash settlement for your injuries by filing a claim against Bayer's Monsanto.
ROUNDUP WEEDKILLER LAWSUITS
Roundup is a well-known herbicide first developed by the Monsanto Company (now owned by Bayer) in the 1970’s. Its popularity among consumers quickly made it a household name and a product widely used by homeowners, farmers, and gardeners. It’s been marketed by Monsanto as a safe, effective, and easy-to-use product since the 1970’s, earning over $4.8 billion in revenue in 2015 from Roundup sales. However, consumers have been deliberately left in the dark about the harmful secret of Roundup’s active ingredient: glyphosate.
WHAT WENT WRONG?
Glyphosate is a small compound designed to block an enzyme vital for plant growth. Its effectiveness made glyphosate a popular ingredient in many of the weedkillers and pesticides on the market for decades. It was first released for use in 1974, quickly becoming one of the most widely used weedkillers in the United States.
However, leading officials in cancer research and studies have linked long-term exposure to glyphosate to the development of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancers. After reviewing over 1000 published studies, in 2015 the International Agency of Research on Cancer (IARC) determined that glyphosate is "probably carcinogenic to humans." The IARC are the leading cancer authorities and only use published, peer-reviewed data to reach their conclusion. From studying sufficient data from human, animal, and mechanistic studies regarding glyphosate's potential cancer threat, the IARC concluded that glyphosate is hazardous to human health.
The constant spraying of glyphosate in herbicides often means it gets inhaled by users or absorbed into the skin. In fact, weeds regularly sprayed with Roundup adapt to the glyphosate over time, so farmers and homeowners often have to spray more and more heavily to effectively get rid of weeds. This increase in spraying increases individuals' risk of accidentally ingesting or inhaling Roundup. Glyphosate accidentally ingested or inhaled through weedkiller exposure passes through the body relatively quickly. But, regular inhalation and ingesting of Roundup can have a toxic impact on people's health in the long term.
Roundup has and has potentially caused the following types of cancers in consumers who have been exposed to Roundup on a regular and consistent basis:
- Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Follicular Lymphoma
- Skin Lymphoma
- Burkitt Lymphoma
- Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
- Mantel Cell Lymphoma
- Hairy Cell Leukemia
- Large B-Cell Lymphoma
- Multiple Myeloma
Symptoms of Roundup-caused cancer vary, but symptoms diagnosed may include the following:
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Chest pain
- Swelling of the belly or abdomen
- Weight loss or loss of appetite
- Shortness of breath
If you were regularly exposed to Roundup weedkiller and are experiencing any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately.
ROUNDUP INJURY LAWSUITS
Claims filed by injured Roundup users state Monsanto has known about the extreme health hazards of using Roundup weedkiller for decades and still knowingly sold the herbicide to the public. In fact, recent Roundup trials revealed that Monsanto officials not only ignored experts' warnings on the cancer risks of glyphosate in Roundup weedkiller, but they cherry-picked scientific evidence that leaned in their favor AND helped to "ghostwrite" studies that promoted glyphosate use.
For decades Monsanto company has dodged allegations that glyphosate in Roundup is a carcinogen, but recent Roundup trials have held the company accountable for their actions and gotten justice for Roundup victims.
In the first Roundup case to go to trial, the jury found Bayer's Monsanto liable for causing a groundskeeper's terminally ill cancer diagnoses from regular exposure to glyphosate in the herbicide. In the landmark verdict, Monsanto was ordered to pay $289 million in damages for their negligence and to compensate the injured groundskeeper.
In March 2019, a jury found Bayer-Monsanto’s weedkiller guilty of causing a California homeowner's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and awarded him 80 million in damages for his pain and suffering. If Monsanto had properly warned users about the dangers of glyphosate, these individuals could have taken more precautions when using Roundup or could have chosen not to use it at all. Monsanto's lack of warning removed individuals' right to choose, and their negligence has caused mass suffering across the world.
Time to recover compensation may be limited for Roundup weedkiller victims. AS part of the federal multidistrict litigation for Roundup weedkiller injury cases, Bayer's Monsanto and plaintiffs are currently discussing the possibility of a Roundup weedkiller settlement to resolve the thousands upon thousands of Roundup claims currently pending in the federal courts. Don't wait and miss your opportunity for justice: call AVA Law Group today.
Roundup Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been exposed to Roundup weedkiller and developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or a related cancer, contact the Roundup injury lawyers at AVA Law Group today. Our personal injury attorneys are renowned across the United States for fighting aggressively for clients and successfully recovering compensation to help them heal from their injuries. When you partner with AVA Law Group, we connect you with these lawyers with proven track records of success for clients, so you are matched up with the best attorney to meet your specific case needs.
To learn more about how AVA Law Group can help you with your legal needs, call us today at 1.866.4.AVALAW. We ensure that you always talk with one of our live professionals, never an automated response service. We care about your voice and case needs, so we work diligently to take the hassle out of the process of filing a product liability lawsuit.