Were you diagnosed with cancer after being exposed to Roundup?
We recommend calling our experienced defective product lawyers to discuss your diagnosis and history of exposure to the popular weed killer. Your consultation is free, and we can help determine if you may be eligible to file a Roundup lawsuit to pursue compensation for damages you may have suffered. Our licensed attorneys have recovered millions in compensation for injury victims throughout Georgia. Founding partner Eric Roden is a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40. Having a consultation with us does not place you under any obligation to pursue a claim. We operate on a contingency fee basis, so if you have a case and you hire us to represent you, you will not be charged attorney’s fees unless we recover damages on your behalf.
Call Roden Law now for your free consultation at 1-844-RESULTS.
Am I Eligible to File a Roundup Lawsuit?
Anyone who was exposed to Roundup for a long period of time and developed some form of cancer may be eligible to file a lawsuit to pursue compensation for damages.
People who worked in the agricultural industry may have been exposed to the pesticide while spraying it on weeds for extended periods of time over many years. Certain jobs in this industry may have put people at greater risk of exposure, such as:
- Agricultural employees
- Professional landscapers
- Residential gardeners
- Golf course greens crews
Some of these workers may have been exposed to Roundup on an almost daily basis.
However, many others who do not work in these jobs could have been exposed. Many homeowners used Roundup on their lawns or gardens for years.
Reviewing Your Situation
Everyone’s situation is unique and that is why we encourage you contact our experienced attorneys to discuss legal options that may be available to you.
In a free consultation we may review a variety of factors to determine if you may be eligible to file a Roundup lawsuit. This could include:
- Your specific diagnosis
- If you knew about any potential risks of using this product
- How you were exposed to Roundup
- Length of exposure to Roundup
We are here to answer your questions and explain how we might be able to assist you.
Determining Liability for Your Diagnosis
There are many reasons why a product manufacturer or others in the supply chain could potentially be held liable for injuries to consumers from a defective product.
The thousands of Roundup lawsuits that have been filed in recent years cite a variety of reasons Monsanto (the manufacturer) should be held liable for people developing cancer:
- Monsanto misrepresented the safety of the product for the environment and consumers.
- The public was not warned that using Roundup may increase the risk of developing cancer.
- Monsanto knew that the glyphosate, Roundup’s main ingredient, was a carcinogen.
Product liability lawsuits are very complicated, and that is why you should strongly consider talking to one of our attorneys about your situation. If you have a case and hire our firm, we can handle the building of your case, including determining liability for your diagnosis. We have detailed knowledge of the laws that apply to product liability cases and what we need to prove in a lawsuit to have a chance of obtaining compensation on behalf of our clients.
What Kind of Compensation May be Available?
As with any lawsuit, the types and amount of compensation that may be available is based on the specific details of your situation. If you hire our defective product lawyers, we can review various factors to determine damages that might be available if we are eligible to file a lawsuit on your behalf.
Some of the damages that could be available, if you have a case, include:
- Hospital bills
- Appointments with doctors
- Imaging tests (MRIs, CT scans)
- Prescription medication
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering from your illness
The value of the damages that may be available in a lawsuit depends on many factors, including, but not limited to, the severity of your illness, the length of time you were exposed to Roundup and your long-term prognosis.
Punitive damages meant to punish the defendant in a lawsuit may only be awarded if there is evidence that the defendant willfully or maliciously engaged in conduct meant to harm you.
Our attorneys have detailed knowledge of the kinds of damages that may be available in a Roundup lawsuit.
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Recent Verdicts from Roundup Lawsuits
Monsanto is facing thousands of lawsuits over popular weed killer Roundup. A few of them have resulted in huge verdicts for victims, including a $2 billion jury verdict in May 2019 for a married couple who were both diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after they were exposed to Roundup over a period of more than 30 years.
The verdict included compensatory and punitive damages, as the jury found Monsanto’s actions displayed malice, oppression or fraud.
Just two months earlier, another jury in California awarded damages in a lawsuit against Monsanto over someone developing cancer. This time, the jury ordered the manufacturer to pay $80 million in damages to the victim.
The first Roundup lawsuit to go to trial resulted in a $289 million verdict for a former groundskeeper back in August 2018. According to the jury, being in regular contact with Roundup caused the groundskeeper to develop cancer. The jury also said Monsanto either knew or should have known Roundup was dangerous.
If you believe you may have a case because of your cancer diagnosis, contact Roden Law today to discuss your situation. One of our licensed defective product lawyers can review your situation and determine if you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Your consultation is completely free of charge.
Research Linking Roundup to Cancer
There are multiple studies linking glyphosate, the chemical in Roundup used to kill and control weeds, to an increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other forms of cancer.
This includes a study by the American Cancer Society from November of 2000, showing herbicides like glyphosate increased the risk of developing non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The International Journal of Cancer published another study in 2008 finding that glyphosate significantly increases the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Another study from 2014 revealed B cell lymphoma had a positive association with the herbicide glyphosate. The study also found pesticide exposure has a strong connection to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for people who work in agricultural settings. Researchers studied 25 years of literature to help them reach this conclusion. The study was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) brought in a group of 17 experts from around the world to review scientific evidence surrounding several herbicides, including glyphosate. Despite the IARC’s findings that glyphosate was likely putting consumers at a higher risk for developing several medical conditions and diseases, including cancer, Monsanto continues to stand behind its product, stating that it is safe.
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Call Roden Law Now to Discuss Possible Legal Options
The defective product attorneys at Roden Law welcome the chance to discuss your diagnosis and the ways it has affected your life. We know how to determine if you may be able to file a Roundup lawsuit and can discuss the damages you may be eligible to receive.
If you have grounds for a lawsuit and hire our firm, we are prepared to handle the legal process on your behalf so you can focus on treatment for your illness and being with your family. Our attorneys are dedicated to pursuing maximum compensation for injury victims, including victims of defective products.
Contact Roden Law now at 1-844-RESULTS. There is no cost or obligation for discussing your situation with our qualified attorneys.