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If you’ve used the weedkiller Roundup and have been diagnosed with cancer, we can explain your options for a Roundup lawsuit. You may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills and other damages caused by this dangerous product. The widely used Roundup herbicide has come under intense scrutiny for its links to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL). Some studies have also connected it to multiple myeloma, liver cancer, brain cancer, leukemia, and other forms of cancer.
Roundup has been on store shelves since the early 1970s. Although Roundup’s manufacturer has been aware of the link between Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and their product for many years, the company has negligently continued to make it available to consumers. They have also resisted attempts to add warning labels about the potential cancer risk to the product.
We want the manufacturer to be held responsible for the damage its product has caused. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or another cancer and think that Roundup might be to blame, contact the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant by calling (713) 973-8888, or toll-free 1 (800) 444-5000. You don’t have to go it alone in seeking compensation for your injuries. Our experienced Roundup lawyers, including worker compensation lawyers, will stand by your side in a Roundup cancer lawsuit.
Large Awards in Every Roundup Cancer Lawsuit that Has Gone to Trial
There have been three Roundup lawsuits against Monsanto that have gone to trial. Each has resulted in huge jury awards. (*Past outcomes do not guarantee future recoveries.) In the most recent, a husband and wife who were both diagnosed with cancer were awarded over $2 billion dollars. A California jury awarded $289 million in damages in a San Francisco case. And in another case, a jury awarded $80 million in damages. Even though all these awards are being appealed, the successful verdicts show that the juries believed there is solid evidence that Roundup causes cancer, in spite of the manufacturer’s denials.
In the most recent win for Roundup victims, Bayer, which purchased Monsanto in 2018, announced on June 24, 2020 that it would pay $10 billion to resolve thousands of current Roundup lawsuits. More than $1 billion of that settlement amount has been set aside for possible future Roundup cancer claims.
If you have become ill after using Roundup, we can advise you about damages you might be able to get from Bayer in a Roundup cancer lawsuit. Call us today at (713) 973-8888 to schedule a free consultation.
Damages in a Roundup Lawsuit
In the three cases that went to jury trial, large punitive damages were awarded, as well as other compensation. Punitive damages, also called exemplary damages in Texas, are intended to punish wrongdoers for their extreme negligence and discourage future negligence.
Other types of damages that may be available in a Roundup cancer case include compensation for:
- Current and future medical bills, including prescription drugs, can be daunting. (If you’ve suffered drug-related injuries, consult a drug injury lawyer for legal guidance.)
- Lost time at work while undergoing medical treatment
- Loss of earning capacity if your work is limited or you cannot work again
- Pain and suffering for physical pain and emotional trauma
- Incidental expenses such as travel costs and parking at medical appointments
- Wrongful death if your family member has died from cancer caused by Roundup use.
Every case is different when it comes to damages and the amount of compensation you might be able to get. Our product liability lawyers in Houston will review your unique Roundup cancer case to determine what damages to ask for. Contact us today at (713) 973-8888 to arrange a free consultation.
Our Roundup Lawyers Think Negligent Companies Should Be Held Accountable
We believe that when a company develops and continues to sell a dangerous product that causes illness, they should be held responsible. Profits should not be more important than people’s lives. If you have Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or another cancer that you believe was caused by Roundup, it is within your rights to bring a Roundup cancer lawsuit.
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and other cancers are potentially deadly diseases that often have life-altering consequences. Cancer treatment is incredibly costly. You should not have to pay the financial price because of a company’s negligent behavior in selling a defective product. You are already paying the physical and emotional costs. If you or a loved one has been affected by such a situation, it may be crucial to consult with a defective device lawyer for legal assistance and potential compensation.
The accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant wants to make sure that Bayer compensates you and other victims of Roundup exposure. Call our Roundup lawyers today for a free consultation at (713) 973-8888.
How Does Roundup Cause Cancer?
As one of the world’s most popular weedkillers, Roundup is used by gardeners, groundskeepers, homeowners, landscapers, farmers, and others. There are several types of Roundup, and buyers can purchase varieties developed for different plants, climates, and uses. People who have used it frequently over the years or who have accidentally been sprayed with it or spilled it on themselves may be at the highest risk of illness.
The three main ingredients in Roundup are glyphosate, a surfactant called POEA, and water. Two of these ingredients have links to cancer:
- Glyphosate – Glyphosate (“Gly”) is the herbicide component in Roundup. It is linked to several types of cancer, most notably Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
- Surfactant – The surfactant is the substance that causes the solution to stay on a plant, allowing the glyphosate to bore in and kill the weed. Roundup has used POEA as a surfactant, even though it has also been identified as a carcinogen.
Signs of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma That May Be Associated with Roundup Use
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that can manifest itself almost anywhere in the body. It could spread to the lymph nodes, bone marrow, digestive tract, spleen, and other places where lymph tissue is present. Lymphomas come in many forms, ranging from slow-acting to aggressive varieties.
Signs and Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
According to the American Cancer Society, signs and symptoms of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma include:
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Sweating and chills
- Weight loss
- Swollen abdomen
- Feeling full after only a small amount of food
- Chest pain or pressure
- Shortness of breath or cough.
If you have used Roundup regularly and have these signs and symptoms, you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. If left untreated, lymphoma can spread to other parts of the body. Don’t delay in seeing a doctor. Additionally, if you believe your illness is linked to Roundup exposure and suspect medical malpractice, it’s essential to consult with a medical malpractice lawyer for legal guidance and potential recourse.
For legal assistance, call the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant at (713) 973-8888.
Roundup Manufacturer Refuses to Admit Cancer Risk
The United Nation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has called glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, “a probable human carcinogen.” A 2019 study from the University of Washington said that exposure to glyphosate increased the risk of some cancers by up to 40%. According to an article in National Geographic, “studies found glyphosate in farmworkers’ blood and urine, chromosomal damage in cells, increased risks of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in some people exposed, and tumor formation in some animal studies.”
In spite of the growing body of research linking glyphosate and cancer, Monsanto and Bayer have continued to deny the negative health effects of Roundup exposure. Bayer said in its settlement announcement that the settlement contains no admission of “liability or wrongdoing.”
For people who used Roundup regularly and are ill, the manufacturer’s denials of wrongdoing probably do not ring true. We can help you hold Bayer accountable through a Roundup cancer claim. Call us to schedule a free consultation at (713) 973-8888 or toll-free 1 (800) 444-5000.
Your Legal Options for a Roundup Lawsuit in Houston
Whether you used Roundup at work or at home, if you have been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after repeated exposure, you might be able to get compensation through a product liability lawsuit.
At the accident and injury law office of Terry Bryant, we take these Roundup cancer cases very seriously. We believe that a victim should not have to pay the costs associated with their condition when it is caused by a negligent company. Our firm assists people in pursuing product liability claims, which can be a vital way for victims to cope with the overwhelming financial consequences of a dangerous product.
If you or a loved one would like to meet with our attorneys to discuss a Roundup cancer lawsuit, or even if you are not yet sure about bringing a claim but have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Roundup lawyers, contact us today by calling (713) 973-8888 or filling out our online form.