Hundreds of people nationwide are pursuing lawsuits against corporate giant Monsanto alleging its popular herbicide Roundup caused them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, among other types of cancers. Their claims focus on Monsanto’s failure to warn users of the possibility of a cancer risk.
If your doctor diagnosed you with non-Hodgkin lymphoma or another type of cancer after exposure to Roundup or other glyphosate-based herbicides, you should contact our office today by calling 631-600-0000. A Monsanto Roundup cancer lawsuit lawyer at Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. can evaluate the strength of your case and explain your options for compensation. We offer free case reviews, and you pay nothing unless we collect a payout in your case.
What Do I Need to Know About the Link Between Roundup and Cancer?
The active ingredient in Roundup, a weed killer, is glyphosate. Many agencies are currently conducting research on the effects of glyphosate on the body; however, California has already added glyphosate to its Proposition 65 list (substances known to cause cancer).
And while the effects are not fully known yet, hundreds of people across the nation are alleging that glyphosate caused them to develop cancer, specifically non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia, B-cell lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.
While farm workers, gardeners, and workers in garden centers and nurseries are more at-risk than others, consumers might also have been exposed to the chemical after using it on their lawns or consuming contaminated food or water.
What Is the Current Status of the Roundup Cancer Lawsuits?
There are more than 250 Roundup cancer suits organized into multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California as of November 2017. District Judge Vince Chhabria is leading this MDL through discovery and pre-trial proceedings before choosing several of the cases to serve as bellwether trials.
These cases will return to their original federal courts after the conclusion of the bellwether trials, unless they settle out of court before that time. Consolidating them into multidistrict litigation allows these cancer patients, survivors, and their families to save money by pooling resources and conducting all pretrial efforts as a group. Elsewhere, similar suits against Monsanto are pending in state courts in Missouri and Delaware.
Attorneys in the mass tort claim Monsanto has known about the link between Roundup and cancer development for decades and refused to share this information with the public. According to court documents, Monsanto falsified data, condemned studies that found links between its product and the development of cancer, and “led a prolonged campaign of misinformation to convince government agencies, farmers, and the general population that Roundup was safe.”
Monsanto continues to sell Roundup and related products without warning labels in most areas.
Even though the MDL and other litigation is already well underway, we are still accepting new claims stemming from the increased risk of cancer caused by Monsanto’s Roundup product. Your case may proceed as an individual lawsuit, or could qualify for one of the pending MDLs.
How Can I Talk to a Monsanto Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Lawyer?
If you suffered cancer or other ill effects after exposure to Roundup, you may need to enlist the help of Roundup attorneys.
Before we can pursue compensation, we will first need to establish that you have a viable claim. We can provide the guidance you need to start your case against Monsanto or other liable parties. We must also prove that your injury or illness exists by providing documentation such as medical records to support your claim. Then, we need to link your condition back to your exposure to Roundup.
Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. focuses on cases just like this. We can help you review the facts of your claim and develop a plan of action. Our focus is on ensuring victims of negligent pharmaceutical manufacturing or sales practices, or others harmed by toxic environmental substances obtain reimbursement for their losses and damages.
If we are able to prove your case, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call us today at 631-600-0000 to schedule your complimentary case evaluation with one of our Monsanto Roundup cancer lawsuit lawyers.