Will There Be More Roundup Cancer Lawsuits?Oct 23, 2019 Class Actions Legal Blog Ohio Personal Injury Wrongful Death
Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC
Roundup is a weed killer that has been widely used in the United States on crops, lawns, sidewalks, driveways, parks, and golf courses. It was first introduced in 1974 after Monsanto, an agricultural manufacturing company discovered that glyphosate blocks the proteins necessary for plant growth, killing weeds as a result.
In the 1980s, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suspected that glyphosate may lead to cancer. Since they lacked proof at the time, nothing materialized. However, in recent years, there has been significant evidence showing a correlation between glyphosate and a blood cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
This has led to several lawsuits across the country, mainly by farmers, landscapers, avid gardeners, groundskeepers and others who have used Roundup frequently.
If you or a loved one have been harmed by this weed killer, contact our Ohio personal injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick. We can ensure your rights are protected.
Call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW today. We offer free, no-risk consultations, and you owe us nothing unless you recover compensation
How Many Roundup Cancer Lawsuits Have There Been?
In 2015, after evidence by the International Agency for Research on Cancer was published and showed that Roundup indeed causes cancer, the first wave of lawsuits were filed. Eventually, there were hundreds and then thousands of cases filed.
To date, more than 18,000 Roundup cancer lawsuits have been filed in the United States. Bayer, the company that acquired Monsanto, Roundup’s manufacturer was initially ordered to pay a total of $2.37 billion in damages. Since then, the jury awards have been reduced to almost $190 million.
Lawyers are continuing to accept more Roundup cancer lawsuits so if you recently discovered that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after exposure to Roundup, it’s not too late to contact a lawyer and file a claim against Bayer.
Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma From Roundup
If you or a loved one have used Roundup in your personal and professional life and you notice any of the following symptoms, it is in your best interest to visit a doctor and get checked out for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
- Swollen lymph nodes in the armpits, groin, and/or neck
- Night sweats or fever
- Weakness and fatigue
- Unexplained weight loss
- Chest pain
- Breathing challenges
- Skin itching
Why Consult a Lawyer
In the event you find out that these symptoms are in fact cancer, you have the right to file a claim against Bayer and may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
A lawyer will have to collect evidence to build a case that proves Bayer was aware of the dangers of glyphosate in Roundup but failed to take adequate measures to protect you from harm. They’ll have to demonstrate how Bayer’s failure to warn directly led to your cancer diagnosis. They may do this by closely reviewing your medical records, interviewing witnesses, consulting doctors and other medical professionals, and serving as your advocate during negotiations or a trial.
Also, if you lost a loved one to cancer that was caused by Roundup exposure, a lawyer can help you file a wrongful death claim.
Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick
If you believe Roundup has hurt you or a family member, contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick right away. We can evaluate your situation and inform you of your legal options.
Call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW for a free consultation. Time is of the essence, so don’t wait to contact us.