If you or your loved one used the Roundup weed killer religiously every time you wanted to get rid of weeds but have now contracted non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and don’t think there is a connection between the two, then think again, because there have been quite a handful of cases perpetrated by roundup that put the lives of many people into jeopardy. Whether you are in Seattle, Kirkland, Tacoma, or Bellingham, there have been a widespread a connection between Roundup and lymphoma.What is Roundup?
Roundup is a very commonly used and famous product to get rid of weeds, also known as a herbicide. The product was created by a company known for formulating agricultural chemicals, Monsanto. Founded in 1901, the company is now widely criticized for hiding important information which led to a slew of people being exposed to lymphoma cancer. While most people still agree that the chemical did an amazing job at getting rid of weeds, there is credible science proving that it also causes cancer in people.Why is Roundup Considered Dangerous?
The compound that acts as the key component to get rid of weeds has been studied ever since it was formulated in 1974. Researchers investigated the impact of this component on non-target subjects, and they found out that this compound is in fact associated with celiac disease, non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and cancer.
The compound prevalent in Roundup which is linked to diseases is known as glyphosate. In 2015 the World Health Organization went on to term the component as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Edibles grown to endure glyphosate contribute an alarming number of 90% of corn, soy and beet crops in the US alone. Therefore, getting affected by glyphosate is a matter of when rather than a matter of if.
CNN reported profiles of people, who upon exposure to Roundup developed lymphoma. This led to a class action product liability lawsuit to generate against Monsanto – the manufacturer of Roundup. Patients claimed that Monsanto withheld important information from their consumers and led them to use their product, which is a risk to people’s lives. Even after substantial evidence, Monsanto continues to deny the fact that Roundup is associated with any diseases. Contrary to their claims, people who have recently developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after coming into contact with Roundup.
The company’s own testing safety highlighted the risks associated with the product yet they continue to deny all the facts. Unlike the consumers of plants exposed to Roundup, famers are twice as likely to develop non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Grasping the risks of Roundup is not only important for the consumers and farmers, but it is crucial to safeguard the environment as well. If you have come into contact with Roundup then it is crucial that you get in touch with a lawyer to discuss your options. You may be eligible to claim for the suffering that the product put you through and the medical expenses you incurred.Why Bring a Claim Against Roundup?
If you, your family member, or a friend is going through the repercussions of using Roundup and you feel like it has seriously taken a toll on your well-being, then you should trust us when we say that you aren’t the only one.
There are hundreds of people that have come forward and shared the result of using Roundup, which has resulted into cancer. We understand that coming down with a condition as serious as cancer can take a toll on not only your physical health but the mental health of you and your family members and loved ones, which is why we encourage you to come forward and explore your options.
Below are some more pointers you need to be aware of if you are seeking help for your claim:
- Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup, in a statement said that their product is “safer than table salt”. The scientific evidence would suggest otherwise.
- One of Monsanto’s primary revenue streams comes from Roundup, which is harming the lives of farmers, many of whom are not aware of the risks associated with the product.
- In addition to the false advertisements that marketed the brand, there were false scientific proofs involved as well.
Over the past 20 years that scientists have been studying Roundup’s side-effects on humans, numerous health problems have been found to be present in people who been exposed to Roundup. In farming communities, in particular, there’s a connection between Roundup and attention deficit disorder. Other common problems that have arisen from Roundup exposure are:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Birth defects, including babies born without a major part of their brain
- Kidney disease
- Type two diabetes
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Cardiac disease
- Heart disease
- Liver disease
- ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease
- Inflammatory Bowl Disease, also known as leaky gut syndrome
- Gluten intolerance
- Multiple sclerosis
- Respiratory problems
- Non-hodgkin lymphoma
- Parkinson’s disease
- Pregnancy issues, including, but not necessarily limited to, miscarriages, stillbirths, and infertility
If you have had significant exposure to Roundup and developed lymphoma, you may have a claim against Roundup and its company, Monsanto, for your injuries. These cases are not easy to win and they are bitterly fought by Monsanto both on causation grounds and on damages grounds. Trying to negotiate with Monsanto directly is going to be very difficult, if not impossible, with an attorney who has the know-how and resources to bring the appropriate claim in court for your case.
Before discussing the damages element of your case, you first have to prove that Roundup actually caused your cancer, or whatever particular ailment you believe is connected with Roundup. You need the appropriate medical experts to make an opinion and draw a strong connection with your case to this. The Jackman Law Firm has the cadre of experts who can help you prove your case. Once the liability portion of your case is established, you can then move on and discuss the damages aspect of your case. Legally, you can recover the following damages for your case:
- Medical bills, past and future
- Lost wages, past and future
- Pain and suffering
- Out of pocket expenses
It is unlikely that the insurance company for Roundup will simply award you this money for your case unless you have a skilled and experienced attorney who can put on the appropriate evidence either at trial or prior to trial when your case is being negotiated. Feel free to call us for a free consultation.