One of the most popular chemicals used in killing weeds in agriculture and gardens is Roundup. It is a registered trademark of Monsanto, which first developed the weed killer in 1970. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup and works by targeting an enzyme that only exists in plants. More than 750 herbicide products containing glyphosate are sold to agricultural workers in the United States.
However, Roundup weed killer and similar products were found to cause cancer. Agricultural workers with more significant exposure to glyphosate have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) 41% more often than people who do not use the product.
If you have received a diagnosis of the disease and have been exposed to Roundup weed killers, you can work with the law firm of Nessler & Associates to start a case against Monsanto. Our attorneys have considerable experience with filing product liability lawsuits and achieving results.
Exposure to Glyphosate May Harm Human Health
Scientists have conducted hundreds of studies on the health of animals and humans exposed to Roundup. Unfortunately, the quality and results of the studies vary widely.
Glyphosate May Cause Several Health Problems
The University of Washington found that Roundup exposure increases the risk of NHL by 1.41%. Other health problems that glyphosate might cause include leukemia, liver disease, and endocrine disruption. These issues have all appeared in animal studies.
One study showed a possible link between animal glyphosate exposure and congenital deformities. It also suggests that glyphosate might also cause these defects in humans.
Cancer Studies Have Conflicting Results
The International Agency for Research on Cancer declared glyphosate a probable human carcinogen in 2015. NHL, the most common form of cancer linked to glyphosate, affects the immune system.
There was no correlation between the use of glyphosate and cancers such as NHL in a study published in 2017. Despite this, the study found that glyphosate use may be linked to acute myeloid leukemia.
If you have developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia, or any other disease linked to Roundup, an attorney with knowledge of product liability laws can help you build a case. Getting legal advice from a qualified lawyer gives you the best chance of filing a successful claim. Let the legal professionals at Nessler & Associates help you get the settlement you deserve.
How Nessler & Associates Can Help
Our legal team can handle your case from start to finish. We can examine your records during the initial case review and tell you what to expect during the legal process.
Calculate Your Damages
We can review your medical records and bills to determine your economic damages. Medical and financial experts can also assist us with assessing the value of your claim. This amount includes the cost of your medical treatment, lost income, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and mental anguish.
Product Liability Experience
We understand what it takes to win a product liability case. We can cite studies to support your claim and dispute those challenging it. We can also refer to a network of safety expert witnesses with knowledge of exposure to Roundup who can testify on your behalf.
Take Individual Cases to Court
We can also prepare a legal strategy and take your case to court for the best possible outcome. Our legal experience and knowledge in product liability have helped us win millions of dollars for past clients. A past client received $1.7 million in compensation for a defective seat belt buckle, resulting in the client’s partial paralysis.
Monsanto has set aside a fund in excess of $10 billion to pay future cancer settlements. This fund provides compensation at levels similar to a class action lawsuit. We can take your case to trial if the award from the fund does not cover your damages.
The legal representation from Nessler & Associates ensures you have the best chance of getting your compensation. In addition, we can help hold the company accountable for your cancer or other illness.
Roundup Multi-District Litigation Details
The courts use multi-district litigation when thousands of plaintiffs file similar cases against one defendant. This process cuts time and expense for both sides and lightens court dockets. All cases get transferred to one jurisdiction so one judge can manage the whole matter.
The court transferred all Roundup cases to the United States Northern District Court of California. District Judge Vince Chhabria presides over the broad issues regarding the matter. The plaintiffs and the company are awaiting final approval of a class action settlement.
Court Documents Show the Complicated Nature of the Legal Process
It was found that Monsanto works closely with the Environmental Protection Agency and other groups to influence the court regarding the toxicity of Roundup.
As of July 2022, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel told the EPA to rethink its opinion that Roundup doesn’t pose any unreasonable risk to the public and the environment. The panel pointed to multiple studies proving the link between exposure to glyphosate use and an increased risk of NHL.
They also noted that the EPA lacked enough evidence and reasoning to support its conclusion that NHL didn’t cause cancer. This opinion from the panel can help protect the legal rights of plaintiffs for compensation for their illnesses.
A Win for the Plaintiffs
There have been Roundup cases in which plaintiffs were able to win compensation. In 2021, the jury awarded Edwin Hardeman over $25 million despite the company appealing it. The company also filed an appeal with the Supreme Court in an attempt to restrict its liability; they lost the appeal in June 2022. The company’s losses reveal that plaintiffs have a better chance of winning compensation against the company that has caused them harm.
Let a Product Liability Lawyer Help You
Filing a lawsuit against a major company can be challenging if you believe you have been exposed to Roundup weed killer and received a diagnosis of NHL. You can contact the attorneys with Nessler & Associates to take legal action against the company that caused your cancer or other illness. Defending our clients’ rights to fair compensation is our top priority.
We work on a contingency fee basis, so you do not owe us anything unless we win. Nessler & Associates at (800) 727-8010 for a no-obligation free consultation to learn how we can assist you in filing a Roundup lawsuit.