Roundup Weed and Grass Killer is an herbicide that many people use. The product, made by Monsanto, has been marketed as a safe product. As a result, it has permeated the market as a common household item and an important product for major industries such as agriculture. But the product’s safety has come into question.
Many people who have used this product have been diagnosed with cancer, which they believe is a result of Roundup’s main chemical, glyphosate. Victims are currently filing lawsuits against Monsanto for selling this unsafe product when the company knew about its dangers and never warned consumers. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and believe glyphosate exposure may have caused it, filing an Omaha Monsanto Roundup lawsuit with the help of an attorney from Welsh & Welsh PC, LLO may allow you to potentially receive compensation that can aid your recovery process.
How Can Roundup Weed Killer Affect Your Health?
Roundup Weed and Grass Killer has been the alleged cause of the following cancers: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia. Let’s take a look into what these different cancers are.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is the formation of malignant cells in the lymph system. While the cancer can be indolent or aggressive, it’s a serious disease that can be life-threatening. Types of this illness typically start in B lymphocytes, which are responsible for making antibodies to fight infection. Those with adult Non-Hodgkin lymphoma may feel symptoms of lymph node swelling, fever, fatigue, weight loss, and night sweats. Typically, a person’s health, age, and gender can affect the treatment options available to them and their chances of recovery.
Leukemia occurs in the bone marrow and makes the body form too many white blood cells. This cancer can be chronic or acute, meaning it can progress slowly or quickly. Sometimes, types of this illness don’t cause any overt symptoms. One may feel fatigued and have swollen lymph nodes. Other forms of leukemia symptoms present as fever, feeling winded, and bleeding or bruising easily.
A cancer diagnosis is scary and can be more frustrating when it was caused by external factors that could have been controlled. Your Monsanto Roundup lawyer will do everything possible to show that your illness was caused by negligence, and those responsible need to be held accountable for their actions.
Who Is Filing Lawsuits Against Monsanto?
There are a few main groups of people who have been affected the most by Roundup. Farmers, landscapers, and those who work in gardening and in nurseries are filing Monsanto Roundup cancer lawsuits with the aid of personal injury attorneys.
Anyone can be exposed to glyphosate through breathing it in when it’s been sprayed, but they can also consume it if the chemical got into water or food.
These are the people most affected because they used the product on a regular basis. Since there are groups of people with similar issues, there are class action suits against Monsanto. There aren’t any mass tort suits at this time.
What Can Be Recovered in a Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit?
Monsanto insists their product has always been safe, while the basis for many of these Roundup lawsuits is that the company knew it was hazardous but allowed it to be used anyway. With an experienced attorney side, you can potentially recover compensation for the damages and losses that Monsanto has cost you. This includes lost wages if you’ve had to miss work because of the illness, and loss of future earnings if you won’t be able to do your job. Medical expenses, including past and future bills, may also be able to be recovered. Cancer treatment has many kinds of protocols, but they can all be expensive. You shouldn’t have to worry about affording the treatment you need.
One recent verdict comes from San Francisco, where a cancer victim was awarded an $80 Million verdict after spending 26 years using the weed killer to battle weeds and poison oak as a groundskeeper. It was found that Monsanto withheld information about how dangerous the chemicals really were and how long-term usage may affect a consumer’s health.
There’s also another factor to consider—the damages that don’t have a given dollar amount. The pain and suffering of a cancer diagnosis can be a lot. It’s going to change how you live your life, and it wasn’t your fault that it happened. You may be unable to go to certain events or keep up your regular activity schedule. Often, those undergoing treatment for cancer have weakened immune systems, so they need to stay as healthy as possible, and may need to severely adjust their lifestyle in order to remain healthy.
If you choose to file an Omaha Monsanto Roundup weed killer lawsuit, your product liability lawyer will be able to calculate what you’ve lost, while taking into account your pain and suffering. Then, we’ll start fighting for you to get a favorable settlement and you can focus your energy on treatment and recovery.
Welsh & Welsh PC, LLO Can Provide the Legal Support You Need
When a hazardous product has harmed you, it’s easy to feel alone, but you aren’t. Welsh & Welsh PC, LLO is here for you. Large companies that insist they weren’t at fault for their product or the failure to provide crucial information to consumers cannot get away with it. Filing a claim gives you a chance to get the justice you deserve, along with showing them that their actions were reprehensible. It’s imperative to start your case as soon as possible. Get in touch with us today.