Glyphosate Cancer Attorneys Seeking Compensation for Victims
Parker Waichman LLP has been litigating Roundup claims on behalf of people who have used the product for weed control at work or home and subsequently developed cancer. Today, we understand that Roundup presents a danger to the public even more widespread than we thought. The main chemical in the product, glyphosate, has been found in everyday foods in amounts higher than the U.S. Food and Drug Administration deems safe. Because the weed killer has been linked to cancer, this news is extremely concerning.
Our law firm has already filed lawsuits against the maker of Roundup, Monsanto, and we are now expanding our investigations to include claims on behalf of people who ate foods contaminated by glyphosate. If you have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or a subtype of lymphoma, contact our firm today. You might have a legal claim against Monsanto that will allow you to recover money damages.
Monsanto’s Glyphosate Empire
Monsanto discovered the effectiveness of glyphosate in killing weeds in approximately 1970 and began selling weed killer with glyphosate in 1974. Today, weed killers containing glyphosate are the most widely used in the world. While other brands of glyphosate weed killers are now on the market, Roundup remains top dog in the industry.
People spray an estimated 250 million pounds of glyphosate every year to control weeds in places like gardens, lawns, parks, golf courses, and crops. As a non-selective herbicide, glyphosate can kill more than just weeds. Understanding this issue, Monsanto also developed glyphosate-resistant seeds for gardening and farming, quickly becoming a powerhouse for both glyphosate sales and seed sales, to the tune of billions of dollars in profits.
Roundup/Glyphosate Associated with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) labeled glyphosate a probable carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) after conducting a health assessment on the chemical. Years of research show the chemical can cause cancer in the people who use it. Particularly for people who regularly spray large quantities of glyphosate for work (farmers, maintenance workers, landscapers, etc.), the risk of cancer is extremely alarming.
Through prolonged exposure to Roundup and glyphosate, people can develop a form of cancer that attacks the lymphatic system called non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. People might also be diagnosed with subtypes of lymphoma known as:
- Lymphocytic lymphoma
- B-cell lymphoma
- Large-cell lymphoma
- Diffuse large-cell lymphoma
- Mantle cell lymphoma
- Follicular lymphoma
These types of lymphoma are difficult to diagnose because they often present with ambiguous symptoms. Patients usually think they have the flu when they begin to notice symptoms of lymphoma. Symptoms can include:
- Swollen lymph nodes, especially in the neck
- Chills or unusual sweating
- Unexplained weight loss
- Chronic cough
- Shortness of breath
- Swelling of the abdomen
- Chest pain
- Unusual bruising
Patients’ prognoses depend on how quickly they are diagnosed, how aggressive and advanced the cancer is, and how responsive their bodies are to treatment. Many people who develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or a subtype of lymphoma will not survive their cancer battle.
Many victims of RoundUp exposure have filed suit against Bayer and RoundUp and won. For more information about the litigation against RoundUp, see Parker Waichman’s coverage of the proceedings here.
FDA Finds Glyphosate in Everyday Foods
While our attorneys’ efforts to hold Monsanto responsible for its actions in distributing a dangerous product initially focused on people exposed through spraying the weed killer, we have now learned that many foods are contaminated with glyphosate. The FDA has tested an array of everyday foods and found unsafe levels of glyphosate in astonishing numbers. Because so many farmers use the product on their crops, consumers are indirectly exposed to dangerous amounts of the chemical in the foods they eat.
The federally allowable amount of glyphosate in foods is 5.0 parts per million. However, the FDA has discovered glyphosate levels of 6.5 parts per million in commonly consumed foods like crackers, granola, oats, and cornmeal. There were few foods tested that did not have glyphosate in them, but these foods showed some of the highest concentrations.
Monsanto insists that glyphosate is not unsafe to use and does not present health risks to consumers. Monsanto lobbyists have even brazenly claimed people could safely drink Roundup. But information our firm and other law firms have uncovered suggests Monsanto is well aware of the dangers associated with its weed killer and has known about its potential to cause cancer for decades.
It is not acceptable that consumers are continuing to be exposed to this dangerous chemical and placed at risk of cancer simply by going to work, carrying out a hobby, or eating store-bought foods. The public needs access to the information that can protect them and needs to be shielded from hazardous products. Lawyers and injured families can work together to accomplish this through the civil justice system. If you have suffered glyphosate injuries, Parker Waichman’s attorneys can help you hold Monsanto responsible and protect other people. Contact us today to find out whether you are eligible to join our ongoing litigation.
Can I File a Lawsuit?
When you are dealing with a traumatic cancer diagnosis, we understand you need timely information about your options for recourse against the product manufacturer. We strive to review cases as quickly and thoroughly as possible so that we can make decisions together about your claims. To find out whether or not you are qualified to file a lawsuit against Monsanto, contact Parker Waichman’s offices today. We will guide you through our case intake process, which involves the following steps:
1. Consultation – The first step in your litigation is a consultation with one of Parker Waichman’s attorneys. We provide free consultations, so you do not need to worry about up-front fees when you call or meet with us. During your consultation, you will provide information to your lawyer and will learn about the next steps.
2. Investigation – Following your consultation, if we have enough information to move forward, we will begin your case investigation. This will involve ordering your medical records and obtaining any documents that might be helpful to your case, like receipts, invoices, statements, etc.
3. Analysis – When we have finished our preliminary investigation, we will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of your case and determine the statute of limitations (or deadline to file) that applies to your case.
4. Strategy – The next step is sharing what we have learned and concluded with you so we can discuss your options and decide the best path forward for you and your family. If we decide to file a lawsuit, we will quickly begin drafting your Petition for Damages to file in court.
The case process takes time, but we are diligent in every step because we want to be sure you have all of the information you need to feel confident about your case. It all starts with one easy phone call, so contact Parker Waichman LLP today.
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The Roundup non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma lawsuit attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have decades of experience in product liability cases with proven results. Parker Waichman LLP is prepared to begin working on your Roundup/glyphosate case today. If you were exposed to glyphosate and developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or another type of lymphoma, contact our firm today for your free consultation. You can reach Parker Waichman LLP by filling out our convenient online form or by calling 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).
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