Richmond Roundup Lawsuit Lawyer
More than 8,000 lawsuits have come up against Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) regarding its weed-killer product, Roundup. Plaintiffs involved in the lawsuits have claimed that the chemicals in Roundup have caused cases of terminal cancer. Furthermore, the lawsuits allege that the manufacturer knew or reasonably should have known of the serious risks the weed products posed to customers.
A skilled Richmond Roundup lawsuit lawyer at Christina Pendleton & Associates can help victims who believe Roundup caused or contributed to their cancer diagnoses and/or other illnesses. We have a long history of success and have represented over 30,000 clients. We don’t work for insurance companies. We work for victims of others’ negligence. If Roundup might have caused your illness or injuries, call (804) 554-444 for a free product liability claim consultation.
What We Know so Far About the Dangers of Roundup
Roundup is one of the most popular weed-killing products on the market. It has been on shelves since the 1970s and used in more than 160 different countries. For several years, however, customers have been coming forward with allegations that using the weed killer has resulted in the development of serious and even terminal illnesses, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After a California jury awarded one plaintiff $289 million, thousands of others have come forward with similar allegations against Monsanto.
Allegedly, breathing in and/or skin contact with Roundup weed killer can lead to serious cancers in consumers. The plaintiff that won his case (Dewayne Johnson) had been using Roundup at his groundskeeper job for about two years. Johnson says he used Roundup around 30 times per year and spilled a substantial amount of the chemical on his body at least twice. After doctors diagnosed him with terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he fast-tracked a lawsuit against Monsanto. The suit claimed the presence of glyphosate in Roundup caused his cancer.
After two years, Johnson won his legal battle, receiving $39 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages. The intention of the punitive damages was to punish Monsanto for failing to warn consumers of the potential risk of cancer. Glyphosate is an herbicide that is “probably carcinogenic” according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Studies have had conflicting results, but many have found a link between the herbicide and cancer in humans. If your case sounds similar, speak with a Richmond product liability attorney as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
How to Join a Roundup Lawsuit
The current lawsuits against Monsanto may involve further research into the carcinogenic properties of glyphosate, as well as potential bans on Roundup and similar products. In the meantime, consumer reports are warning buyers to avoid using Roundup whenever possible and using it according to directions if at all. Throughout the allegations, Monsanto continues to refute the claim that glyphosate is harmful – despite evidence showing that Monsanto ghostwrote scientific papers to make sure the EPA would find the herbicide safe.
The evidence against Monsanto has been convincing enough for a California jury to award the first victim compensation – a positive step for victims around the world. Thousands of other cases are still awaiting trial. While the manufacturer will likely try to appeal the recent verdict, it is a step in the right direction for people who believe Roundup has caused their terminal cancers. It is always worthwhile to talk to a Richmond Roundup lawsuit lawyer about a possible product liability lawsuit.
Christina Pendleton & Associates | Richmond Roundup Lawsuit Attorneys
If you have reason to believe your recent cancer diagnosis has a connection to your use of Roundup or Ranger Pro products from Monsanto, don’t hesitate to contact an attorney. Our Richmond injury lawyers can listen to your story and help you file a claim if we believe you have grounds to do so. We know how to go up against major corporations and insurance companies on behalf of our clients. Call (804) 554-4444 or contact us online today for a free consultation.