Roundup Lawsuit Attorneys
Numerous studies have linked exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup to an increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), including this study published by researchers at the University of Washington. The World Health Organization (WHO) has vehemently defended its claim that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen as well. While Roundup’s potential to cause cancer remains somewhat controversial, lawsuits against Bayer, which acquired Monsanto (the original manufacturer of Roundup) in 2018, have been allowed to continue.
Were you diagnosed with NHL that you believe is related to your exposure to Roundup? If so, contact a Washington products liability attorney from Tamaki Law to discuss your legal options. Our experienced Roundup lawsuit attorneys have the skills and experience to determine whether you have a case against Bayer and to help you navigate the legal system. Contact us today at (800) 801-9564 for a free, no-risk consultation.
What Is Roundup?
Roundup is a broad-spectrum glyphosate-based herbicide that is commonly used to kill weeds in both commercial and residential settings. Roundup causes weeds to die by inhibiting the function of a certain enzyme, known as EPSP synthase. EPSP synthase is found in nearly all types of vegetation, which makes Roundup an extremely effective tool against unwanted weeds and plants.
The glyphosate molecule was initially patented by Monsanto in the 1970s, and Monsanto began marketing Roundup in 1973. Today, glyphosate is the most popular herbicide in the United States, and Roundup has become a household name.
What Are the Health Risks Associated with Roundup?
While Roundup’s possible carcinogenic properties are still being researched, many scientific studies have concluded that exposure to the herbicide can increase the risk of cancer, especially NHL. The signs and symptoms of NHL include:
- Swollen lymph nodes, especially in the neck area, groin, and armpits
- Constant fatigue
- Night sweats
- Sudden weight loss
- Difficulty breathing and chest pains
- Pain and swelling in the abdominal cavity
If you think that Roundup exposure might be behind your NHL diagnosis, speak to your doctor and ask for their opinion. You should also contact an attorney for a free case assessment to find out whether you are eligible for a Roundup lawsuit.
Who Is Most Likely to Be Exposed to Roundup?
Roundup is commonly used on cropland, in commercial nurseries, and on golf courses. Some of the most common types of workers who are frequently exposed to Roundup include farmers and agricultural workers, garden center workers, nursery workers, and landscape architects. Homeowners who regularly use Roundup to kill weeds in their yards and gardens could also be at risk of exposure.
Who Qualifies for a Roundup Lawsuit?
Any person who was regularly exposed to Roundup and was later diagnosed with NHL or another type of cancer could be entitled to file a product liability lawsuit against Bayer. Product manufacturers have a responsibility to design, manufacture, and market products that are safe for human use, and when companies fail to do this, they can be held liable in civil court. Through a product liability lawsuit, you could recover compensation for your losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, and non-financial losses like pain and suffering.
What Is the Status of Roundup Lawsuits?
Despite a mounting body of evidence that suggests exposure to Roundup and similar herbicides may lead to cancer, the manufacturers of these herbicides are still standing firmly by their products. While Bayer has continued to claim that Roundup does not cause cancer, they have also continued to pay settlements in Roundup cancer lawsuits.
In June 2022, Bayer attempted to stop Roundup lawsuits by appealing a lower court ruling to the Supreme Court. Prior to the appeal, Bayer had won four consecutive trials against plaintiffs who claimed Roundup gave them cancer, and the tide seemed to be turning in the company’s favor.
However, on June 21, 2022, ABC News reported that the Supreme Court rejected Bayer’s bid by refusing to hear the case, which reaffirmed a $25 million judgment awarded to a California man who alleges he contracted cancer after regular, prolonged exposure to Roundup. As a result, thousands of lawsuits against Bayer will be able to proceed.
Why You Should Hire Our Attorneys
Bayer is a large corporation worth tens of billions of dollars. Like most powerful corporations, they have the resources to hire a top-notch legal team, one that will not back down from a fight. To bring a successful lawsuit, you must hire an accomplished product liability lawyer who is skilled at going toe-to-toe with large corporations and their attorneys.
At Tamaki Law, we have extensive experience litigating cases against large companies and will aggressively fight for your right to recover compensation. If you hire our legal team, we will quickly gather and preserve evidence for your case, use that evidence to establish liability, determine the total value of your claim, and negotiate a settlement on your behalf.
If we cannot reach a fair settlement, we will not hesitate to pursue your case in court. Should your case go to trial, we will represent you before the judge or jury, defend your rights, and fiercely advocate for your interests. When you hire Tamaki Law to handle your Roundup lawsuit, you can be certain that you are in capable hands.
Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, so we will not collect any upfront legal fees or retainers. You will only owe us a legal fee if we win your case and obtain compensation on your behalf. We only get paid if you get paid.
Contact a Washington Roundup Lawsuit Lawyer Today
If you believe that your NHL was caused by exposure to Roundup, you might be entitled to file a lawsuit against Bayer because of their failure to acknowledge and disclose the potential risks associated with using this herbicide. Contact a seasoned Washington product liability lawyer from Tamaki Law today for a free case evaluation. You can reach us by phone at (800) 801-9564.