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Roundup Cancer Attorneys
Fighting for Victims Harmed by Dangerous Roundup Products
Roundup is an extremely popular weed-killing agent used by farmers, groundskeepers, and gardeners throughout the United States. The product contains a chemical that has been linked to cancer, and several people harmed by Roundup have successfully recovered damages from the product’s manufacturer through high-profile litigation. Many mass tort actions, including multi-district litigation, are still pending.
If you developed cancer or another adverse condition after using Roundup, you may have a claim. At Shane Smith Law, we make it our mission to help victims hold negligent parties accountable and secure the compensation they need to move forward. Our Roundup cancer lawyers will work closely with you throughout the legal process and will leverage our robust resources when fighting to maximize your recovery.
What Is Roundup?
Roundup is a weed-killing product that contains glyphosate, an herbicide that destroys all plants it interacts with. It continues to be sold in home improvement stores throughout the country, though its manufacturer has announced the current version of the product will be phased out and replaced with a different formulation in 2023.
The Dangers of Roundup Products
Substantial evidence suggests sustained exposure to glyphosate can cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer, as well as other adverse outcomes. Despite this research (and litigation that resulted in the product’s manufacturer being forced to pay millions in damages to injured parties), Roundup has never been recalled and remains commercially available as of 2022. Out of an abundance of caution, some stores have still elected to stop selling products that contain glyphosate, including Roundup.
There is presently no labeling on Roundup products indicating a risk of exposure to dangerous, cancer-causing chemicals. However, the manufacturer includes extensive instructions on how to safely handle the product. For example, consumers are urged to wear long sleeves, avoid breathing in the product’s vapor, and destroy any clothing that becomes drenched in the product’s liquid.
You should immediately see a doctor and be screened for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma if you frequently use Roundup products and subsequently develop any of the following symptoms:
- Abdomen pain
- Abrupt and unexplained weight loss
- Blood in your stool or vomit
- Loss of eyesight
- Painful swelling of one or both of your lymph nodes
- Persistent coughing or shortness of breath
- Persistent itchiness
- Persistent fever
- Severe fatigue
- Unexplained swelling of your arms, neck, or face
Types of Damages You Can Recover in a Roundup Cancer Lawsuit
Someone who develops cancer after regularly using Roundup products can potentially recover both economic and non-economic damages from the manufacturer. Again, several cases have resulted in verdicts favorable to the defendants, with the manufacturer being ordered to pay millions of dollars in compensation. However, you must start the legal process before the statute of limitations expires, so you should get in touch with a legal professional as soon as you receive your cancer diagnosis. The specific deadline in your case will depend on your state.
Our Roundup cancer attorneys can help you recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
Why Shane Smith Law?
Our team at Shane Smith Law has a stellar track record of delivering favorable outcomes and has settled over 10,000 claims. Your well-being is important to us, which is why we will also take the time to connect you with quality treatment providers as we begin to work on your case. Our Roundup cancer lawyers will be here for you from beginning to end, no matter the scope or complexity of your case. Providing dependable advocacy is what we do, and we will make every effort to secure the favorable resolution you deserve.
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Roundup has both lost and won prominent product liability lawsuits. Plaintiffs have recovered damages when they have been able to prove they consistently used Roundup products over an extended period of time, ultimately resulting in the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In other cases, the manufacturer prevailed when juries decided each plaintiff’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was not predominantly caused by their use of Roundup products. A multi-district litigation action that has consolidated thousands of lawsuits is ongoing.
To have a strong claim, you will need to establish that you were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after you consistently used Roundup products. Simply having purchased a Roundup product or having used it once or twice will not be enough to prove your case. You must show you used the product frequently, and that continued exposure to glyphosate likely led to your condition. In many situations where you meet these requirements, we will argue the product’s manufacturer did not do enough to warn you about the risks associated with glyphosate, and the manufacturer is therefore liable for the losses you sustained.
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What Is the Role of an Attorney in a Roundup in a Roundup Cancer Lawsuit?
Because some Roundup cancer lawsuits have been decided in favor of the manufacturer, it is extremely important that you have a seasoned advocate by your side when taking legal action. A lawyer will gather evidence, obtain expert testimony, and build a strong case that links your use of Roundup products to your diagnosis.
An attorney can also determine whether it is advantageous to pursue your case as an individual claim or join an existing mass tort action, such as a class action or multi-district litigation action.
Joining a class action will limit what you can recover, as you will share the recovery with the other plaintiffs, but it will require minimal direct involvement and thus fewer resources (unless you choose to represent the class). Multi-district litigation enables you to share resources with other plaintiffs while still trying your case on an individual level, meaning you recover your own damages after proving your own case. A lawyer can review these options and recommend the best path forward.
In an effort to avoid a costly trial, an attorney will also typically attempt to negotiate an out-of-court monetary settlement. In some cases, accepting a settlement is preferable if its value covers your damages. When a settlement cannot be reached, a lawyer will prepare for trial and aggressively advocate for you in court.
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