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Monsanto Roundup Personal Injury Claims

We are personal injury attorneys that help with claims against Monsanto in Los Angeles, the surrounding counties and throughout California. If you have suffered an injury due to the use of Monsanto’s products, our skilled personal injury lawyers can help you! If you are outside California, we can help ensure you are connected with the right law firm for you and your family.

Who is Monsanto?

Monsanto is a large American chemical and biotechnology company that specializes in products for agriculture. The company was founded in 1901 as a chemical company, by John Francis Queeny. Throughout its years in operation, the company has done everything from pharmaceuticals to genetically modifying plants to creating pesticides and weed killer. Monsanto has been bought several times over the last century with the latest sale in 2018—the company was purchased by Bayer, a German company.

Monsanto Roundup Cancer Controversy

Monsanto is the maker of the product Roundup. Roundup is an herbicide used to kill weeds and it has been extremely popular for years. The main ingredient in Roundup is Glyphosate—Glyphosate is the element that helps to kill weeds but does not harm crops or other plants. It is used by homeowners, landscapers, and on a large scale by farmers to prevent crop loss.

However, in 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of the World Health Organization) released a report stating that Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” The discovery of this connection between Roundup use and cancer resulted in thousands of personal injury cases filed against Monsanto by people who had developed cancer as a result of using Roundup. Additionally, after this report, certain countries ban the use of Roundup.

In many cases, the users developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a specific type of cancer. According to the Mayo Clinic, “certain chemicals, such as those used to kill insects and weeds, may increase your risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.” In several cases in California, juries have found that Roundup was a substantial factor is causing cancer in those who used the product and then were later diagnosed with cancer.

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma & Roundup Usage—The Facts

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a type of cancer that starts in and spreads through the lymphatic system—the lymphatic system is the body’s system that is used to fight disease. Tumors develop from a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes. While the cancer typically originates in the lymph nodes, it can spread to other parts of the body.

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma can be very serious, depending on the stage. In many cases, non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma can be deadly. Of the nearly 75,000 people diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in the United State each year, approximately 20,000 die as a result of the cancer.

This type of cancer can require expensive and painful treatments including chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and even stem cell transplants.

Roundup Product Liability Lawsuits

When a company produces a product that ultimately harms buyers or users, they can be liable for the injuries their product causes. This is referred to as product liability.

In a recent case in San Francisco, DeWayne Johnson v. Monsanto, the victim, DeWayne Johnson, developed non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, after using Roundup for years while working as a school groundskeeper. The argument in his case, and subsequent Roundup cases, was that Monsanto knew that their products, including Roundup, could be harmful and that it was especially harmful to people who used the herbicide routinely in their jobs or on their properties. Those harmed by Roundup argue that Monsanto knew their products could be dangerous and they failed to warn consumers that it could be harmful. As a result these consumers unknowingly used a product that later contributed to developing cancer.

Because it was found by the jury that Roundup was a substantial cause of the cancer, Monsanto was held liable for the damages the Johnson suffered. Other recent California cases have had the same result—Monsanto was liable for the harm caused by Roundup. This means Monsanto must financially compensate the victims for their medical expenses, cancer treatments, recovery care expenses, as well as other damages such as lost wages, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more. There are thousands of people across the country who have had a similar experience to Mr. Johnson and deserve to be compensated for the damages Roundup caused in their life. If you are one of them, we can help you.

Get Help With Your Los Angeles Roundup Legal Case

The consequences of using Monsanto’s Roundup product are very serious. No one should have to suffer from the effects of cancer simply because they used a product they thought was safe. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer or other ailments due to using Roundup or other carcinogenic glyphosate products, you are entitled to compensation for the suffering you experienced or will have to experience as a result.

Bringing a personal injury claim against a large corporation like Monsanto can be difficult and complicated and not something you should try to handle on your own. These companies have legal teams that work to limit their liability when it comes to harmful products which is why you need a top notch Los Angeles Roundup lawyer on your side making sure your recovery is maximized. Get in touch with an experienced California personal injury attorney who is skilled in dealing with large corporations and handling products liability cases. It is also important to understand that if a loved one has died due to cancer caused by Roundup or other Monsanto products, you may bring a wrongful death claim to receive compensation for your loss. Time is of the essence so do not delay in calling us today.

At Walch Law, we understand the devastation a cancer diagnosis can cause to an individual and their family. Bringing a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the company that caused this pain, can help them recover financially for the cost cancer has had in their life, economically, physically, and emotionally. Thousands of people across the country have been harmed by Roundup and are bringing claims to hold Monsanto responsible for their injuries—if you are facing this difficult situation, contact us today for a FREE consultation. We can help answer your questions about how you can recover financially for harm caused by Roundup and will use our knowledge and experience to help you in your case. We will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve! Don’t hesitate, but call a Los Angeles Roundup lawyer today at 866-465-8792 to schedule your consultation!

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