Claims against Roundup Weed Killer
Monsanto's "Roundup" brand of weed killer has been one of the most popular weed-killing products for many years. However, the chemicals that make Roundup effective have also been strongly linked to the development of lymphatic cancer in those who have had long-term exposure to the product. If you have been exposed to Roundup weed-killer through your job, or through other use in your daily life, and developed health complications (including various cancers), you may be entitled to financial compensation and should contact Altman & Altman LLP as soon as possible to file a claim.
In recent years, many different stories and lawsuits have emerged from landscapers, farmers and those using Roundup products at home who have developed cancer - most notably non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - as a result of long-term use of the product. This type of cancer is caused when the body produces an excessive amount of abnormal white blood cells.
There is evidence to suggest that the chemical components included in Roundup Weed Killer may contribute to a higher risk of contracting non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, so if you or a loved one has developed these or any other types of cancer after a prolonged exposure to Roundup, please contact Altman & Altman to see what your legal options may be.Active ingredient glyphosate may be to blame
Roundup uses an active chemical ingredient called glyphosate, which acts as a weed killer while allegedly not harming other types of organic life, such as regular grass. But scientific studies and evidence gathered over time of Roundup being used has demonstrated this claim or relative harmlessness may not be as truthful as Monsanto's parent company, Bayer, alleges.
Experts at the World Health Organization have reported it to be "probable" that glyphosate is a carcinogenic compound, meaning that it may increase the chance of developing cancer in someone exposed to it over a long period of time. Glyphosate has been outright banned in countries such as the Netherlands, while France has banned public sale and consumption of the chemical.
Monsanto, meanwhile, continues to argue that there is no credible evidence linking the use of Roundup and the development of cancer in its users. This has not stopped courts from ruling in favor of plaintiffs who claim that allegation to be true. A San Francisco man was recently awarded nearly $80 million by a jury after he contracted non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The man claimed to have used Roundup regularly over a period of about 20 years.Call us today for a free consultation
We understand that it may seem like fighting an impossible war when going up against companies the size of Monsanto and Bayer, but history has shown that no company is too large to be held responsible in a court of law. There have been a large number of claims made against Monsanto for Roundup-related claims, and many of those claims have been settled or ruled in favor of those who claim to have been harmed as a result of using their products.
The only way to go up against such large and influential companies is with help, and the attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP have over 50 years of experience fighting on behalf of our clients in Cambridge, Boston and throughout Massachusetts. If you believe you have suffered physical harm due to the use of Roundup Weed Killer or any of its similar products, contact us right away to get started on a claim for damages, which may turn into a settlement to be used to help pay for medical bills or other expenses.
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