ROUNDUP CANCER LAWSUITS

Roundup is one of the most commonly used herbicides in the country. While this chemical is highly effective at killing weeds, it has also been linked to a variety of illnesses, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. If you have developed this cancer after regularly using Roundup, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your medical treatment and other damages associated with your illness.

The attorneys at Shaw Cowart LLP are currently accepting cases on behalf of individuals who have developed a serious illness after using Roundup. We are seasoned litigators with extensive experience handling defective product cases. We’ll fight aggressively to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

You can learn about your legal rights and options by speaking with our attorneys in person. Please call 512-499-8900 today to schedule your complimentary consultation. We serve clients in the Austin, Texas area.

What Is Roundup and Why Is It Dangerous?

Roundup is the flagship product manufactured by Monsanto, and it is commonly sprayed on crops and gardens to kill weeds. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and other commercial weed killers, has been linked to an increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer that affects your lymphatic system.

There have been numerous studies linking glyphosate to the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma:

  • In 2001, a Canadian study determined that your risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma increased with your exposure to glyphosate
  • In 2008, a Swedish study revealed that glyphosate exposure doubles your risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma within 10 years
  • In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a subdivision of the World Health Organization, identified a glyphosate as a carcinogen that may cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • In 2017, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment added glyphosate to their list of known cancer-causing chemicals
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In spite of the growing evidence that this product may result in the development of cancer, Monsanto continues to insist that it is safe.

Who Is at Risk of Developing Cancer from Roundup?

Anyone who comes into regular contact with Roundup or another herbicide containing glyphosate faces an increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Groups most commonly affected include:

  • Farmers
  • Gardeners
  • Groundskeepers
  • Landscapers
  • Garden center employees
  • Agricultural workers
  • Individuals who work in nurseries

Roundup Cancer Lawsuits

If you developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup, you may be able to file a lawsuit against Monsanto to recover compensation for your damages. There are currently hundreds of Roundup lawsuits that have been filed. These cases allege that Monsanto knew glyphosate posed health risks, yet they failed to warn the public of these dangers.

Depending on the specifics of your case, you may be entitled to recover compensation for:

  • Medical expenses associated with your cancer treatment
  • Lost wages for time missed from work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial expenses, in the event of a wrongful death of a loved one

Filing an Individual Lawsuit vs. Filing a Class-Action Lawsuit

Depending on the circumstances, it may make sense to file your claim as an individual lawsuit, as part of a multi district litigation (MDL), or - less likely - as a class action. Rely on our attorneys to determine the path forward with the best chance of getting you the compensation you deserve. We can help you decide whether it makes sense to pursue your claim through consolidated lawsuits or as an individual claimant. 

What is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Roundup Cancer Lawsuit?

The statute of limitations is a state law that sets what is basically a deadline for filing certain types of personal injury claims, including product liability claims. 

Sometimes these deadlines to file claims begin on the date of injury, but in other cases, the clock starts ticking at the date of discovery of the illness or injury (in the case of glyphosate, these illnesses are non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases). There is a good chance you still have time to file a claim.

Filing a Roundup Cancer Lawsuit on Behalf of a Deceased Loved One

If a loved one succumbed to cancer caused by glyphosate, you may have a wrongful death claim. When compensation is successfully recovered, it may be awarded for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of future benefits and financial contributions
  • Loss of guidance

When filing a wrongful death claim, you will have to show how Roundup was the direct cause of your loved one’s terminal illness and death. If your loved one regularly came into contact with Roundup as part of their job duties and later developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, we encourage you to call our attorneys. We have extensive experience with wrongful death claims and we will rigorously represent your case.

How Much Compensation Can You Collect in a Roundup Cancer Case?

You may have seen the headlines about Roundup settlements in the thousands, hundreds of thousands, and even millions. The fact is there is no way to predict how much a successful claim will recover. And it’s important to note that not all claims recover compensation. Talk to our attorneys about what your claim may be worth in a case evaluation.

Shaw Cowart LLP Can Help

The lawyers at Shaw Cowart LLP are passionate about pursuing justice for injury victims. We’ll fight aggressively to hold Monsanto accountable for the damages you’ve suffered after using Roundup.

When you work with Shaw Cowart, you’ll experience the following benefits:

  • Attorneys who possess a thorough understanding of the complex legal and medical issues associated with your case
  • Seasoned litigators with a strong track record of success
  • A commitment to providing you with the highly personalized attention your case deserves
  • The vast resources necessary to pursue a claim against a large corporation such as Monsanto

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"Shaw Cowart LLP is a law firm of the highest integrity and practical resolution skill. Legal matters may sometimes be uncomfortable but area necessary part of present day society. This is a firm that will serve your needs from start to signature. Thanks Shaw Cowart. Everett E. Simmons, DVM"

What to Bring With You During Your Initial Meeting With an Attorney for a Roundup Cancer Lawsuit

Bring anything you think may be relevant or helpful to your claim. Examples include:

  • Related bills (medical bills, treatments, therapy, assistive devices)
  • Medical records, especially related to diagnosis and recommended treatments
  • Contact information of doctors or witnesses who worked with you when Roundup exposure occurred
  • Related journal entries or notes

You can rely on us to keep you informed every step of the way. After learning more about your situation, we will be able to tell you how you can help your case and whether there is anything you should be tracking down - documents, receipts, records, etc. 

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Bring anything you think may be relevant or helpful to your claim. Examples include:

  • Related bills (medical bills, treatments, therapy, assistive devices)
  • Medical records, especially related to diagnosis and recommended treatments
  • Contact information of doctors or witnesses who worked with you when Roundup exposure occurred
  • Related journal entries or notes

You can rely on us to keep you informed every step of the way. After learning more about your situation, we will be able to tell you how you can help your case and whether there is anything you should be tracking down - documents, receipts, records, etc. 

Please contact Shaw Cowart LLP using the form on this page or call 512-499-8900 today to schedule your complimentary consultation. We serve clients in the Austin, Texas area.

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