Monsanto Roundup Weed Killer Linked to Cancer
Roundup is an easily accessible herbicide that is commonly used by farmers, home gardeners, and botanists alike, to kill weeds. Roundup was first introduced to the buyers market in 1974, and quickly became one of the most popular herbicides around. However, recently, Monsanto’s Roundup has been linked to cancer, specifically non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, and other side-effects such as burns, nausea, and birth defects.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer after using Monsanto’s Roundup, it’s essential to consult a St. Louis Roundup Lawyer about your case to have them assess your situation, determine the best way to proceed, and file a compelling claim against Monsanto for your harm and losses.
Most Common Effects of Roundup
Roundup, a glyphosate herbicide, that’s designed to kill weeds and speed up the development of some crops by preventing plants from making a certain protein that is required to grow. However, recently, Roundup has been found in several studies to be extremely toxic to humans, and is suspected to be a carcinogenic. Some of the most common Roundup side effects that have been observed include:
- Extreme nausea and vomiting
- Respiratory issues
- Stomach issues
- Birth defects
- Increased risk of developing cancer
Earlier this month, a farmer and his wife were awarded more than $2 billion in damages after filing a lawsuit against Monsanto. The couple, Alva and Alberta Pilliod, were both diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and quickly linked their diagnoses’ to Roundup, which they used for over 30 years on residential properties to kill weeds. The Pilliod’s represent just one of the 11,000 people that have filed suits against Monsanto in the U.S.
In 2015, Dewayne Johnson, a former school groundskeeper, was terminally diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using the herbicide on a near-daily basis for years. In June of last year, Johnson filed a lawsuit against Monsanto, claiming that the herbicide Roundup caused his illness. After a two-month trial, Johnson was awarded $289 million in damages, which was later reduced to $78 million, for his harm and losses.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup, you need a St. Louis Monsanto Roundup Lawyer by your side representing your case. Monsanto is a multi-billion dollar company that is represented by the best insurance agents in the country, and without a lawyer on your side, they might attempt to deny your claim or offer you a lower settlement than you deserve for your pain and suffering.
Speak with a Monsanto Roundup Lawyer in St. Louis Today
If you are one of the thousands of people that are diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma every year, and suspect that it’s linked to Monsanto’s Roundup, you need an experienced lawyer. A Monsanto Roundup Lawyer in St. Louis can help you gather evidence to support your claim, protect you during this vulnerable time, and negotiate with Monsanto’s insurer’s to recover the highest settlement for your injuries caused by Roundup.
No one is trusted by St. Louis residents more than the Dixon Injury Firm when it comes to personal injury. Christopher Dixon has repeatedly earned the status of “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers Association, has recovered more than $35,000,000 in injury settlements, and is available 24/7 to discuss the options available to your Roundup cancer case.
When you choose the Dixon Injury Firm to represent your Roundup lawsuit, you can be confident that you are hiring lawyers that care about their clients, and are committed to doing everything in their power to recover justice for the harm and losses of victims and their families. For more information on how the Roundup Lawyers in St. Louis at the Dixon Injury Firm can help with your case, don’t hesitate to call (314) 409-7060, 855-40-CRASH, or contact the Dixon Injury Firm today to schedule a free consultation.