Deeply embroiled in litigation against our Roundup herbicide Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma lawyer is Monsanto, an agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology company based in St. Louis, Missouri. The company is also well known for some of its other products including GMO crop seeds, Agent Orange, PCBs, DDT insecticide, and a growth hormone for cattle. Needless to say, with products like these, the company is no stranger to controversy. But Monsanto, and new owner Bayer, which purchased the agri-giant for $66 billion, are involved in government lobbying and have various roles as members in influential boards and groups.
Do You Need an Attorney?
Anyone who is diagnosed with a RoundUp-related cancer such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, soft-tissue carcinoma, leukemia, multiple myelomas, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and bone cancer after exposure to the herbicide should seek the assistance of a skilled and experienced dangerous products attorney.
Monsanto has large teams of legal representatives fighting for them and their products. You should have a team on your side too, one that has proven success in going after mega corporations. Whether you want to file an individual lawsuit or join one that has already been filed you should speak with an attorney first. Thousands have already been filed in state courts across the nation, and a lawsuit of more than 400 farmers and ag-workers is pending in San Francisco federal court.
These lawsuits are seeking justice for the injuries the victims have suffered and compensation for the losses they’ve sustained. The fact is, if you are diagnosed with cancer, you may up with thousands of dollars of medical expenses and costs at the same time you are missing work for cancer treatments. You may require aggressive treatments which could result in even higher costs.
The mental, emotional, and financial strain that cancer causes can create additional issues in the victim’s life and can impact important relationships as well as their ability to engage in and enjoy life. Unfortunately, even if they beat the cancer, their lives may never be the same.
Do You Have a Case?
Product makers have a duty to make sure their products are safe when used as directed. When they fail that duty, they may be held responsible for the injuries and losses their products cause. The plaintiffs in the lawsuits filed against Monsanto accuse the company of failing to include on product labels a warning alerting users and potential users to an increased risk of cancer. They say because Monsanto failed to include that warning, the company should be held accountable for the illnesses caused by product exposure.
But keep in mind that you only have a certain amount of time to file a claim. This time limit, called the statute of limitations is defined by the individual states, so the amount of time you have to file depends on where you reside. Once the time limit has passed, you will be barred from ever seeking justice and compensation for your cancer. If you think you have a case, contact an attorney as soon as possible.