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Roundup weed killer is a popular herbicide farmers, gardeners, and homeowners use to control weeds. It’s also been sprayed across yards, parks, and playgrounds in New York City for decades. The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, developed by Monsanto in the 1970s. Glyphosate works by inhibiting an essential enzyme for plant growth, causing the plant to wither and die.

However, recent studies show Roundup might cause serious health issues, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Roundup injury victims can take legal action to pursue compensation for their injuries through legal representation from a relentless and formidable personal injury attorney. If you’re looking for a Roundup lawyer in New York City, contact us today.

Why Are People Filing Roundup Injury Lawsuits?

When a company sells or markets a product in New York, it must ensure that those products are safe for consumers. That information must be disclosed if a company knows about potential health risks or dangers. Failing to warn consumers can result in liability under New York state law.

Monsanto marketed Roundup as safe and environmentally friendly. However, in 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen. Various studies have found that exposure to Roundup weedkiller is associated with several health issues, including non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Among other things, these studies determined:

  • The risk of cancer increases the longer you’re exposed to glyphosate
  • The risk of cancer increases when glyphosate is mixed with other chemicals and substances, including those used in Roundup
  • Exposure to glyphosate doubles the risk of getting cancer within ten years.

Since then, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto and its parent company, Bayer. Plaintiffs who have filed Roundup injury lawsuits have claimed that:

  • Roundup weed killer is defective and unreasonably dangerous
  • Monsanto/Bayer failed to warn consumers about known health risks associated with exposure to glyphosate and Roundup
  • Monsanto/Bayer intentionally deceived the public about the dangers of Roundup

Roundup is Associated with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

The risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma increases if you use or are exposed to glyphosate. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is a type of cancer affecting the lymphatic system, a network of vessels and glands that help fight infections and diseases.

NHL occurs when the body produces too many abnormal lymphocytes, white blood cells that help fight infections. These abnormal lymphocytes can form tumors in the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, and other body parts.

Signs and symptoms of NHL include:

  • Weight loss
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Loss of appetite
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Infections
  • Personality changes

Seek medical attention if you recognize any signs of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Prompt medical care may be critical in fighting your illness and minimizing the potential consequences of your Roundup injury. 

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Compensation for Roundup Weed Killer Injury

Monsanto/Bayer can be held strictly liable for harm caused by product defects, such as NHL. However, your attorney must demonstrate proof to the judge with the following:

  • A clear diagnosis from your oncologist showing the link between herbicide and cancer
  • Doctor’s reports, appointment information, medical records, and other proof of your medical treatment

If your claim is successful, you could be awarded damages to compensate you as a victim of the company’s dangerous product.

Economic damages are losses with a specific dollar value related to Roundup-related medical conditions. They can include:

  • Medical expenses, such as chemotherapy, hospitalization, doctor’s consultations, and medication
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of income if you miss or quit work due to your condition
  • Cost for assistance with running your household
  • Funeral and burial costs, if you are filing a wrongful death lawsuit for a loved one who died from Roundup-related medical problems

Keep in mind that you can receive compensation for future expenses as well. Since cancers from the lymphoma category require long-term treatment, you will incur significant costs as your treatment continues. These expenses may be compensated as part of your damages award.

Non-economic damages are based on intangible losses after your diagnosis, such as:

  • Emotional anguish
  • Pain
  • Loss of consortium (relationship)
  • Disability
  • Inability to participate in regular activities

Put Your Roundup Case in the Hands of a Fighter

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma after using Roundup, remember, you don't have to face this alone. The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, is here to help. 

With our help, you can hold Monsanto accountable for the harm they have caused and get the compensation you deserve. We’re a results-driven law firm of experienced trial lawyers and personal injury attorneys dedicated to pursuing the maximum possible compensation for our clients. 

Our firm is led by Michael S. Lamonsoff, called “The Bull,” by his clients because he never stops fighting for them. For him, the only acceptable outcome for them is victory. We’re highly aggressive litigators and personal injury lawyers in NYC, with over 100 years of combined experience, and we have won over half a billion dollars for our clients. Many of these settlements and verdicts are the highest in New York City's history.

Put your Roundup case in the hands of a fighter. Contact us today to learn how we can fight for your rights and get the compensation you deserve.

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