Dedicated products liability lawyers fight for cancer victims sickened by glyphosate
Roundup, a popular product that kills weeds, has been used by farmers, professional landscapers and homeowners for years. Developed by Monsanto in the 1970s, the herbicide has as its active ingredient glyphosate, which has been linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), a potentially lethal cancer of the immune system. At May Lightfoot, PLLC, located in Washington, D.C., we represent users of Roundup who have been sickened by this dangerous product. Our mass tort lawyers will fight for just compensation from the parent company, Bayer AG, on your behalf.
The Threat Caused by Roundup
As far back as 1996, Monsanto was sued by the New York State Attorney General for claiming the glyphosate used in Roundup was safe, “practically nontoxic” to wildlife and biodegradable despite growing evidence to the contrary. Monsanto settled that suit but admitted no wrongdoing. Ongoing concerns worldwide over glyphosate’s potential toxicity led the International Agency for Research on Cancer to classify it as “probably carcinogenic to humans” in 2015. Even though the EPA has not classified it as such, by October 30, 2019, there were more than 42,000 plaintiffs who claimed to suffer NHL caused by use of the product.
NHL initially attacks lymphocytes, white blood cells that help the body fight infection. From there, the disease can spread throughout the body. The disease can present with a variety of symptoms, but the following are some of the most common:
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- A swollen abdomen, loss of appetite and/or weight loss
- Chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath and/or coughing
- Severe or frequent infections
- Easy bruising or bleeding
Like other cancers, NHL can lead to death if not successfully treated in its early stages. If you used Roundup and contracted NHL as a result, we are ready to hold Monsanto and Bayer AG accountable for your suffering.
Legal Remedies for Roundup Victims in Washington D.C.
When you seek our help, we will bring suit against Monsanto and its parent company, Bayer AG, to prove their liability for not properly warning Roundup users of the potential dangers of their product. We will draw upon the expertise of doctors to document the harm you’ve suffered. Whether we prevail in settlement negotiations or court, we will fight tirelessly on your behalf. We also represent families of deceased victims whose cancer is linked to their use of this dangerous product.
Contact Our D.C. Products Liability Attorneys for a Roundup Claim
If you live in Washington, D.C. or Maryland and believe you have been sickened by Roundup weed-killer, we are prepared to seek damages and hold the manufacturer accountable. For a free consultation in our D.C. office, call May Lightfoot, PLLC at 877-629-5523 or contact us online.