If you regularly use the Bayer herbicide Roundup to kill weeds, you may have heard about the company’s ongoing legal battles as plaintiffs continue to allege that Roundup caused their cancer. Last year, Bayer agreed to a $10 billion settlement with the majority of plaintiffs, which has many people who have been harmed by this product wondering: can I still file a lawsuit? The answer is yes, but it is important to do so quickly. I’ll tell you more below, and when a New York Roundup lawsuit attorney at Buttafuoco & Associates may be able to help.
The Roundup-Cancer Connection
Roundup is the world’s most widely used herbicide. Frequently used in gardens, lawns, and in public spaces like parks and playgrounds, doctors and scientists began to question the product’s safety profile when people who were exposed to it began to develop higher than average rates of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Leukemia, and B-cell lymphoma.
In 2003, researchers discovered that glyphosate exposure caused higher than average rates of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Studies showed that farmers were particularly vulnerable, since they were exposed to particularly high levels of toxic chemicals in the products. In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that glyphosate, an ingredient in Roundup, qualified it as a “probable human carcinogen“.
The recent Bayer settlements came after multiple juries agreed that Roundup caused plaintiffs’ cancer. Today, the company continues to insist that their product is safe, but research has been mounting for years indicating otherwise and the company has done nothing to protect consumer health.
If you believe your cancer was caused by Roundup use, it is in your best interest to get in touch with a Roundup lawsuit attorney in New York as soon as possible. The team at Buttafuoco & Associates has years of experience with these types of cases, so don’t hesitate to reach out to our personal injury attorneys for a free consultation. We can answer questions, tell you more about your legal rights, and discuss what kind of settlement you are eligible for.
Symptoms to Look Out For
If you have used Roundup and developed any of the symptoms below, it is important that you visit a medical professional immediately. If you are a landscaper, gardener, or farmer, you have likely been exposed to higher-than-usual levels of toxic substances, it is even more important that you be vigilant.
Symptoms of lymphoma include:
- Chest pain
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Shortness of breath
Symptoms of leukemia include:
- Easy bleeding or bruising
- Serious infections
- Recurrent nose bleeds
B cell lymphoma symptoms include:
- Enlarged spleen
- Night sweats
- Pain and swelling of the head
If you discover that you have developed cancer after using Roundup, it is in your best interests to contact a New York Roundup lawsuit attorney as soon as possible. There is no excuse for this company’s behavior, and they must be held responsible for the serious illness they have caused.
How Long Will Roundup Cases Continue?
If you believe you have been harmed by Roundup, take action as soon as possible. It is uncertain when the statute of limitations for these cases may arrive, so if you believe you may have a claim, get in touch with an attorney today.
Buttafuoco & Associates has successfully worked on several mass tort cases, where many people’s cases are heard at once in a designated court. While this may sound similar to a class action suit, mass tort cases carry larger settlements than class action suits while benefiting from the high number of plaintiffs. These cases are also handled more quickly than individual cases.
When you visit for a consultation, we will discuss your rights and whether you have a potential case. In terms of settlement amounts, the more severe your symptoms are and the higher the levels of Roundup you were exposed to, the higher a settlement tends to be. We can discuss this during your consultation as well.
If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed with cancer after Roundup exposure, you may still be eligible to bring a lawsuit. Get in touch with us today at 1-800-NOW-HURT.