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When your children play in your yard or you work in your garden or on your farm, you have a right to believe that the chemicals you’ve used to kill weeds are safe when used as directed. Many homeowners and landscapers have used Roundup, a popular weed-killing product containing glyphosate. Unfortunately, that ingredient is now thought to be carcinogenic, leading multiple juries to find that the use of Roundup contributed to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in plaintiffs who’ve sued the former manufacturer, Monsanto, and Bayer, who purchased Monsanto in 2018. At Prim Law Firm, PLLC, in Hurricane, we represent West Virginians who’ve become ill after using Roundup. If you or a family member has been affected, we are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.
To date, more than 1,290 lawsuits and claims on behalf of more than 18,400 people have been filed against the Monsanto Company and Bayer AG alleging Roundup caused non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. California juries have handed up massive verdicts, including a $2 billion award in May 2019 to a husband and wife who both contracted the disease after regular use of the product. Cases have been consolidated as a mass tort in federal court, and efforts toward a global settlement of all Roundup claims are underway.
Monsanto still maintains that glyphosate — the most widely used herbicide in the world — poses no health risks to users and that claim is echoed by the Environmental Protection Agency. However, other studies and the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer have found the herbicide to be a likely carcinogen — an agent capable of causing cancer.
Moreover, Monsanto is alleged to have known about and covered up the risk of cancer from Roundup. Plaintiffs claim that the company:
When product manufacturers know about the dangers their products pose and then disregard those risks and fail to warn consumers about them, people injured by those products can seek damages through a products liability suit. Potential compensation may include past and future lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and punitive damages. Knowing about, disregarding and hiding the risk to consumers of Roundup is the sort of malicious conduct that led juries to award punitive damages in these cases. If you or a loved one suspects a product has injured you or made you ill, our seasoned attorneys will seek the full compensation you deserve.
At Prim Law Firm, PLLC, we aggressively fight for our clients and the compensation they deserve in Roundup and other products liability suits. To schedule a free consultation at our Hurricane office, call 304-721-4619 or contact us online.