Birmingham Roundup Lawsuit
Roundup, one of the world’s most popular weed killers has been widely used in both home and commercial settings in Birmingham and throughout the U.S. since it was first released by Monsanto for sale back in 1974. With the assumption that it was a safe product, many people inadvertently exposed themselves to the cancer risk associated with their use of the product at no fault of their own.
The primary ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, was found to be possibly carcinogenic in a study conducted by the International Agency of Research on Cancer and the World Health Organization (WHO) back in 2015. Glyphosate is also the most extensively used herbicide in Alabama and the U.S. and has been extensively used on a range of valuable crops for decades.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after being exposed to Roundup, you need legal help to pursue the compensation you are rightfully entitled to. Contact the dangerous and defective product lawyers at Hare, Wynn, Newell, & Newton for help with a Birmingham Roundup lawsuit. We offer a free initial consultation.
- 1 What Are the Negative Side Effects of Roundup?
- 2 Has Roundup Been Recalled?
- 3 Are There Lawsuits Pending Against the Manufacturer of Roundup?
- 4 Who Is Eligible to File a Roundup Lawsuit in Birmingham, AL?
- 5 How Much Will It Cost to File a Roundup Lawsuit?
- 6 How Can a Lawyer Help a Roundup Lawsuit?
- 7 Trust Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton With Your Birmingham Roundup Lawsuit
What Are the Negative Side Effects of Roundup?
Glyphosate is the primary ingredient in Roundup and while it might be an effective agent against weeds, it has been linked to many adverse side effects and complications in humans, including cancer. Here are some of the negative side effects of glyphosate:
- Heart disease
- Reproductive problems
- Liver disease
- Birth defects
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Respiratory illnesses
Has Roundup Been Recalled?
Roundup has not been recalled since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the U.S. hasn’t found the active chemical, glyphosate to be harmful to humans. It is a highly effective herbicide that’s ideal for treating genetically modified organism crops such as wheat, soybean, and corn and actually works as intended, says the EPA.
Glyphosate has received plenty of negative publicity recently in spite of its widespread use, including a possible link between the use of products that contain it and diagnoses of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma along with other serious health issues. Despite the high-profile Roundup cases, Roundup along with other weed killers that contain glyphosate are still available for sale in the United States.
Are There Lawsuits Pending Against the Manufacturer of Roundup?
Monsanto, along with its parent company, Bayer is currently facing legal action from individuals that believe that Roundup caused them or a loved one to develop cancer. The Roundup lawsuits are legal actions aimed at allowing those that suffered cancer after being exposed to Roundup to recover compensation for losses incurred.
The people filing lawsuits allege that:
- Monsanto grossly overstated the safety of its product
- Monsanto was aware of the possibly carcinogenic nature of Roundup and deliberately concealed the information
- Exposure to the product caused them to develop cancer
Bayer agreed to pay more than $10 billion to settle tens of thousands of claims. It is not currently possible to tell when Monsanto and Bayer’s liability for Roundup-related cancer cases will end. Thousands of people have taken legal action, both in individual and class action lawsuits against the manufacturer. The number of people injured to Roundup use is only likely to grow.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, or myeloma after being exposed to Roundup, you could be eligible for financial damages. Call our legal team at Hare, Wynn, Newell, & Newton to discuss your case.
Who Is Eligible to File a Roundup Lawsuit in Birmingham, AL?
Just about anyone can file a Roundup lawsuit in Birmingham if they used the product and believe that they developed serious health issues after being exposed to it. Roundup exposure usually occurs in three ways:
- Skin absorption
- Eating food or drink that’s tainted or treated with glyphosate
- Inhaling glyphosate through the nose or mouth
The following people are the ones most likely to file a Roundup suit:
People that developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or any other serious health condition suspected to be the result of Roundup might be able to take legal action against Monsanto.
If a person died due to Roundup-related cancer, their immediate family can file a wrongful death lawsuit claiming that the use of Roundup contributed to their death.
People that manage the estate of a Roundup cancer victim can file a Roundup lawsuit. The estate manager can be a legal representative, close friend, or family member.
Just as is the case with most lawsuits in Alabama, there’s a statute of limitations, which refers to the time that you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. The statute of limitations according to Alabama Civil Code 6-2-1 is 2 years from the date when the injury became apparent. For Roundup-related cancer cases, this usually means that the person or their family has 2 years after the date of diagnosis to file a claim.
How Much Will It Cost to File a Roundup Lawsuit?
The lawyers at Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton represent all persons involved in Roundup cancer lawsuits in Birmingham, AL on a contingency fee basis, which means that we won’t charge legal fees before we win compensation in your case. For your free, no-obligation consultation, fill out our contact form or call us today and we will gladly answer all your questions.
How Can a Lawyer Help a Roundup Lawsuit?
You need to work with an experienced lawyer if you want to file a Roundup cancer lawsuit. Without help from a reputable law firm such as Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, it can be almost impossible to take proper legal action. With the assistance of a lawyer, cancer victims can receive monetary compensation and get justice from Monsanto and Bayer.
Here are the steps involved in filing a lawsuit:
Our legal team first gathers preliminary details of the victim’s Roundup exposure as well as medical history. With your permission, we can also recover records on your behalf.
Our legal team will then gather more evidence, which includes your medical records and work history. We will also conduct research to determine whether we have previously represented somebody affected in a similar manner.
Filing the Lawsuit
Once our legal team has collected all the evidence needed to link a victim’s illness to glyphosate and Roundup, we will then file the lawsuit in the relevant court system for the case.
Each of the above steps requires a skilled legal team to ensure that there are no errors when filing the lawsuit. We work with attorneys that have a lot of experience helping people injured by major corporations and they can ensure that your lawsuit is properly filed and in a timely manner. We can represent you and help you recover compensation if you developed cancer from Roundup use.
Trust Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton With Your Birmingham Roundup Lawsuit
Roundup is not only one of the most popular weed killers in the USA and contains glyphosate as one of the key ingredients. Glyphosate is a selective herbicide that uses certain enzymes, usually found in weeds to attack plant life and kills off the unwanted plant life while still permitting the desired crops to grow.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer after Roundup exposure, particularly over an extended period of time, it might be possible for you to bring a claim for compensation from Monsanto. Call our legal team at Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton today so that we may discuss your case along with how our lawyers can help you. We offer a free, initial, no-obligation consultation.
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