Roundup Lawsuit Lawyers in Fresno
Filing a Roundup Cancer Claim or Lawsuit in California
Roundup, a popular herbicide originally manufactured by agricultural giant Monsanto, which was later acquired by Bayer, has been labeled a “probable human carcinogen” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The main ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, has been linked to various forms of cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other blood cell-related cancers. Roundup has also been linked to DNA and chromosomal damage in humans subjected to prolonged exposure to the weed killer.
If you or someone you love was diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup, you could be entitled to financial compensation. At Fowler | Helsel | Vogt, our Fresno Roundup lawsuit lawyers assist individuals and families with personal injury and wrongful death cases related to Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides and have successfully secured millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We can help you understand your legal rights and fight for the justice and fair compensation you are owed.
Our team is ready to fight for you. Call (559) 900-1280 or contact us online for a free and confidential consultation today.
What Is Roundup?
Roundup is a popular weed killer, or herbicide, widely used in the United States and around the world. It is available for both commercial and residential use and is often used to refer to all glyphosate-based or containing herbicides.
The toxicity of Roundup and related glyphosate-based herbicides depends largely on the formulation. For example, formulations for terrestrial use tend to be more toxic than those for aquatic use. However, recent studies have found a link between glyphosate and various health conditions, most notable cancer.
How Much Roundup Exposure Does it Take to Cause Health Issues?
Short-term exposure typically doesn't cause problems, but there is no set point at which it becomes harmful. You're at a higher risk if you:
- Work in agriculture, landscaping, gardening, or groundskeeping
- Regularly use it on your lawn or garden
- Apply roundup and then eat, drink, or smoke without washing your hands
- Touch freshly sprayed plants
You can also be exposed to the chemicals in roundup through eating non-organic produce.
What Health Issues Can Roundup Cause?
Roundup has been linked to a wide variety of illnesses and diseases, including:
- Birth defects
- Celiac disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Heart disease
The biggest concern legally has been with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, as it is the most researched, serious illness that has been linked to Roundup usage.
Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with cancer after heavy exposure to Roundup? Get in touch with an experienced Roundup attorney at Fowler | Helsel | Vogt for a free consultation.
What Health Issues Does Roundup Cause?
Roundup has been found to pose numerous short- and long-term health risks for humans. In general, chronic exposure to Roundup or other glyphosate-containing substances carries a higher risk than limited or infrequent exposure.
Some of the most common health issues associated with Roundup include:
- Cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Reproductive problems
- Developmental issues
- Liver and kidney damage
- Skin irritation
It is recommended that you wash your hands immediately after using Roundup and refrain from eating, drinking, or smoking after using the product and before washing hands. It is also recommended that you do not touch plants or other items/surfaces that are still wet after Roundup has been applied and change your clothing after handling or using Roundup or any glyphosate-based weed killer.
Note that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated that there is no evidence that glyphosate has a heightened risk of causing cancer in humans, nor has it found a link between the substance and reproductive or developmental issues. That being said, numerous other studies have found that there is a link, making this a highly contested and controversial issue.
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The State of Roundup Litigation
In response to ongoing litigation—including high-value lawsuits and tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts—Bayer has announced that it plans to remove glyphosate-based Roundup from shelves across the U.S. by 2023. However, as of 2021, the product remains available to both commercial and residential consumers and countless individuals have already suffered the devastating effects of prolonged glyphosate exposure.
If you believe that your cancer diagnosis, health condition, or loved one’s death resulted from using Roundup or another glyphosate-based or containing herbicide, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. This includes costs such as medical expenses associated with treating or managing your condition, lost wages or income from time taken off work during your recovery, physical pain and mental or emotional suffering, and more.
At Fowler | Helsel | Vogt, our Roundup litigation attorneys in Fresno are prepared to stand up for you and your rights. We have more than 40 years of legal experience and have represented victims of all types of defective and dangerous products in standing up for their rights against the best interests of major manufacturers and other powerful entities. We know how to stand up for you, and we have what it takes to win.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Team
We offer complimentary consultations and case evaluations to assess whether you have a case that we believe we can win. If we accept your case, you can rely on us to provide personalized and attentive legal support every step of the way. Our attorneys will work directly with you to develop innovative and customized legal strategies aimed at achieving your goals. We know that no two cases are exactly alike, which is why we tailor our services to meet your unique needs and concerns.
There are absolutely no costs associated with your initial consultation, and we only collect attorney fees if/when we secure compensation for you. Your time to file a lawsuit is limited to just two years from the date of injury or the date on which you discovered or reasonably could have discovered your injury (typically the date of diagnosis). Do not wait until it is too late! Contact Fowler | Helsel | Vogt today to learn how we can help you fight for the fair compensation you deserve.
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