New York Roundup Injury Lawyers
Roundup weedkiller is one of the most commonly used pesticides in the world. It’s also been sprayed across yards, parks, and playgrounds in New York City for decades. Now studies show that Roundup might cause serious health issues, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
There’s also evidence to suggest that Monsanto knew this, but didn’t warn consumers. In fact, Monsanto might have even actively suppressed this information, conspired with the EPA, and even paid to alter scientific studies.
Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other injuries after being exposed to Roundup weedkiller? If so, you may have a legitimate claim for compensation. Do not hesitate to contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. to learn about your legal rights and options. If you decide to file a lawsuit, we’ll help you fight to get the money you need and deserve.
Since 1977, Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. has been a trusted personal injury law firm in NYC. We take a tough, aggressive approach to the cases we handle. We fight, day in and day out, to hold negligent parties accountable for the harm they’ve caused our clients. If you’ve been hurt because of Roundup weedkiller, we’ll fight to hold the Monsanto Company – now Bayer – responsible.
All you have to do is call us an ask for help. It’s that easy. We offer a no-obligation, free case assessment, so don’t hesitate to contact our NYC law firm for help today.
How Will a NYC Roundup Injury Lawyer Help Me?
Even though you might be entitled to compensation, getting money in your hands can be tough. Bayer won’t just agree to pay your medical bills and compensate you for other damages. In fact, they’ll put up a fight. They’ll do everything they can to protect their profits and stand between you and the money you deserve.
Hiring an attorney to handle your Roundup injury lawsuit can make a huge difference. When you turn to an attorney for help, you’ll have time to focus on getting better. When you turn to Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for help, you’ll have an experienced attorney on your side who has a track record of success. You can rest assured that we’ll go toe-to-toe with Bayer and work tirelessly to secure meaningful compensation on your behalf.
Our commitment to our clients and aggressive strategies have helped us secure more than $1 Billion in settlements and verdicts for our injured clients. If you’ve been hurt, we’ll be here to help you, too. Call our NYC law office to set up a time to discuss your case. There’s no risk in asking for our help, so reach out to us today.
Why Are People Filing Roundup Injury Lawsuits?
More than 300 million pounds of Roundup product are sprayed on crops, fields, and parks around the world every year. For decades, Monsanto claimed that the pesticide was perfectly safe. It was no more dangerous than any other pesticide, they said. However, several scientific studies indicate that this isn’t true.
Various studies have found that exposure to Roundup weedkiller is associated with several adverse health issues, including:
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Other types of cancer
- Heart attacks
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Liver disease
- Autoimmune disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Mental health issues, including depression and anxiety, and more.
In fact, glyphosate – the active ingredient in Roundup – has been classified as “probably carcinogenic” in humans by the International Agency for the Research on Cancer (IARC), a division of the World Health Organization.
Despite dozens of studies linking glyphosate to cancer and other health issues, Monsanto continues to refuse to admit that its pesticide is dangerous. Instead, the company has doubled-down and insists that Roundup is as safe as ever.
These studies have prompted thousands of people across the United States to file product liability lawsuits against Bayer, the company that recently purchased Monsanto and Roundup.
As of September 2019, three Monsanto Roundup injury lawsuits have gone to trial. In all three, California juries awarded millions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages to injured Roundup users. The most recent case yielded more than $2 Billion for a husband and wife who were both diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup for years.
Lawsuits Against Monsanto Claim Roundup Is Defective, Company Failed to Disclose Risks
When a company sells or markets a product in New York, it’s required to make sure that those products are safe for consumers to use. If a company knows about any potential health risks or dangers, that information must be disclosed. Failing to warn consumers can result in liability under New York state law.
Among other things, plaintiffs who have filed Roundup injury lawsuits have claimed:
- Roundup weed killer is defective and unreasonably dangerous
- Monsanto/Bayer failed to warn consumers about known health risks associated with exposure to glyphosate and Roundup, and
- Monsanto/Bayer intentionally deceived the public about the dangers of Roundup.
When a company like Monsanto doesn’t warn you about potential risks in using a product, they’re stripping away your right to make informed decisions about the products you use. That’s the basis for Roundup lawsuits. Monsanto/Bayer misled you and, as a result, you’ve suffered severe, debilitating, and potentially life-threatening injuries.
You May Deserve Compensation If You’ve Been Harmed Because of Roundup Weed Killer
Monsanto/Bayer can be held strictly liable for harm caused by defects in its products. If you file a product liability lawsuit, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills and expenses
- Lost wages and income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Emotional distress, and more.
Determining the value of your case can be challenging. That’s why our NYC personal injury lawyers have spent more than four decades cultivating relationships with some of the best injury experts in the tri-state area. When we build your case, they can provide valuable insight about your injuries and, ultimately, what your case is worth. This comprehensive approach can help us secure maximum compensation on your behalf.
Signs of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
The IARC says that exposure to glyphosate may cause cancer. Other studies have also come to similar conclusions. Among other things, these studies determined:
- The risk of cancer increases the longer you’re exposed to glyphosate.
- The risk of cancer increases when glyphosate is mixed with other chemicals and substances, including those used in Roundup
- Exposure to glyphosate doubles the risk of getting cancer within ten years.
In other words, many scientists agree that the risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma increases if you use or are exposed to glyphosate.
Signs and symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma include:
- Weight loss
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Swollen abdomen
- Loss of appetite
- Chest pain
- Infections, and
- Personality changes.
Seek medical attention if you recognize any of these signs of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Prompt medical care may be critical in fighting your illness and minimizing the potential consequences of your Roundup injury.
You Deserve an Experienced NYC Roundup Injury Lawyer
Anyone can potentially suffer health issues after being exposed to Roundup. In fact, some research reveals that an increasing number of young children are being diagnosed with cancer. Many believe that this is because they’re spending time playing in parks that have been doused in Roundup. Monsanto/Bayer needs to be held fully accountable for any harm that its money-making pesticide causes to adults, teens, and even kids in NYC.
If you or a loved one has suffered health complications and you believe that Roundup is to blame, do not hesitate to contact Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. Our New York personal injury lawyers have more than 200 combined years of experience. We’ve gone up against big business and won. We know what it takes to get you the money you deserve.
Give us a quick call or reach out to us online to set up a time to speak with our legal team. We’re always available to take your call – day or night – 365 days a year. We represent clients across New York, including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Long Island, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, and Westchester.