While any collision involving a motor vehicle has the potential to cause severe injury or death, rear-end accidents are among the most deadly. Often, these collisions involve a fast-moving vehicle colliding with a stationary one. And in most cases, the driver of the car that is struck has little to no opportunity to do anything to avoid the accident or prepare for the impact. Continue Reading Legal Considerations in Rear-End Car Accidents

Typically, a motorcyclist suffers severe injuries in an accident. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, motorcyclists are nearly five times more likely to die in an accident than individuals riding in a vehicle.

A variety of factors explain why motorcycle accidents are often so severe. One of the main reasons for the severity of bikers’ injuries is that motorcycles do not offer riders any kind of protection. When a motorcyclist gets hit from any direction, the impact is likely to knock them off the bike and onto the ground—leaving them at risk of being run over by another motorist.
Continue Reading Can I File A Motorcycle Accident Claim If I Was Not Wearing A Helmet?

Roundup is a well-known brand of weed killer, or herbicide, used by millions of people throughout the United States. Roundup is manufactured by Monsanto, which was acquired by Bayer in 2018. However, before the acquisition, in 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer determined that Roundup is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” 

Since then, thousands of consumers diagnosed with various forms of cancer have brought product liability claims against Bayer, seeking compensation for the life-changing damage caused by Roundup.

Manufacturers like Bayer are responsible for ensuring that their product is safe for its intended use. When manufacturers fail to disclose all the risks associated with a product, they violate consumers’ trust. If you used Roundup and were later diagnosed with cancer, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the manufacturers of this dangerous product. An experienced Roundup attorney can help you understand your rights and what you can do to hold negligent manufacturers accountable for the damage they continue to cause.

The Status of Roundup Lawsuits

Roundup contains glyphosate, a substance that the International Agency for Research on Cancer (a part of the World Health Organization) recognizes as a “probable carcinogen.” While exposure to small amounts of glyphosate is not likely to result in a cancer diagnosis, prolonged use is another story.

The manufacturer of Roundup faces more than 125,000 lawsuits brought by homeowners, gardeners, groundskeepers, and others who regularly—and unsuspectingly—used the product for decades. And the claims keep coming.

The first Roundup claims were filed more than two years ago. Since then, Bayer has settled thousands of claims. However, there are still tens of thousands of unresolved claims. Earlier this year, the judge overseeing the case issued a 90-day stay, allowing Bayer time to settle additional claims. That stay expired in November, and the Roundup cancer lawsuits will soon resume.

If you were diagnosed with cancer after using the weed killer Roundup, it is not too late to file a claim against Bayer. However, the time to bring a claim is rapidly coming to an end.

Filing a Roundup Lawsuit

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is life-changing, and bringing a lawsuit may be the furthest thing from your mind. However, the compensation from a successful Roundup cancer lawsuit can provide you and your family with much-needed financial security and peace of mind. By filing a claim, you may help protect others from suffering similar diagnoses in the future. 

Shockingly, Bayer still sells Roundup. What will it take to get them to remove this dangerous product from the shelves? If the company won’t protect consumers on their own, you can help by holding them accountable for their decision to put profits over people.

While filing a Roundup lawsuit may feel overwhelming, there are only a few things you need to do to get started.

Talk to Your Doctor

Roundup lawsuits stem from the link between glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, and various forms of cancer. To succeed in bringing a claim, you will need to provide documentation that you were diagnosed with cancer. 

Evidence suggests that Roundup can cause the following types of cancer:

  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • T-Cell Lymphoma
  • B-Cell Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Brain cancer
  • Multiple myeloma

When meeting with a Roundup lawyer, they will ask about your diagnosis. Be prepared to answer the following questions:

  • When were you diagnosed with cancer?
  • What type of cancer do you have?
  • Did you have any risk factors for that particular type of cancer?
  • What tests did your doctor conduct to determine you had cancer?
  • What is your prognosis?
  • What treatments, surgeries, or procedures have you undergone?

Of course, you may not have all this information on hand, and that’s okay. The important thing is to gather whatever information you can. Your Roundup attorney can help you obtain the rest.

How Did You Use Roundup?

Using Roundup only occasionally is not likely to cause cancer. Thus, many Roundup cancer claims are brought by professional gardeners, groundskeepers, and agricultural workers. However, this does not mean that homeowners cannot bring a Roundup claim. In fact, one study in the International Journal of Cancer suggested that as little as ten days of exposure to Roundup can double a consumer’s risk of developing Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

How Did Your Cancer Diagnosis Affect Your Life?

Any cancer diagnosis is life-changing. However, the amount of compensation available through a Roundup cancer lawsuit will depend on the specific damages you suffered. 

Part of a damages award will be based on the objective out-of-pocket expenses you incurred due to your diagnosis, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and a decrease in earning capacity. However, it may be even more important to consider how your diagnosis and the necessary treatment has changed your life. Have you missed time that could be spent with family and friends? Were you forced to give up hobbies or traveling? These things can have a major impact on your life and can result in additional damages.

Reach Out to a Roundup Lawyer

Once you’ve spoken to your doctor, thought about your use of Roundup, and considered how your diagnosis has impacted your life, the next step is to contact an attorney. While this may feel like a big step, an experienced Roundup attorney will make the process as easy as possible for you and your family.

If you used Roundup and were later diagnosed with cancer, you deserve compensation for what you’ve been through. At the same time, Bayer should not be able to continue to sell a product known to cause cancer. Contact a knowledgeable Roundup Lawsuit lawyer to learn more about bringing a claim and joining the tens of thousands of others who suffered a life-changing cancer diagnosis. 

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Elmiron lawsuit

Elmiron is a prescription drug manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceuticals and used to treat the bladder pain or discomfort associated with interstitial cystitis. The FDA approved Elmiron in 1996, and the drug remains, to this day, the only prescription medication to treat interstitial cystitis. For more than two decades, tens of thousands of patients took Elmiron, having no idea that the drug could cause serious side effects. However, over 20 years later, doctors have discovered a link between Elmiron and vision loss. Continue Reading Elmiron Linked to Eye Disease

Talcum Powder

Johnson & Johnson is a familiar household name, one of the most trusted brands that families have used for generations. It may be shocking to learn that Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $120 million in damages to a woman in Brooklyn after she blamed her cancer on exposure to an asbestos mixture from using the company’s product.

Yes, asbestos, a material that had previously been used on building materials but had since been banned because of its potential to cause cancer.

Continue Reading The Link Between Talc and Cancer

winter slip and fall accidents

Falls can happen during any aspect of daily life. However, of those slip-and-fall accidents that occur outside the  home, most occur at businesses and restaurants. Not only are businesses and restaurants often high-traffic locations, but these places also present many potential hazards for guests. Continue Reading Who is Liable in Slip-and-Fall Accidents?

Track Accident Lawyer

The presence of any large truck or commercial vehicle poses a major risk to others on the road. However, garbage trucks present a particularly serious hazard to motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Most motorists are accustomed to driving around trucks on the highway and even on major city roads. However, encountering a trash truck on a smaller city or suburban street can often create a dangerous situation. Continue Reading Common Issues Arising in Accident Cases Involving Trash Trucks

back pain after car accident

No one expects that they will ever be involved in a serious accident. However, statistically, most drivers will be involved in a car accident at some point in their lives.

Of course, when it comes to the type and extent of injuries caused by an accident, there is significant variance. Certainly, many accidents are minor, resulting in only bumps, bruises, and a mild case of whiplash. However, on the other end of the spectrum, some accidents cause severe and debilitating injuries. Continue Reading What to Expect When Recovering from a Serious Car Accident

Philly Bus Accident

Bus accidents do not occur that frequently, but when they do happen, they can lead to massive death and destruction. Buses are the only type of passenger vehicle where occupants do not have to wear seatbelts. Without safety belts, the bodies of bus passengers do not remain in their seats when an accident occurs. Instead, they move around inside the bus, often leading to serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Continue Reading Who Is Financially Liable for Bus Accident Injuries? 

Rear End Accident Lawyer

Any car accident can be a traumatic event. In the aftermath of a collision, you will want to find out who is at fault for the collision and whether or not you can seek compensation for any medical treatment or damages caused by the accident. But determining who is liable for the collision can be tricky. Continue Reading Finding Liability In Rear-end Collisions