West Virginia Roundup Mass Torts Litigation Lawyers
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Skillful representation for users of cancer-linked herbicide in West Virginia
Over the past few years, juries have returned very large verdicts in favor of plaintiffs who were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a blood cancer as a result of their exposure to the popular weed killer Roundup. In May 2019, a California jury awarded $2 billion to an Oakland couple who used the weed-killing product for over 40 years. That verdict is under review, but as of August 2019, there are more than 18,000 pending lawsuits charging that Roundup’s manufacturer failed to warn against the health dangers posed by its use.
Compassionate attorneys understand the harmful effects of Roundup
Monsanto (now part of Bayer AG) began manufacturing and marketing Roundup as an herbicide in 1974. It soon became one of the most popular herbicides on the market and frequently used in the production of corn, wheat, soybeans, sugar beets, alfalfa, cotton, and more. More recently, Roundup was used to eliminate unwanted growth around genetically modified plants. However, in 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer linked glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, to various types of cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and leukemia. Though Roundup was primarily used in the agricultural industry, it also presents great risks to landscapers and home gardeners that made frequent use of the product.
Accomplished lawyers represent cancer victims in mass tort actions
If you have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or another form of cancer after working with Roundup, or if you believe you have an illness related to use of the product, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Bayer has been engaging in negotiations with plaintiffs’ attorneys for a global settlement of the thousands of Roundup-related claims pending, so it’s important to lodge your claim promptly. Our law firm is ready to evaluate your right to damages recovery and to advise you on how to move forward.
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Local Lawyers in West Virginia Fight for Clients Harmed by Roundup
At the West Virginia mass tort law firm, Kaufman & McPherson, PLLC, our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers provides thoughtful and strategic representation to people who have suffered health problems due to using the herbicide.