Florida Roundup Lawyer
Kogan & DiSalvo is involved in seeking compensation for individuals who have experienced significant exposure to Roundup by working in agriculture, lawn care, landscape, and have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, or its subtypes. These may include follicular lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, mantle cell lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, and hairy cell leukemia.
The Roundup lawsuit alleges that the Monsanto Company failed to warn users of the increased risk of developing cancer, specifically non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Anyone that has been negatively impacted by Roundup may benefit from speaking to experienced Florida Roundup lawyers. Our dedicated attorneys could help you identify the impact this chemical had on you and explore your legal options for seeking compensation.
Florida Cities Ban Roundup
Because of the dangerous effects of this gardening chemical, some cities in Florida have banned the use of pesticides like Roundup. Some of these cities include:
- Jupiter: as of 2019, pesticides and fertilizers will be banned from being used during the rainy season which is June through September
- Stuart: in 2018, The Stuart Florida City commissioners voted to ban city use of the chemical glyphosate, which is a chemical in the Monsanto product Roundup. They have directed staff to create an integrated pest management plan to reduce the use of glyphosate with the ultimate goal of eliminating chemicals.
- Miami: starting in 2019, the city commissioners approved a resolution prohibiting the city and its contractors from using herbicides containing glyphosate, including Roundup.
- North Miami: issuance of IPM policy that restricts highly toxic pesticides and urges pesticide use as a last resort
- South Miami: the city has asked contractors applying for the landscaping business to use organic fertilizer and herbicides, without increasing costs.
The Dangers of Roundup
Roundup is an herbicide manufactured by Monsanto that has been used extensively throughout the world, including right here in Florida. The main ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, which attacks enzymes in plants that prevent them from growing.
Monsanto has stated many times that glyphosate only attacks enzymes in plants and that Roundup does not pose any risk to those that use it. However, the experiences of many users—as well as the data of many scientific studies—tell a different story.
Not only can it increase the risk of cancer, but other studies have also confirmed that glyphosate is a known carcinogen to the human body. Today, one of the biggest risks associated with Roundup is non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, although a person may suffer from other types of cancer as well after being exposed.
Roundup is so harmful that it many parts of the world have banned it. Still, Monsanto continues to deny that they did anything wrong when creating and marketing their product. Furthermore, they did not warn consumers of the risks associated with it. Florida Roundup attorneys could help an injured party file a civil lawsuit for this act of negligence.
Manufacturers have a responsibility to warn customers of any dangers their products pose. Monsanto failed to do that when marketing their product, and they continue to do so today. As such, they can be held liable for any damages Roundup causes.
By filing a lawsuit, those injured may be able to claim compensation for losses associated with their injuries or sickness. These adverse effects are not only devastating to those affected but also costly to treat. Some types of damages that lawyers in Florida could pursue on behalf of a claimant in a Round case may include:
- Past and future medical expenses for cancer treatment
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Wage loss
- Other losses as a result of cancer
- Punitive damages, if appropriate
Many successful lawsuits have already been filed against Monsanto for the dangers associated with their product. Going up against a huge corporation like Monsanto is not easy, though—they have many resources to keep lawsuits tied up in the courts for years, and a team of lawyers ready to defend their case. If you want to file a claim, retaining assistance from legal professionals may be critical.
Roundup Lawsuit Settlement Amounts
Over 2,000 lawsuits (MDL -2741) are pending in federal court against Monsanto by individuals claiming to have suffered cancer from exposure to Roundup as of October 2019. More than 18,000 plaintiffs are suing Monsanto and claiming the company’s herbicides were the cause of their non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
In August 2018, the first set of trials involving an individual diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has resulted in a $289 million verdict. To date, there have been three jury verdicts totaling more than $2 billion in damages.
Talk to a Florida Roundup Attorney for Assistance
If you used Roundup and are now suffering from non-Hodgkins lymphoma or any other type of cancer, you may need to speak to Florida Roundup lawyers about your legal options. We could help determine the cause of your illness, gather evidence to back up your claim, and work with you to hold Monsanto liable for any damage they have caused.
Do not go through this process alone. Contact the attorneys at Kogan & DiSalvo today to see if you have a case and how to get started.