Roundup Lawsuit Attorney in Houston
Many of us are aware that some commonly used household chemicals could cause health problems if used incorrectly. However, some products have been found to be harmful even when being used according to the instructions. One such widely used product is the weedkiller Roundup. Researchers with the World Health Organization and other groups have found that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, is linked to cancer and a number of other serious health issues.
If you’ve been exposed to Roundup weedkiller and have developed cancer or other illnesses, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The product liability lawyers at The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian have the experience and the resources to demand the justice you deserve. We have a proven track record of holding large corporations accountable when their products are shown to be harmful.
Contact us today for a free consultation with our compassionate team. We will review your case and explain all your legal options.
What Is Roundup and What Does It Do?
Roundup is a weedkiller originally developed by Monsanto in 1970. It’s the world’s most popular weedkiller, having been used by millions of people and businesses. Roundup is sprayed on commercial farms to protect crops. It’s also used in home gardens and for landscaping on both residential and commercial properties.
At one point, Roundup was Monsanto’s flagship product. There are even “Roundup ready crops” that have been genetically engineered to resist the chemicals in Roundup.
Roundup Linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Other Diseases
Over the years, as evidence emerged that exposure to Roundup may be harmful to people, various organizations have done research on its effects. The results are shocking. In 2015, the World Health Organization listed glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, as a “probable” carcinogen (a substance that causes some kind of cancer). Other researchers have backed up those findings. Glyphosate has since been banned in several countries because of its harmful effects.
Thousands of lawsuits have already been filed against Monsanto over the health effects of Roundup, and juries have delivered large judgments against Monsanto. In one case, a jury in California found that a San Francisco man’s heavy exposure to Roundup over 26 years was a “substantial factor” in causing him to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer.
As more information about the harmful effects of Roundup has come to light, other researchers have found that glyphosate can cause other illnesses in addition to cancer. A study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that in addition to cancer, glyphosate can also cause:
- Hormone disruptions
- Birth defects
- Toxic effects on the central nervous system
- Increased resistance to antibiotics
The researchers at Mount Sinai also found that children are especially susceptible to the effects of Roundup because their organs are still developing, they’re lower to the ground, and they often put their hands in their mouths. Fetuses are also vulnerable to the effects of Roundup if their pregnant mothers are exposed.
Who Qualifies to File a Roundup Cancer Lawsuit in Houston?
After Monsanto was acquired by the German pharmaceutical company Bayer AG, the lawsuits over Roundup continued. Bayer recently announced that it will pay around $10 billion to settle the various lawsuits related to Roundup. This $10 billion fund includes money for cases that are already pending as well as future claims.
If you were regularly exposed to Roundup and have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or any other related illnesses, you may qualify for compensation. The sooner you speak to a Houston Roundup cancer lawyer, the sooner you can find out whether you have a viable claim.
How to File a Roundup Lawsuit in Houston
If you wish to file a lawsuit for the damages you have suffered due to exposure to Roundup, your best bet is to talk to a knowledgeable product liability attorney as soon as possible. Thousands of these cases are already pending, and more evidence is emerging every day that Monsanto knew its product was harmful but failed to warn the public.
At The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian, our Roundup cancer lawyer can review your case for free and help you demand the compensation you deserve.
Compensation Available in a Roundup Claim
There’s no way to definitively tell you from the outset how much you might receive in compensation through a Roundup weedkiller lawsuit. The value of your claim will be determined by several factors, primarily the extent of your injuries. If you can show that exposure to Roundup caused you to develop cancer or another illness, you can potentially receive compensation for:
- The cost of your past and future medical care
- Lost wages and reduced future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering as a result of being exposed to Roundup
While your medical costs and lost wages are fairly cut and dry, “pain and suffering” is much more difficult to show. To pursue the maximum amount possible for your claim, you need an experienced Roundup cancer lawyer in Houston who knows how to handle these kinds of claims.
Roundup Lawsuit Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations for most defective product claims in Texas is two years from the date of your injury. However, since the harmful side effects from Roundup take years to develop, nailing down a specific date of injury can be tricky. Instead, the standard in these types of cases is two years from when you knew or reasonably could have been expected to know that the product caused your injury or illness.
If you have been diagnosed with an illness that you believe was caused by Roundup exposure, talk to a lawyer as soon as possible about your legal rights. If you wait too long, you’ll miss out on your chance to claim any kind of compensation.
How The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian Can Help You
Our team has the knowledge, skill, and drive to take on large corporations when their dangerous products cause harm to everyday people. Our law firm has helped thousands of clients recover compensation for their injuries over the years, and we are ready to help you now. Contact us today to get started with a free consultation.