New York Roundup Lawsuit Attorneys
Our New York Product Liability Attorneys are Investigating Roundup Lawsuits
At the law offices of Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP, our New York Roundup lawsuit attorneys are skilled, experienced, and justice-focused advocates for victims and families. Very serious questions have been raised about the safety of Roundup and other similar glyphosate products. These products may be carcinogenic to humans, potentially causing cancers. Billions have been set aside for victims and families. If you or your loved one was diagnosed with cancer and you believe that it is linked to Roundup, please do not hesitate to contact us today for a free, confidential consultation.
What to Know About Roundup (The Health Risks)
Roundup is a popular brand of glyphosate-based herbicide used to kill weeds and grasses. It is widely used in agriculture and landscaping but has been linked to potential health risks and environmental concerns. It is by no means a small issue: Studies have linked Roundup to an increased risk of cancer. Litigation is now underway. Here are key things to know about the risks:
- In 2017, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) took regulatory action to restrict Roundup on health grounds (the presence of cancer-causing chemicals), becoming the first agency in the nation to do so.
- A 2019 study from researchers at the University of Washington (UW) found that frequent use of Roundup “increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent.”
- In 2022, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) proposed a new rule to phase out the use of Roundup on state grounds for public health reasons.
An Overview of Roundup Lawsuits
The popular herbicide is produced by Monsanto, a company that is now a subsidiary of Bayer. It contains the active ingredient glyphosate, which has been the subject of numerous lawsuits in recent years. The lawsuits allege that Roundup causes cancer, specifically non-Hodgkin lymphoma and that Monsanto knew about the risks but failed to warn consumers.
In August 2018, a California jury awarded $289 million to a man who claimed that Roundup caused his cancer. However, the award was later reduced to $78 million. In March 2019, a federal jury also found Monsanto liable in a similar case and awarded $80 million in damages. In June 2020, Bayer agreed to set aside approximately $10 billion in settlement funds to deal with tens of thousands of Roundup cancer lawsuits. Though, the company still argues that the product is reasonably safe.
Victims and Families May Be Entitled to Financial Compensation
Through a Roundup lawsuit, victims and families may be entitled to a settlement that pays compensation for economic damages and non-economic losses. These cases are highly fact specific. How much, if any compensation is available, varies based on many factors. Depending on the circumstances of the case, a Roundup settlement or verdict may include compensation for:
- Medical expenses;
- Physical therapy;
- Mental health support;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of income;
- Pain and suffering;
- Mental distress;
- Disability/disfigurement; and
- Wrongful death of a family member.
Do I Have a Lawsuit for Harm Caused By Roundup?
It can be difficult to know if you have a viable claim in a defective product case—especially for a Roundup lawsuit. You should arrange a free, comprehensive case evaluation with a qualified attorney. As a general rule, you may have a lawsuit if:
You used Roundup regularly and developed cancer, especially non-Hodgkin lymphoma; or
Your family member used Roundup on a regulator basis and died of cancer, especially non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
How the New York Product Liability Lawyers at Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP Can Help
Roundup lawsuits are complicated. You do not have to take on a big corporation alone. At the law offices of Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP, we have a proven record of success in complex personal injury litigation. More specifically, our New York City product liability lawyers are ready to:
- Hear your story and answer questions about Roundup lawsuits;
- Investigate the case, gathering all relevant documents, records, and evidence;
- Handle legal paperwork and advocate for you in any settlement negotiations; and
- Build a personalized strategy to achieve the best outcome in your Roundup lawsuit.
Get Help From a New York Roundup Lawsuit Attorney Today
At the law offices of Sullivan & Galleshaw, LLP, our New York defective product lawyers are strong, effective advocates for justice. If you or your family member was diagnosed with cancer-related to Roundup, we are ready to help. Contact us today to set up your free, no-obligation case evaluation. With offices in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, we serve communities throughout the area.