Toxic Exposures

RoundUp and Glysophate Exposure

Seeking justice for the consequences of RoundUp exposure? Call Gianaris Trial Lawyers today for a free consultation.

Understanding Roundup and Glysophate

Roundup, a herbicide renowned for its efficient weed eradication, uses the active ingredient glysophate. In theory, glysophate targets and blocks an enzyme central to the growth of plants. Roundup exposure and exposure to its chemicals can lead to serious health issues including non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Possibilities of Roundup Exposure

Although Roundup uses glysophate as a key ingredient, its exposure is not isolated only to those working in agriculture or gardening. There are many unsuspected ways you could have come into contact with glysophate:

  • In Your Food: As an herbicide, glysophate has been used extensively in modern agriculture. This means that it can find its way into the food chain, contaminating the produce we consume.
  • At Work: For those working in agricultural sectors, landscaping, gardening, and nursery environments, the risk for Roundup exposure increases exponentially due to its prevalent use.
  • In Your Home and Garden: Roundup is also commonly used in residential settings for weed control, exposing residents, particularly those handling the product, to glysophate.

Side Effects of Roundup Exposure

The side effects of roundup glysophate exposure can range from mild to severe, and long-term exposure can even lead to chronic health conditions. These could include:

  • Skin and eye irritation
  • Increased risk of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Respiratory issues
  • Reproductive issues.

Noteworthy Roundup Lawsuit Verdicts

Recent years have seen a plethora of lawsuits filed against Monsanto alleging RoundUp exposure caused serious health issues, particularly non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

  • In 2018, a landmark case awarded Dewayne Johnson $289 million in damages after a jury found that Roundup was a substantial factor in causing his terminal cancer. This amount was later reduced to $78.5 million, but the case set a precedent for future lawsuits.
  • In 2019, Edwin Hardeman was awarded $80 million, later reduced to $25 million, in a federal glyphosate trial where he accused Roundup of causing his Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
  •  The same year, a jury awarded Alva and Alberta Pilliod more than $2 billion in damages, the largest verdict to date, though this was later reduced to $86.7 million.
  • As of 2021, Bayer AG – which purchased Monsanto in 2018 – agreed to pay more than $10 billion to settle around 95,000 lawsuits in the United States alone, while continuing to assert that Roundup is safe when used as directed. However, thousands of additional claims are still pending.

How Gianaris Trial Lawyers Can Help

If you believe you are suffering from roundup exposure, allow Gianaris Trial Lawyers to shoulder your legal burdens. We will fight to ensure you receive the justice you deserve, providing experienced, compassionate legal representation every step of the way. Reach out to us today to discuss your case.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us Today! Access to Impact

Get Experienced Representation

    Questions? We can help!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Fighting for the marginalized and beating the powerful.

    What is a personal injury case?

    A personal injury case is a legal dispute that arises when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm. Personal injury cases typically involve injuries to the body, mind or emotions, and not property. Examples include car accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, toxic exposures and more.

    If you have been injured by someone or a company's negligence or wrongful actions, you may have a personal injury case. It is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to determine the strength of your case and your legal options.

    The value of a personal injury case can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the severity of the injury, the amount of medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine the potential value of your case. It is critical to speak with an experienced attorney to maximize the value of your case.

    The length of time it takes to settle a personal injury case can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the complexity of the case, the availability of insurance coverage, and the willingness of the parties to negotiate a settlement. Some cases may be resolved in a matter of months, while others may take longer. The harder your attorney works on the case, the more likely it settles quickly.

    Negligence is the failure to exercise the degree of care that a reasonably prudent person would use in similar circumstances. To prove negligence in a personal injury case, your attorney must show that the defendant did something that a reasonably careful person would not do, and that it caused a physical injury.