Iowa Roundup Cancer Lawyers
Were you or a loved one diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) as a result of exposure to the popular weed-killer Roundup? You have the right to hold the manufacturer responsible, and the attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. are ready to stand up and fight for you.
According to Reuters, Bayer inherited the ongoing litigation relating to Roundup weed killer when it paid $63 billion to acquire Monsanto Co. Bayer has already seen three significant jury verdicts in Roundup cases.
A San Francisco jury awarded $289 million in August 2018 to a former school groundskeeper dying of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup on the job. A federal court civil jury also in San Francisco awarded another California man $80 million for cancer caused by more than 25 years of Roundup use in March 2019, and CBS News reported two months later that a jury in Oakland awarded $2 billion in punitive damages and $55 million for pain and suffering to a couple diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup.
While many of these staggering jury awards may be reduced (groundskeeper Dewayne “Lee” Johnson accepted a $78 million after the judge reduced his award and the $2 billion punitive damages award was also seen as being likely to be reduced because the Supreme Court of the United States previously limited the ratio of punitive to compensatory damages to 9:1, which translates to $55 million in compensatory damages equaling approximately $495 million in punitive damages), the verdicts all demonstrate that Roundup cases are very real and are generating actual results. Bayer said that the next Roundup lawsuit originally scheduled to be heard in nearby St. Louis, Missouri, was postponed to January 27, 2020.
Our firm serves individuals in communities all over Iowa, and we know how to get results. You can have us help you understand all of your legal options when you call (515) 225-2600 or contact us online to take advantage of a free consultation. Our team is ready to fight for the maximum compensation possible for you, so don’t wait to call us today.
Do I Need A Roundup Lawsuit Lawyer?
Most Roundup lawsuits are focused on the active ingredient in the product, glyphosate. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an intergovernmental agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations (UN), classified glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen” in March 2015.
You are going to want to have an attorney help you prove that your injuries are the result of your exposure to glyphosate. A lawyer is going to be able to conduct their own investigation into your use of Roundup to secure the evidence needed to prove the use of Roundup led to your NHL diagnosis.
You will also want to discuss your possible legal options with Roundup litigation. You may benefit from possibly joining a class-action lawsuit that has already been filed, but you might also stand to gain more from pursuing multidistrict litigation (MDL) that will allow you greater control of any award.
Simply put, you will want to have legal representation for assistance in determining your best path forward. You could be offered a lump sum settlement to resolve your case that is nowhere near what you are entitled to, but an attorney will aggressively seek the maximum amount of compensation possible for your claim.
Why Choose LaMarca Law Group, P.C. To Handle My Case?
Members of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. team have been invited to lecture at over 100 seminars and programs by Iowa and national organizations. Our lawyers have been involved in the education and mentoring of over 100 Drake and University of Iowa law school students over the past quarter-century.
Our attorneys have authored more than 60 articles accepted for publication by law schools and respected legal journals. George A. LaMarca served on the Board of Governors of the Iowa Association for Justice for more than 15 years and was elected President of the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2006.
James Biscoglia is a Legislative Action Committee Member for the Board of Directors for the Iowa Association for Justice while Roman Vald was a founding member of the High Conflict Divorce Coordination Working Group. Andrew H. Doane served on the Ethics & Practice Guidelines Committee of the Iowa State Bar Association, and Gary G. Mattson is an active member of the Iowa Association of Workers Compensation Lawyers who serves on the Board of Trustees for the Iowa Association for Justice for All PAC.
There is no risk to call LaMarca Law Group, P.C. to discuss your case. Our consultations are free, and we will not charge you anything until you receive a monetary award. Our firm handles Roundup cases on a contingency fee basis, so we will be motivated to help you recover as much as possible.
Types of Roundup Lawsuit Cases We Handle
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not draw the same conclusions as the IARC. The EPA stated in April 2019 it was taking the next step in its review of glyphosate, but reaffirmed that glyphosate is not a carcinogen and there are no risks to public health when glyphosate is used in accordance with its current label.
Some of the most frequent users of Roundup include, but are not limited to:
- Farm Workers
- Garden Center Employees
- Nursery Employees
Glyphosate has been connected to several different kinds of cancers, including B-Cell lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma. It has also been connected to such conditions such as:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Brain cancer
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Respiratory illnesses
- Celiac disease
- Liver disease
- Breast, lung, and prostate cancers
- Multiple sclerosis
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- Heart disease
- Reproductive problems
The difference between class action lawsuits and MDL is that a class action lawsuit will usually result in all members of an affected class sharing a single award, but MDL allows individuals to maintain control of their cases for which there can be different independent awards.
Is the same amount of glyphosate found in all Roundup products?
There are several different kinds of Roundup products that have varying amounts of glyphosate. These products include:
- Roundup Extended Control (1 percent glyphosate)
- Roundup Precision Gel (1 percent glyphosate)
- Roundup Ready-to-Use Poison Ivy (1 percent glyphosate)
- Roundup Poison Ivy Concentrate Plus (18 percent glyphosate)
- Roundup Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate Plus (18 percent glyphosate)
- Roundup Max Control 365 Concentrate (18 percent glyphosate)
- Roundup Extended Control Concentrate (2 percent glyphosate)
- Roundup Ready-to-Use Weed & Grass Killer (2 percent glyphosate)
- Roundup QuikPRO (73.3 percent glyphosate)
- Roundup Custom (53.8 percent glyphosate)
- Roundup PRO Concentrate (50.2 percent glyphosate)
- Roundup Weed & Grass Killer Super Concentrate (50.2 percent glyphosate)
- Roundup ProMAX (48.7 percent glyphosate)
- Roundup Original (41 percent glyphosate)
How much glyphosate gets used in the United States?
Use of glyphosate has increased tenfold in the past two decades, according to Consumer Reports. One study stated that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) found glyphosate residues on about 90 percent of 300 soybean samples.
Another study titled “Trends in glyphosate herbicide use in the United States and globally” published in Environmental Sciences Europe in 2016 found that two-thirds of the total volume of glyphosate applied in the United States between 1974 and 2014 was sprayed in just the past ten years. There was enough glyphosate sprayed by farmers in 2014 to apply almost 1.0 kg/ha (0.8 pounds/acre) on every hectare of American-cultivated cropland.
Are there any other studies that have connected Roundup to cancer?
A 2002 study published in Leukemia & Lymphoma reported increased risks in univariate analysis for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and hairy cell leukemia in subjects exposed to herbicides, and significant associations were found for glyphosate.
Another study published in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine section of BMJ Journals in 2003 reported a 10 percent increased non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma incidence associated with living or working on a farm as an adult. The study also found that subjects who reported using any five or more “potentially carcinogenic” pesticides were twice as likely to be non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cases than controls.
The International Journal of Cancer found in a 2008 study that glyphosate more than doubled a person’s risk for developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and increased the risk of a subtype of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma known as B-cell lymphoma by 87 percent.
The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health reported in a 2014 study that there was a twice the risk of development of B-cell lymphoma in people exposed to glyphosate at work.
In 2016, a study sponsored by Monsanto published in the Journal of Environmental Science and Health reported a 30 percent increase in the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma although it cautioned that “a causal relationship has not been established between glyphosate exposure and risk of any” lymphohematopoietic cancer (LHC).
Contact a Roundup Lawsuit Attorney in Iowa
Did you develop NHL because of the use of Roundup in Des Moines or a surrounding area of Iowa? You deserve to know whether you could be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer. When companies like Monsanto and their parent company, Bayer AG put the pursuit of profit over the safety of consumers, our team of attorneys will be there to hold them accountable.
LaMarca Law Group, P.C. will fight to make sure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to from Bayer AG and Monsanto. Call (515) 225-2600 or contact us online to set up a free consultation to speak with an experienced Iowa Roundup lawyer today.