Were you or a loved one diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup weed killer in Tampa, FL? You may have a valid claim for financial compensation—some people have even developed cancer after using Roundup.
A Tampa Roundup weed killer lawyer at Catania & Catania, P.A. can help you fight to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We’ve been fighting to secure meaningful financial compensation awards for clients in the Tampa Bay area since 1992. Our success has paid off: we’ve recovered more than $500 million for injured clients to date.
To start the legal process, call our law offices in Tampa, Florida, to schedule a free consultation today.
How Catania & Catania, P.A. Can Help if You’ve Been Harmed by Roundup Weed Killer in Tampa
A cancer diagnosis is always a traumatic event. It can be even more devastating if you’ve developed cancer because of exposure to a product you thought was safe. Unfortunately, most Roundup weed killer users had every reason to believe the common consumer product was safe to use.
There’s evidence to show that Monsanto knew about the link between Roundup and cancer as early as 1981. That doesn’t mean Bayer and their defense lawyers will hand over fair compensation for the harm their product caused you. Hiring a Tampa personal injury lawyer is the best way to make sure you’re getting the full compensation you deserve.
With Catania & Catania, P.A., you’ll have an attorney with a proven track record of success on your team. Our lawyers will handle all of the legal details so you can focus on your medical treatment.
Our lawyers will:
- Launch a full investigation into your illness
- Establish the link between your use of Roundup and your diagnosis
- Work with specialists to assess the fair value of your injury claim
- Negotiate with the defense teams and insurance companies to ensure you’re getting the maximum compensation possible
Are you interested in learning more about how our Tampa personal injury attorneys can help? Call for a free consultation today.
Overview of Roundup Weed Killer Lawsuits
Roundup weed killer is one of the most popular chemicals for killing weeds in the U.S. The primary active ingredient used in Roundup is called glyphosate. Studies show that, since Roundup was introduced, Americans have sprayed more than 1.8 million tons of glyphosate-based herbicide to kill all types of weeds. Genetically engineered Roundup-ready crops have even been developed so that farmers must use Roundup for weed control.
Regulatory agencies have since identified glyphosate as a dangerous chemical. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, a World Health Organization subsidiary) has stated that glyphosate is probably carcinogenic to humans.
American research organizations have found that exposure to glyphosate can increase the risk of developing cancer by as much as 41 percent. The Environmental Protection Agency has found that glyphosate poses a danger to both animals and plants.
While these studies don’t necessarily prove that the ingredient glyphosate causes cancer, they do establish a link. For years, Monsanto, the company that manufactures Roundup, has claimed the product was safe for human health and that glyphosate is not carcinogenic.
Now, countless people across the U.S. have filed Roundup weed killer lawsuits after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and other cancers. Some victims have been awarded billions of dollars in compensation.
Types of Roundup Weed Killer Injuries
Roundup weed killer has primarily been linked to the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is cancer that begins in the lymphocytes.
Lymphocytes are a white blood cell that helps the body fight infection by boosting the immune system. These cells are found in:
- Lymph nodes
- Bone marrow
- The spleen
Damage to the lymphocytes can make it much more difficult for your body to fight diseases, increasing the likelihood that you’ll develop cancer.
Signs and Symptoms of a Roundup Weed Killer Injury
There are a number of different illnesses associated with prolonged glyphosate exposure. However, the most common is non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Some of the primary signs and symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma include:
- Enlarged or swollen lymph nodes
- Swelling in the abdomen
- Unexplained weight loss
- Chest pain
- Fever and sweating
- Cough or difficulty breathing
- Loss of appetite
- Serious infections
The risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma increases with more prolonged exposure to glyphosate and Roundup. If you’ve been exposed and are experiencing these or other symptoms, it’s important to seek medical treatment right away.
What Are the Long-Term Consequences of Using Roundup Weed Killer?
Roundup weed killer exposure has been linked to a number of serious health conditions.
Some of the long-term conditions associated with using Roundup include:
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Multiple sclerosis
- Liver disease
- Autoimmune diseases
- Parkinson’s disease
- Other types of cancer, including lymphoma and leukemia
Were you diagnosed with an illness after exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer? If so, please call our law offices to learn more about filing a lawsuit for compensation today.
What is My Tampa Roundup Weed Killer Case Worth?
The amount of compensation available to victims of Roundup weed killer varies from case to case.
The overall value of your personal injury claim will depend upon many different factors, including:
- The cost of your medical treatment, including chemotherapy, radiation, and surgeries
- The value of your lost wages and income
- Your prognosis and whether you’re expected to recover
- The impact of the cancer on your quality of life
- Your emotional pain and suffering
- Whether you’re able to continue earning a living during and after treatment
While some victims have recovered significant compensation, you’ll have to fight for the full compensation you deserve. Monsanto and Bayer won’t simply hand over a check.
It’s never easy to put a price tag on your health. Our experienced lawyers have relationships with experts and specialists who can help translate your losses into dollar amounts. We’ll use their testimony to back up your injury claim and fight to recover the maximum compensation available.
To learn more about how an experienced Tampa Roundup weed killer attorney can fight to protect your rights, give us a call for a free case evaluation today.
What Types of Damages Are Available to Roundup Weed Killer Victims?
Florida personal injury laws give victims the right to recover economic damages and non-economic damages after an injury caused by defective products. At Catania & Catania, P.A., we’ll fight to recover all of the damages you deserve.
In a Roundup case, most victims are entitled to compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Chemotherapy, radiation, and other treatments
- Lost income and wages
- Diminished future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
- Anxiety and depression
- Loss of consortium
Our lawyers can also help you file a wrongful death claim if you lost a loved one because of exposure to Roundup weed killer.
How Do I Prove Negligence if I Was Harmed by Roundup Weed Killer in Florida?
Roundup weed killer is a type of consumer product—even when used in commercial settings by farmers, landscapers, and agricultural workers. Accordingly, Florida product liability laws apply.
Manufacturers can be held strictly liable for damages if they sell a defective and dangerous product. When strict liability laws apply, you don’t have to prove negligence.
Instead, some of the legal theories plaintiffs have used to recover damages include claims that:
- Roundup suffers from a design defect that makes the product unreasonably dangerous
- Monsanto and Bayer failed to warn consumers about the known risks associated with using the product
- Monsanto and Bayer intentionally covered up the high risk of cancer associated with using Roundup
You deserve to have full information about the health risks associated with using a consumer product. It’s only fair that the companies that profited from selling Roundup be held accountable for failure to warn.
How Long Do I Have to File a Roundup Weed Killer Lawsuit in Florida?
Even though the link between Roundup weed killer and cancer seems clear, you don’t have an unlimited amount of time to take legal action. In Florida, injured parties have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Usually, the statute of limitations starts running on the day you’re hurt. However, most Roundup victims are exposed gradually over time. It can take a long time for your illnesses to develop.
In the state of Florida, the clock starts running on the date you were diagnosed or reasonably should have discovered you were injured by exposure to Roundup.
Diagnosed With Cancer After Using Roundup Weed Killer? Contact a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Were you diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup in Tampa? Our Tampa personal injury lawyers can help you fight to hold Monsanto and Bayer liable for compensation to cover your injuries and losses.
At Catania & Catania, P.A., we have over 28 years of experience aggressively fighting to protect the rights of our clients. We’ve helped injured clients recover over $500 million in compensation and are well-equipped to help you maximize your financial recovery.
Do you need help filing an injury claim? Call a Tampa Roundup weed killer lawyer for a free consultation today.