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Have You Developed Cancer After Contact with Roundup? Call Us Immediately.

People across the U.S. are exercising their legal rights and filing lawsuits against Roundup, the most widely used weed killer in the world. Farmers and gardeners alike have reported adverse, even deadly side effects after prolonged exposure to Roundup from working fields and home landscaping. Scientific and medical studies have since linked the pesticide to the development of certain cancers, particularly Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Contact our Mississippi Roundup attorneys today at (601) 869-0696. Our legal team at Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. has 100+ years of combined experience.

What Is Roundup?

Roundup is the world’s most-used weed killer and pesticide. It is produced by Monsanto and is used on home gardens and massive food crops alike. Monsanto also produces the most GMO crops, designed to be resistant to weed killers, totaling more than 90 percent of all corn, soy, and cotton crops.

What Are the Health Risks Associated with Roundup?

Roundup’s main ingredient is glyphosate. According to studies conducted by The International Journal of Cancer in 2008, exposure to glyphosate can double a person’s chances of developing Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma—a deadly blood cancer that attacks a person’s white blood cells, making them more prone to infections. Sometimes this form of cancer is aggressive and fast-acting, while at other times, it develops slowly and does not show symptoms for years.

Studies have also shown that Roundup has led to the development of other cancers, including:

  • Leukemia
  • B-cell lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma

You could be at risk of health problems if you have been exposed to glyphosate in any way. This includes those who have sprayed, mixed, or cleaned up the chemical. It also may have affected you if you breathed it in while it was being sprayed near you or if you have eaten or drank anything that came into contact with the chemical.

Consumers May Also Be at Risk

When Roundup is sprayed on crops to kill pests and weeds, it is also sprayed onto the food it is aiming to protect. The food exposed to high levels of Roundup then contains traces of the main ingredient, the dangerous glyphosate. Studies seem to indicate exposure to the chemical through food or drink is not as hazardous as workers or gardeners physically exposed to the chemical, and on a regular basis.

However, it still can be a health threat. The FDA’s food safety laboratory conducted studies to find out which foods may pose the biggest threat from glyphosate exposure. The study found popular foods, such as Oreos, Doritos, and Ritz Crackers, to be some of the foods with the highest levels of glyphosate.

Roundup Lawsuits

A multidistrict litigation, also called a mass tort, has moved against Roundup for the cause of various cancers. The majority of those filing lawsuits are farmworkers and gardeners who worked with Roundup on a regular basis for a prolonged period of time, leading to the development of cancer.

The claim argues that Monsanto failed to warn the public about the health risks from Roundup use, and that they failed to formulate and produce a safe product. Some sources go so far as to argue that Monsanto knew of the health risks Roundup posed—including the link to the development of cancer—for at least 30 years, but continued to manufacture and sell the product. Monsanto earns billions of dollars each year as a result of Roundup.

If you or a loved one fell ill after exposure to Roundup, contact our Mississippi Roundup lawsuits attorneys at Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. Our firm has nearly 40 years of legal experience, and we are passionate about advocating for victims’ rights. We understand how frustrating it is to be harmed by another person or company’s carelessness or negligence, and our competent lawyers can help you fight for justice.

Get started with your case today. Call Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. at (601) 869-0696 or fill out an online contact form. We have offices in Jackson, Tupelo, and Hattiesburg.

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