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Our clients’ lives have been forever changed by cancer because a corporation consciously decided not to warn them of a product’s dangers. I feel privileged to be a part of a team dedicated to achieving the justice our clients deserve.
Katherine Hansson has joined Weitz & Luxenberg’s knowledgeable and experienced Environmental, Toxic Tort & Consumer Protection Practice Group. She and a select group of her colleagues are representing our clients harmed by the glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup®.
“I am thrilled to join Weitz & Luxenberg’s team of attorneys working to bring justice on behalf of our clients harmed from exposure to Roundup,” Ms. Hansson states.
Ms. Hansson works on behalf of our clients who have developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a group of blood cancers that originates in the lymphatic system.
“Farmers, landscapers, and gardeners face high cancer risks when they regularly spray Roundup at work,” Ms. Hansson points out. “Even people who do not use Roundup occupationally can be harmed by spraying Roundup to kill weeds in their own yards.”
Weitz & Luxenberg is representing thousands of clients across the country who have developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after being exposed to Roundup®. “Although the firm’s headquarters are located in New York, we have clients from all over the United States,” Ms. Hansson explains.
Monsanto’s Roundup is the most widely used herbicide in the world. Monsanto began manufacturing glyphosate-based Roundup in the mid-1970s. Monsanto held the U.S. patent on glyphosate and was the sole manufacturer until 2000 when the patent expired.
The company encourages everyone from industrial farmers to average consumers to buy and use its products.
“I want to make sure our clients feel as comfortable as possible throughout all stages of their case,” Ms. Hansson says. “We work diligently to achieve the very best possible outcome for them.”
“I am grateful to be given an opportunity to make a difference in our client’s lives and to help make our environment safer and healthier for everyone. There are far too many companies, including Monsanto, that knowingly manufacture and sell products that are dangerous to the health of consumers.
“Until they step up and do the right thing by adding warning labels or removing these harmful products from the market, I will continue to do everything I possibly can to hold them responsible and see that our clients are fully compensated for the injuries they’ve suffered,” Ms. Hansson insists.
Katherine Hansson is an associate attorney in our New York office. Ms. Hansson joined W&L after earning her J.D. in 2018.
During law school, Ms. Hansson worked as a summer associate in our firm’s Drug and Medical Device Litigation unit.
Ms. Hansson has also worked as an extern for the State Attorney’s Office for the Eighth Judicial Circuit in Gainesville, Florida and the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York.
She was also a summer associate for Levin Papantonio P.A., in Pensacola, Florida, where she was part of a trial team that secured a $5.6 million verdict for a client who developed cancer from water contaminated with the chemical C8.
Ms. Hansson is licensed to practice law in New York.
She earned her J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Florida, graduating cum laude. Her B.A. in psychology is from Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Katherine Hansson will be happy to review your case.