Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman changed its name to Wisner Baum in January 2023.

Liver Cancer Lawsuit Experienced Trial Attorneys

Reasons to Choose Us:

  • Successfully Obtained Landmark Verdicts of $2.42 Billion Against Monsanto (Bayer) in the Roundup Cancer Trials
  • Helped Negotiate the $10.9 Billion Monsanto Roundup Settlements
  • Advocating Tirelessly to Protect Consumers Against Dangerous Products
  • A Top Plaintiff Law Firm Recognized in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firm and The National Law Journal Elite Trial Lawyers

Liver Cancer Lawsuits

Carcinogenic Chemicals & Pesticides Endanger Consumers

In today’s world, we may be making great technological advancements, but there is no doubt that we struggle greatly with many consumer and public health risks. Among these risks are the countless chemicals, particularly pesticides, that can cause a healthy individual to develop cancer, particularly of the liver.

Cancer is very common in the United States. Per the American Cancer Society, the 2020 estimates for new cancer diagnoses throughout the nation clocked in at a devastating 1.8 million. Many researchers have highlighted that this high rate of cancer could be linked to the widespread use of toxic pesticides.

If you have developed cancer and have good reason to believe that it is the result of toxic exposure, there is something that can be done about it. Our Wisner Baum attorneys have a proven track record of success in litigating cancer lawsuits. In a free consultation, we can discuss your case and any potential legal options available to you. Monetary compensation cannot make up for how your life has changed, but we can hold the at-fault party responsible for what happened, potentially bringing you closure.

To see if a chemical caused your cancer, contact an attorney at Wisner Baum today.

What Is Liver Cancer?

Liver cancer occurs when cells begin to grow uncontrollably and negatively impact the liver. The liver itself is made up of cells called hepatocytes and bile ducts. These latter cells line blood vessels or small tubes and earned their name due to the fact that they route bile to the gallbladder and intestines from the liver. Both hepatocytes and bile ducts can become cancerous.

There are several types of liver cancers. First, primary liver cancers are those that start in the liver. These cancers, from most to least common, are:

Secondary liver cancers, also referred to as metastatic liver cancers, are those that start in another part of the body and metastasize (spread to) the liver. According to the American Cancer Society, secondary liver cancer is more common than primary liver cancer in the U.S.

Overall, liver cancer reportedly — per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — affects about 34,000 Americans every year and is the cause of death for about 27,000 individuals. More and more people are affected each year, as rates of liver cancer have been on an upward trend for several decades.

How Is Toxic Exposure Linked to Liver Cancer?

Although the link between pesticides and liver cancer is often discussed, there is little discourse of how the link exists. Simply put, humans are exposed to pesticides because they are used to produce so many of our foods. Thus, when we eat an average tomato bought at a typical supermarket, we are also ingesting whatever pesticide the farmer sprayed on the tomato field. In addition, people working in that field are exposed to those pesticides every single workday; their loved ones, whom they are in regular contact with, are also exposed to contamination due to any toxic transmission via clothing or other surfaces.

The reason why pesticides specifically affect the liver is because, according to a peer-reviewed journal concerning pesticide-related cancers, “Pesticides are metabolized in the liver.” Furthermore, there is a strong hypothesis that they can kickstart tumor production and cause cancer via changes to the structure of one’s liver cells, oxidative stress, hormone changes, and more.

For instance, the herbicide dicamba is widely used on golf courses and residential lawns, as well as for agricultural purposes. With a substantially large window of time in which dangerous exposure can take place—the chemical lingers in the air and does not stay in place—it can affect a person long after the initial exposure. Therefore, a person who plays golf on a course recently sprayed with dicamba is not only exposed to it themselves but may also take it home to their family.

Other Cancers Linked to Pesticides & Chemicals

Per many scientific studies, pesticides and chemicals have also been linked to the development of the following cancers:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Ovarian cancer

Sadly, this list is nowhere near exhaustive, as toxic exposure to almost one-third of the most commonly used lawn pesticides and a majority of school pesticides can lead to a wide variety of cancers.

Hire a Plaintiff’s Attorney Experienced in Liver Cancer Lawsuits

At Wisner Baum, our team is consistently at the forefront of consumer advocacy efforts. In court, we fight for individuals who developed cancer due to chemical exposure. We have experience litigating Zantac (ranitidine) cancer lawsuits and cases concerning ovarian cancer and talcum powder.

Additionally, our lawyers have represented individuals and the families of individuals who developed bladder cancer after using Actos (pioglitazone), a diabetes drug currently under investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and suspended in other countries. We also represented a former medical reviewer for the drug’s manufacturer, who alleged that it failed to report all side effects to the FDA.

Most notably, our firm’s lawyers represented the plaintiffs in the first three Monsanto (now Bayer) lawsuits brought to trial over allegations that Roundup, an herbicide, caused the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. We played an integral role in successfully resolving all three of these trials for our clients and collectively obtained $2.424 billion in awards from juries.

If you believe a chemical or pesticide caused your cancer, it is important to work with lawyers who have experience in handling these complex cases. With billions of dollars at their disposal, unscrupulous companies can easily gain the upper hand against consumers. Give yourself an advantage by working with the team of lawyers with decades of groundbreaking cancer litigation experience.

Call a Wisner Baumattorney at (855) 948-5098 to learn how we can help you preserve your rights with a liver cancer lawsuit.

Billions Won for Our Clients

  • Toxic Torts $2.0 Billion Verdict

    In May of 2019, the jury in the case of Pilliod et al. v, Monsanto Company ordered the agrochemical giant to pay $2.055 billion in damages to the plaintiffs, Alva and Alberta Pilliod, a Bay Area couple in their 70s.

  • Toxic Torts $289.2 Million Verdict

    On Aug. 10, 2018, a San Francisco jury ordered Monsanto to pay $39.25 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages to Mr. Johnson, a former groundskeeper who alleged exposure to Monsanto’s herbicides caused him to develop terminal non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

  • Hardeman v. Monsanto Co. $80 Million Verdict

    Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman attorneys served on the trial team in the case of Hardeman v. Monsanto Company, which resulted in an $80 million jury verdict for the plaintiff, Edwin Hardeman.

  • Best Law Firms 2023
    Best Law Firms 2023

    A ranking in The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” is widely regarded by both client and legal professionals as a significant honor. It is considered the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

  • The Truck Safety Coalition
    The Truck Safety Coalition

    Wisner Baum is proud to be a sponsor of The Truck Safety Coalition, a a group of caring individuals dedicated to reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by truck-related crashes. Our support enables them to help families and save lives.

  • California Powerhouse
    California Powerhouse

    Law360 recognizes law firms that have a strong regional presence, working on important matters within their home state. “[Wisner Baum] possesses a David v. Goliath-sized slingshot while seeking justice for everyday citizens it believes were harmed or killed through corporate wrongdoing.”

  • Elite Trial Lawyers
    Elite Trial Lawyers

    NLJ and American Lawyer Media honor law firms and attorneys as Elite Trial Lawyers for their cutting-edge legal work on behalf of plaintiffs in practice areas ranging from mass torts to securities litigation.

  • Listed in Best Lawyers
    Listed in Best Lawyers

    Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.

  • AV Top Ranked Law Firm
    AV Top Ranked Law Firm

    Less than one-half of one percent of firms across the nation have achieved this ranking. A firm must have a high percentage of lawyers who have achieved the prestigious AV® Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.

  • Verdicts Hall of Fame
    Verdicts Hall of Fame

    The National Law Journal inducted Wisner Baum into the Verdicts Hall of Fame for obtaining the $2 billion landmark verdict in the Roundup cancer case of Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto. The verdict was #1 in California and #2 in the U.S. in 2019 and is #9 in American history.

  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers

    Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    National Trial Lawyers Top 100

    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 recognized the law firms of Wisner Baum, the Miller Firm and Audet & Partners with the 2019 Trial Team of the Year award (in the Mass Torts category) for their work in the groundbreaking case of Dewayne “Lee” Johnson v. Monsanto Company.

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
    AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

    An AV® rating reflects an attorney who has reached the heights of professional excellence. The rating signifies the highest legal ability, and very high adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, and diligence.

  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
    Avvo 10.0 Rating

    Wisner Baum is proud to have all of its lawyers listed in Avvo, a legal directory connecting people in need of legal services with lawyers and connecting lawyers to lawyers. Eight of our attorneys have earned a 10.0 perfect rating with Avvo.

  • Top Jury Verdict in <br> CA and USA
    Top Jury Verdict in
    CA and USA ranks our $2 billion verdict in Pilliod et al. v. Monsanto as the biggest verdict in California and the second largest verdict in the U.S. in 2019. It is the ninth largest verdict in U.S. history.

  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers
    Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers

    Published annually, the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers list recognizes the “best of the best” in this area of the law through nominations, research, and review by a board of their peers.

  • Product Liability Practice Group of the Year
    Product Liability Practice Group of the Year

    In 2020, Law360 honored the law firms ”behind the litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry.” It recognized our success in several landmark cases.

  • Top Personal Injury Jury Verdict in California
    Top Personal Injury Jury Verdict in California

    In 2018, our $289 million Johnson v. Monsanto verdict was the largest personal injury verdict in California. also ranked it #2 among all verdicts in California and #10 in the nation.

  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
    Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

    The Bar Register is the definitive guide to the most distinguished law firms in America. It includes only those select law practices that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field.

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What Our Clients Are Saying
  • I Can’t Imagine a Better Law Firm

    “Multiple lawyers recommended Wisner Baum to me and I have been consistently impressed with the quality of their work.”

    - Best Law Firms Survey
  • They Are About Changing the Systems...

    “Wisner Baum are not only amazing attorneys but more importantly, they are activists. They are about changing the systems which got us into trouble in the first place. They understand their role in the process of making change.”

    - Kim Witczak
  • Top Legal Minds in the Country

    “The Wisner Baum firm has some of the top legal minds in the country; they are driven, determined, trustworthy, ethical and passionate.”

    - From Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms
  • Diligent & Professional Representation

    “Thanks to your efforts I was able to recover from a tragic experience and turn my life around for the best.”

    - W.T.
  • Our Best Interest Was Always Number One on Your List

    “A special thank you to your Spanish-speaking staff for the extra effort put into this case. The language barrier was never a problem, and we are so very thankful to them. Your name holds much respect in our family.”

    - G.C. & C.C

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