Roundup Cancer Lawsuit
Free Consultation – Available 24/7
Many lawsuits have been filed by victims with leukemia, bone cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma who believe their cancer has been caused by exposure to Roundup, due to Monsanto, the makers of Roundup, failing to warn users of the increased risk of developing Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and other forms of cancer.
What is Roundup?
Roundup is a widely-used weed-killer. Each year approximately 250 million pounds of glyphosate are sprayed on crops, commercial nurseries, lawns, driveways, sidewalks, parks and golf courses. Many Roundup products and similar products contain the ingredient glyphosate that has been considered “probably carcinogenic in humans” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) based on “convincing evidence” that glyphosate caused cancer in laboratory animals.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) believed glyphosate might cause cancer in the 1980’s. While they reversed their decision based on a lack of convincing carcinogenicity evidence at the time, there has been a significant growth in evidence linking the ingredient, glyphosate, and cancer.
Roundup Cancer Link
The most serious side effect from exposure to glyphosate (Roundup’s main ingredient) is the development of cancer, specifically non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia, B-cell lymphoma, and multiple myeloma.
Individuals who are most at risk for developing cancer are farm workers and other individuals with workplace exposure to the herbicide, such as employees in garden centers, nurseries, and landscapers.
Roundup In The News
Monsanto Weed Killer Roundup Faces New Doubts on Safety in Unsealed Documents – The New York Times
A lawsuit filed in April 2015 in California accuses the makers of the product, Monsanto, of false advertising for claiming the pesticide is harmless to human health. Monsanto claimed that the glyphosate ingredient targets an enzyme only found in plants, but not people or pets. Recently, documents from this lawsuit have been made public, which reveal a startling effort on the part of both Monsanto and the EPA to work together to discredit the research done by the IARC. For years the company has assured farmers that their weed killing product was absolutely safe to use, however this isn’t the case, according to Monsanto’s own lead toxicologist, Donna Farmer.
How The Carlson Law Firm Can Help You
The Carlson Law Firm has a team of attorneys experienced in cases like these. If you or someone you know have one of these cancers and have had exposure to the weed-killer, Roundup, you might have a case. We protect victims nationwide from negligent companies for their injuries. Contact our office for a free consultation.