The world’s most popular weed killer, Roundup, has been linked to several cases of aggressive blood cancer – including a particularly deadly variant known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. As of February 2020, at least 42,700 plaintiffs have filed lawsuits against Monsanto, the creator of Roundup, for creating and selling such a dangerous product.
Although most of the individuals filing lawsuits are gardeners, farmers, and landscapers, some recreational Roundup users are also filing claims, stating they developed cancer after using the weed killer in their home gardens. While Monsanto spent years maintaining that their product was safe to use, several recent studies have linked the weed killer’s main ingredient to the development of certain blood cancers.
Because Monsanto was acquired by Bayer AG in 2018 for $63 billion, Bayer is currently facing a lengthy appeals process over Roundup cases. As of early 2020, sources report that the company is considering a massive multi-billion dollar settlement to resolve all the defective product claims – but the company has continued to deny their role in causing cancer injuries.
Roundup weed killer was first developed in the 1970s, and has since taken over as the most used weed killer worldwide. For many years, this weed killer was used in home gardens, parks, professional landscapes, food crops, and more. However, once individuals who came into frequent contact with the product began developing blood cancers, people began to question the safety of the popular herbicide.
Several studies have since analyzed the properties of glyphosate, the main ingredient, but reports came back reporting potential foul play and skewed lab reports. However, in 2015, an agency of the World Health Organization came back with the final results, declaring glyphosate a probable carcinogen (that is, a likely cancer-causing material).
Ever since glyphosate was declared a probable carcinogen, thousands of plaintiffs have come forward to file lawsuits against Monsanto. The company has lost three major cases to date, and in May 2019, a jury in Oakland awarded $2 billion in punitive damages to a couple that developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup for 30 years.
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What Cancers Have Been Linked to Roundup?
The most common cancer linked to Roundup use is non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, though other cancers, including follicular lymphoma, cutaneous T-cell, anaplastic T-cell, multiple myeloma, Lymphocytic lymphoma, and large diffuse B-cell have also been linked to the weed killer. If you or someone you love developed cancer after regular or frequent use of Roundup, our experienced product liability team may be able to help you seek justice and compensation.
Here Are the Primary Roundup Cases We Can Take On:
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- B or T- Cell Lymphoma
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Hairy Cell Lymphoma
- Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Who Is Eligible to File a RoundUp Claim?
If you developed a blood cancer after using Roundup, you may have a lawsuit against Bayer and Monsanto. Most individuals who have valid lawsuits came in contact with Roundup on a regular basis, either due to their occupation or frequent use at home either mixing the product, applying it, or walking through brush and plants where the product had recently been sprayed.
Individuals Who Might Be Eligible to File a Roundup Lawsuit Include:
- Agricultural workers
Let Our Attorneys Help You
Did you develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or another cancer, after using Roundup weed killer? Our Fort Lauderdale Roundup team at Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. is prepared to listen to your story and determine whether or not you have a case. We can work with you to gather evidence to support your case, file a claim on your behalf, and fight for maximum compensation from Monsanto and parent company Bayer AG.
Although legal action won’t cure your cancer, seeking justice can help hold the negligent party accountable, which could help you find closure and may prevent more people from developing glyphosate-related cancers in the future. Plus, securing compensation can help ease your concerns and allow you to focus on what’s important—healing.
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