Roundup, a weed killer sold by Monsanto, has been found to cause cancer. The danger of Roundup cancer was identified in 2015 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer which is a division of the World Health Organization. The Roundup warning classifies this and other similar herbicides as "probable" carcinogens. Many nations have followed this announcement with their own Roundup cancer warning. Believing Roundup to be safe for regular use, countless American home and professional gardeners have exposed themselves to a risk for Roundup cancer at no fault of their own.
Utilized by gardeners and landscapers at home and on the job,Roundup is the most widely-used glyphosate-based herbicide in the United States. In use since 1974, Roundup has been the subject of multiple FDA and Department of Justice investigations for falsified safety testing. This page provides detailed information on Monsanto Roundup lawsuits and Roundup cancer.
A likely carcinogen, Monsanto's Roundup has been linked to increased rates of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and leukemia. Roundup cancer can affect anyone who has used the substance directly or has been exposed to it through proximity. Roundup is widely used as an herbicide, or weed killer, in home gardens and in public areas such as schoolyards, parks, and commercial landscaping applications. Numerous studies conducted globally have found higher rates of cancer in persons known to have been exposed to Roundup for as few as 8 hours.
Roundup is a broad-spectrum weed killer, meaning it is effective at eliminating a variety of weeds that hamper the growth of wanted crops or plants. Many farms make use of Roundup products, planting Roundup Ready crops - genetically engineered to be resistant to Roundup - and spraying entire fields with the herbicide. Roundup Ready crops include soy, corn, canola, alfalfa, cotton, and sorghum. Home gardeners use Roundup to eliminate invasive plants and tough weeds. Monsanto's annual herbicide sales top out close to $5 billion; a majority of its $10 billion in seed and crop sales can be traced back to Roundup Ready crops. In short, the company is hugely invested in protecting the reputation of Roundup.
Monsanto persists in denying the connection between Roundup and cancer, yet evidence has mounted around the globe that the Roundup cancer risk is real. Persons around the United States who were diagnosed with cancer after Roundup exposure have filed Roundup cancer lawsuits against the global agri-giant Monsanto. These Roundup lawsuits have been consolidated in Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) in U.S. District Court in California. MDL is a legal procedure commonly used for significant product liability claims. The Roundup lawsuit has been underway for more than a year; new Roundup lawsuit claims are still being added as more Americans make the connection between their exposure to Roundup and a cancer diagnosis.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer including non-Hodgkin lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and leukemia and have a history of using Roundup while gardening or landscaping, you may be eligible to file a Roundup cancer claim to recover compensation. Multidistrict litigation is a routine legal process that permits many plaintiffs to bring similar charges against a corporation. The details of each individual case are preserved and Roundup cancer compensation will be determined for each plaintiff on the merits of their case.
To learn more about your legal rights and how to file a Roundup cancer lawsuit against Monsanto, please contact our firm. Our Roundup attorneys are providing a free, no-obligation case review to persons and family members of persons diagnosed with cancer from Roundup. Complete our contact form or use the online chat feature to access your free Roundup lawsuit case review today.