Roundup Weed Killer, created by the company Monsanto, contains harmful chemicals that can cause cancer to those exposed to it. Our attorneys at Morgan & Morgan can help you pursue justice for you and your loved ones. You never chose to be exposed to carcinogens. You only wanted to use a product you believed was safe.
If you have been exposed to Roundup Weed Killer and, as a result, have developed lymphatic cancer within the last decade, you may be able to participate in a lawsuit to receive compensation for your suffering.contact us today.
What is Roundup Weed Killer?
Monsanto’s Roundup Weed Killer is one of the most popular weed killers in the world. It’s known for killing weeds with minimal damage to plants and the environment. Roundup is used by farmers, landscapers, nursery workers, as well as home gardeners. Monsanto claims it to be one of the safest herbicides on the market, but new research has emerged from the International Agency for Research on Cancer linking it to several types of blood cancer.
The Troubling Chemical in Roundup
The main ingredient in Roundup Weed Killer is glyphosate. The International Agency for Research on Cancer announced that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans” in 2015. The IARC based its conclusion on tests that showed glyphosate caused DNA and chromosomal damage in human cells. This damage can lead to several different types of blood cancer.
Complaints About the Weed Killer
Several farmers, landscapers and home users who developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma have come forward with their suspicions that the cancer was caused by exposure to Roundup Weed Killer. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer that results in the body producing too many abnormal lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell.
Signs and Symptoms of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Common symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma include:
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Swollen belly
- Chest pain or pressure
- Shortness of breath or cough
- Weight loss
If you have experienced any of these symptoms after exposure to Roundup Weed Killer, visit your doctor immediately.
Who Is At Risk?
Those most at risk of developing cancer as a result of Roundup Weed Killer exposure include farm workers, landscapers, nursery workers, and others in occupations that require frequent use of herbicides, like Roundup, on crops. People who use Roundup for their own home gardens and lawns are also at risk if they have used the herbicide regularly.
Has Anyone Ever Sued Over Roundup’s Side Effects?
According to Bayer, the company that now owns Monsanto, there are about 11,200 lawsuits against Monsanto over Roundup.
$80 Million: In March 2019 a jury in San Francisco District Court ruled that Edwin Hardeman was misled by Monsanto regarding the possible health risks associated with Roundup. Mr. Hardeman used Roundup for 26 years to control weeds and poison oak on his property and was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2015.
$289 Million: In August 2018 a California jury found in favor of Dewayne Johnson, a former pest control manager for a county school system who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging that glyphosate causes cancer. Jurors were provided with internal company documents showing that Monsanto knew for decades that glyphosate and specifically Roundup could cause cancer.
When Should I Contact an Attorney?
If you have been exposed to Roundup Weed Killer and have developed a type of blood cancer like non-Hodgkin lymphoma within the last 10 years, our attorneys want to hear from you. You can hold Monsanto responsible for its irresponsible actions and potentially receive compensation for your suffering.