What is RoundUp?
RoundUp is a weed and grass killer manufactured by Monsanto with a main ingredient of glyphosate. Many crops have been genetically altered to be resistant to glyphosate allowing it to kill weeds and other plants without harming the crops. The World Health Organization has classified glyphosate as a “probable human carcinogen,” and the European Parliament is calling for a ban on all glyphosate weed killers by 2022. Moreover, the State of California has added glyphosate to its list of chemicals that are known to cause cancer.
What Cancers are Associated with RoundUp?
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Brain Cancer
Studies on RoundUp
Multiple studies both domestic and abroad over the course of almost a decade shows RoundUp is linked to causing cancer. Studies from the US, Sweden, and Canada have all shown a link to non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Moreover, the US Department of Health and Human Services published a study that showed that the children of parents exposed to RoundUp in the two years prior to birth have double the risk of getting brain cancer.
Why are There Lawsuits Related to RoundUp?
RoundUp does not have a warning label; moreover, documents from ongoing litigations show that Monsanto created falsified data and attacked legitimate studies on RoundUp. Lawsuits have alleged that Monsanto failed to warn and intentionally covered up data that showed their product caused cancer all the while claiming their product was safe to use.
Individuals Most at Risk
- Crop Field Workers
- Commercial Nursery Workers
- Home Users and Other Users Without Safety Gear
Possible Recovery Includes
- Loss of Income
- Pain and Suffering
- Past and Future Medical Expenses
- Wrongful Death
- Loss of Consortium
If you or a loved one has cancer related to RoundUp exposure you may be entitled to compensation. You should speak with an experienced law firm as soon as possible to understand your rights. Please contact us online or call us directly at 318.541.8188 for a free consultation.