In 2016 the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) determined that a key ingredient of the weed-killer Roundup, glyphosate, is likely a cancer-causing agent. In particular, the IARC report linked the side effects of Roundup to an increased risk of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. According to the most recent information available from the Arizona Department of Health Services, cancer is the leading cause of death in Arizona and an estimated 12,000 people will die from it.
Recently, a Colorado man filed a lawsuit against Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, over the health risks linked to the popular weed killer. The complaint alleges that the Plaintiff developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from Roundup use over a period of nearly 40 years. The lawsuit further alleges that Monsanto failed to provide proper warnings and directions about the dangers associated with Roundup use. There are many other lawsuits filed against Monsanto by farmers, landscapers, agricultural workers and others exposed to the weed killer throughout the United States. Many of these Plaintiffs allege that Monsanto’s reckless promotion of Roundup without disclosing the potential health risks or providing sufficient safety instructions to minimize exposure caused their injuries. These cases have been consolidated in a federal multidistrict litigation.
If you or a loved ones has been injured as a result of long-term exposure to Roundup, call us for a free case evaluation. We can help you get the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys are skilled at handling toxic tort cases.
Author: Serena C. Montague
Publication Date: March 3, 2017