Since the 1970s, Roundup weed killer has been used by commercial farmers and landscapers, as well as homeowners and home gardeners, throughout the world. However, the Bayer/Monsanto product’s main ingredient is glyphosate, which has been linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other forms of cancer. Since Bayer and Monsanto failed to warn users about Roundup’s cancer risk, injured parties are eligible to recover financial compensation for the damages they suffered by negligence.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after using a Roundup product for years in Daphne or in any part of Alabama, Attorney Elizabeth A. Citrin can help you obtain your entitled compensation. We will hold Bayer and Monsanto to the same standards of care that all consumer companies have when their products are used by millions of people.
The Dangers of Roundup Weed Killer
Glyphosate is an herbicide that kills all vegetation such as grasses and broadleaf plants. Additionally, the chemical prevents vegetation from creating certain proteins necessary for growth.
The herbicide is one of the most commonly used products in the United States. Glyphosate was named one of the top ten game-changing agricultural products by Farm Chemicals Magazine.
Although the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims Roundup is not a risk to human health and doesn’t cause cancer, internal documents disclosed during national litigation proved the EPA and Monsanto colluded with one another to create studies that disprove the link between Roundup and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) conducted a health assessment of glyphosate and determined the herbicide was a Group 2A agent and most likely harmful to humans and animals. Exposure occurs most often by inhalation or direct skin contact.
Common types of injuries caused by Roundup include:
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- B-cell lymphoma
More than 11,000 lawsuits have been filed against Bayer and Monsanto. As of August 2019, a total of over $2 billion of damages have been recovered.
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