Roundup Cancer Lawsuits
Holding Monsanto Accountable for Roundup Weed Killer Injuries
Manufactured by Monsanto, Roundup is the most popular weed killer used in the United States and across the planet. Although Monsanto claims that Roundup is one of the safest herbicides on the market today, its main ingredient, glyphosate, has been linked to certain types of cancer, specifically non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Thousands of people have come forward with cases involving cancer and other illnesses and diseases allegedly caused by exposure to Roundup.
If you or someone you know was diagnosed with cancer after exposure to Roundup or another product containing glyphosate, Meyer Wilson can offer experienced legal insight. Our attorneys are currently investigating claims of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other cancers caused by Roundup exposure, and we can determine whether you have a case. As mass tort attorneys who have recovered over $350 million in settlements and verdicts, our goal is to seek justice for injured consumers. We are here to help you.
How Roundup Exposure Occurs
Glyphosate may enter the body in three primary ways:
- Breathing in Roundup through the nose or mouth
- Eating food products that have been treated with Roundup
- Absorbing Roundup through the skin
Linking Glyphosate to Cancer
According to an evaluation issued in March 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Specifically, the IARC said there was “limited evidence of carcinogenicity” for non-Hodgkin lymphoma in humans exposed to the herbicide. This evidence was gathered from studies of exposure in the US, Canada, and Sweden, primarily agricultural in nature.
In addition to carcinogenicity, the IARC noted that glyphosate caused DNA and chromosomal damage in human cells, and in one study an increase in blood markers of chromosomal damage was found in residents of a community after glyphosate formulations were sprayed nearby. This damage can lead to cancer.
Who Is at Risk?
There are specific people who may be at an increased risk of Roundup exposure. This includes people who are regularly exposed to the herbicide, particularly at work.
Meyer Wilson can represent the following people in Roundup cancer lawsuits:
- Agricultural workers
- Nursery employees
- Professional gardeners
- Herbicide applicators
Homeowners who treat their gardens and lawns with Roundup may also be at risk if they have used the product regularly. With this type of exposure, frequency and duration will affect one’s risk of experiencing adverse effects.
Call for Experienced Legal Counsel
A Roundup cancer lawsuit will not be easy to win. Monsanto has extensive resources to counteract these claims, and they will use them to try to avoid liability. At Meyer Wilson, we have our own resources and highly experienced, dedicated personnel to protect your interests.
Contact us today to discuss your case, rights, and options.