Roundup (Monsanto) Lawsuits
Roundup lawsuits are a type of lawsuit where individuals file a case against Monsanto, claiming that the manufacturer of glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup or its active ingredient glyphosate caused the plaintiff to develop Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, or NHL, as a result of exposure to glyphosate.
Roundup’s Links To Cancer
In 2015, a World Health Organization science panel declared glyphosate a probable human carcinogen. According to IARC, part of the WHO, the herbicide's reputation stems from an IARC finding that glyphosate is a "presumed human carcinogen." As of 2019, more than 11,000 plaintiffs have filed lawsuits alleging that Roundup caused them to develop NHL and that Monsanto hid evidence that Roundup causes cancer.
Monsanto Roundup Lawsuits
The Roundup lawsuits claim that Monsanto knew of the cancer danger of Roundup and failed to warn their customers adequately. Furthermore, the lawsuits claim that Monsanto was certain of the grave dangers of Roundup for decades, yet failed to take any action to inform consumers about the cancer risk.
According to plaintiffs in Roundup lawsuits, Monsanto has been aware of scientific evidence that the herbicide causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) since at least 2001.
Filings Against Monsanto
Several cases against Monsanto and other chemical manufacturers were filed under state law based on a claim that the manufacturers were negligent for failing to warn users about the risks of Roundup exposure associated with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. These lawsuits are stated as a consumer fraud class action. It asserts claims against Monsanto Company and other manufacturers of glyphosate-based herbicides based on allegations that Monsanto and the other defendants made false and misleading representations on the safety of Roundup products.
Complications from Roundup-Induced Cancers
The non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) linked to Roundup exposure can be fatal. The acute or chronic form of NHL is associated with rapid and uncontrolled cell proliferation, which can result in death. Additionally, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which was caused by glyphosate, may remain dormant or undetected for years before becoming severe enough to cause symptoms. It isn't easy to detect NHL early on, specifically when it is caused by glyphosate. Furthermore, various non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma treatments are invasive and result in serious complications such as bone marrow damage, liver failure, infections, and nerve damage.
Roundup Lawsuit Verdicts And Wins
A 2015 study published by the World Health Organization (WHO) found that Roundup is a probable carcinogen or cancer-causing agent. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the WHO, classified glyphosate as a "potential human carcinogen." IARC also noted that the most important risk to humans posed by glyphosate exposure was NHL.
Contact Whitener Law Firm
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma due to alleged exposure to Roundup, our law firm may be able to help you. For a free consultation concerning possible claims, don't hesitate to contact us by phone or by filling out our online contact form. We provide free consultations to anyone diagnosed or at a high risk of developing NHL.