A recent jury verdict against Monsanto is being called the start in the right direction. A California couple, after years of using Monsanto Roundup, were both diagnosed with the same type of cancer only four years apart. The jury gave the couple $55 million in damages, as well as, $2 billion as punishment for Monsanto’s actions. The verdict revealed evidence, such as text messages and emails, between Monsanto and officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Monsanto and its parent company, Bayer, deny all allegations of the product being dangerous. Meanwhile, Monsanto’s key ingredient in the roundup, glyphosate, has been flagged by World Health Organization (WHO) as potentially causing cancer in 2015. This is a win for consumers that comes as thousands of similar Monsanto Roundup lawsuits are pending in federal and state courts.
What is the Link between Monsanto Roundup and Cancer?
Monsanto Roundup is the world’s leading broad-spectrum herbicide used to kill weeds. Roundup is most often used in industries, such as farming and agriculture, but is also a commonly used product among residential homeowners. Monsanto created its “Roundup ready” seeds in 1996, which are genetically engineered seeds made to resist the use of herbicides like Roundup in order to increase crop production and decrease crop-harming weeds.
However, recent scientific advances have revealed that the main chemical in Monsanto Roundup, glyphosate, can be linked to non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. In fact, in 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) categorized glyphosate as being “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is one of the more common cancers with a risk of 1 in 42 men or 1 in 54 women developing it. Depending on the type of lymphoma, the medical treatment can be extensive and costly. It is important that you have an attorney by your side if you think you were exposed to Monsanto Roundup resulting in non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Contact an Experience Monsanto Lawyer
If you or a loved one have developed non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after exposure to Monsanto Roundup, you should find an experienced Monsanto Roundup lawyer familiar with the new legal developments concerning Monsanto Roundup. You could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. We are working with experienced Monsanto Roundup lawyers across the country, who charge no fee unless you get a settlement or award. Contact us toll free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.