A woman who was diagnosed with chronic lymphoma leukemia is among more than 800 people suing Monsanto, manufacturer of Roundup weed killer, which has been linked to cancer. According to a news report, the Oklahoma woman, said she was diagnosed with cancer in March 2015 after her doctor noticed that she had an elevated white blood cell count. However, she has no history of lymphoma leukemia in her family and started looking for answers. She sought the advice of a lawyer who helped her file a Monsanto Roundup lawsuit.
Why Is Monsanto Roundup Linked To Cancer?
That’s when she learned about glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and other weed killers, which has been linked to cancer. This woman grew up in a farming community and worked in a plant that produced chemicals for Roundup. She said she also used Roundup in her own personal yard. In 2015, the World Health Organization listed glyphosate as a chemical that probably causes cancer. This month, the state of California added the substance to a list of potentially cancer-causing chemicals. Monsanto, however, denies that glyphosate is carcinogenic.
Monsanto’s website also provides links to other statements from scientists who have questioned the validity of the research linking glyphosate to cancer. Many are comparing Monsanto’s reaction to that of tobacco companies, who argued that cigarette smoking did not cause cancer despite the abundance of evidence weighed against them.
What Are Other Roundup Lawsuits Alleging?
Lawsuits filed against Monsanto allege that exposure to glyphosate, the key ingredient in Roundup can cause cancer and that Monsanto has known that exposure to Roundup presents this grave risk. Lawsuits also allege that Roundup labels fail to warn consumers about the risk of cancer and Monsanto misrepresented Roundup’s health and environmental risks, misinforming farmers, government agencies and the public.
Lawsuits have been filed by individuals who have suffered a variety of Roundup-related cancers, including cancer of the blood, brain, breast, prostate and lung. There are a number of ways in which glyphosate can cause cancer, including endocrine disruption, genotoxicity (destruction of the cell’s genetic material), inhibition of certain DNA-repairing enzymes, inhibiting the absorption of essential nutrients, kidney and pancreatic damage, destruction of gut bacteria and suppression of the immune system. Studies have shown that farm workers are particularly susceptible to the adverse health effects of glyphosate exposure.
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If you or a loved one has suffered from the effects of glyphosate, it is important that you contact an experienced toxic exposure lawyer who can advise you regarding your legal rights and options. You may be able to receive compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, cost of surgery, pain and suffering and emotional distress. Our law firm is working with Monsanto Roundup lawyers who can file a lawsuit on your behalf and charge no legal fees until you obtain a settlement or award. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll free number at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online.