Monsanto RoundUp Weed Killer
Millions of Americans have used or been exposed to the weed killer RoundUp, a Monsanto product. However, this product has been known to cause cancer in users. At Colson Hicks Eidson, our award-winning team is dedicated to helping victims who have contracted non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma due to RoundUp exposure. We are not afraid to take on Bayer, the parent company of RoundUp, and we are taking cases in Florida and across the United States.
What are the dangers posed by RoundUp?
RoundUp is perhaps the most well-known and widely used weed killer in the world and has been for decades. RoundUp contains a chemical called glyphosate, which Monsanto says poses no harm to consumers. However, in 2015, the World Health Organization labeled glyphosate as a “probable carcinogen” in humans.
Glyphosate has been used as the active ingredient in herbicide formulas since 1974. It has been marketed as being safe for humans and other animals to be around, with the claim being that it is designed specifically to inhibit enzymatic pathways requiring protein synthesis unique to plants, not animals.
Scientists have tried to study the full effects of glyphosate, particularly how it interacts and changes when mixed with the other chemicals included in RoundUp. However, Monsanto is not required to make their full ingredient lists public.
Those considered to be most at risk of contracting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma due to RoundUp exposure are:
- agricultural workers
- parks and recreation staff
- public works department employees
What is non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma?
According to the Mayo Clinic, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of cancer that originates in the lymphatic system in humans. This system is the disease-fighting network that is spread throughout the body. Though this type of cancer is considered to be treatable if discovered early, advanced stages of the disease are often fatal.
How many RoundUp cases are there?
There have been three major cases against Monsanto/Bayer so far, and plaintiffs have been awarded millions of dollars in damages. Bayer has said that it expects the total number of Roundup and glyphosate cases to rise to 45,000 or higher.
As more people learn about the link between RoundUp and cancer, the number of those who need compensation will rise.
Let us help you get the compensation you deserve
If you or someone you love has become ill after exposure to RoundUp, please seek legal assistance today. This product is known to cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and we are ready to help you get through this. At Colson Hicks Eidson, our nationally-recognized team is ready to take on Bayer in order to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Coverage of medical expenses (past and future)
- Recovery of lost wages if you can no longer work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against Monsanto / Bayer