New Jersey Roundup Weed Killer Lawyer
Roundup Weed and Grass Killer from the manufacturer Monsanto is the world’s most popular herbicide. It uses glyphosate, a chemical widely believed to be safe for consumers, to kill weeds and unwanted grasses. Unfortunately for thousands of users, Roundup products could have a link to cancer, especially non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. If a doctor has diagnosed you or a loved one with cancer after using Roundup, contact a New Jersey Roundup weed killer lawyer at Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, for product liability lawsuit advice in the Garden State.
The Link Between Glyphosate And Cancer
In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) conducted research on glyphosate and concluded that it is “probably” a human carcinogen. The connection between this chemical and cancer, however, is not a new one — back in 1985, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warned users that glyphosate could possibly be a carcinogen after experiments with the chemical showed tumor growths in rodents. Despite this alarming research, a reinterpretation by the EPA (after input from Monsanto) led to the reclassification of glyphosate as a safe, noncarcinogenic chemical in 1991.
Since then, Monsanto has relied heavily on glyphosate as the main ingredient in its Roundup Weed and Grass Killer line of products. Glyphosate has boomed in popularity to become the number one herbicide in the world, with consumer use around 300 million pounds per year (four times the amount of the second-leading herbicide). Sadly, widespread use may be causing hundreds of cases of lymphoma in gardeners, laborers and regular consumers today.
Federal organizations have permitted Monsanto to continue using glyphosate in its products due to the EPA’s “safe” level of exposure to this chemical — a level that’s almost 18 times higher than the original level the EPA set back in 1985. The current “safe” level of glyphosate exposure remains five times higher than what scientists recommend and six times higher than the same regulation in Europe. If you have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and have a history of using Monsanto’s Roundup products or others containing glyphosate, contact our New Jersey product liability lawyers.
Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP | Roundup Weed Killer Attorneys Who Care
In recent years, Monsanto has still managed to sweep the issue of glyphosate being a carcinogen under the rug. Monsanto, along with other pesticide companies, has commissioned studies that yielded biased results limiting the carcinogenic nature of the chemical. This has resulted in a lot of misinformation circulating about the alleged “safety” of weed killer products. At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, our New Jersey personal injury attorneys don’t think it’s fair for unsuspecting citizens and workers to suffer because of the neglect and fraud of herbicide companies. We help victims take legal action.
Victims with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma have filed more than 1,100 lawsuits against Monsanto and other herbicide production companies around the country. A 2017 ruling in California ordered Monsanto to include a label on the Roundup Weed and Grass Killer products that states the product might cause cancer. Yet the company still prevails in misinforming agencies and consumers about the product’s safety. Our legal team wants to bring Monsanto to justice. We help cancer patients seek damage recovery in New Jersey.
Long-term exposure to Roundup Weed and Grass Killer or other herbicides containing glyphosate could result in the development of an increased risk of cancer in humans. If you believe this is what happened to you, don’t wait — contact our lawyers today. A dedicated New Jersey Roundup weed killer lawyer will investigate your case and let you know if we believe you have the right to join an ongoing class-action lawsuit against Monsanto. We can help you fight for fair compensation. Call 800-726-6326 today or contact us online for more information.