Fighting Back Against Roundup Weed Killer Injuries And Deaths
Many people around the United States are suing Monsanto after being diagnosed with cancer due to Roundup exposure. Multiple studies have linked the weed killer with DNA damage and cancer. Although the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a division of the World Health Organization (WHO), has stated that the substance is “probably carcinogenic,” Monsanto still denies the connection between their extremely profitable product and cancer.
The Dangers Of Roundup
Almost 250 million pounds of Roundup are sprayed on lawns, gardens, nurseries, golf courses, driveways, sidewalks and farms each year. Monsanto insists that their product is safe and that users don’t have to wear masks and gloves. Therefore, thousands of people get exposed to the chemicals in Roundup annually, including:
- Farmers and agricultural workers
- Field workers and landscapers
- Nursery workers and gardeners
Evidence shows that executives at Monsanto have known about the dangers of Roundup for many of the 40 years that the product has been available. More than that, internal emails and emails with federal regulators show that Monsanto attempted to write a white paper that showed their product was safe — and then have the government publish it.
How Roundup Causes Cancer
The active ingredient in Roundup is Glyphosate. Multiple studies have shown that glyphosate is a carcinogen. Some studies have shown that rats exposed to the chemical are more likely to develop cancer, while others have shown that farm workers who use the chemical are 60 percent more likely to develop Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Currently, Roundup is used on farms that grow genetically modified plants that are immune to glyphosate.
Advocating For Compensation
Currently, dozens of lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto by people who have been diagnosed with cancer after the significant use of Roundup. These cancer victims are seeking compensation for their medical costs, their pain and suffering, and their lost wages in addition to punitive damages. Whether you live in New York , New Jersey or anywhere else in the country, Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP can help you with your Roundup case.
Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL), lymphoma, bone cancer or another type of cancer after regularly using Roundup, contact our firm to speak with a defective products attorney about your case. At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, our personal injury lawyers have extensive knowledge and experience when it comes to product liability lawsuits, and we want to help.