A Roundup cancer risk lawsuit may be an option for people who were exposed to the herbicide and diagnosed with cancer. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, is used to kill weeds that compete with certain crops, such as corn, cotton and soybeans. Despite the product’s widespread use, Roundup has been linked to the development of some types of cancer. Affected individuals and their families may be eligible to seek compensation with the help of a Roundup lawsuit attorney.
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What is Roundup and How Does It Work?
Roundup is a broad-spectrum herbicide used to kill weeds and other plants that compete with commercially farmed crops, such as corn, soybeans and cotton. The main ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, was developed in 1970, and in 1974, the product was brought to market. Roundup kills weeds by inhibiting a plant’s ability to synthesize essential proteins necessary for plant growth.
When “Roundup Ready” (glyphosate-resistant) crops were introduced in the mid-1990s, sales of Roundup increased as many farmers began to use the newly developed genetically-modified seeds.
Roundup Cancer Risk
In a 2015 report issued by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), researchers concluded that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans” and that there is “sufficient evidence” in experimental animals for the carcinogenicity of glyphosate. While lawsuits allege an association between Roundup herbicide and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that starts in the lymphatic system, exposure to Roundup may also be linked to other serious forms of cancer, including:
- Lung cancer
- Brain cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit Claims
Roundup lawsuits allege that regular use of the product led to the diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. According to a lawsuit filed in July 2016, the plaintiff claims that he developed the cancer after over 40 years of using Roundup and that Monsanto “made conscious decisions not to redesign, warn or inform the unsuspecting public” of the dangers associated with the herbicide. As a result, the manufacturer “risked the lives of consumers and users of its products,” knowing that there were safety issues related to the use of Roundup and glyphosate-containing products.
How a Roundup Cancer Risk Attorney Can Help
Makers of herbicides have a duty to sell products that are free from defects and that are not unreasonably dangerous. If a product poses a risk of serious injury, the manufacturer must provide adequate warnings of the danger. Failure to do this can make the manufacturer legally responsible for injuries caused by the product, and people harmed may be entitled to compensation, including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a loved one dies as a result of exposure to Roundup herbicide, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Loss of relationship or financial support of a loved one
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
People who have sustained injuries caused by Roundup herbicide are encouraged to seek legal counsel from a qualified Roundup lawsuit attorney.
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