Roundup is the most widely used herbicide used to kill weeds infiltrating agricultural crops. It uses the active ingredient called glyphosate, which was first commercialized by Monsanto in 1974.
Currently, it is estimated that around 185 million pounds are used each year. Because of Roundup’s success, Monsanto introduced genetically modified Roundup Ready crops to help improve a farmer’s ability to control weeds. It is estimated that 70% of corn and cotton and 90% of soybean crops are Roundup Ready crops, which generates $6 billion in revenue for Monsanto each year.
Monsanto has denied that Roundup causes cancer since the 1990s when Roundup first exploded on the market. However, in the past few years, many studies performed in the United States, Canada, and Sweden found increased rates of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancers from glyphosates like Roundup. Due to the mounting evidence of glyphosate being a carcinogen, numerous countries have restricted or banned Roundup and other herbicides.
California Takes Action
The state of California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment will list glyphosate as cancer-causing under an initiative to inform residents of cancer-causing chemicals called Proposition 65. Monsanto submitted over 8,000 comments including a 17-page comment against the proposition.
When manufacturers produce unsafe products that create pain and suffering, you deserve compensation. Although no amount of money will change the fact that you have suffered a serious injury as a result of manufacturer irresponsibility, compensation will help offset your current and future medical costs, as well as provide for the pain and suffering you have experienced. By filing, you may also help protect other men and their families from needless distress.
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Pancreatic cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Liver cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Colon cancer
- Parkinson’s disease
If you or someone you know was harmed by Roundup exposure, you may be eligible for compensation to ease the financial and emotional burdens you are experiencing. Contact us today to set up a free consultation, during which we will listen to your story, answer any questions you may have and discuss your legal rights and options. If you choose us to represent you, we will work with you on a contingency fee basis; this means you pay nothing until we have secured compensation for you, either through a jury verdict or settlement.