Roundup Cancer Lawsuit News

Canadian Group Seeks $500 Million For Their Roundup Cancer

Since Monsanto's Roundup is used around the world lawsuits know no boundaries either

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - German Life Sciences leader Bayer is facing over 45,000 lawsuits, each seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, as a result of the injuries that Roundup herbicide has caused to people from around the world. Lawsuits against Monsanto are similar to one another for several reasons such as plaintiffs claiming that coming into direct skin contact with Roundup herbicide, regularly and over a long period caused the chemical to build up to carcinogenic levels and cause non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a deadly form of cancer of the lymph nodes. The plaintiffs claim that the company knew that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, in combinations with other chemicals in the Roundup mixture, could stick to human skin causing cancerous legions. The first lawsuit brought against Monsanto was by California school groundskeeper DeWayne Lee Johnson who, practically too weak to speak, took to the witness stand and showed jurors the open, painful-looking, oozing, cancerous lesions that he alleges were caused by Roundup weedkiller in the course of his work. Mr. Johnson used Roundup to kill weeds around the school's properties regularly for several years and testified that he would often come home "drenched in Roundup." Johnson and other plaintiffs with similar stories have proven that Monsanto had an obligation to warn consumers like Johnson to wear protective, waterproof clothing and a breathing aspirator. Instead of warning consumers, Monsanto spokespersons continue to say that Roundup is "as safe as table salt." Roundup cancer lawsuits offer a no-obligation free case review to individuals and families harmed by the herbicide.

The most recent lawsuit aimed at Bayer/Monsanto is from a group of Canadians who have filed a $500 million lawsuit that alleges "Monsanto, and its new owner Bayer acted with reckless disregard for the safety of Canadians by selling Roundup," according to Canada's The group is seeking class-action status and claims that the company misrepresented the safety of Roundup weedkiller. Plaintiffs told the news, "I believed Roundup was a safe product," and that "the makers of Roundup were negligent when they introduced the product into Canadian stores and withheld that the product carried a risk of cancer. We believe that the defendants acted negligently in placing Roundup into the stream of commerce in Alberta and elsewhere in Canada," the plaintiffs' lawyers told CTV. "We believe that the defendants withheld the risks of cancer and other health risks by secretly ghostwriting scientific journals and providing those to Health Canada."

Occupational users of Roundup such farmers, landscapers, and maintenance workers and those in the 60-member Canadian group, could be at greater risk of coming into direct contact with glyphosate when they use Roundup at work than others who use the product only occasionally around their home and on their garden. Studies including those cited by Monsanto's attorneys, rightfully claim that there is no concrete proof that glyphosate is carcinogenic when used alone and as directed although the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has said that is probably is. Glyphosate's toxicity problem lies in the chemical cocktail that is Roundup herbicide which includes certain surfactants that cause glyphosate to stick to a plant's leaves and stem helping it to become readily absorbed and the same thing happens on human skin.

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