Roundup Cancer Lawsuit News

Occupational Users Of Roundup Herbicide Are Developing Cancer And Suing Monsanto

Dermal Absorption of the chemical mixture of Roundup herbicide is the central issue lawsuits against Monsanto focus on

Friday, April 26, 2019 - There are so many reasons to potentially fear Monsanto that it can be confusing to focus on one in particular. For example, Monsanto is the world's leading producer of genetically modified seeds and plants, called GMO's. The term GMO scares people in and of itself and consumer organizations have lobbied to try and force food producers to place a GMO label on their products. GMO crops were once limited to soybeans and corn but now have proliferated to include almost every crop grown around the world. GMO's fall into two categories, the first category are the plants that are engineered to be resistant to bugs eating them and the other category is plants that are designed to be resistant to the poison that kills the weeds that compete with crops for water and nutrients. Monsanto's Roundup product is an herbicide and falls into the second category. Roundup has nothing to do with bugs, only weeds. That being said, lawsuits against Monsanto to date have nothing to do with eating genetically modified plants and everything to do with coming into direct skin contact with Roundup herbicide, a concoction of chemicals that kills weeds. National Monsanto Roundup cancer lawsuit claims continue to be filed and attorneys handling Roundup cancer claims offer a free consultation before filing a lawsuit claim.

Scientists, governments, and consumers all over the world claim that glyphosate is probably carcinogenic and causes cancer. Jurors in two bellwether trials have concluded that Roundup "substantially contributed" to the plaintiff's cancer by coming into direct contact with the chemical on the skin on a regular basis while applying Roundup at work or at home. Approximately 11,000 lawsuits have been filed by professionals such as farmers and farm workers, landscapers including golf course maintainers, government property maintenance workers, and homeowners and home gardeners. Two lawsuits have been decided in favor of plaintiffs that have alleged that such contact with glyphosate was the cause of their non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a rare and deadly form of cancer.

At the heart of the trials is a concept called "dermal absorption," where glyphosate can bioaccumulate in the tissue of the skin due to regular contact over a period years. But it is not glyphosate alone that is at issue here. Roundup herbicide combines glyphosate with a surfactant called POEA which makes the concoction many times more toxic than glyphosate alone. POEA is banned in Europe. According to US Right to Know, "Plaintiffs' expert witness William Sawyer, who is a forensic toxicologist, told jurors that along with POEA Monsanto's herbicide products carried dangerous contaminants, such as formaldehyde. Overall, Roundup is about 50 times more genotoxic than glyphosate alone, Sawyer testified." Plaintiffs argue that if Monsanto had warned them of the risks that Roundup carried regarding avoiding direct skin contact they would have worn protective waterproof clothing to minimize their exposure.

If you or a loved one has used Monsanto's Roundup herbicide on a regular basis over the years and have developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, you may qualify to file a claim against the company for failing to warn of the dangers the product presents.

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Attorneys handling Roundup cancer lawsuits for leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and multiple myeloma offer free, no-obligation case review for individuals and families who believe they may have grounds to file a Roundup cancer lawsuit. Working on a contingency basis, these attorneys are committed to never charging legal fees unless they win compensation in your Roundup cancer lawsuit. The product liability litigators handling Roundup claims at the Onder Law Firm have a strong track record of success in representing families harmed by dangerous drugs and consumer products.