Roundup Cancer Lawsuit News

Roundup Herbicide May Be More Toxic Than Glyphosate Alone

A fourth trial is underway and this one claims that glyphosate plus polyoxyethyleneamine is a carcinogenic mix

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - Consuming glyphosate in the food we eat is a concern everyone has, especially mothers who seek to guard the health of their small children. There has been no evidence exhibited to date, however, nor any particular scientific study that would indicate that ingesting small amounts of glyphosate in the food we eat causes cancer. What is of more concern is the cancerous effects that working with or around Roundup herbicide could cause. Farmers, farm workers, outdoor maintenance workers, homeowners and now landscapers have all filed suit against Monsanto/Bayer claiming that coming in direct skin contact with glyphosate caused their cancer. In fact, the first two Monsanto glyphosate trials have been decided for the plaintiffs, each for about $80 million, one a California school groundskeeper, and the other, a farm owner spraying the chemical on and around his 50-acre plot. Now the third category of glyphosate exposure has started in Massapequa, Nassau County, New York where the deceased worked and lived, by a woman suing Monsanto on behalf of her deceased husband, a landscaper who died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2017, two years after being diagnosed with the disease and who worked closely with Roundup for decades. Glyphosate Roundup herbicide lawsuits handled by national attorneys offering a free consultation to families and individuals diagnosed with glyphosate cancer.

The plaintiff claims that Monsanto was negligent and caused the wrongful death of her husband with regard to the sale of Roundup herbicide that contains the main ingredient glyphosate, a possible carcinogenic. The plaintiff claims that the marketing and packaging of Roundup failed to warn her husband of the potential cancer risks associated with coming into direct skin contact with the chemical and that the damages the plaintiff suffered were avoidable. "For decades, Decedent Plaintiff mixed and sprayed Roundup on a regular basis at commercial properties during the course of his employment as a landscaper until in or around May 2016. Decedent Plaintiff followed all safety and precautionary warnings during the course of use."

Interesting to note is that the plaintiff is claiming for the first time that the combination of glyphosate and another chemical, the surfactant polyoxyethyleneamine (POEA), in Roundup together form a more lethal and deadly mix than glyphosate alone. "(The) Defendant knew or should have known that Roundup is more toxic than glyphosate alone and that safety studies on Roundup, Roundup's adjuvants and "inert" ingredients, and/or the surfactant POEA were necessary to protect Decedent Plaintiff from Roundup."

The plaintiff claims that the warnings were inadequate and not specifically worded to alert industrial users of Roundup of the dangers of coming into direct skin contact with Roundup. No mention is given on the Roundup label for professionals to use protective gloves, masks, and other waterproof clothing that are necessary to be worn to avoid contact. The lawsuit goes on to point out Monsanto's willful negligence by showing that the company to this day has failed to acknowledge that Roundup herbicide is dangerous and that users should be forewarned to take precautions.

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