Roundup Cancer Lawsuit News

Roundup Lawsuits Note Weedkiller Profitability

A number of Monsanto Roundup Lawsuits note that with profits in the billions, the company has plenty of reason to mislead to public regarding its connection to cancer.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - The Monsanto Roundup lawsuits that have been filed against Monsanto all agree on the amount of money the popular cosmetic made while allegedly heightening the risk of consumers throughout the country for cancer. The profit motive is one of the reasons plaintiffs believe that Monsanto did not fully disclose the degree to which glyphosate had been linked to cancer.

Roundup is sold in more than 160 countries, and a legal push against the drug in America could put the marketability of the drug in serious jeopardy. Roundup is one of the most popular and profitable products that Monsanto manufactures. In California alone, where the multidistrict litigation proceedings are centralized, the weedkiller is used on more than 250 different crops. The ubiquitous use of the weedkiller both industrially and personally is staggering, though the company may have known for a while that it was producing a product that was dangerous for consumers to use.

There have been a number of studies dating all the way back to at least 1991 that have connected Roundup's active ingredient glyphosate to cancer, or at least identified it as a toxic chemical. Since then, there have been at least four separate peer-reviewed studies that also found that glyphosate is linked to cancer, with the most recent of the taking place in 2009.

Monsanto Roundup lawyers claim that given the number of studies that have been published and the time Monsanto had to warn their consumers of the findings, the company is responsible for damages requested by plaintiffs who allege they contracted cancer as a result of using Roundup. Plaintiffs allege that they were never warned of the studies that had been conducted into the carcinogenic nature of the weedkiller, and if they had known, they might have decided not to use the product in the first place.

The Roundup attorneys have pointed out that the amount of money the company was making off of Roundup, which was well into the billions, affected the way the company dealt with the studies that were being conducted into glyphosate. Monsanto did not want to acknowledge that one of their most successful products was, in fact, toxic, and allegedly this caused them to produce fraudulent science to back up their claim that glyphosate was a safe chemical.

The EPA has twice discovered that Monsanto hired laboratories to test its Roundup products and verify that glyphosate was non-toxic and that these designations leaned toward the product getting the ok to sell to the public. The EPA also held a recent hearing into the current research conducted into the toxicity of glyphosate and are expected to release their findings early in 2017.

There are currently Roundup lawsuits being filed around the country against Monsanto that are seeking damages for the pain and suffering inflicted by cancer diagnoses allegedly caused by glyphosate. Monsanto has maintained that the product is safe and that the company bears no responsibility for the contraction of cancer plaintiffs have blamed on the company's weed-killing product.

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