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When Roundup first hit the market, homeowners, farmers, and landscapers alike began utilizing the easy-to-use, supposedly safe product for home and commercial properties across the United States. Unfortunately, individuals who were exposed to Roundup on a regular basis quickly realized that the product wasn’t as safe as its manufacturer boasted. In fact, many users claim that using Roundup can cause serious health complications, including an increased risk of cancer. As a result, several individuals and families have taken legal action against Bayer, the manufacturer of Roundup, for the damages brought on by the ongoing use of their products.
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If you or someone you love was harmed after using Roundup weed killer, our firm is prepared to file a lawsuit on your behalf. We have ample experience representing victims harmed by defective products, and we have a track record of securing successful outcomes for our clients. Plus, our Roundup attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t have to pay a dime unless we win your case.
Roundup was introduced to the United States market as an herbicide in the 1970s, and has since become the world’s most popular weed killer. It is used on crops, gardens, schoolyards, parks, and several other types of landscaped areas by professionals and amateur gardeners alike. Roundup was originally created under the ownership of Monsanto, though the product is now owned by Bayer—the pharmaceutical giant. Since taking ownership of Roundup, Bayer has faced several serious lawsuits, some of which have resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts.
Why is Roundup Dangerous?
The main ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, a chemical that has since been linked to the development of several serious cancers, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Several well-respected scientific organizations have analyzed the properties of glyphosate in order to determine whether or not the product is dangerous to consume, inhale, or touch. When sprayed on crops, consumers may eat trace amounts of Roundup in their food, whereas gardeners or farm workers might come in direct contact with the chemical while gardening, or they may inhale it during the application process.
In a study released in 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is affiliated with the World Health Organization, found that glyphosate is a Group2A agent, which makes it a probable carcinogen. The study found “sufficient evidence of cancer in experimental animals” from studies involving glyphosate, and also found evidence through the study of about 1,000 farm workers, gardeners, and other professionals who use glyphosate regularly.
More recently, in 2019, the United States Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry created a toxicological profile for glyphosate, which listed several dangers associated with the substance, including the increased risk of cancer. Several other respected publications, including the International Journal of Epidemiology, Mutation Research, and Environmental Sciences Europe, have shared similar sentiments.
Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, is linked to several health risks, including:
- Celiac Disease
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Sterility in men
- Endocrine system issues
- Kidney disease
- Heart disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Liver disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Pregnancy complications
- Birth defects
The Allegations Against Roundup
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Roundup manufacturers for the damages caused by this dangerous product. Several of the lawsuits claim that the manufacturer knew of the danger glyphosate posed to users, but continued to sell the product without adequate warnings of the associated health risks. The Roundup labels and marketing fails to convey the risk of cancer, and it misrepresents the health risks to both government agencies and the general public, resulting in several different types of damage.
Our Firm Handles Cases Across The Nation
People from all over the U.S. are filing lawsuits against Bayer for their sale of Roundup weed killer. While professional gardeners, landscapers, and farmers are the most commonly injured, there may be home gardeners who were also affected. If you were diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or any other cancer or health problem associated with the use of glyphosate after you were exposed to Roundup, our firm may be able to help you take legal action against the liable party. Compensation may include medical bills, future medical expenses, loss of wages, and pain and suffering. If you think you have a case, we want to hear from you.
Contact DiPasquale Moore to discuss your potential Roundup case with our attorneys.