Roundup is a herbicide. So, you must be wondering why you could have a lawsuit against its producers. You are probably puzzled because we are aware that herbicides mainly affect only plants, and this is mostly true. But if your favorite herbicide maker uses a carcinogen in producing the herbicide, you may be in danger of cancer. The threat or real consequence of cancer is the thing that gives you the right to sue the manufacturers.
The producer of Roundup, against whom you might have a lawsuit, is Monsanto. But this name was dropped when the company was acquired by Bayer, a German pharmaceutical and pesticide production company.
What Is Roundup?
Roundup is a popular herbicide in the USA and a number of other nations. It has been the choice weedkiller for farmers and agribusinesses across the world for more than three decades. Its popularity has mainly been because it is highly effective in killing weeds. Roundup was such a triumph in the markets that it made up about 10% of the organization’s revenue. The firm that was already producing genetically modified crops even introduced glyphosate-resistant Roundup-ready crops.
Why Is Roundup Dangerous?
Roundup could have passed as your typical herbicide but for the simple fact that it includes a carcinogen — glyphosate. A carcinogen is any substance that could cause cancer in a human being. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, was officially known to be toxic only to crops. However, new scientific evidence points to how it could also be harmful to humans by inducing cancer. Unsurprisingly, Monsanto disputed the findings of the IARC, throwing the term”junk science” in its conclusions. They actively refused the risk that their own herbicide could cause cancer.
In April 2019, the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) reported that glyphosate could indeed lead to cancer. Whether glyphosate can really cause cancer is one of the most debated issues by scientists around the world. Research decisions from many quarters have each confirmed and denied that the glyphosate in Roundup is a carcinogen. Despite this, credible science from reliable organizations clearly shows that exposure to Roundup may cause cancer. The effort by the manufacturers to meddle in research has also not helped their cause. If they’re confident of the product’s safety, why try to influence scientific decisions in their own favor?
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer Lawsuits
There have been thousands of lawsuits from Roundup users who claimed to have endured cancer because of their utilization of and vulnerability to the weedkiller. The plaintiffs had sought compensation before the courts because Roundup manufacturers failed to warn their clients that their product comprised a carcinogen. The two primary diseases claimed to have been due to Roundup are Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) and leukemia.
NHL happens when tumors grow in such lymphocytes. It then attacks the lymphatic system, which is an element of the immune system. You may also experience some pain inside your body. These pains could be around your torso or in your bones. Should you use Roundup and have experienced any of these symptoms, it will be best to approach your doctor or oncologist. Your doctor or oncologist will be able to prescribe the mandatory evaluations, which will reveal whether you have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer.
Stop Using Roundup, and Get a Lawyer Now!
The chances are high you’ve been utilizing Roundup for years because of its popularity. If that is so for you, you’re at an increased risk of cancer, and you need to get checked. If you already have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, then you have to undergo a medical examination to find out whether your cancer is related to your use of Roundup.
If Roundup caused your cancer, you can sue the manufacturers and get compensation for the damages you have suffered. But, moving against a huge business such as the producers of Roundup is going to be difficult on your own. This is the reason you need our experienced attorneys at Class Action Lawyer Coalition to make your claim against the business and get the compensation due to you.