In 1970, Defendant Monsanto Company, Inc. discovered the herbicidal properties of glyphosate and began marketing it in products in 1974 under the brand name Roundup®. Roundup® is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide and crop desiccant used to kill weeds that commonly compete with the growing of crops.
When Monsanto first introduced Roundup®, it touted glyphosate as a technological breakthrough: it could kill almost every weed without causing harm either to people or to the environment. Of course, history has shown that not to be true. According to the World Health Organization, the main chemical ingredient of Roundup®—glyphosate—is a probable carcinogen to humans (Group 2A). A copy of the report is attached here.
California has also reviewed the cancer risk of Monsanto’s Roundup® and concluded that glyphosate is known to the State of California under Proposition 65 to cause cancer. Monsanto fought this designation but their appeals were denied. Therefore, glyphosate was added to California’s cancer causing list as of July 7, 2017.
Additionally, it has been uncovered that Monsanto ghostwrote scientific literature that was used to pollute the entire body of scientific literature regarding glyphosate. Many large pharmaceutical and chemical companies engage in this type of scientific manipulation in an effort to hide the truth and sell more products.
Those injured by Roundup® most commonly suffer from:
- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL);
- Lymphocytic lymphoma;
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia;
- B-cell lymphoma; or
- Multiple myeloma
For nearly 40 years, farms across the world have used Roundup® without knowing of the dangers its use poses. Those most at risk are farm workers and other individuals with workplace exposure to Roundup®, such as garden center workers, nursery workers, and landscapers. The Holland Law firm has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto to protect the rights of those injured by the use of Roundup®. A copy of the Petition can be found here.
If you or a loved one have developed cancer after being exposed to roundup, please call 877-255-3352 to speak with one of our Roundup® attorneys. You may be due compensation. Please call now.
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