If you or a loved one has been struggling with a recent cancer diagnosis, it is important to be aware of the fact that hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto based on the assertion that Roundup use causes cancer.
Roundup, a household name among weed cleaners, has been commonly used by employees who work in the lawn care and landscaping industry. The weed killer has been used for decades and is widely available in well over 100 countries.
Recently, evidence has been presented in hundreds of lawsuits that Roundup contains a cancer-causing active ingredient called glyphosate.
What Is Glyphosate?
Glyphosate is a systemic herbicide that is instrumental in the killing of weeds. The chemical is particularly useful in the killing of annual weeds, a discovery that was made in 1970 when Monsanto chemist John Franz discovered the chemical’s herbicide potential in 1970.
In recent years, scientific evidence has emerged that led to a debate over whether Roundup use causes cancer because of the glyphosate herbicide.
Top U.N. Cancer Scientists Have Deemed Glyphosate a “Probable Carcinogen”
According to the World Health Organization’s top cancer research arm, glyphosate is a probable carcinogen, which Monsanto’s scientists have strongly disputed. Still, the scientific debate continues as do the lawsuits, with California environmental officials taking efforts to list glyphosate as a “chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer.”
A federal judge has temporarily blocked the state’s ability to place cancer warnings on food products containing glyphosate by issuing an injunction. While the legal and scientific debates continue, what does this mean for workers who used glyphosate-containing products in the workplace who have been diagnosed with cancer?
Workers Diagnosed With Cancer After Using Roundup Should Discuss Their Legal Rights With an Attorney
Glyphosate has been the world’s most widely produced and used herbicide since Monsanto’s discovery of the herbicide in 1970. Widely used, the chemical is most notably found in Roundup.
Workers who have used this chemical should know that the International Agency for Research on Cancer has found glyphosate to be linked with tumors in mice and rats.
Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto, and the financial compensation for successful legal claims should prove significant if the claims succeed. In recent years, Monsanto’s Roundup has contributed to approximately one-third of the company’s sales, bringing in billions of dollars every year.
As such, any worker who used Roundup and has been diagnosed with cancer should protect their legal rights and potential to life-changing compensation by discussing their claim with a Roundup cancer lawyer.
At The Ledger Law Firm, our team’s national reputation of helping deserving clients receive millions in compensation will be put to use for your legal claim. Contact us for a free case evaluation to discuss the facts of your recent cancer diagnosis after a work history that involves Roundup use.