Farm and agricultural workers who used Roundup herbicide at their jobs and were later diagnosed with cancer.
What's Going On?
Attorneys are speaking to these individuals about their legal rights after allegations surfaced that Roundup can cause cancer – and that Monsanto didn't do enough to warn people about the risk.
Can Roundup Really Cause Cancer?
An agency of the World Health Organization has labeled glyphosate – the main ingredient in Roundup – as "probably carcinogenic."
Lawsuits have been filed alleging that the popular herbicide Roundup can cause cancer – and that the manufacturer didn’t do enough to warn people about the risk.
In light of these allegations, attorneys are speaking with farm and agricultural workers who used Roundup at their jobs and were later diagnosed with lymphoma and other forms of cancer.
If this happened to you or a loved one and you’re interested in learning more about your rights and whether you can sue Monsanto, get in touch with an attorney in your area.
What Are the Lawsuits Saying Monsanto Did Wrong?
The lawsuits allege that Monsanto led a “prolonged campaign of misinformation” to convince the public, agricultural workers and government agencies that Roundup was safe even though the main ingredient in the herbicide has been labeled “probably carcinogenic.”
Specifically, the suits claim that:
Monsanto concealed, downplayed and suppressed information about the risks of Roundup and instead aggressively marketed the herbicide as safe for humans and the environment
Monsanto “championed falsified data” while attacking legitimate studies linking Roundup to cancer
Monsanto made a conscious decision not to redesign its herbicide so that it was less dangerous to humans
Monsanto knew or should have known that its product could cause cancer, but failed to warn the public about this risk
Monsanto did not adequately monitor Roundup after placing the product on the market
What Types of Cancers Have Been Linked to Roundup?
Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, has been linked to:
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Peripheral T-cell lymphoma
Hairy cell leukemia
Mantle cell lymphoma
It is believed that gardeners, industrial farm workers, groundskeepers, independent farmers, professional turf managers, landscapers and other agricultural workers have been exposed to the highest levels of Roundup and are therefore at the greatest risk of developing cancer.
World Health Organization Comments on Cancer Link
In March 2015, an agency of the World Health Organization known as the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued an evaluation of several herbicides, including glyphosate. According to its research, the IARC found that glyphosate should be classified as a Group 2A herbicide – meaning that it is “probably carcinogenic” to humans. The IARC said that the cancers most commonly associated with glyphosate are non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other types of hematopoietic cancers, including multiple myeloma and acute and chronic leukemia.