Roundup Weed Killer a "Probable Carcinogen": World Health Organization
The weed killer Roundup (glyphosate) is a Monsanto herbicide used by farm workers, gardeners, maintenance workers, agricultural workers, and many others as an all-purpose weed killer.
Since Roundup first entered the market in the 1970s, glyphosate exposure has been linked to an increased risk for users developing non-hodgkin's lymphoma, b-cell lymphoma, hairy cell leukemia, and other forms of cancer.
But according to internal Monsanto emails now known as The Monsanto Papers, Monsanto has known for several decades that Roundup (glyphosate) causes cancer. Rather than informing consumers about the glyphosate cancer risk, Monsanto buried the risks as sales of Roundup continued to skyrocket.
In March of 2015, IARC surveyed the published research on Roundup cancer links and concluded the blockbuster herbicide is a “probable carcinogen.” The cancer agency further concluded that the cancer most associated with exposure to glyphosate is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Outraged by Monsanto’s deception, more than 100,000 people have made the decision to file lawsuits alleging exposure to Roundup causes non-hodgkin's lymphoma and other serious side effects.
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Our Chicago Roundup Cancer Lawyers are accepting potential Roundup Cancer lawsuits for Roundup users who got cancer or other personal injuries after using or being exposed to Monsanto Roundup weed killer:
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Large Diffuse B-cell Lymphoma
- Follicular Lymphoma
- Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
- Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
- Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL)
- Primary Central Nervous System (CNS) Lymphoma
Settlements in Lawsuits
In the state of California, several lawsuits filed by a Chicago Roundup Cancer Lawyer have found Monsanto liable for non-Hodgkin lymphoma caused by the active ingredient in their Roundup products.
For the first case in August 2018, a California jury awarded a groundskeeper $289 million (the jury verdict was later reduced to $78 million) after a ruling that Roundup caused his cancer and that Monsanto failed to warn consumers of this risk.
In March 2019, a second glyphosate lawsuit was ruled in the plaintiff’s favor as he won $80 million in damages because he had used Roundup on his property.
Recently, a third case was decided on May 13, 2019. A married couple claimed that using the herbicide caused their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma / b cell lymphoma. They were awarded $2 billion in punitive damages and $55 million in compensatory damages.
Get a Free Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Evaluation With Our Law Firm
Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of Personal Injury Attorneys that focus on the representation of plaintiffs and family members in weed killer lawsuits. We are handling individual lawsuits in Chicago, Illinois, and are currently investigating potential lawsuits in all 50 states.
Free Consultation: Again, if you developed non-hodgkin's lymphoma or other personal injuries after being exposed to the weed killer Roundup, you should contact our Roundup Cancer Attorneys immediately for a free evaluation of your particular case from our law group.
You may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses and punitive damages through the filing of a lawsuit and our Roundup Attorneys can help protect your legal options with a free case review.