Roundup causes cancer and the creators have agreed to pay $11 billion to cancer victims. Bayer owns Monsanto, the company behind the once-popular weed killer, and they want to settle with plaintiffs who claim that the use of Roundup caused their cancer. If you believe that you have a case against Bayer, call our office today.
What is the Harmful Ingredient in Roundup?
At the center of the Roundup cases is the ingredient glyphosate, a widely used herbicide used to kill weeds and other unwanted plants. Glyphosate was developed and patented by the Monsanto Company in 1974. It’s the active ingredient in Roundup and is now the active ingredient for most weed killers.
Is Glyphosate Harmful for Humans and Animals?
Yes, it’s harmful to humans and animals. According to a 2015 evaluation by the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization defined glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” This is widely agreed upon by most health professionals and related organizations.
What Kinds of Cancer Does Roundup Cause?
Exposure to Roundup can cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia. Epidemiologists who are researching Roundup’s impact on humans and animals have discovered that glyphosate can lead to a wide range of cancers. Studies from many different bodies of science have confirmed that exposure to Roundup and glyphosate-based herbicides can result in non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia.
Is Roundup Still Sold in Stores?
Yes. Roundup is still available for purchase at the time of this writing. Even though juries have awarded cancer victims billions of dollars in damages as a result of the Roundup litigation, Roundup is still on store shelves.
When Did the First Roundup Cancer Trial Happen?
The first Roundup cancer trial took place in 2018. The plaintiff, a groundskeeper whose long-term use of the product made him develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, was awarded $289 million. Since then, thousands of more lawsuits have been filed alleging Roundup causes cancer.
What’s the Latest News about Roundup Cancer Lawsuits?
In June 2020, an agreement between Bayer and an estimated 75% of the lawsuits filed against Roundup was reached. Bayer agreed to pay about $11 billion to all cancer victims and their families. This Roundup settlement is a win for people who got cancer because they used Roundup.
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If you or a loved one developed cancer after using or being exposed to Roundup, you might have a case. Call the law office of Steve Boyd today to schedule your free consultation with our experts about Roundup cancer lawsuits.