Monsanto Co. was hit with a $289 million verdict for damages on the claims they’re popular “Roundup” weedkiller causes cancer.
Monsanto, the St. Louis based company, was hit with the nine-figure verdict by a California state court in favor of a former school groundskeeper who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. The case alleged that constant exposure to Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup caused the Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
First approved for use in 1974, Glyphosate has been a topic of heated debate between environmentalists, researchers, lawyers and bureaucrats on whether or not it causes cancer. For years, Monsanto has insisted Roundup is safe for anyone to use. However, some studies show that regular and consistent household landscape use may be enough to cause cancer.
Is Monsanto Guilty of Negligence?
Bayer has engaged in a constant effort to distort the risks associated with Roundup. Other agencies like The World Health Organization and California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment have tried to warn consumers of the life-threatening dangers associated with a consistent use of Roundup.
Hundreds of individual cases are being filed across the country. In 2019, Monsanto may face several trials in California and Missouri.
Who is at risk?
Farmers, landscapers, and groundskeepers use Roundup regularly and are exposed to Glyphosate while they perform their job. Additionally, individuals that use Roundup regularly throughout the year to maintain their large yards and landscape areas may be at risk.
If your Cancer was caused by Roundup, Call the Attorneys at Walton Telken today
If you or a loved one has suffered cancer due to exposure to Roundup, call attorney Stephanie Lyons today at (618) 272-2284. There’s a free, no-obligation consultation for anyone who believes they’ve been overexposed to Roundup.