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Roundup Lawsuit

Countless Americans claim that Monsanto has lied about the popular herbicide Roundup’s safety. Exposure to their product might cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a lethal type of cancer. The company allegedly failed to warn the public about the toxic effects and downplayed the risk and of glyphosate, forcing many to file a lawsuit to seek compensation. If you are an agricultural laborer, farmer, landscaper, or any type of professional who may have been exposed to Roundup, we’re here to help you file a claim.

What Is Roundup?

Roundup is the most widely-used weed and grass killer across the world – so much that Monsanto earns close to $5 billion in revenue each year. Its main ingredient, glyphosate, acts by disrupting the activity of some essential plant enzymes. Combined with the superior resistance of the genetically modified (GMO) plants produced by them, Monsanto, sells countless superior crops with high yields worldwide.

Why is this product dangerous?

During the last decade, many studies showed that exposure to glyphosate is responsible for causing cancer, including a lethal form of leukemia (blood cancer) called non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The weed killer may also cause other forms of lymphoma as well.

Professional workers who are constantly exposed to this chemical, such as farmers, park employees, and gardeners have been never warned about this risk, and never knew they had to wear protections to avoid breathing it.

Residues of glyphosate can contaminate water and food, and reach dangerous levels in the human body. In 2016, The Alliance for Natural Health USA found high concentrations of this substance in breakfast cereals, eggs, and other common food products. 

Roundup litigations filed in court

Many U.S. attorneys started filing Roundup litigations on behalf of plaintiffs who want to hold Monsanto responsible for the dangerous side effects of the controversial weed killer. Lawyers argue that countless people may have been diagnosed with cancer after being exposed to glyphosate.

After plaintiff Edward Hardeman (Case No. 3:16-cv-00525) filed the first Roundup lawsuit in February 1, 2016,  filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, many victims of Monsanto’s lethal product followed and decided to sue for damage. Eventually, in October 2016, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated all these cases in the in the Northern District of California /MDL No. 2741 — In RE: Roundup Products Liability MDL) forming a new Mass Tort Litigation.

Roundup and Monsanto’s Cover-Up

In May 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pulled offline a report where glyphosate was reported to be “not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.” Together with another 13 documents, the 86-pages report disappeared after just a few hours since it was published, and the agency later claimed it withdrew it since it was still unfinished, although the word “FINAL” was clearly printed on every single page.

On March 14, 2017, according to documents included in a case filed in a federal court in San Francisco, the whole research was allegedly ghostwritten by Monsanto itself. The company tried to conceal Roundup’s dangerousness in what really looked like a giant conspiracy. Some senior officers in the EPA, however, disagreed with the allegedly false safety assessment and quickly removed the document from the website. On the other hand, in one of its previous reports, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified the herbicide as “probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A),” stemming a large controversy.

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n’s lymphoma, a lethal type of cancer. The company allegedly downplayed the risk and failed to warn the public about the toxic effects of their product. If you are a gardener, farmer, agricultural laborer or any other type of professional who may have been exposed to glyphosate, you may be eligible to receive a monetary compensation.

What Is Roundup?

Roundup is the most widely-used grass and weed killer worldwide, earning Monsanto $4.8 billion in revenue every year. Its main ingredient, glyphosate, kills the weeds by destroying some enzymes that are essential to the plants’ growth. Since at least 250 million pounds of this herbicide are sprayed yearly on crops, parks, gardens, lawns and driveways, several types of genetically modified (GMO) plants have been engineered to resist its killing power. Monsanto itself engineered these GMO to be able to sell their seeds to farmers at a very steep price. The combined effect of the weed-killing effects of Roundup and GMOs intrinsic robustness produces superior crops with high yields.

Why is this product dangerous?

Over the last few years, several studies showed that exposure to Roundup’s main ingredient glyphosate could increase the risk of cancer, especially a lethal type of leukemia known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The herbicide has been associated with several other types of lymphoma and leukemias though, and it is even more dangerous since the manufacturer always downplayed its risks.

 

Professional workers who are constantly exposed to this substance, such as gardeners, farmers or even just park employees and landscapers, never knew they had to protect themselves from breathing it while they did their jobs.

Glyphosate is rapidly biodegradable, but its residues can reach alarming levels in food and water since it keeps accumulating in human and animal tissues and can contaminate water. In 2016, The Alliance for Natural Health USA found high concentrations of this chemical compound in common food products such as eggs, coffee creamer and breakfast cereals. Newer commercial formulations of Roundup often contain adjuvants which further increase glyphosate’s carcinogenicity and toxicity, and have never been taken into account by international regulatory agencies.

Roundup litigations filed in court

Several law firms across the United States started filing Roundup lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs who want to hold Monsanto responsible for the harmful side effects of the controversial herbicide. Attorneys allege that thousands of people may have developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other types of cancer after glyphosate exposure.

On February 1, 2016, plaintiff Edward Hardeman filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. 3:16-cv-00525), claiming he was diagnosed with cancer after decades of exposure to the dangerous chemical. The man used Roundup to eradicate poison oak and weed in his property in Sonoma Country. On April 13, 2016, a federal judge refused to dismiss the lawsuit, opening the doors to a storm of new litigations that quickly flooded courts all over the country.

Roundup and Monsanto’s Cover-Up

In May 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pulled offline a report where glyphosate was reported to be “not likely to be carcinogenic to humans.” Together with another 13 documents, the 86-pages report disappeared after just a few hours since it was published, and the agency later claimed it withdrew it since it was still unfinished, although the word “FINAL” was clearly printed on every single page.

On March 14, 2017, according to documents included in a case filed in a federal court in San Francisco, the whole research was allegedly ghostwritten by Monsanto itself. The company tried to conceal Roundup’s dangerousness in what really looked like a giant conspiracy. Some senior officers in the EPA, however, disagreed with the allegedly false safety assessment and quickly removed the document from the website. On the other hand, in one of its previous reports, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified the herbicide as “probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A),” stemming a large controversy. 

Roundup Class Action Lawsuit

The Roundup Class Action Lawsuit (Case No: BC 578 942) is older than the MDL, and was filed in April 2015 in Los Angeles County, California. The accusations against Monsanto include failure to warn about Roundup’s dangers, false advertisement, and purposely downplaying its risks to make it appear harmless to human health. The company kept claiming that the enzymes disrupted by the herbicide are not found in pets and people.

Roundup Multidistrict Litigation is centralized

After dozens of lawsuits have been filed in less than six months, in October 2016, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) consolidated them in the MDL No. 2741 — In RE: Roundup Products Liability MDL. The cases have been centralized in the Northern District of California, overseen by Honorable Judge Vince Chhabria. As of June 2018, more than 450 cases are currently pending in the St. Louis, Missouri state court together with 56 federal lawsuits.

Why You Should Call Jordan Law Today

The attorneys at Jordan Law are members of some of the most prestigious lawyer organizations in the country, and boast a terrific reputation among the best consumer rights advocates in the United States. 

Our winning team of lawyers is here to protect you from negligent companies. Contact us today to receive a free and fully confidential consultation.