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Roundup, the weed and grass killer produced by agricultural giant Monsanto, is one of the most commonly used herbicides in the world. You’ve probably used it yourself to maintain your lawn, garden, or driveway. It obviously kills weeds, but surely a bottle of Roundup wouldn’t be stored on a shelf in the majority of garages in the country if it posed a danger to humans.
Well, actually, maybe it would.
Nearly 20,000 cases have been filed in the United States on behalf of individual victims who have suffered significant exposure to Roundup, causing a wide range of disease and illness. In particular, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has declared glyphosate, Roundup’s main ingredient, a probable carcinogen. In addition, a recent study found that glyphosate exposure significantly increased the risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Despite evidence of the link between Roundup and cancer, Monsanto has not only failed to warn the public, but has also repeatedly claimed that Roundup is safer than table salt. The juries in several recent trials have vehemently disagreed, awarding victims damages of $289 million, $80 million, and $2 billion.
Recent reports have indicated that Bayer, Monsanto’s parent company, has offered $8 billion to resolve all Roundup litigation. Although Monsanto’s lawyers have denied that an offer is on the table, the huge verdicts returned in the lawsuits thus far make it increasingly likely that these cases will be settled, so it is essential that you act now if you think your cancer may have been caused by Roundup.
If you have non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or another form of cancer and have been exposed to Roundup, please call Davis, Bethune & Jones at 1-800-875-5972 for a free consultation. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will ensure that your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve.