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Many household products sold at everyday retail stores contain toxic and even deadly substances. The manufacturers of these chemicals can be held responsible for the injuries caused by ingesting and even through the physical touching of the product.
You likely have seen TV commercials and news stories about the weed killer Roundup.
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto, the company that makes and sells the popular herbicide Roundup. The suits allege that consumers caused them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), a potentially deadly type of cancer.
What Company Manufacturers Roundup?
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What is the Dangerous Chemical in Roundup?
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the widely used herbicide Roundup®, which has been linked to cancer. It is an herbicide that is applied to the leaves of plants to kill them. Glyphosate prevents the plants from making certain proteins that are needed for plant growth.
Glyphosate that is absorbed or ingested by a human being will pass through the body relatively quickly. Scientific studies in humans do show some links between exposure to the chemical and types on non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The manufacturer denies that the product causes cancer and is disputing this issue in court. Medical experts for victims have different opinions on the subject.
Does Exposure to the Weed Killer Cause Cancer?
According to a 2008 study on the link between herbicides and cancer, exposure of 10 or more days use in a year to Roundup® can potentially double a person’s risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Likewise, according to a 2001 study, a person who uses of Roundup® more than 10 hours over more than 2 days in a year can double the risk of NHL. Therefore, even people who used Roundup around their home may have been exposed enough for it to play a significant role in their cancer.
Who Can File a Roundup lawsuit?
If you or someone that you care about used Roundup® or were exposed to the product and was diagnosed with cancer, you may have a claim. Most lawsuits allege that the weed killer has caused non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The lawsuits claim that Monsanto should be liable for their developing cancer based upon a number of legal theories, including:
- Manufacturing and selling a dangerous product
- Failing to warn consumers about that the weed killer can cause cancer.
- Failing to provide a safe product for use by consumers
- Hiding the dangers of the product from the public
Although there has been no recall of the product, documents obtained by lawyers suing Monsanto show collusion between the company and scientists to conceal the cancer risks of the product.
Who is Most at Risk to Get Cancer from Roundup?
Every person exposed to the chemical is at risk to get cancer. The people most at risk include:
- Farmers and farmworkers
- Agricultural workers
- Nursery employees
- Garden center employees
- Gardeners, including home gardeners and their family members
- Golf course employees or frequent golfers
- Forestry workers
- State and county road maintenance crews
- Parks and recreation employees
Other people who regularly spray the product or spend significant time in areas where the chemical was used are also at risk to get non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from exposure or direct contact.
How Much are Settlements?
There have been no settlements to date because the company is vigorously fighting the lawsuits. However, several juries have returned large verdicts against the company. In total, there have been three verdicts against Monsanto that total more than $ 2 billion in damages.
Other cases are currently set for trial and may result in additional verdicts. At some point, the company may accept responsibility for its misdeeds and agree to compensate victims and their families.
Compensation in toxic chemical cases includes payments for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, medical expenses, and lost wages. These awards are often significant.
For cases involving death, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit. These lawsuits demand compensation payouts for the pain and suffering of the decedent prior to death, loss of society and companionship by the family, loss of future earnings and support, medical expenses, and funeral and burial expenses. The case is typically brought by a family member on behalf of the entire family.
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