Roundup is a broad-spectrum glyphosate-based herbicide originally produced by Monsanto and later acquired by Bayer in 2018. As of 2009, Roundup herbicide’s sales represented more than 10 percent of Monsanto's revenue, despite competition from Chinese producers.
However, only recently, the weed killer was designated as a probable human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a subsidiary of the World Health Organization (WHO). Farmers, farmworkers, landscapers, gardeners, and anyone else who used or was consistently exposed to Roundup weed killer is at risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, as well as other forms of cancer.
Thousands of people across the United States who were exposed to Roundup now face the devastating effects of a cancer diagnosis. These individuals and their families are facing massive medical bills associated with cancer treatment, not to mention lost wages and lost future earnings as they are unable to return to work during and, in some cases, after receiving treatment. And, of course, victims and their families will face a great deal of physical pain and emotional suffering as a result.
In the wake of these financial and emotional burdens, many victims and the surviving family members of those who have tragically passed as a result of developing cancer after being exposed to Roundup are making the decision to file a Roundup cancer lawsuit against Monsanto (now Bayer).
Monsanto’s Roundup Cover-Up
The worst part is Monsanto has known about the link between Roundup and cancer for decades. The main ingredient of the weed killer, glyphosate, was listed as a probable human carcinogen as far back as 2015.
Despite this, Dr. Mark Martens, a Monsanto scientist, noted in 2001, “I don’t know for sure how suppliers would react—but if somebody came to me and said they wanted to test Roundup, I know how I would react: with serious concern.”
Despite this, later on, Monsanto executive Stephen Adams said, “With regards to the carcinogenicity of our formulations, we don’t have such testing on them directly…”
What to Do If Believe You or Your Loved One Was Exposed to Roundup
If you or a family member was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after being in contact with or being exposed to Roundup weed killer, it is a good idea to contact an experienced Roundup litigation attorney, like the Virginia Beach Roundup lawsuit lawyers at Kalfus & Nachman PC. Recently, these actions have been reaching settlement agreements across the U.S.; you may be entitled to compensation for your damages, such as medical bills for cancer treatment, lost wages/income, pain and suffering, and/or wrongful death benefits.
At Kalfus & Nachman PC, we offer free initial consultations and case evaluations to determine the viability of your claim. We also provide our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you owe us nothing unless/until we secure compensation on your behalf. With so much to potentially gain and nothing to lose, there is no reason to not reach out to our firm today.
Contact us today to learn more about filing a Monsanto Roundup lawsuit in Virginia Beach or the surrounding areas.