Monsanto Roundup Litigation Update
Roundup is a herbicide used to kill weeds that compete with agricultural crops. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, works by inhibiting a specific enzyme required for plant growth. By 2001, Roundup weed killer was the most-used active ingredient in American agriculture, with an estimated 85-90 million pounds used each year. In 2007, that number reached 185 million pounds annually and today, Roundup remains the most widely used herbicide in the United States and worldwide.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), glyphosate has been linked to serious forms of cancer, including:
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Bone Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
Roundup consumers who have fallen ill to cancer have filed law suits against the manufacturer, Monsanto, alleging that the company knew of the risks associated with Roundup but failed to warn or inform the public of those risks. So far, more than 900 people across the United States, who have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, have sued Monsanto. If you have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma or other cancer after being exposed to Roundup weed killer and would like more information about whether you might have a potential Roundup lawsuit, please contact our attorneys at Jinks, Crow & Dickson, PC.