Roundup is not good for weeds or the people exposed to the product. If you have become ill as a result of Roundup use, you may be able to file a lawsuit.
Roundup is an herbicide that is used widely throughout Florida and the rest of the country. In recent years, the solution has been found to cause non-Hodgkins lymphoma in people that were exposed to the product. It is not only the farmers and gardeners that are at risk for developing the disease, but also anyone who uses the lawn or other areas where the substance has been sprayed.
Roundup is expected to be so dangerous, many cities throughout Florida have banned the substance. Additionally, many class action lawsuits have also been filed against Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup. If you think you have become sick due to Roundup, contact a Boca Raton product liability lawyer that can help you recover the damages you deserve.
Why is Monsanto Roundup so Dangerous?
Roundup contains the ingredient glyphosate, which is a substance the World Health Organization (WHO) has deemed as “probably carcinogenic.” That ingredient, when applied to crops, then poses a danger to anyone who is exposed to the crop, or who even uses it or consumes it.
Considering that approximately 300 million pounds of Roundup is used on crops around the globe every year, millions of people are likely exposed to it annually. The Detox Project has conducted a study to determine just how many people had traces of glyphosate in their system. When the results came back, 93% of participants tested positive for the substance. Corn, soybeans, and cotton are the most common crops on which Roundup is used, but it has also been found in wine, oatmeal, and even baby food.
Monsanto Roundup Lawsuits
All manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure their product is safe for consumers. When a product such as Roundup carries inherent risks, the manufacturer has an obligation to warn the public. In the case of Roundup, Monsanto failed to meet their legal responsibilities. Even after the link between the product and cancer was found, Monsanto continued to argue that their product was safe for human use.
Anyone that develops cancer after using Roundup, or after being exposed to the substance, should speak to a product liability lawyer. Cancer is a devastating disease, both for the sick individual and for their families. It is also very costly to treat. By holding Monsanto liable, individuals can claim damages for medical costs, pain and suffering, and more. Many people have already filed lawsuits against Monsanto to recover the damages they were owed.
Our Boca Raton Product Liability Lawyers Can Help With Your Case
If you have become sick after using Roundup, our Florida product liability lawyers at Ged Lawyers, LLP, want to help with your claim. We know how to hold major manufacturers such as Monsanto liable, and will always ensure your rights are upheld so you secure the fair compensation you deserve. Call us today at (561) 995-1966 or contact us online so we can review your case free of charge.