As the dangers associated with Roundup become more well known, people are filing lawsuits for the injuries they have sustained.
Roundup is a weed killer used by both farmers and residential gardeners throughout Florida and the rest of the country. Tragically, the substance has been linked to users developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The ingredient in Roundup that causes the cancer is glyphosate, a substance that has been deemed “probably carcinogenic” by the International Agency for Research, a division of the World Health Organization (WHO). After many Florida cities banned Roundup , thousands of lawsuits have been filed, with many people securing damages for the losses they have sustained. If you believe Roundup has made you sick, a Boca Raton product liability lawyer can help you recover your losses.
Dangers of Roundup
Roundup is so widely used that it is nearly impossible for people to avoid coming into contact with it, even if they do not use the product themselves. Approximately 300 million pounds of Roundup are used on crops around the world every year. It is mainly used on crops such as corn, soybeans, and cotton. However, it has also been found in wine, oatmeal, honey, and even baby food.
When Roundup is used on crops, it poses a risk to anyone who uses it or consumes it. Roundup can easily contaminate nearby streams and rivers, and even animals have been known to ingest the substance. In a study conducted by The Detox Project, it was shown that 93% of volunteers had traces of glyphosate in their systems.
Lawsuits Involving Roundup
Manufacturers across the country have a responsibility to warn consumers of any risk their product may pose. Monsanto, the creator of Roundup, failed to do so. In fact, even when evidence was produced showing a link between the weed killer and cancer, the company continued to state that Roundup was safe for human use. Due to this negligent behavior, Monsanto can be held liable for any injuries or death their product has caused.
Individuals who believe that their cancer was caused by Roundup can claim compensation for any losses they incurred. The sicknesses caused by the weed killer are not only devastating for victims and their families, but they are also costly to treat. Affected individuals can file a claim for their medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Many lawsuits have already been filed against the company with great success. Going up against such a large manufacturer is not easy, though, and anyone who has become ill should speak to a lawyer who can help with their case.
Hurt by Roundup? Our Florida Product Liability Lawyers can Help
If you used Roundup and have become sick, or believe that exposure to the substance has caused your cancer, our Boca Raton product liability lawyers at Ged Lawyers, LLP, can help with your claim. We will never be intimidated by major corporations, or the teams of lawyers they hire to defend their case. We will aggressively negotiate with them to secure the compensation you deserve and need to help in your recovery. Call us today at (561) 995-1966 or contact us online to schedule a free case review.