Roundup Weed Killer Lawsuits
Results-driven product liability law firm has successfully secured million dollar verdicts
More than 8,700 lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto on behalf of people who developed cancer after using the company’s Roundup weed killer product. In August 2018, a California jury ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school district groundskeeper who alleged that the company’s popular herbicide, Roundup, caused his cancer. If you or a loved one was exposed to Roundup weed killer and developed cancer, you may be entitled to compensation. Results-driven product liability attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP, who have successfully secured million dollar verdicts and settlements, are handling lawsuits against Monsanto in cases where its weed killer products have contributed to cancer.
Herbicide’s safety questioned for years
Monsanto’s popular weed killer, Roundup, was introduced in the 1970s to kill the grasses and weeds that compete with and harm crops. Roundup is widely used by homeowners and farmers in more than 160 countries. Over the past several years, the safety of the product’s active ingredient, herbicide glyphosate, has been called into question by researchers, environmentalists, and regulators.
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto claiming that Roundup’s main ingredient, glyphosate, can cause several different types of cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia, b-cell lymphoma, and other forms of cancer. In August, a California jury found Monsanto liable for damages in a lawsuit filed by a former school groundskeeper who claimed Monsanto’s weed killers, Roundup and RangerPro, caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Monsanto was ordered to pay $39 million in compensatory and $250 million in punitive damages, for a total of $289 million. Monsanto was recently acquired by the German company Bayer AG.
Failure to provide adequate warnings to the public
When someone has been injured or suffered other damages because of a product that was used, that individual may have a defective product liability claim. In the recent California lawsuit against Monsanto, the jury found that Monsanto was liable based on their assertion that the company intentionally kept information concerning Roundup’s potential links to cancer hidden from the public. The company failed to provide adequate warnings to consumers and the public regarding the potential cancer risks of its weed killer products.
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The recent jury verdict against Monsanto for its weed killer products — including the popular consumer product Roundup — and its potential link to various forms of cancer raises questions among consumers regarding Roundup’s health risks, and whether they may receive compensation for injuries they sustained. We are here to help. The product liability attorneys at Ged Lawyers, LLP in Boca Raton, Florida, are results-driven litigators with a demonstrated track record of securing million dollar verdicts and settlements. If you or a loved one developed a form of cancer after using Roundup, RangerPro, or another product containing herbicide glyphosate, let us help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact a member of our team today to arrange a confidential consultation to discuss your case at 561-995-1966 or contact us online.