Unveiling the Dangers of Roundup

For decades Americans were sold a herbicide that was marketed as extremely effective and safe as table salt. In reality, Roundup, developed by the company Monsanto (now acquired by Bayer) contains a very dangerous chemical linked to a heightened risk of developing cancer. Therefore, if you used Roundup or believe you were exposed to it, contact an experienced mass tort lawyer at Rueb Stoller Daniel. You may have the right to file a lawsuit and obtain compensation.

Let us explain why Roundup is dangerous and that its producer knew about the serious risks it poses, but chose to put profits before people’s health and safety.

What Is Glyphosate, the Active Ingredient in Roundup?

Roundup is extremely effective as a herbicide due to its main ingredient – glyphosate. This is a broad-spectrum biocide, which works on all types of weeds and is used intensively at global level. This chemical can persist for days and weeks in the environment. Various people can become exposed to it, from the agricultural workers who apply it to people living close to areas where crops are sprayed with Roundup.

Since its introduction on the market in the 1970s, many people who were exposed to Roundup developed cancer, especially non-Hodgkin lymphoma – a type of cancer that originates in the lymphatic system.

Scientific Research Proves the Link between Roundup and Cancer

After decades marked by a steady increase in the use of glyphosate as weed killer of choice and a significant growth in the number of cancer cases, scientists started searching for a connection. And they found it.

So far, there are four relevant studies, published in 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2023, that prove the direct link between glyphosate exposure and an increased risk of non-Hogdkin lymphoma.

Monsanto Tried to Cover Up the Dangers of Its Product

At this point, people who consult with a mass tort lawyer at Rueb Stoller Daniel wonder whether the company was aware of the Roundup dangers. The sad fact is that the producer knew exactly how dangerous glyphosate was from the very beginning.

And they tried to hide its dangers by committing fraud. According to findings published by the New York Times back in 2017, Monsanto hired ghostwriters to prepare false reports indicating that Roundup is safe. They published these reports under the names of reputable scientists.

Moreover, Monsanto also influenced at least one senior official at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to put a stop to an evaluation that aimed to check for any negative effects of Roundup on people.

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Recent Research Indicates More Dangers Associated with Roundup

As mass tort lawsuits started being filed and the EPA started raising concerns on the safety of the product, various scientists started performing more tests involving Roundup. And they came up with several serious issues that may be linked to the chemical glyphosate.

A team of researchers from the Department of Functional Biology and Health Sciences at the Universidade de Vigo in Spain published a paper in 2022 indicating that glyphosate has negative effects on the nervous system. Moreover, exposure to the chemical in the early stages of life can disrupt cell development.

An earlier study conducted on poultry indicated that glyphosate ingestion can kill beneficial bacteria, such as Lactobaciillus, Bacillus, Bifidobacterium and Enterococcus, which is also found in the human gastrointestinal tract. Also, the presence of glyphosate sped up the growth of dangerous bacteria, including Salmonella.

Roundup Lawsuit Plaintiffs Are Scoring Massive Wins in Court

At the present, Roundup lawsuits involve plaintiffs who developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma as a result of exposure to the weed killer. So far, the company lost several lawsuits, with spectacular compensation amounts awarded by the jury:

  • $3.6 billion in December 2023
  • $2.25 billion in January 2024
  • $177.3 million in February 2024

Despite its efforts to settle all future cases, Bayer (who purchased Monsanto) was prevented from doing so in 2021 by a federal judge.

Exposed to Roundup? Talk to a Mass Tort Lawyer at Rueb Stoller Daniel!

If you worked with Roundup or were otherwise exposed to it and later developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma, you may have the right to file a lawsuit against Bayer. Bring your medical records to a mass tort lawyer at Rueb Stoller Daniel and let us evaluate your case.

If you have a valid claim, we will represent you on a contingency fee basis – no fees until we win your compensation. Reach out to us today and schedule a free case evaluation at 1-866-CALL-RSD!