Ross Feller Casey, among the nation’s leading catastrophic injury law firms, is actively investigating lawsuits against agricultural giant Monsanto on the basis that its herbicide, Roundup®, causes various types of cancer and birth defects.
Monsanto’s Roundup is the most widely used herbicide in the world. In March 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Health Organization on Cancer (IARC) issued a new evaluation of glyphosate (Roundup’s active ingredient) classifying it as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
The IARC concluded that “there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity” in experimental animals and humans in an agricultural setting. The IARC found that glyphosate caused DNA and chromosomal damage in human cells and identified a link between glyphosate and cancer—particularly non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other hematopoietic cancers, including hairy cell leukemia, lymphocytic lymphoma/chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and B-cell lymphoma.
There are various methods of exposure to glyphosate:
- Air - inhalation, especially during spraying
- Water - surface and groundwater used for drinking and cooking
- Food - glyphosate found in soil/food
For decades, Monsanto has known that Roundup was carcinogenic, yet falsely and aggressively advertised it as safe. In fact, the laboratories hired by Monsanto to test the toxicity of Roundup were twice found to have committed fraud by submitting false data and using fraudulent laboratory practices.
Despite the scientific evidence, Monsanto continued to aggressively tout Roundup as safe. Lawsuits against Monsanto are mounting as more and more people become aware of the connection between Roundup and cancer and various birth defects.
Several studies have linked glyphosate, Roundup’s main ingredient, to serious, potentially deadly, side effects, including fetal death, and:
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, including
- Large Cell B Lymphoma
- Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
- Myeloma or multiple myeloma
- Other cancers
- Parkinson’s disease
Birth defects, including
- Spina bifida
- Craniofacial malformations
- Other skeletal malformations
In 2014 and 2015 alone, Ross Feller Casey, on behalf of its individual clients, has recovered an astonishing $370 million. That includes record-setting settlements and verdicts in all types of serious personal injury lawsuits.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, or has a severe birth defect, after substantial exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, you should contact one of our experienced pesticide lawyers for a free case evaluation.
Ross Feller Casey handles all its cases, including Roundup lawsuits, on a contingency basis so you will not be charged until a monetary recovery is made on your behalf.