Growing concerns about another Monsanto-created herbicide are popping up across the country, with many lawsuits and complaints being filed by agricultural workers and farmers.
Recently, a federal court awarded a Missouri farmer $265 million for lost income and damages after coming to the conclusion that an herbicide he used killed valuable plants the farmer relies on. The farmer claims the herbicide Dicamba, also called XtendiMax, is responsible for destroying his crop yield because it “drifts” in the air and contaminates other crops.
The farmer’s suit was filed against Bayer, the pharmaceutical company that owns Monsanto, the maker of Dicamba. Monsanto has been the subject of numerous lawsuits for another herbicide, Roundup, for years. Roundup has been found to cause a wide range of cancers, most commonly Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. While Dicamba is being blamed for killing crops and affecting farmers financially, it also has toxins that may cause cancer, most commonly lung and colon cancer.
Scary Similarities to Roundup
Roundup and Dicamba share a similar chemical makeup, and scientists worry that exposure to both herbicides exposes users to higher risks of developing lung and colon cancer, as reported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
Unlike Roundup, which is meant to remove weeds that grow around crops, Dicamba is sprayed onto plants to control their size and prevent them from overgrowing.
The core problem is that the spray drifts onto crops that are not immune from its toxic effects, damaging or killing money-making crops for farmers and costing farmers thousands of dollars in lost revenue.
We Can Help
To date, Monsanto faces 140 Dicamba lawsuits across the U.S. and each suit is estimated to be worth $250 million. The lawsuits have been brought against both Monsanto and BASF, a German-based company that produces its own version of Dicamba.
If you or a loved one used Dicamba, Roundup, or another Monsanto herbicide and have been diagnosed with cancer, we want to hear from you. Monsanto should pay for your losses. Call our team at (800) 614-2067 to discuss your potential case. You pay only if we win an award on your behalf.