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Roundup Weed Killer Lawyers

Nationwide toxic exposure attorneys.

Roundup is a weed killer made by Monsanto. The main ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, is the most-heavily used agricultural chemical of all time, used on every acre of cropland in the United States.

In 2015, glyphosate was officially labelled a human carcinogen, meaning it is known to cause cancer. Specifically, glyphosate is linked to three types of cancer:

  • Leukemia
  • Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

The cancer lawyers at Pintas & Mullins now accept cases involving Roundup and glyphosate exposure. Cancer development is most likely among farmers, landscapers, garden professionals, and other agricultural workers.

Scientific Links to Cancer

In 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer released a final evaluation on glyphosate. The Agency concluded that glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic” to humans based on decades of studies on agricultural and forestry workers exposed to the chemical.

The Agency confirmed that glyphosate causes DNA and chromosomal damage in human cells. It also wrote that glyphosate is the most-produced herbicide in the world.

Shortly after this announcement, France moved to ban Roundup.

How is Someone Exposed to Roundup?

Roundup and other products containing glyphosate are used in agriculture, forestry, nurseries, lawns, gardens and golf courses. People at the highest risk of exposure are farmers and agricultural workers, but the general population is unknowingly exposed as well.

The public is exposed to Roundup when it’s sprayed nearby (entering the air, soil, and water) and when consuming foods and products that have been sprayed with Roundup.

A U.S. Geological survey found that 75% of all air and rain samples contained Roundup during the harvest season in the Mississippi Delta region. In northern states, crops like wheat and barley are often sprayed with Roundup right before harvest, causing the public to consume much more of it from food. Traces of glyphosate have been found in crackers, chips, cookies, and breakfast cereals.

Roundup Lawsuits

More than 1,000 people diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma have filed lawsuits against Monsanto. They claim the company not only knew glyphosate was dangerous since its launch in 1974, but routinely lied about it, covered up studies confirming its link to cancer, and lobbied governments to classify it as non-toxic.

Monsanto went to great lengths to convince governments, farmers, and the public that Roundup was safe. Sales reps would even drink Roundup during product demonstrations to convince farmers it was non-toxic. Although this is a clever marketing tactic, the chemical reactions caused by Roundup take years to manifest in the body. You cannot drink anything and immediately get cancer.

Instead, Roundup causes a cascade of cellular changes that slowly lead to cancer, kidney disease, infertility, and nerve damage, among other devastating illnesses.

We Can Help

If you developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia, or myeloma after exposure to Roundup or any other glyphosate-containing product, contact us for a free consultation. We have been fighting on behalf of workers exposed to toxic substances for 30 years, winning millions for our clients throughout the country.

Companies like Monsanto have also been dealing with toxic exposure lawsuits for several decades. Only the most experienced and knowledgeable attorneys can fight against deep-pocketed, greedy corporations like Monsanto.

We partner with the top litigation firms in the country to ensure our clients receive the best possible representation - regardless of their location or economic status.

We do not charge anything out-of-pocket, so our clients can focus on getting well. We are only paid if we win you a settlement or verdict.

Resources

International Agency for Research on Cancer Evaluation, March 20, 2015

Mississippi Delta study

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