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You might be able to sue for cancer caused by Monsanto’s Roundup in a product liability lawsuit if you have been diagnosed with cancer after being exposed to the company’s Roundup weed killer product. You can also possibly sue local distributors and dealers from whom you purchased the herbicide. Product Liability Lawsuit Against Monsanto Plaintiffs […]

Can You Sue for Cancer Caused By Monsanto Roundup? You can sue for cancer caused by Monsanto’s Roundup if you were exposed to the weed killer and have been diagnosed with some form of cancer.

You might be able to sue for cancer caused by Monsanto’s Roundup in a product liability lawsuit if you have been diagnosed with cancer after being exposed to the company’s Roundup weed killer product. You can also possibly sue local distributors and dealers from whom you purchased the herbicide.

Product Liability Lawsuit Against Monsanto

Plaintiffs in these product liability cases are people who have been exposed to Roundup and have developed certain types of cancers, including:

  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL)
  • Hairy cell leukemia
  • B- or T-cell lymphoma
  • Small lymphocytic lymphoma
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Other cancers

The basis for these suits is that Monsanto’s design of its popular weed killer is defective due to its use of a carcinogenic ingredient, glyphosate. Additional claims in these cases assert that the manufacturer failed to warn consumers about the heightened risk of cancer associated with exposure to Roundup—a danger of which the manufacturer should have been aware.

Plaintiff’s Burden of Proof in a Roundup Lawsuit

Any time a company is sued for product liability—whether they are manufacturers, distributors, or sellers of a product—the plaintiff carries the burden of proof. For you, as a plaintiff in a Roundup products liability lawsuit, this means that you will likely need to prove the following statements to be true.

  • The defendant manufactured, distributed, or sold Roundup weed killer, and you used the product.
  • The defendant sells Roundup commercially.
  • You have been diagnosed with cancer after Roundup.
  • The herbicide you used was defective when you purchased it.
  • Roundup caused your cancer.

How You Will Meet the Burden of Proof

Fortunately for you, science supports your claim that Roundup caused your cancer. In 2015, the World Health Organization’s Monograph on Glyphosate classified glyphosate as a carcinogen, and in 2019, the University of Washington unveiled its findings that agricultural workers who were exposed to glyphosate experienced a 41 percent greater risk of developing NHL than people who had never been exposed to the chemical or had been exposed to it infrequently.

Furthermore, the plaintiffs who have walked the path of a Roundup lawsuit before you have paved the way with their pretrial discovery. The multi-district litigation (MDL) against Monsanto, for example, yielded mountains of evidence that showed the manufacturer knew about the cancerous health risks of using their weed killer and failed to warn consumers about the danger.

Additional documents in the “Monsanto Papers” reveal that Monsanto executives influenced media awareness of the dangers of Roundup by ghostwriting articles for important publications like the Food Toxicology Journal and Forbes magazine.

When you sue for cancer caused by Monsanto Roundup, your lawyer will advise you as to the types of evidence that qualify as proof that you were exposed to Roundup, and what you will need from your doctor to prove your cancer diagnosis.

The Need to Hold Monsanto Accountable for Roundup Damage

Roundup has penetrated into the deep recesses of our planet. It is the most widely used weed killer across the globe. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the herbicide is applied to almost every acre of corn, soybeans, and cotton that is grown in America.

But farmers have grown attached to the operational benefits of glyphosate and Roundup Ready crops as a powerful duo for a profitable operation. 

Bringing a Roundup lawsuit sends a powerful message to Monsanto and the industry: stop exposing individuals and the planet to what has been deemed a “probable carcinogen.” Each new lawsuit is another pressure point on the defendants.

There are some hopeful signs. According to reporting from the Public Broadcasting Station (PBS), almost 24 countries have either banned or restricted the use of glyphosate. Domestically, Los Angeles County has suspended the use of the herbicide on county property.

Recover Your Damages From Roundup by Filing a Lawsuit

When you file a product liability lawsuit against Monsanto, you do your part to make a dent in their selfish practices. You also put yourself in a position to be able to handle your medical expenses, lost income, and other damages you have suffered because of the cancer you developed.

Newsome Melton will be your champions in this effort. We will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you need and deserve.

If you want to sue for cancer caused by Monsanto Roundup, call us today at (888) 808-5977 for a free case review and consultation.

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