A federal Roundup cancer lawsuit filed by three farmers and an agronomist from Nebraska claims the weed-killer manufactured by Monsanto caused them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The Roundup cancer lawsuit complaint joins a growing number of Roundup cancer lawsuits filed nationwide that allege Monsanto, a global supplier of agricultural products, failed to tell consumers about the link between cancer and the chemical, glyphosate, which is an active ingredient in its Roundup weed killer.
The Roundup cancer lawsuit plaintiffs had used the Roundup product for years prior to being diagnosed with cancer. The plaintiffs contends that Monsanto “concealed or systematically sought to discredit” research that considers glyphosate a possible carcinogen in humans. You can contact Roundup Cancer Lawyers, if you have been victim of some mishap due to the Monsanto weed killer.
Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum herbicide used worldwide in agriculture, forestry and homes for weed control. The chemical’s use has increased sharply with the development of genetically modified glyphosate-resistant crop varieties. Under California law, the state must maintain a list of cancer-causing chemicals as a way of notifying the public of the health risks associated with certain chemicals.
One complaint was filed on behalf of a field worker who said she developed bone cancer as a result of using Roundup. The Roundup cancer lawsuit complaint she sprayed Roundup on vegetables in California, Oregon and Texas for nine years beginning in 1986. The worker said she wore a paper mask while she sprayed the weed killer. The Roundup cancer lawsuit accuses Monsanto of failing to disclose to consumers about the health risks associated with its product.