When a jury awarded more than $289 million to a former groundskeeper who claimed that his cancer was caused by the weed killer RoundUp, many people were left wondering if they could suffer the same fate.
Monsanto, the company that makes RoundUp, has long claimed that their product is safe. At question is whether or not one of the ingredients, glyphosate, causes cancer. The use of glyphosate has increased significantly over the last few decades thanks to genetically modified crops that are resistant to the effects of RoundUp. This allows farmers to use the herbicide in copious amounts when killing weeds.
At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we have looked at the research behind this product and we want to help if you or a loved one have gotten cancer and you think you need a RoundUp Lawsuit attorney.
What Happened In The Big Case
The $289 million dollar verdict was awarded by San Francisco. Though a judge later cut the award to $78 million, it still sent a major signal to people around the country. Now, there are hundreds of other RoundUp lawsuits going on around the country, with many people making similar claims – that the product caused their cancer or cancer in their loved ones who later died.
It should be noted that Monsanto appealed the original verdict and will fight all of the cases brought against it. They vehemently deny claims that their product is cancer-causing.
Monsanto developed glyphosate in the 1970s and their week killer is sold in more than 160 countries. It is the most well-known and used weed killer in the US. It was listed as a “probable human carcinogen” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2015.
Your Next Steps
When we buy products, we expect them to be safe. However, we have seen many cases over the years where products are not determined to be cancer-causing until years or decades after they have been in widescale use. These are serious product liability cases that can affect the health and well-being of millions of people.
If you or a loved one have gotten cancer and you suspect it may be due to the use of RoundUp, you owe it to yourself and your family to contact a qualified mass torts attorney who can help you determine your path forward. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we know that this issue can seem overwhelming, especially with it being so prominent on the news. You may wonder if you even have a chance of being heard in the sea of claims.
You do, and we will make sure of it.
When you need a RoundUp Lawsuit attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 310-997-0904 for a free consultation. We will work diligently to secure the compensation you deserve for what you have been through. That includes coverage of your medical expenses as well as the immeasurable pain and suffering you and your family have been through.