Lawsuits Filed Against Weed Killer Linked to Cancer
September 7, 2017 | Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik attorneys have begun filing lawsuits for those who have contracted Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) as a result of being exposed to glyphosate – the active ingredient in Roundup®.
The case of Baker, et al. v. Monsanto Company was filed in the Superior Court of the State of Delaware under Case No. N17C-08-348 on August 29, 2017. The lawsuit claims that Monsanto should be held liable for failing to warn our client of the known dangers of Roundup, as well as alleging that Roundup is a defective product given its unreasonable danger to its users. The Complaint states that Mr. Baker developed NHL as a result of his using and being exposed to the chemical pesticide, Roundup.
Even incredibly small doses of exposure to this herbicide can trigger irreversible health problems. In part due to its widespread use by farmers, agricultural workers and greenhouse employees, the State of California added glyphosate under Proposition 65 to the list of chemicals known to cause cancer in July 2017.
Signs of glyphosate exposure can include the following:
- Lymph node swelling;
- Abdominal pain or swelling;
- Chest pain;
- Breathing difficulties;
- Chronic cough;
- Night Sweats;
- Weight Loss;
- Bone pain; and
- Nose bleeds.
If you have been exposed to Roundup and/or other commercially produced herbicides containing glyphosates, you may be at an increased risk of developing these symptoms. It is important to speak to your doctor to ensure the proper medical response and care.
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, assessed the carcinogenicity of glyphosate and determined that it is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” Despite the mounting evidence to the contrary, Monsanto still does not acknowledge the dangers to human health from glyphosate and glyphosate-based products.
“It is appalling that Monsanto did not properly warn individuals of the huge risk associated with using their product,” says Napoli Shkolnik environmental attorney Tate J. Kunkle. “It’s possible that our client and others could have avoided the life-threatening injuries they are now experiencing,” he added.
Napoli Shkolnik encourages individuals to contact a medical professional and to speak to one of our experienced environmental litigators if you or a loved one has been exposed to glyphosate and has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation where we will discuss your legal options. There are no upfront legal fees and we only recover money if we win your case.
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