Monsanto Class Action Lawsuit in Chicago: Roundup Cancer Risk
Have you contracted cancer as a result of your exposure to a weed killer by the name of Roundup? You may be entitled to compensation. Since May 2019, there have been thousands of Monsanto lawsuit claims filed which allege that the common Roundup weed killer sold by Monsanto’s parent company Bayer can cause severe health risks, including a rare form of cancer.
These lawsuits allege that Monsanto should have warned people about the cancer risk by placing the appropriate labels on their products. However, Monsanto reframed from placing on these labels, failing to inform people of the associated dangers of using their products.
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Due to the escalating medical costs to treat this cancer and the link that their product is the cause, people are using the company for damages.
Roundup and Lymphoma
Around the world, people use weed killers in their yards and on crops to deal with stubborn and invasive plants. Some weed killers, such as Roundup, contain glyphosate which is an herbicide chemical that attacks the roots of the weeds and kills them.
This popular herbicide has been used in all types of agricultural industries including farming and landscaping. In addition, individual homeowners can purchase Roundup directly through their home improvement stores to treat their own lawns.
However, thousands of people are filing glyphosate lawsuit claims alleging that this chemical causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of rare cancer that impacts the immune system’s lymph tissue located in the spleen, digestive tract, bone marrow, lymph nodes, tonsils, adenoids, and thymus areas. The cancer cells can grow slowly or quickly and can lead to weakened immune systems, frequent infections, and possible death if left untreated.