With warm temperatures gradually making its way into the area, gardeners, farmers, and landscapers are gearing up for the upcoming planting season. However, a common tool that helps keep gardens and land pristine presents a potential danger.
What is Roundup & Glyphosate?
Monsanto’s Roundup is a popular spot-treatment herbicide used to eliminate weeds in gardens, paved areas, lawns, and some agricultural crops. Unfortunately, the solution consists of several chemicals, including glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killer.
In recent reports by the World Health Order (WHO), glyphosate has been linked to various cancers, citing glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans“. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a WHO cancer-research division, has also reported a positive association between glyphosate and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Aside from cancer, glyphosate has been associated with a whole slew of other health hazards and diseases, including autism, birth defects, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, and other life-altering conditions.
Since the reports of Roundup’s correlation to the many health risks, approximately 11,20
0 Roundup lawsuits have been filed in the United States, and there have already been multimillion dollars verdicts against Monsanto, which was purchased by Bayer AG, related to Roundup exposure. Bayer AG has continued to try to defend the safety of Roundup despite mounting evidence to the contrary and jury large jury verdicts holding them responsible based on the evidence. Depending on the circumstances, cases can be filed in federal court or West Virginia state courts. Tiano and O’Dell are taking these cases.
Who is at Risk?
Well, individuals who farm, garden, maintain grounds and landscapes, nursery and garden center employees and even neighbors of those who mix and/spray Roundup are at risk of exposure. Folks can be exposed to glyphosate through breathing, cleaning weed-killer chemicals and drinking and eating contaminated food and water. Glyphosate can also be absorbed through the skin.
What Should You Do?
If you or a loved one has mixed/sprayed Roundup and have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, you may have a case. But you only have two years from when you knew or should have known that Roundup exposure may have caused cancer to bring a case. Therefore, you need to act now. If you or someone you know has mixed or sprayed Roundup frequently, and have an illness linked to glyphosate, talk to a lawyer at Tiano O’Dell today.
Allegations raised against Monsanto’s Roundup, include failure to warn about potential risks associated with weed killer, disregarding those risks, failure to research linkage between glyphosate and cancer and disregarding the warnings of glyphosate.
Reach out to Tiano O’Dell, a trusted law firm based out of Charleston, West Virginia that will guide you through the entire legal process.