Since the 1970s, farmers and landscapers alike have been using Roundup, a product made by agricultural and chemical giant Monsanto. Today, Roundup is one of the most commonly used weed killers in the world. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found Roundup’s main ingredient, glyphosate, to be a probable carcinogenic. The IARC defines a probable carcinogenic as a substance that possesses strong, but inconclusive evidence of causing cancer in humans.
Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli represents farmers and landscapers who have used Roundup weed killer over the years and are now suffering from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Our attorneys have the experience, resources, and dedication to take on Monsanto, get to the bottom of their failure to disclose, and obtain justice for you.
Our Approach to Roundup Claims
Research shows that those who have used glyphosate-based weed killers such as Roundup in the garden, lawn or on the job are most at risk for developing a various forms of cancer including:
Individuals who live in areas where Roundup is used frequently are also at risk of developing cancer as a result of prolonged exposure.
Monsanto denies the IARC allegations and points to the Environmental Protection Agency, which has had internal disagreement over the safety of glyphosate, and has yet to agree with IARC’s findings that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen. However, recently revealed correspondence between former EPA Deputy Director Jess Rowland and Monsanto call into question the EPA’s assessment.
According to court documents, Mr. Rowland, who was in charge of evaluating the cancer risk of Roundup, allegedly bragged to a company executive that he deserved a medal if he could kill another agency’s investigation into glyphosate. In 2015 the EPA’s Office of Research and Development raised concerns about the robustness of an assessment carried out by the agency’s Office of Pesticide Programs, where Mr. Rowland was a senior official at the time, and recommended in December 2015 that it take steps to “strengthen” its “human health assessment.”
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We assist clients throughout St. Louis and the Metro East area in both Illinois and Missouri. We’re ready to help you determine if you are eligible for compensation and discuss the specific legal needs of your case.
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