The makers of the popular weed killer Roundup have faced thousands of lawsuits alleging that the active ingredient in their product, glyphosate, causes cancer. Over the law few years, nearly 20,000 claimants have file suit alleging that exposure to glyphosate has caused them to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a potentially deadly cancer. Furthermore it has been alleged that Monsanto, the maker of Roundup knew of the risks associated with the popular product and failed to warn consumers.
Although many would think that a company has a moral and legal responsibility to let consumers know if there are any dangerous side effects involved in using their product, sadly, some companies keep consumers in the dark unless they are legally forced to disclose the risks. Some products are just not safe to sell and, if a company knowingly sells a potentially harmful product, they can and should be sued for damages to compensate injury victims and bring about needed change.
Already, three of the cases against Monsanto have resulted in awards in multi-millions and in billions in damages. Others who have had high exposure to the product or other similar products that contain glyphosate such as landscapers, farmers or Ag workers may file suit against the makers of Roundup for their injuries. Contact an experienced product liability personal injury lawyer for advise at 515-331-3510.