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Glyphosate, also known by the brand name Roundup, is the most used agricultural chemical in the world, acting as a weed killer. While this product has been around since the 1970’s, recent studies and health surveys focusing on glyphosate exposure – including research conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) – suggests that Roundup is a carcinogen linked to the development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This information has brought about a number of lawsuits that claim that Monsanto, the company that created and sells Roundup, knowingly hid evidence of Roundup’s toxicity to protect their large profit from monopolizing the market for herbicide.
If you or someone you love has received a cancer diagnosis that you think could be linked to the use of Roundup, please call our Florida Roundup Herbicide Lawsuit Lawyers at Whittel & Melton today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online.
Roundup is a common herbicide commonly used on vegetable and fruit crops as well as Glyphosate-resistant crops like canola, cotton, corn, sugar beets, soybeans, and wheat.
You may even have this herbicide somewhere in your home as this popular weed killer is also used in or on lawns, garden centers, greenhouses, nurseries, and even aquatic plants. You can buy Roundup at Target, The Home Depot, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Buikema’s Ace Hardware, Walmart, and other stores nationwide. Due to this, many people in addition to farmers make contact with Roundup, such as nursery or garden center employees, landscapers, groundskeepers, property owners who maintain their own lawns or plants, and anyone who consumes water or food that is tainted with Roundup.
You can be exposed to glyphosate by breathing it in, getting the product on your skin or in your eyes, or even consuming water or foods that have been treated with Roundup.
Exposure risk increases when a person fails to wash their hands after using Roundup and then eats or smokes. If exposure does occur, then irritation can occur to the skin, nose, eyes, and throat. Potential side effects may include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Our Florida Roundup Herbicide Lawsuit Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are accepting cases throughout the state of Florida, and especially the below listed counties where glyphosate exposure is higher:
We offer completely free consultations, please call us now at 866-608-5529 or contact us online.
Cancer lawsuits are actively being pursued against Monsanto, the makers of Roundup, because the company was aware of the link between their product and cancer for more than 30 years and they misrepresented the safety of their product and ultimately mislead the public, government agencies, and farmers.
As of May 2022, Monsanto has reached settlement agreements in almost 100,000 Roundup lawsuits and paid victims approximately $11 billion.
If you or someone you know was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or another type of cancer after exposure to glyphosate or Roundup, please call our Florida Roundup Herbicide Lawsuit Lawyers at 866-608-5529 today. You may have the legal means to seek financial compensation. We are here to answer any questions you have and we welcome you to contact us online 24/7.