Roundup Lawsuit FAQ
What is Roundup?
Roundup®, a glyphosate-based herbicide weed killer, is wildly popular for effectively killing weeds while allowing genetically modified crops to flourish.
Manufactured by Monsanto, Roundup is used in almost all corn, cotton and soy farming (as well as many other agricultural concerns) in the United States, covering more than 168 million acres, and on individual consumers’ personal lawns and gardens.
Who Manufactures Roundup?
Roundup is a product of Monsanto, an agricultural biotechnology corporation founded in 1901 and acquired by Bayer in 2018. The company was one of the first to genetically modify plants, conducting field trials of genetically modified crops as early as the late 1980s. By 2015, Monsanto was the world’s number one supplier of seeds, and controlled over one-quarter of the entire global seed market.
Who May Face the Highest Risk of Developing Cancer Due to Roundup Exposure?
Individuals who may be at the highest risk of developing NHL from glyphosate exposure are those who use it most frequently, typically as a part of their job. The frequent and long-term high-level exposure experienced by agricultural workers, groundskeepers, landscapers, gardeners, farmers and pesticide/ herbicide applicators may put them most at risk.
How Do I Know If Roundup May Have Caused my Cancer?
If you were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after prolonged Roundup exposure, it is possible that this exposure may have caused or significantly contributed to the development of your cancer.
Research published in the International Journal of Cancer in 2008 found that individuals exposed to Roundup for 10 or more days in a year may have twice the risk of developing NHL than other individuals. Even more recently, in February 2019, former EPA advisors published research claiming heavy exposure to Roundup may increase a person’s risk of developing non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma by 41 percent.
Who Can File a Roundup Lawsuit Against Monsanto?
While anyone can file a lawsuit if they have evidence supporting their claims, the strongest Roundup cases involve individuals diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) or multiple myeloma after prolonged and significant exposure to Roundup.
Common plaintiffs include, but are not limited to:
- Agricultural workers
- Government workers
- Individuals who use Roundup on their personal or business properties
- Lawn care workers
- Pesticide and herbicide applicators
- Nursery employees
- Maintenance workers