There are many types of dangerous products that put people who use them at risk of injury. While multiple government organizations regulate the products that are made available to consumers, some products are not properly tested, or they may be found to be dangerous after they have been used by large numbers of people. Roundup, a popular weedkiller, is one of these products, and large numbers of people who have been exposed to the chemicals in this product have contracted cancer.
Roundup Lawsuits Addressing Injuries to Consumers
Roundup is one of the most commonly used pesticides in the world. In addition to being made available for retail sale and used by homeowners and people in the landscaping industry, it is also used by many farmers to protect crops such as corn and soybeans. Roundup contains the chemical glyphosate, and breathing this chemical into the lungs or absorbing it through the skin or eyes may have harmful effects.
The primary concern about glyphosate is the risk of cancer. While the manufacturer of Roundup has claimed that glyphosate does not cause cancer, some studies conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other agencies have found a potential link to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which affects the lymph nodes and the body’s immune system. This cancer may also affect the spleen, bone marrow, and digestive tract, and it may spread to other parts of the body, such as the brain or liver. Studies have also found that glyphosate may cause damage to the liver and kidneys.
Multiple lawsuits have been filed against the makers of Roundup, alleging that people who have been exposed to the product have suffered cancer. In 2020, Bayer, the company that owns Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup, agreed to pay over $10 billion to resolve a large number of lawsuits. This settlement addressed around 95,000 claims, as well as some future claims for those who may develop cancer after using Roundup. However, there are still tens of thousands of outstanding lawsuits, and people who have been injured may have multiple options for taking legal action to recover compensation.
Contact Our Schaumburg Roundup Injury Attorneys
If you have contracted cancer or suffered other forms of harm after being exposed to Roundup, Newland & Newland, LLP can help you determine your legal options. By working with an Illinois law firm with attorneys who can meet with you in person, you can make sure you understand the steps you can take to pursue compensation that addresses the ways you and your family have been affected by this dangerous substance. To set up a free consultation, contact our Rolling Meadows defective product lawyers at 847-797-8000.