Roundup’s Cancer Link Has Deadly Effects Extending Beyond Agricultural Work
Monsanto’s Roundup weed killing chemicals have been proven to have ill and fatal effects on agricultural workers and farmers over the last decade. More often than not, we read of cancer, specifically Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma of nearly every subtype being linked to extended use of Roundup within the farming community. That’s to say, those who have used Roundup extensively for minding their crops, reducing pests in soil, and producing Genetically Modified Organisms (“GMO” products for short; a phrase coined originally by Monsanto), were placed at the highest risk of developing deadly cancer post-use of Roundup weed killer. Monsanto, the parent company, has nearly a complete monopoly on the farming industry’s choice of weed killing chemicals.
The company’s monopoly has prevented farmers from seeking safer chemicals, even after multiple Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma diagnoses linked to the use of Roundup were brought to light. Monsanto as a company is known in the agricultural community as the “gold standard” for producing healthy, GMO crops more efficiently and yielding higher profit.
Why do school janitorial staff, as well as groundskeepers now find themselves at odds with Monsanto?
Now, however, Class Action litigation initially brought against Monsanto by farming professionals has expanded to include those in the janitorial and landscaping professions, as well as gardening hobbyists. Currently, one of the most concerning documented incidents of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma arose when a longtime school groundskeeper [who wished to remain anonymous per his lawyer, according to CBS], brought suit against Monsanto, linking his terminal diagnosis to years of being supplied Roundup to maintain school grounds.
Those involved in janitorial work in schools and offices are provided Roundup in bulk; often up to 50 gallons can be provided at a time in order to save money. These bulk tanks of Roundup chemicals are attached to trucks, often open to the air to allow for spraying the grounds. Several workers who were provided these bulk tanks of Roundup weed killer reported the first symptom that something was amiss as a rash. After contacting Monsanto with their health concerns regarding continued use of the product if mere limited exposure caused such a reaction, they were all but ignored, never told of the high risk of cancer associated with accidental spraying of the hands or face. In instances where tanks have arrived defective, the risk was much higher if the product spilled and covered exposed skin or soaked workers’ clothing.
Roundup makers are denying cancer linked to their product
The company, according to multiple lawsuits filed in federal courts across the country, knew their product was capable of causing cancer but chose to ignore the implications of this knowledge.
In nearly every case involving Lymphoma linked to Roundup weed killer, Monsanto has fired back that the disease takes “years” to develop, thusly distancing themselves from being named as the source of the fatal cancer. That, however, has not stopped hundreds of workers from coming forward with the same story, disproving Monsanto’s shady claims that they have nothing to do with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma diagnoses in those who used their product. Litigation will remain ongoing against the conglomerate for the foreseeable future, and while those diagnosed with terminal cancer will ultimately die of the disease unnecessarily, the financial compensation being awarded in the form of millions of dollars in damages can help to sustain families of those affected provide after their loved one is gone.
Why are gardening hobbyists bringing Class Action claims against Monsanto after cancer diagnosis linked to Roundup?
Gardening is a popular hobby amongst those in warmer climates where relaxing outside and growing fruits and vegetables can not only save money, but can be a relaxing past time for those young and old. Those who find themselves gardening well into retirement age have usually had the hobby for decades, and have made tending to a prized garden part of their daily lives and routine.
For avid gardeners who used Roundup weed killer, they found themselves devastated by the unexpected side effect of a cancer diagnosis. Gardening hobbyists never expected to hear their cancer was linked to their favorite hobby! This should never have been the case, and although Monsanto continues to deny that those who once enjoyed tending to beautiful, well-kept gardens were diagnosed with cancer due to their use of Roundup, there are too many of the same story coming to light to continue to remain in the dark. Because, it’s not only the 50 gallon tanks of Roundup provided to janitors or the tractors full of the product provided to agricultural workers that has now been deemed unsafe for human use; it’s household size versions of the product as well, as those who garden as a hobby and have otherwise no other link to the product have come to find out.
How are Personal Injury lawyers helping those diagnosed with Roundup linked cancer?
More and more, top Personal Injury lawyers are dutifully stepping into the Class Action arena to protect clients from all walks of life who have been subjected to the outcome of extended Roundup weed killer use: terminal cancer. This diagnosis is not one in a million, it’s not even one in a thousand, it’s almost every person who has come in contact with the Monsanto owned weed killer over the course of two decades that has been affected.