Recently, the courts granted the establishment of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) for the cases filed across the country involving lawsuits for Monsanto Roundup non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer. Last month, we featured a blog post where we went into detail about Roundup weed-killer cases, including the possibility of California requiring Roundup sold in the state to have a label that warns consumers about the cancer risk it poses.
Monsanto is the company that produces Roundup, which is the second most popular herbicide used in homes and gardens nationwide as well as the most widely used herbicide used in the agriculture industry in the US. Since the 1980s, Roundup’s main ingredient, Glyphosate, has been suspected of posing a cancer risk.
A study conducted in 2001 found a connection between Roundup and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Another study published in 2003 discovered that farm workers who were exposed to Glyphosate were developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at an increased rate compared with the general public. By October 2016, there had already been 37 Roundup weed-killer cancer lawsuits filed against Monsanto.
What You Need to Do to Join the Roundup Weed-Killer Cancer MDL
If you or a loved one have worked in a job involving the commercial application of Roundup and have suffered a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, then you may be entitled to participate in these claims for compensation. The workers most at risk for this devastating diagnosis are those who worked in the agriculture industry or golf course maintenance profession. Our personal injury law firm is available to review whether you have a claim and may be entitled to compensation.