In some of the earliest discovered medical texts, there is mention of cancer and the harm it causes. In archaeological sites, bone cancers have been found on the remains of ancient peoples from around the world. While medicine has made incredible advancements in the treatment and prevention of cancer, it still remains a leading cause of illness and death millennia later. Matters have arguably gotten worse now that major corporations have begun manufacturing new products that can cause cancer.
New Cancer Hazards in the Modern World
Today, everyone has the right to be made aware of cancer risks associated with products made available on the open market. Furthermore, no household product made for everyday use should cause a cancer risk at all. However, the real danger of carcinogenic products and corporate wrongdoing has been brought to light during the ongoing Monsanto Roundup weedkiller scandal.
A California jury recently awarded a terminally-ill man a verdict amount in excess of $280 million, which was later reduced to $78 million to comply with the state’s punitive damages regulations. The verdict was founded on the grounds that Monsanto — one of the largest agricultural companies in the world — manufactured and sold Roundup weedkiller without disclosing its carcinogenic properties. Even worse, evidence in the trial showed that Monsanto intentionally hid information from the public that warned of the weedkiller increasing the risk of developing Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other malignant forms of cancer.
Roundup weedkiller contains glyphosate, a chemical ingredient that was recognized in 2015 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as “probably carcinogenic”. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is the cancer that has been most closely correlated to glyphosate and Roundup through independent product reviews and safety studies. In response to the history-making jury verdict, Monsanto filed an appeal to fight it and still insists that there is no science to show Roundup’s links to causing cancer.
Call (888) 694-0174 to File a Lawsuit Against Monsanto
Although Monsanto is working to appeal the lawsuit that led to a $78 million jury verdict for the plaintiff, the case is still monumental in its implications. It has shown anyone else affected by Roundup weedkiller that there is enough evidence to show a judge or jury that the chemical substance does cause cancer, and that Monsanto made no reasonable steps to warn consumers. If you or someone you know have been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and have regularly used Roundup, call Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC and our Alabama personal injury attorneys at (888) 694-0174. You are not alone during this trying time. We are here to help you create your claim and pursue justice and compensation as you deserve.