RoundUp Lawsuits Put Another Target on Monsanto’s Back

January 20, 2016  |  Environmental, Roundup

Monsanto Co. is no stranger to legal action involving a dangerous chemical produced by the company. Already facing several suits over its production of PCBs, Monsanto is now in the crosshairs of plaintiffs claiming they developed cancer after exposure to RoundUp weed killer.

Not their First Rodeo

Baron & Budd is working with several municipalities suing Monsanto for contaminating waterways with PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). Monsanto produced these toxic chemicals for approximately 50 years before the U.S. banned them in 1979. PCBs were used in many different industrial applications, such as building materials, electrical equipment in many others.

We have joined cities like San Luis Obispo, CA, Spokane, WA, Oakland, San Diego and San Jose and filed suit against Monsanto for the costs associated with cleaning up PCBs from rivers, bays, lakes and other bodies of water.

Now we are investigating legal action against Monsanto for potentially endangering the lives of farm workers, as well as residents who live near farms where RoundUp was used on a regular basis. The herbicide contains an ingredient known as glyphosate, which has been linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other forms of lymphatic cancer.

Many plaintiffs in lawsuits against Monsanto claim the company was well aware that glyphosate is dangerous to both humans and animals, yet continued to make RoundUp available to the public. In March 2015, the World Health Organization issued a report classifying glyphosate as a probable carcinogen, stimulating not only lawsuits but also increased restrictions on the chemical nationwide.

Contact Baron & Budd

If you suffered exposure to RoundUp, either by working on a farm or living in an area where the product was used on a regular basis, Baron & Budd may be able to help. We will listen to the details of your case and let you know if you may qualify to take legal action. Please call 866-223-3424 or complete our contact form to learn more.

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