The Monsanto Company, global producer of genetically engineered seed and agrochemical products, is currently being investigated for the health effects of its popular weed killer, Roundup. The product’s active ingredient, glyphosate, has been the subject of conflicting studies about whether the chemical causes cancer.
Glyphosate Cancer Risk
Last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that glyphosate likely has the potential to cause cancer in humans. In response, the EPA conducted its own research, which is still ongoing. According to an EPA report from early May, conflicting evidence was reported regarding the association between glyphosate and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The EPA further stated that the full cancer analysis is incomplete. As a result of recent research, the European Union (EU) has been unable to reauthorize the use of glyphosate. This means that glyphosate may no longer be authorized in the EU, and EU member states will not be able to authorize the sale of any glyphosate products.
Monsanto has denied allegations that glyphosate is linked to cancer. Nevertheless, multiple lawsuits have already been filed on behalf of at least three different plaintiffs all suffering from cancer that they believe was caused by Roundup. Two of the three plaintiffs suffer from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. These plaintiffs are a former migrant farm worker, and the child of a migrant farm worker, and were likely exposed to the glyphosate during farm work. Attorneys in multiple states believe they can prove that Monsanto was aware of the risk posed by glyphosate, and plan to bring a mass tort claim on behalf of the harmed individuals.
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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other cancer, and believe it is a result of exposure to Roundup, contact the attorneys at Allen & Allen for a free consultation. You may contact Allen & Allen at 1-866-388-1307, or online at https://www.allenandallen.com/schedule-a-consultation/.
Sobre el Autor: Jason Konvicka es socio y abogado litigante de Allen & Allen en Richmond, Virginia. Durante sus más de 20 años de carrera, ha logrado numerosos veredictos de jurados sin precedentes y acuerdos sustanciales en nombre de sus clientes. Su práctica se centra en negligencia médica, accidentes de bus y Responsabilidad del producto Casos de lesiones personales. Fuera de la sala del tribunal, Jason está involucrado con la Asociación de Abogados Litigantes de Virginia y actualmente forma parte de su Junta de Gobernadores como Vicepresidente.
 Unless the EU is able to confirm a majority vote to authorize the continued use of glyphosate by June 30, 2016, the authorization will expire, and glyphosate-based products will need to be phased out by all EU member states. Ver id.
 Company spokeswoman Charla Lord said, “Gylphosate is not a carcinogen.” http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-monsanto-lawsuits-idUSKCN0S92H720151015.