Why Are People Filing Roundup Injury Lawsuits?
When a company sells or markets a product in New York, it must ensure that those products are safe for consumers. That information must be disclosed if a company knows about potential health risks or dangers. Failing to warn consumers can result in liability under New York state law.
Monsanto marketed Roundup as safe and environmentally friendly. However, in 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen. Various studies have found that exposure to Roundup weedkiller is associated with several health issues, including non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Among other things, these studies determined:
- The risk of cancer increases the longer you’re exposed to glyphosate
- The risk of cancer increases when glyphosate is mixed with other chemicals and substances, including those used in Roundup
- Exposure to glyphosate doubles the risk of getting cancer within ten years.
Since then, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto and its parent company, Bayer. Plaintiffs who have filed Roundup injury lawsuits have claimed that:
- Roundup weed killer is defective and unreasonably dangerous
- Monsanto/Bayer failed to warn consumers about known health risks associated with exposure to glyphosate and Roundup
- Monsanto/Bayer intentionally deceived the public about the dangers of Roundup