What Is The Roundup Litigation?

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The Roundup litigation refers to the series of legal cases against Monsanto, the company that produces a product Roundup, which is a weed killer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) says that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, is carcinogenic, which can cause cancer in humans. As a result of this classification, numerous individuals, including farmers and gardeners, took legal action, alleging that Roundup caused them to develop a specific kind of cancer.

Those affected believe that Monsanto knew about the risks but didn’t properly warn people or provide safety instructions. Over 42,000 lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer of Roundup across the United States, including in North Carolina and has led to trials and significant amounts of money being awarded to the people who filed the lawsuits. 

What Makes Roundup Dangerous?

Roundup, the weed killer that contains glyphosate, is believed to be potentially harmful because it has been connected to cancer, specifically a type called non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Besides the cancer risk, research suggests that glyphosate exposure could have other health hazards like affecting reproduction, development, and hormone balance. It may also harm the liver and kidneys. Concerns have also been raised about Roundup’s impact on the environment. It could damage the diversity of plants and animals, and has led to the growth of weeds that are resistant to glyphosate.

Do I Qualify For This Litigation?

You can pursue legal action if you used or were exposed to the Roundup weed killer while working as a farmer, landscaper or in the agricultural industry. Many of those who filed cases were exposed to the cancer-causing material while they were at work. Your claim can be strengthened if you have developed a serious sickness like non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or a different type of cancer after using Roundup. Family members of victims who have passed away as a result of their condition may also make a claim for compensation. 

What Do You Need For Your Roundup Lawsuit?

If you are considering filing a Roundup litigation, ensure that you have certain documentation and information that can help you with your claim. 

  • Medical Records. Having your medical records readily available is essential to demonstrate the diagnosis of your illness and establish a clear link between your use or exposure to Roundup and your health condition.
  • Proof Of Exposure. Collect concrete evidence that confirms your use or contact with Roundup such as employment records, purchase receipts or any other relevant paperwork that establishes your connection to the product. 
  • Timelines And Dates. Providing specific details about the times you used Roundup or had exposure to it is important. This information helps establish the duration and frequency of your exposure to Roundup.
  • Witnesses. To strengthen your case, it is crucial to gather contact information and statements from individuals who can support your claim. Testimonials from coworkers, friends or family members who can confirm your exposure to Roundup can provide valuable evidence in your lawsuit. 

Take note that the specific requirements and documentation needed for filing a Roundup lawsuit can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the unique details of your case. It is highly recommended to seek guidance from an attorney experienced in Roundup lawsuits. They will provide you with expert advice, assist you in understanding the specific requirements relevant to your situation, and help you navigate the legal process effectively.

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