California Judge Allows Cancer Lawsuits Against Monsanto to Proceed
On July 10, 2018, United States District Court Judge Vince Chhabria released
a statement permitting the progression of lawsuits against Monsanto, the
company that produces the popular weed-killer, Roundup.
Until this point, hundreds of lawsuits have been held up while the court
evaluated the merits of the scientific evidence being used to justify
claims that Roundup causes cancer, during which time Monsanto alleged
that the research presented was unreliable “junk science.”
Seeing some merit to the claims and the expert testimonies presented,
Judge Chhabria decided to allow Roundup lawsuits to proceed.
While it doesn’t necessarily increase claimants’ chances of
achieving victory against Monsanto, this is great news for people who
have fallen ill as a result of using Roundup, as it
allows injured consumers to pursue fair compensation for damages.
Does Roundup Really Cause Cancer?
As a Roundup user, you may be wondering,
“Does it actually cause cancer?”
The Roundup ingredient glyphosate is thought to cause various forms of
cancer. There is no conclusive evidence that this is true, but the connection
between use of products containing glyphosate and the development of certain
cancers (such as multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma) is enough
to give pause to researchers, health organizations, and now federal judges.
Additional Risks Associated with Roundup Weed Killer
You may not develop cancer as a result of Roundup, but
you may be vulnerable to other serious health risks. Whether or not it is a verified carcinogen, glyphosate is poisonous if
ingested. Should you drink or inhale it, you may experience burns inside
the mouth, esophagus, and digestive tract.
Some claim that Roundup is responsible for multiple other issues, from
birth defects to depression. There is not much research that would affirm
or contradict such claims, but this does not mean people who feel Roundup
is to blame for their injuries are without legal recourse.
If you suspect your injuries or illnesses stem from Roundup or any other
dangerous chemical product, the best thing you can do is
connect with an experienced product liability lawyer as soon as possible
to discuss your case.
Our Wichita Product Liability Attorneys Serve Consumers Harmed by Dangerous Chemicals
Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC, we provide legal services and trustworthy counsel for consumers who are
injured as a result of dangerous products. Guaranteeing the safety of
a product is the responsibility of the manufacturer, and consumers suffer
immensely when companies like Monsanto fail to do so. In such cases, injured
persons may be able to hold the responsible party accountable in court
and demand appropriate compensation for their product-related damages, such as:
- Hospital fees
- Loss of consortium
- Lost inheritance
- Lost savings
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Ongoing treatments
- Pain and suffering
- Visits with medical specialists
Wichita product liability lawyers are here to help when a product manufacturer fails to fulfill their duty
to protect you by ensuring the safety of their products. We can help you
pursue fair compensation and work toward a just solution in your case.
Call (316) 313-4730 today to schedule your confidential consultation.