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Farmer's Widow Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Monsanto Over Roundup Glyphosate


The widow of a California farmer has filed a wrongful death action against Monsanto that alleges the company knew glyphosate (the main ingredient in Roundup weed killer) could cause cancer and other serious injuries.

A wrongful death lawsuit filed in California alleges Monsanto knew that the active ingredient in its popular weed killing product Roundup could cause cancer and other serious illnesses, yet continued to sell and market it.

Allegations state that Monsanto intentionally minimized the risks of its Roundup herbicide, specifically the risk of cancer. The widow’s lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles federal court and seeks both wrongful death and punitive damages.

According to the widow’s claims, her husband frequently used Roundup on his 20-acre fruit and vegetable farm over a span of three decades. This caused him to develop terminal cancer, she says.

Glyphosate is actually one of the most widely used pesticides in the world. Recently, the World Health Organization moved glyphosate’s status to “probably carcinogenic to humans.” WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer went further, also listing specific cancers that could result from glyphosate exposure – particularly non-Hodgkin lymphoma and haematopoietic cancers.

California recently became the first state in the country to add glyphosate to its list of cancer-causing chemicals. However, Monsanto has long maintained the safety of its Roundup product, which last year yielded $4.8 billion in profits for the company.

Among other allegations, the widow’s wrongful death suit accuses Monsanto of failing to adequately warn farmers of Roundup’s cancer risks, designing a dangerous product, gross negligence in promoting the product, and defrauding farmers regarding the safety of the product.

Were you diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma or another type of cancer due to Roundup exposure?

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Your time to recover for your non-Hodgkin lymphoma may almost be up – you must act now! The WHO (World Health Organization) released its findings on July 29, 2015 that the herbicide glyphosate is a probably carcinogen for humans. Glyphosate / Roundup have been linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma. If you have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma the time to file your case to recover for your cancer may expire on July 29, 2016. You must contact a lawyer today before time runs out.

Some states have a one year of discovery rule – which means Monsanto will argue you knew or should have known of the link between Roundup and your Cancer as of July 29, 2015. If your state has a one year discovery rule your claims could be forever barred on July 29, 2016.

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