How a Product Liability Lawyer Can Help You Get CompensationIn 2018, a case was brought forth against Monsanto, the weedkiller manufacturer for the product Roundup. The plaintiff won the lawsuit after proving that his cancer was caused by the exposure to the chemicals found in the weedkiller. The jury awarded him a significant amount of money, though Monsanto still claims that their product is safe and will be appealing the decision.
What is in Roundup?The main chemical of concern in Roundup is Glyphosate. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently stated it is likely not a carcinogen, but the World Health Organization (WHO) has it classified as probably carcinogenic. Monsanto stands by its product and continues to say that it is safe and does not cause cancer.
Potential Side Effects of RoundupThere are several side effects that people may experience after using Roundup. Some of these include:
- Shortness of Breath
- Chest Pain
- Swelling of the Abdomen
- Swollen Lymph Nodes