John Hensley and his team of attorneys represent victims across the nation who suffer from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma due to their exposure to Roundup.
Hensley Legal Group is fighting to make sure victims and their families get the compensation they deserve from Monsanto, Roundup’s manufacturer. Cases against Roundup are already moving forward in the courts, but there’s still time to pursue justice.
If you or a loved one has suffered from cancer due to Roundup, call our office or contact us online for a free conversation about your claim.
Roundup cases are being brought forth as a group in what’s known as a mass tort claim. Although we are currently accepting more cases, time is of the essence. Don’t delay — call us today to see if you have a Roundup claim and how Hensley Legal Group can help.
Roundup, Glyphosate, Monsanto, and Cancer: Breaking Down the Case
In the early 1970s, manufacturing giant Monsanto patented a molecule known as “glyphosate.” They claimed it attacked an enzyme found only in plants, not pets or people, making it safe to use as an herbicide.
Monsanto started selling a glyphosate-based product called Roundup in 1974. From 1974 to 2001, between 85 and 90 million pounds of Roundup were used in U.S. agriculture. Today, more than 50 percent of U.S. croplands are protected using products that contain glyphosate.
Monsanto attempted to downplay this designation, but more and more cancer victims came forward with documented usage of Roundup. The question shifted from whether or not Roundup was carcinogenic to whether or not Monsanto knew that Roundup was potentially carcinogenic.
The reason for this is simple: Manufacturing companies have an obligation to warn consumers of any dangers their products may pose. Even if the danger is minor or rare, there are labels and designations certain products must carry.
If Monsanto knew the risks of Roundup and failed to warn consumers, then those who have suffered from cancer due to Roundup may be entitled to compensation
Holding Monsanto Accountable
“If somebody came to me and said they wanted to test Roundup I know how I would react—with serious concern.”
That’s not the sort of message you hope to read about a product. It’s definitely not a sentence you want to run across in a 2001 email from a Monsanto scientist.
Manufacturing companies like Monsanto must warn consumers if their products come with certain risks. Even though the IARC didn’t classify glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic” until 2015, emails such as the one above seem to indicate that Monsanto knew of that probability more than a decade earlier.
“You cannot say that Roundup is not a carcinogen,” a Monsanto executive wrote in a 2003 email. “We have not done the necessary testing on the formulation to make that statement…. We cannot support the statement about ‘no adverse effects whatsoever on flora, or fauna or on the human body.’”
Monsanto should be held accountable for not disclosing Roundup’s risks to the public when they knew about them years ago. If you’ve been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma due to Roundup use, call Hensley Legal Group today for a free consultation.
A Risk Free Guarantee From Hensley Legal Group, PC
f you’re suffering from cancer due to Roundup exposure, you should be focused on your health. You shouldn’t have to try to take down a manufacturing giant like Monsanto all by yourself. And you definitely shouldn’t have to pay crazy fees to have someone else do it for you.
That’s one reason why Hensley Legal Group offers a risk-free guarantee to our clients. We work on contingency, which means we work for free unless we recover compensation for you. If you don’t get a settlement or award, you don’t owe us a single penny.
We also offer free consultations over the phone, online, or in person. Call us today or contact us online for a free conversation about your case.