A new spate of claims was launched this month against chemical giant Monsanto Co, over their Roundup herbicide product. A lawsuit comprising three new cases brought about by three different law firms with three different plaintiffs at the Delaware Superior Court this week follows on from new cases in New York and California in October, and this, accompanied by the fact that personal injury lawyers all over the country are now advertising Roundup case evaluations, suggests that mass tort actions could be on the way.
The cases hinge upon the statement back in March by the World Health Organization that glyphosate, a main ingredient in the common Monsanto product Roundup, is ‘probably’ carcinogenic to humans. Lawyers who are preparing cases on behalf of potentially hundreds of people believe they have evidence that Monsanto knew that glyphosate was not safe for use, but ‘spread misinformation’ to persuade the general public, along with the agricultural industry and government authorities, that glyphosate and by extension Roundup were safe.
Monsanto’s Ongoing Claims That Glyphosate is Safe
Charla Lloyd, who is a spokesperson for Monsanto, has responded to the controversy over the Roundup product by stating that there is evidence to contradict the claims made by the plaintiffs in some of the biggest databases of human health research, and that there have been more studies on this chemical than any other agricultural product.
Essentially, Monsanto are holding firm that the WHO is wrong and glyphosate does not have the potential to cause cancer in humans.
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