Cincinnati, Ohio product liability attorney and toxic tort lawyer reviewing Roundup cancer cases and investigations into the Monsanto Papers
The Monsanto Papers are internal documents that have been released since March 2017, when the first glyphosate cancer cases started getting traction in the United States. The materials are damaging to the company’s defense in thousands of pending toxic exposure lawsuits filed by Roundup exposure victims.
Monsanto, as seen in the documents, allegedly actively subverted science to conform to its own financial interests. The company, according to plaintiffs, chose to please shareholders and push for profit, rather than warn consumers of potential health consequences of its products.
The Monsanto Papers reveal, for one, that the company barely even tested the realistic toxicity of its pesticides and herbicides, mainly in order to avoid studies which might show unattractive results. Monsanto emails show they never tested Roundup for cancer: “you cannot say that Roundup is not a carcinogen… we have not done the necessary testing on the formulation to make that statement.”
In addition, the company spent a great deal of resources in attacking independent scientists whose research threatened company products.
Joe Lyon has experience filing product liability lawsuits and reaching settlements following allegations of personal injury and toxic exposure. Consumers who have been diagnosed with cancer may consider legal action and can seek compensation.
Groundskeepers, farmers, gardeners, nursery staff, landscapers and others exposure to Roundup and other pesticides have filed claims against Bayer/Monsanto and may be entitled to large sums to help pay for medical expenses and other damages.
There are several elements to the systematic profit approach that Monsanto and Bayer have followed in the last few decades. As a result, American juries and international safety agencies have decried the company’s lack of concern for consumers and public health, leading to thousands of pending lawsuits.
And not only has Roundup allegedly caused cancer in countless people around the world, the same toxic glyphosate products are still sold in mass quantities. Currently, the requirements for serious corporate testing involves only active substances, which means it’s possible there are other dangerous chemicals in Roundup and pesticides that haven’t even been researched.
Public regulators have been slow to act, and some may even say negligent in their policing of companies releasing dangerous consumer products.
In other revelations, lawyers and plaintiffs have accused Monsanto of hiring employees to ghostwrite studies on Roundup to make them appear independent. But even so, the World Health Organization (WHO) has concluded that the pesticide is genotoxic (it causes DNA damage), and is a “probable carcinogen” for humans.
The Lyon Firm reviews individual toxic exposure cases for plaintiffs and investigates damages that result from defective consumer products. Plaintiffs can hold companies accountable when they fail to properly warn consumers of health risks. Call Joe Lyon to discuss your case and to learn more about the Monsanto Papers and related litigation.