Montana Roundup® Lawsuit Attorneys
Fighting for Justice for You
Monsanto, the company that manufactures the popular weed killer Roundup®, has recently been embroiled in legal battles concerning the product’s safety. Over 11,000 lawsuits have been filed alleging that Roundup® causes cancer and Monsanto failed to provide adequate warnings about the associated health risks. If you were exposed to Roundup® and diagnosed with cancer, you may be entitled to compensation.
We are currently reviewing these cases. Call (406) 215-4735 to learn more.
Glyphosate in Roundup®
In the mid-1970s, Monsanto was the first company to discover and use the herbicide glyphosate as the main ingredient in its weed killer. For years, Monsanto argued that glyphosate was safe to use. In 2015, however, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reported that glyphosate was a probable carcinogen.
Health Risks Associated with Exposure to Roundup®
A study conducted by researchers at U.C. Berkeley, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and the University of Washington found that regular exposure to glyphosate-containing weed killers, such as Roundup®, were at an increased risk of being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. While their research focused on individuals with high exposure, anyone who has come in contact with the product – whether by getting it on the skin, ingesting food sprayed with it, or inhaling it – is at risk of developing cancer.
Aside from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, glyphosate exposure has been linked to the following diseases:
- B-cell Lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
Roundup® Lawsuits Filed
After the IARC’s research was published, farmers, farm workers, landscapers, gardeners and others who regularly used Roundup® and were diagnosed with cancer began filing lawsuits against Monsanto, claiming the company knew about the health risks but did not provide adequate warnings.
Recent Verdicts in Cases Against Monsanto
Two of these cases have gone to trial, and the juries sided with the plaintiffs in both. In August 2018, a state jury awarded a California man $289 million in damages after it determined Monsanto was liable for causing the groundskeeper to develop cancer. The award amount was later reduced to $78 million.
In March 2019, in a two-phase case, a federal jury first decided that glyphosate was a “substantial factor” in causing another man’s cancer, and then determined Monsanto was liable for damages. The company was ordered to pay the plaintiff $80 million.
Contact Our Attorneys Today
When a company acts negligently and fails to properly disclose the health risks associated with its products, as in the case with Monsanto and Roundup®, individuals harmed by the product can seek compensation for damages.
At Edwards & Culver, we are committed to holding companies responsible for their negligent behavior. We know that a cancer diagnosis has lasting consequences that affect your quality of life. That is why we fight relentlessly against large companies to get justice and protect your rights. Backed by 100 years of combined legal experience, our Billings attorneys have successfully handled similar cases, and we will provide solid legal representation to work toward a favorable outcome for you.
For a free consultation, call us at (406) 215-4735 or contact us online.
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