Monsanto Roundup Cases
Jacobs & Crumplar is filing cases against Monsanto Company, Inc. (“Monsanto”), a Delaware corporation, in Delaware Superior Court for negligence associated with its product Roundup.
Monsanto discovered the herbicidal properties of glyphosate and began marketing it in products in 1974 under the brand name Roundup®. It is the world’s leading producer of glyphosate. As of 2009, Monsanto was the world’s leading producer of seeds, accounting for 27 percent of the world seed market.
On March 20, 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (“IARC”), an agency of the World Health Organization (“WHO”), issued an evaluation of several herbicides, including glyphosate. That evaluation was based, in part, on studies of exposures to glyphosate in several countries around the world; and it traces the health implications from exposure to glyphosate since 2001. On July 29, 2015, IARC issued the formal monograph relating to glyphosate. In that monograph, the IARC Working Group provides a thorough review of the numerous studies and data relating to glyphosate exposure in humans. The IARC Working Group classified glyphosate as a Group 2A herbicide, which means that it is probably carcinogenic to humans, confirms what has been believed for years: that glyphosate is toxic to humans.
Nevertheless, Monsanto, since it began selling Roundup®, has represented it as safe to humans and the environment. Indeed, Monsanto has repeatedly proclaimed and continues to proclaim to the world, and particularly to United States consumers, that glyphosate-based herbicides, including Roundup®, create no unreasonable risks to human health or to the environment.
Delaware Toxic Tort Lawyers at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. Represent Those Harmed by Exposure to Roundup®
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a health condition that may be related to exposure to Roundup® or another toxic chemical, we can help. Call an experienced Delaware toxic tort lawyer at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. at 302-656-5445 today to discuss your case and legal options. You can also contact us online. We offer free consultations at our offices in Wilmington and Georgetown, Delaware and represent clients throughout the state.