Moloney & Co are a team of solicitors dedicated to providing top-notch legal advice and guidance in relation to the ongoing Roundup mass tort settlement. If you’ve been affected by Roundup weed killer in Ireland, don’t hesitate to contact us.
What is Roundup Weed Killer?
Roundup weed killer (main ingredient: glyphosate) was first introduced in 1974 by chemical company Monsanto in the United States as a weed killer. It works by blocking chemical pathways in plants’ metabolic function, eventually killing them.
Since Roundup works on all plants, not just weeds, its use was not widespread until Monsanto’s introduction of “Roundup Ready” crops in the 1990s. These crops, like corn, cotton, and soybeans, have proprietary genetic code that makes them resistant to glyphosate, enabling farmers to greatly increase their yields of those crops while minimizing costs.
Monsanto was bought by the pharmaceutical giant Bayer in 2016, and both companies have maintained that glyphosate is non-carcinogenic in humans and other animals; however, there is evidence to the contrary.
Does Roundup Cause Cancer?
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the World Health Organization, announced a study where they found that glyphosate, main ingredient of Roundup, “probably” causes cancer.
Monsanto denounced the findings, citing their own years of research in labs and the field, and regulators on the whole have backed their position.
However, that hasn’t stopped thousands of lawsuits from being filed against Monsanto, and now Bayer, who announced in 2020 it would pay more than €9 billion to settle a quarter-million claims that Roundup causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In the fallout of this litigation, several cities and governments around the world have banned or restricted the use of glyphosate, and some stores have pulled Roundup and its competitors from their shelves.
This isn’t the first environmental litigation faced by Bayer either: in June 2020, they announced they’d also spend millions to settle claims from “dicamba,” another Monsanto chemical, and claims from toxic chemicals called PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in the water supply that have been banned in multiple countries.
Contact Mass Tort Solicitors in Dublin at Moloney & Co
If you wish to receive legal advice under product liability law regarding possible side effects of glyphosate or Roundup exposure, give Moloney & Co Solicitors a call or contact us online! Our experienced solicitors will help you deal with dangerous site effects of Roundup Weed Killer.
The information on this page is provided to assist any person who may have received a serious side effect to investigate the proximate cause of their injury and to establish if they can pursue a legal action for damages under Irish and EU law. It is not published to promote the taking of any claim for compensation by any person who suffers a minor side effect following Elmiron usage, in general. Any such case would be subject to the proofs required under Irish law to succeed in an action for damages.