In March, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen, ushering in multiple lawsuits against Monsanto. Personal injury lawyers claim that glyphosate in Monsanto’s Roundup has caused cancer in farm workers and others, and that Monsanto has long been aware that it is hazardous to humans. One lawsuit alleges that Monsanto “led a prolonged campaign of misinformation” to convince the public of Roundup’s safety.
Several firms are offering “free Roundup lawsuit evaluations” to find plaintiffs for likely mass tort actions. Monsanto is also struggling against 700+ lawsuits on behalf of people claiming their non-Hodgkin lymphoma was caused by polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) manufactured by the company until the late 1970s.