The World Health Organization has warned that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen. Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup, has known about the risks of cancer associated with this product, but failed to provide adequate warnings and safety instructions. Financial compensation may be available through a Roundup lawsuit for individuals and families.
Roundup is the world’s most widely used herbicide for killing weeds and grass. Roundup has been manufactured and distributed by Monsanto since the 1970s. The main ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, a broad-spectrum herbicide.
Recent reports have suggested that many cancers suffered by agricultural workers may have been caused by side effects of Roundup exposure. If you or a family member has worked with corn, wheat, soybeans, sugar beets, alfalfa or cotton you may have been exposed. Anyone who breathes in the air near crops that have been sprayed is at risk.
A wide array of workers may at risk as part of their regular work activities including:
Studies have linked the general use of pesticides and herbicides to an increased risk of lymphatic cancer. Symptoms include:
Charles Thronson is a senior shareholder in the Litigation practice group and head of the Personal Injury Division at Parsons Behle & Latimer. He has over 40 years of experience and practices throughout the United States in the areas of medical malpractice (especially birth injury cases), whistleblower (Qui Tam), personal injury, data breach, sexual assualt and products liability cases. Mr. Thronson has been involved in a number of cases for personal injury and medical malpractice clients that have generated some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the region. Major verdicts include the largest personal injury/medical malpractice verdict in the state’s history (2015 - $11,268,178) in a medical malpractice brain injury case.
Michael Bailey is a shareholder and a member of the firm’s litigation department. He concentrates his practice on general commercial litigation, including mass torts, environmental litigation and litigation regarding complex commercial contracts. He also focuses on consulting with companies on best corporate practices, which includes drafting, reviewing and interpreting a broad range of contracts and advising on management of litigation risk. Mr. Bailey served from 1986 to 1987 as a law clerk to Judge Melvyn T. Shelley of the Arizona Court of Appeals in Phoenix, Arizona. Since joining Parsons Behle & Latimer in 1987, Mr. Bailey has significant experience in litigation before federal and state courts. He has tried cases before the District Courts of the United States and State of Utah and has argued cases before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Utah Supreme Court and the Utah Court of Appeals. He was lead counsel in Sterlin v. Biomune, a leading case in the Tenth Circuit and the United States District Court on the application of the statute of limitations to securities actions. He has also had significant administrative law experience before various state and federal agencies. In the area of mass torts, Mr. Bailey was co-counsel to more than 100 residents of the city of Cut Bank, Montana in an action against numerous major corporations.
Michael Young is a trial lawyer at Parsons Behle & Latimer with significant experience in administrative, commercial, and personal injury matters. Mr. Young began practicing as an attorney in the Special Department for War Crimes in the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina. During his time in Bosnia, he worked as part of the legal team that over several months of trial successfully prosecuted Marko Radic and others for crimes against humanity. His work on the Radic trial team was particularly focused on crimes of rape and sexual assault. As the centrepiece of his practice, Mr. Young continues to represent victims of sexual assault in civil litigation against individuals, governmental entities, and private institutions. In addition to his sexual assault and abuse practice, Mr. Young also litigates mass tort, Qui Tam (whistleblower), and personal injury matters and has significant experience in numerous jurisdictions across the country. His experience in these areas of practice includes litigating product liability, medical malpractice, fraud, and trucking collision cases.