New Lawsuits Against Monsanto Target Roundup’s Effect on Gut Health
The numerous lawsuits that have been filed against the Monsanto Corporation are well-known. Thousands and thousands of individuals, many of them farmers, have let the full extent of their suffering be known in order that the Monsanto Corporation might be brought to task for their deliberate withholding of information regarding the tremendously dangerous chemicals which they use throughout many of their products, most noticeable within Roundup weedkiller.
The German company Bayer AG, who recently bought Monsanto, is now facing – as well as the lawsuits claiming the product causes cancer – lawsuits stating that home gardeners and other gardening enthusiasts have also been misled by the company. These new cases, however, shift the focus away from cancer. Instead, what the new brace of lawsuits are claiming is that Monsanto and Roundup have caused long-term degenerative problems with people’s gut bacteria.
It was in mid-February that the first of these new lawsuits reached federal court in Kansas City, Missouri. Three individuals are joining together as plaintiffs on this case which states that one chemical in particular, glyphosate, that is found within Roundup is known to attack a much-needed enzyme that lives within the bacteria located inside of the digestive tract of humans. This chemical is the same that was being credited with causing the debilitating and fatal cancer that affected a Californian groundskeeper who was ultimately awarded a multi-million dollar settlement by courts that were dealing with this individual’s case.
Spokespeople for the Bayer Corporation indicated that they intend to fight the lawsuit every step of the way, as they have with all other lawsuits that have been brought against them. It is not clear just how consumers will respond to the new claims against Monsanto and their products, but if the verdict from California is any indication, it will be with displeasure. After a jury found Monsanto to have contributed significantly to the plaintiffs non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, shares of the Monsanto company plunged by $16 billion in the course of one week.
It is extremely likely that as these new accusations against Monsanto become more well known, the company will find themselves facing yet another onslaught of lawsuits from consumers who’s quality of life decreased significantly after beginning to use the product.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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