Roundup Weedkiller

Landmark Roundup Cancer class action kicks off in court

September 4, 2023. Hundreds of Australians diagnosed with cancer are fighting in court to prove their disease stemmed from a component of a widely used weed killer Roundup.

The landmark class action, launched by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers on behalf of more than 800 non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients, alleges a component in the popular weedkiller called glyphosate caused their disease.

Many of the people who have joined the class action used this weedkiller as part of their work, Maurice Blackburn national head of class actions Andrew Watson said.

Monsanto has settled over 100,000 Roundup lawsuits, paying out about $11 billion as of May 2022. There are still 30,000 lawsuits pending.

SOURCES:

www.abc.net.au/

www.forbes.com/

www.mauriceblackburn.com.au/

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