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Filing a Roundup Injury Claim

For many people, gardening is an enjoyable and relaxing activity. Many gardeners use herbicides to help maintain their gardens and get rid of weeds and Roundup is one of the best-known herbicides in the country. It may also cause cancer.

Roundup, sold by Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit, contains glyphosate, which the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared carcinogenic in people. Roundup has been on the market for over 40 years and has been used by farmers, as well as millions of homeowners.

Currently, approximately 1.4 billion pounds of the chemical are used each year around the world. If you were a regular user of this chemical and have been diagnosed with cancer, a Roundup lawyer can assess your case and advise you of your options regarding a lawsuit. By working with a thorough products liability lawyer, you can get the justice you deserve.


Evidence of Issues with Roundup

The study released by the WHO was based on extensive research by the International Agency on Cancer Research (IARC), a subsidiary of WHO. The study involved farmers and those working in tree nurseries in the United States, those working in forestry in Finland and Canada, and public workers applying weed killers in the United Kingdom. From this study, the IARC determined that prolonged exposure to Roundup is not necessary to cause cancer. Those with as little as eight hours of cumulative exposure are at risk.
Subsequent lawsuits allege that Monsanto was aware of Roundup’s dangers yet failed to warn consumers. It is also alleged the several scientific papers claiming Roundup was safe to use were in fact ghostwritten by Monsanto.

Because the company insists on the safety of Roundup despite conflicting evidence, many people are still not taking proper safety precautions when using this chemical. Users may expose themselves to Roundup via inhalation or from skin contact. Therefore, it is important to be fully covered and wear a face mask when using these chemicals.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma From These Chemicals

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma starts in the lymphatic system. This is the system responsible for fighting disease when it strikes. Tumors develop in the white blood cells known as lymphocytes.

Symptoms include:

  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, groin, or armpits
  • Fever
  • Constant fatigue
  • Night sweats
  • Swelling or pain in the abdomen
  • Coughing, breathing problems, or chest pain
  • Unexplained weight loss

Treatment may include chemotherapy, radiation, bone marrow transplants, and various drug therapies. Survival rates depend on the stage in which the cancer was detected. Stage 1 and Stage 2 cancers generally have a better prognosis than those discovered at Stage 3 or Stage 4, in which the cancer has likely metastasized to other parts of the body. In addition to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Roundup is suspected to cause other forms of cancer, including leukemia and b-cell lymphoma.

Compensation for Those Affected

A person who has been diagnosed with cancer after Roundup exposure may prove eligible for compensation. Such compensation may include:

  • Medical expenses – past and future
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

To better understand what compensation may be available for a specific claim, consult a skilled Roundup attorney.

How a Roundup Attorney Can Help

If you or a loved one have suffered from non-Hodgkin lymphoma or other cancers after exposure to Roundup, you may need help. An experienced Roundup lawyer can help you understand your options so you can get the justice you deserve. Call today to set up a consultation to learn more.