September is Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

September is Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

Approximately 1.3 million people in the U.S. are either being treated for or are in remission from, a blood cancer like lymphoma and leukemia. While there are many factors that can put someone at risk of developing blood cancer, it is well established that certain chemicals dramatically increase that risk.

Our firm serves as an advocate for individuals who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) after exposure to the chemical glyphosate (the active chemical in the weed killer Roundup) and those diagnosed with leukemia after exposure to the chemical benzene (commonly found in sunscreens).

Through legal advocacy, law firms like ours hold manufactures of these products accountable. As a result of litigation, the maker of Roundup announced it will change its formulation to eliminate glyphosate from its residential products and pay over $10B to compensate victims. Likewise, when the Johnson and Johnson company was confronted that with evidence that many of its sunscreen products contain benzene – a volatile carcinogen – the products were pulled from the market for consumer safety.

While there are many honest and ethical companies out there, some companies prioritize profits over people – even when they know their products can cause deadly diseases like cancer. If you or someone in your family has been affected by non-Hodgkins lymphoma or leukemia and you believe it may be related to exposure to a product like Roundup or sunscreen, we invite you to share your story with us. All calls and case evaluations are completely free.

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Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC