Seek Justice With a Roundup Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Lawsuit
Roundup is the world’s most popular herbicide. The weed-killer has been sold since the 1970s, but research has found that Roundup is tied to some life-threatening health risks. Environmental scientists and consumer groups are concerned that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, may cause serious health issues, such as lymphoma, leukemia, and Parkinson’s disease.
Roundup exposure can happen to crop workers, applicators who spray Roundup, workers at large home improvement stores, people who work in smaller plant nurseries, and people who work at farm stands.
If you or someone you know has been exposed to Monsanto’s Roundup and developed leukemia, lymphoma or Parkinson’s disease, the Roundup lymphoma lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP can help you stand up for your legal rights.
Roundup Lymphoma Lawsuits on the Rise
Monsanto has faced an array of lawsuits over Roundup, predominantly in California. The various plaintiffs have been diagnosed with forms of cancer including multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Forbes reported in 2015 on instances of Monsanto fabricating scientific studies and hiding evidence of the negative effects of Roundup. In 2017, Monsanto lost a lawsuit filed against the California EPA fighting the state’s labeling of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, as “known by the state to cause cancer.” In 2019, one man’s lawsuit against Roundup manufacturer Monsanto led to a $25 million verdict. And in the same year, a California couple with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma won more than $2 billion, the largest verdict against the company to date. The company is appealing these verdicts, but with more and more victims of the ill effects of glyphosate coming forward, Monsanto’s legal troubles are unlikely to end soon.
What Type of Cancer Does Roundup Cause?
Our Roundup lymphoma lawyers are most concerned with the links between Roundup and leukemia and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. But although these cancers are prevalent among people who worked with Roundup, unfortunately, they’re not the only cancers that might be linked to this product. Roundup may also increase the risk of developing brain cancer and multiple myeloma. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup, particularly lymphoma or leukemia, contact our team for a free consultation.
Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease and Cancers Associated With Glyphosate
Many people who have filed Roundup lymphoma lawsuits have experienced debilitating symptoms. If you’ve had any of these symptoms and work closely with Roundup, you should contact a doctor immediately. If you’ve already been diagnosed, it might be time to pursue a Roundup lawsuit. Leukemia patients and other victims of cancer deserved the truth about the risks this dangerous product might expose them to. The symptoms they might have experienced include:
- Blurred vision with excessive tearing
- Contracted pupils
- Excessive sweating and/or salivation
- Hand tremors
- Loss of appetite associated with nausea, stomach cramps, and/or diarrhea
- Loss of coordination
- Slow pulse
- Anemia (low red blood cell count)
- Chest pain or pressure
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Feeling full after small meals
- Night sweats
- Shortness of breath or cough
- Swollen belly
- Weight loss
- Enlarged spleen (pain, swelling, and discomfort in the abdomen)
- Night sweats
- Pain and swelling in the neck, head or groin
- Weight loss
- Easy bleeding and/or bruising
- Enlarged liver or spleen
- Frequent or severe infections
- Petechiae (tiny red skin spots)
- Recurrent nosebleeds
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Weight loss
- Abnormal muscle tone/stiffness in the body, arms, and legs
- Continuous “pill-rolling” motion of the thumb and forefinger
- Decreased eye blinking and facial expressiveness
- Difficulty rising from a sitting position
- Lightheadedness or fainting when standing
- Monotonous speech
- Slowness of voluntary movements, especially when starting these movements, such as walking or rolling over in bed
- Shuffling with poor arm swing and stooped posture
- Swallowing problems
- Unsteady balance
Can Roundup Cause Leukemia?
Studies have indicated that Roundup can cause leukemia. Leukemia is a disease that affects the cells in blood marrow, and in some forms, it results in abnormal white blood cells, similar to lymphoma, which is heavily associated with Roundup exposure. If you have been diagnosed with leukemia and worked closely with Roundup, then you are eligible to pursue a Roundup leukemia lawsuit.
Can Roundup Cause Lymphoma?
Yes, studies have indicated that exposure to high levels of Roundup can cause lymphoma. People who are most likely to have encountered Roundup in high enough quantities to contract lymphoma include farm workers, gardeners, government workers, landscapers, and other agricultural workers.
What Type of Lymphoma Does Roundup Cause?
Roundup is specifically associated with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Not only did an extensive study indicate that farmers who used Roundup had high rates of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnoses, but Roundup was also linked to a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma subtype called B-cell lymphoma.
Does Roundup Cause Parkinson’s?
It hasn’t been definitively proven that Roundup is associated with Parkinson’s disease, though some studies have pointed to this possibility. In addition, research has shown that parquat, another herbicide that’s often been used as a follow-up treatment after spraying Roundup, causes Parkinson’s. If you’ve been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and worked extensively with Roundup, contact our lawyers: You may very well have a case.
The Effects of Roundup on Skin
Even just touching Roundup can cause health problems, including rashes and chemical burns. Exposure to Roundup can also damage the elasticity of the skin, alter the cell shape and structure, and decrease the skin’s ability to protect you from disease.
What Is the Ingredient in Roundup That Is Causing Cancer?
The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, and many lab studies have indicated that high levels of exposure to glyphosate can cause cancer. When inhaled or ingested, glyphosate quickly induces skin irritation, vomiting, and diarrhea. Testing has shown that high level exposure caused lymphoma and cancer in rats. People who are most likely to be at risk of cancer are those with prolonged and high-level exposure to the glyphosate in Roundup.
How Exposure to Glyphosate Occurs
The National Pesticide Information Center notes that people may be exposed to glyphosate when using glyphosate-containing products like Roundup. Exposure may occur by touching the product and then touching other parts of your body. Exposure may also occur by breathing in the product while spraying it. You may also be exposed by swallowing a product such as Roundup if you eat or smoke after spraying without first washing your hands.
What Is the Toxicity Level of Glyphosate?
It can be difficult to determine exactly how dangerous or toxic glyphosate is. It’s very dangerous and possibly fatal if ingested or inhaled, but the high exposure levels required for glyphosate to become a cancer risk are usually only present in those who work in an environment where Roundup is used regularly. Farmers and workers at plant nurseries should be wary.
How Long After Spraying Roundup Is it Safe to Walk On?
Roundup is safe to walk on about 24 hours after application. In general, the dangers associated with Roundup aren’t applicable to contact with plants that have already been sprayed. The danger lies in inhaling or ingesting Roundup over a prolonged period of time.
If I File a Roundup Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Lawsuit, Am I Joining a Monsanto Class-Action Lawsuit?
No, an individual Roundup non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma lawsuit is not automatically a part of a class-action lawsuit. Roundup lymphoma cases filed for an individual focus on gaining settlements for losses and damages accrued by the diagnosed individual and their family.
How Much Is a Roundup Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Settlement?
The amount of money any plaintiff may receive from a settlement or jury award can vary widely depending on the specifics of their case. So far, only a few Roundup lymphoma lawsuits have reached a conclusion, though some of these verdicts are under appeal. These include:
- August 2018: Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company: $289 million verdict
- March 2019: Edwin Hardeman v. Monsanto Company: $80 million verdict, later reduced to $25 million
- May 2019: Pilliod v. Monsanto Company: $2 billion verdict
If you pursue a Roundup non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma class-action lawsuit or individual action today, chances are decent that you’ll be among those who collect settlements in the future.
Studies on Roundup’s Cancer-Causing Qualities
If you’re interested in the scientific studies examining glyphosate and the dangers of Roundup, there are many sources of information. Here are a just few helpful resources:
- Glyphosate as a Probable Carcinogen
- Exposure to Chemical in Roundup Increases Risk of Cancer
- The Shifting Reputation of Glyphosate
- Glyphosate Formulations
- Glyphosate Fact Sheet
Get Help With Your Roundup
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Lawsuit
At Parker Waichman, we’re well-equipped to help people to get the compensation they deserve through Roundup lymphoma lawsuits. We’ve recovered billions of dollars for clients in a wide variety of product liability cases, and we’d be glad to put our experience to work for you. If you think there’s any possibility that Roundup may have led to your non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis, contact us by phone or our online chat box. We can give you a free consultation to help you determine if you’re eligible for a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Roundup lawsuit, and if we pursue your case, we’ll charge you nothing out of your pocket.
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