The chemical both Landmaster and Roundup share is glyphosate, a herbicide that was originally developed in the 1970s for small-scale use by gardners and homeowners, which later grew to become the world’s best-selling herbicide following Monsanto’s release of Genetically-Modified Organisms (GMOs).
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has developed any of the forms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma listed in this article after using Landmaster weed killer or another glyphosate-containing herbicide, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What is Landmaster Weed Killer?
Landmaster BW Herbicide is a post-emergence weed killer used for control or suppression of emerged weeds in a wide range of crop and non-crop settings. It contains 12.9% glyphosate, the same chemical alleged to be responsible for thousands of cases of cancers including non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia.
What is Glyphosate?
Glyphosate is used to kill hundreds of types of plant life, yet Monsanto maintains the herbicide is virtually harmless to humans. However, recent studies have found toxic effects on laboratory animals. The issue of glyphosate’s toxicity has proven a heated debate in recent years, after the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said the weed killer is “probably carcinogenic” in March 2015.
How Dangerous is the Chemical?
Monsanto claims that glyphosate has no effect on animals because its mechanism of action inhibits an enzyme that is unique to plants. However, over the past decade, evidence has surfaced indicating that glyphosate may have other toxic effects.
What are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)?
The term “genetically modified organism” is a loaded term that could describe any food that has been altered from its natural state, but is most often associated with Monsanto’s “Roundup Ready” crops. These genetically-engineered crops carry the gene coding for a glyphosate-insensitive form of the shikimate pathway, which allows them to tolerate even large doses of the herbicide and survive without being affected.
What Cancers is Your Firm Suing For?
- Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Large Diffuse B-cell Lymphoma
- Follicular Lymphoma
- Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
- Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
- Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL)
- Primary Central Nervous System (CNS) Lymphoma
What’s the Problem with GMOs?
According to the Non-GMO Project, a large and growing body of scientific research indicates that GMOs:
- Can be toxic, allergenic or less nutritious than their natural counterparts
- Can disrupt the ecosystem
- Damage vulnerable wild plant and animal populations
- Harm biodiversity
- Increase chemical inputs over the long term by encouraging insect resistance and the creation of new, more toxic, pesticide products
- Deliver yields that are no better, and often worse, than conventional crops
- Cause or exacerbate a range of social and economic problems
Roundup Cancer Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma include:
- Painless, swollen lymph nodes in your neck, armpits or groin
- Abdominal pain or swelling
- Chest pain, coughing or trouble breathing
- Persistent fatigue
- Night sweats
- Unexplained weight loss
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit against the maker of Landmaster weed killer, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your injury, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the herbicide’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective product into the marketplace, and to discourage other companies from engaging in similar conduct.
Do I Have a Landmaster Weed Killer Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Landmaster weed killer lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new lymphoma cases in all 50 states.
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Free Drug Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and believe that Landmaster herbicide may have contributed to your development of the disease, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.