Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer contains a probable human carcinogen that has been linked to follicular lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that develops when the body makes abnormal B-lymphocytes.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the Monsanto Company and our lawyers can help.
Update: San Francisco Jury Rules Plaintiff’s Cancer Caused by Roundup
March 19, 2019 - A jury in California’s Northern District has determined that Monsanto’s controversial Roundup herbicide significantly contributed to a man’s development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a deadly cancer that develops from white blood cells called lymphocytes. The jury of 5 women and 1 man reached a unanimous decision in favor of plaintiff Ed Hardeman after deliberating for a week; the verdict marks another costly setback for Bayer AG, which purchased Monsanto last August for about $63 billion.
Roundup Linked to Cancer, Study Finds
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced in 2015 that glyphosate, the main active ingredient in Roundup, is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” IARC’s announcement followed a review published in The Lancet Oncology that looked at studies on humans and laboratory animals exposed to glyphosate and other widely-used herbicides. Three human studies were included in the review, all of which found an increased risk for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma associated with glyphosate exposure.
What is Follicular Lymphoma?
The most common form of blood cancer is lymphoma, which occurs from a defect in white blood cells called lymphocytes. The disease can be classified as Hodgkin’s or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to its characteristics. Follicular lymphoma is a non-Hodgkin’s type of lymphoma, originating in the B lymphocytes, or B-cells, and it is the most common form of slow-growing cancer.
People with follicular lymphoma often have few if any recognizable symptoms. If they do appear, the most likely symptom is one or more swollen glands in the neck, armpit or groin. Other symptoms may include:
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Night sweats
- Tiredness or fatigue
Treatment and Prognosis (Outlook)
Follicular lymphomas are typically slow-growing (indolent) and respond well to treatment, but they are hard to cure. The cancer may not require any treatment when it is first diagnosed. Instead, treatment may be delayed until the disease is causing problematic symptoms. Over time, about 1 in 3 follicular lymphomas turn into fast-growing diffuse B-cell lymphomas.
Who is Most at Risk?
The people most at risk of cancer from Roundup are farmers, landscapers, nursery employees and agricultural workers. People who developed any form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma may be entitled to compensation to assist with:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost time at work and missed wages
- Permanent injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
Regulators to Consider Tighter Restrictions on Glyphosate Use
As a result of the growing evidence linking Roundup to cancer, regulators may soon decide to impose tighter restrictions on glyphosate use. A spokesman for the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said the agency is evaluating whether glyphosate-containing products may have to be re-labeled as posing a cancer hazard under Proposition 65, according to the New York Times.
Which Injuries are Being Accepted?
Our lawyers are accepting potential lawsuits for people who developed the following forms of cancer after using or being exposed to Roundup weed killer:
- 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
Roundup Cancer Trial Moves Forward
July 12, 2018 - Hundreds of lawsuits alleging Roundup caused cancer advanced a crucial step forward on Thursday when a judge in San Francisco Superior Court ruled that a cancer victim could present expert testimony linking the herbicide to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said evidence linking glyphosate was “rather weak”; however, he also affirmed that the opinions of 3 experts linking the weed killer to cancer were relevant, and not tantamount to “junk science.”
Do I have a Roundup Cancer 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 Roundup cancer lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new follicular lymphoma cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got cancer from Roundup weed killer, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.