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Large granular lymphocytic leukemia (LGL) is an uncommon blood cancer potentially associated with Roundup herbicide. Recent developments have seen a surge in lawsuits against the manufacturer due to this potential connection.

As an attorney with almost a decade of expertise in Roundup cases, this article will delve into the Roundup-LGL connection, ongoing lawsuits against the manufacturer, and available compensation for those affected.

Quick Summary

  • The investigation is ongoing into the potential link between Roundup and large granular lymphocytic leukemia.
  • Glyphosate exposure has been linked to an increased risk of developing autoimmune diseases, including large granular lymphocytic leukemia.
  • Those affected by Roundup exposure may be eligible for financial compensation ranging from $5,000 to $200,000 or more as part of a settlement agreement in May 2022.

Can Roundup Cause Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukemia?

A doctor using a microscope to study Large Granular Lymphocytic LeukemiaIt is unknown if Roundup can cause large granular lymphocytic leukemia. Roundup, a popular herbicide since the 1970s, has been linked to various types of leukemia, including hairy cell leukemia [1]. 

Its primary focus in ongoing lawsuits is its connection to non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, also known as Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL), which includes anaplastic large-cell lymphoma.

As research continues to explore the relationship between Roundup and LGL, it’s crucial to understand what LGL is and how Roundup’s active ingredient, Glyphosate, might affect white blood cells and contribute to autoimmune diseases.

By examining these connections, we can better understand the risks and implications of Roundup exposure on human health.

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What is Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukemia?

A microscopic view of Large Granular Lymphocytic LeukemiaLarge granular lymphocytic leukemia is a rare, chronic blood cancer that affects white blood cells, including T cells, and is typically diagnosed in individuals over 60 [2].

Chronic leukemia is characterized by large granular lymphocytic leukemia cells in the blood and bone marrow.

It is a type of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) caused by an accumulation of abnormal cells called a lymphocyte.

These cells can accumulate in the bone marrow, lymph nodes, and other organs, leading to various diseases.

It is possible for individuals with LGL to not experience any symptoms for several years. To diagnose LGL, healthcare providers typically use a combination of blood examinations under a microscope, bone marrow aspiration or biopsy, and flow cytometry.

In some cases, peripheral T-cell lymphomas may also be considered during the diagnostic process.

How is Roundup Linked to Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukemia?

Roundup is linked to Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukemia due to Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. It has been linked to an increased risk of white blood cell abnormalities and large granular lymphocytic leukemia.

Research has indicated that glyphosate exposure may also affect red blood cells, leading to anemia or other blood-related issues [3].

“Roundup is a potential risk factor for large B cell lymphoma, but more research is needed to confirm this link.” -The American Cancer Society

Autoimmune Disease and Roundup

A person with autoimmune diseaseResearch has indicated that exposure to Roundup could potentially increase the risk of developing autoimmune diseases.

In the context of large granular lymphocytic leukemia, it has been suggested that exposure to Roundup may trigger an immune system response that could result in the development of the disease.

While the connection between Roundup and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, is still being explored, it is essential to consider this potential link when discussing the risks associated with glyphosate exposure and the development of large granular lymphocytic leukemia [4].

Roundup Lawsuits and Large Granular Lymphocytic Leukemia

Roundup lawsuits primarily focus on non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that begins in the white blood cells known as lymphocytes.

However, as more research is conducted, large granular lymphocytic leukemia cases may emerge within the scope of these lawsuits.

The ongoing Roundup lawsuits and the potential risks of glyphosate exposure highlight the importance of understanding the possible connection between Roundup and large granular lymphocytic leukemia.

Affected individuals must stay informed about the developments in this area and seek legal advice if necessary.

July 2023 Cancer Suit Updates

Two people discussing the cancer suit updatesAs of July 2023, the cancer suit updates include ongoing litigation and settlement offers from Bayer, the manufacturer of Roundup.

Bayer has proposed to settle Roundup lawsuits for more than $10 billion. This would cover about 100,000 cases, representing around 80% of all the lawsuits.

Though the judge declined the initial $2 billion settlement offer for future Roundup claims in 2021, both parties were requested to submit a different proposal.

These updates demonstrate the ongoing legal battles surrounding Roundup and its potential connection to various types of cancer, including large granular lymphocytic leukemia.

Eligibility for filing a Roundup lawsuit depends on regular exposure to the herbicide and a subsequent diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or related cancers.

What Compensation Is Available In Roundup Cases?

A lawyer and a client discussing the compensation available in roundup casesCompensation available in Roundup cases can range from $5,000 to $200,000 or more, depending on the particulars of the individual case. Some plaintiffs have already been compensated, while others are anticipated to receive their settlement money in 2023.

Bayer has proposed billions of dollars to settle existing claims, demonstrating the company’s willingness to resolve these lawsuits and compensate affected individuals.

It is essential for those affected by Roundup exposure and a subsequent cancer diagnosis to seek legal advice and pursue compensation if eligible.

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FAQs

Is There A Lawsuit For Roundup Skin Cancer?

No, there is no lawsuit for Roundup skin cancer at present. Nevertheless, potential claims may arise as further research is conducted.

Has Anyone Received A Settlement From Roundup?

Yes, some plaintiffs have received settlements from Roundup, with Bayer offering billions of dollars to resolve existing claims. The compensation available in Roundup cases can range from $5,000 to $200,000 or more, depending on the particulars of the individual case.

What Is The Current Status Of The Roundup Lawsuit?

The current status of the Roundup lawsuit involves ongoing litigation, settlement offers, and thousands of pending cases. Bayer has resolved over 100,000 Roundup lawsuits, disbursing approximately $11 billion as of May 2022.

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The potential link between Roundup and large granular lymphocytic leukemia is a topic that warrants further research and attention. 

If you believe you have been exposed to Roundup and diagnosed with large granular lymphocytic leukemia or related cancers, don’t hesitate to contact Schmidt & Clark, LLP experienced Roundup lawyers for a free consultation.

These legal professionals can facilitate filing a lawsuit against Bayer and negotiations regarding potential settlements.


References:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4866614/
  2. https://www.lls.org/leukemia/large-granular-lymphocytic-leukemia
  3. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0147651323006164
  4. https://www3.nd.edu/~aseriann/Glyphosate_1.pdf

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