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The continuing legal dispute surrounding Roundup, a herbicide containing glyphosate, and its potential association with different variants of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, such as Waldenström macroglobulinemia, has attracted substantial public and legal scrutiny.

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Quick Summary

  • Studies suggest a link between Roundup exposure and Waldenström macroglobulinemia.
  • Those exposed to Roundup may be eligible for compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain & suffering, etc.
  • The amount of compensation a plaintiff receives in a lawsuit can vary depending on several factors, including the severity of their injuries, the amount of medical expenses they have incurred, and the amount of lost wages they have suffered.

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Can Roundup Cause Waldenström Macroglobulinemia?

A Waldenström Macroglobulinemia under the microscopeYes, Roundup can cause Waldenström macroglobulinemia. Roundup weedkiller cancer lawsuits have surged in recent years due to the potential link between the active ingredient in Roundup weed killer, glyphosate, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma [1].

Some individuals diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, including Waldenström macroglobulinemia, claim that their cancer developed from exposure to Roundup, leading to a Roundup weed killer lawsuit.

Although the connection between Roundup and these cancers remains debated, several jury verdicts have favored the plaintiffs in Roundup cancer lawsuit cases, resulting in significant settlements and compensation for those affected by Roundup cancer claims.

What is Waldenström Macroglobulinemia?

Waldenström macroglobulinemia is a rare type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma affecting the immune system's B cells, making it a form of B-cell lymphoma [2].

It is characterized by the abnormal production of a protein known as macroglobulin, which can lead to various symptoms and complications.

Unlike other forms of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), mantle cell lymphoma, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and peripheral T cell lymphomas, Waldenström macroglobulinemia is distinct due to the unique protein overproduction.

How is Roundup Linked to Waldenström Macroglobulinemia?

A doctor using a microscope in a laboratoryRoundup is linked to Waldenström macroglobulinemia due to the effects of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. Glyphosate is classified as a probable human carcinogen by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) [3].

The potential link between Roundup exposure and the development of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, including Waldenström macroglobulinemia, has been the subject of numerous studies and debates.

In one study by the University of Washington, researchers found that agricultural workers subject to glyphosate exposure had a 41% higher risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma than those with minimal or no exposure [4].

Despite these findings, Monsanto (now Bayer) has conducted and sponsored studies that concluded there is insufficient evidence to confirm a relationship between non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and exposure to glyphosate.

Adding to the controversy, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a part of the World Health Organization, classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen, while other regulatory agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), maintain that glyphosate is safe for use.

This conflicting information has fueled the ongoing legal battle and the filing of Roundup lawsuits by those who believe their cancer was caused by exposure to the weed killer.

Roundup cancer lawsuits involving Waldenström macroglobulinemia are part of the larger legal battle against Monsanto and Bayer, including the Roundup class action lawsuit. 

"The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, as a 'probable human carcinogen.'"
- Dr. Christopher Portier, Former Director of the IARC Monographs Program

Who is Affected by the Roundup Waldenström Macroglobulinemia Lawsuit?

Individuals affected by the Roundup Waldenström macroglobulinemia lawsuit are those who have been exposed to Roundup and developed Waldenström macroglobulinemia. Those affected by this issue are often agricultural workers exposed to Roundup regularly in their line of work.

If you have been diagnosed with WM and have used Roundup, you may be eligible to participate in the Roundup WM lawsuit. It is important to speak to an attorney to discuss your legal options.

Compensation Available In Roundup Cases

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Compensation in Roundup cases could potentially include:

The amount of compensation awarded in each case varies depending on individual circumstances, the strength of the case, and the outcome of the legal proceedings.

Lawyers have predicted that an average settlement value in a Roundup lawsuit may be worth $160,000. Many legal professionals have suggested this.

Settlements and Verdicts

A woman holding important lawsuit documentsSettlements and verdicts in Roundup cases have varied widely, with some plaintiffs receiving significant compensation for their injuries and suffering.

In the case of Dewayne Johnson, a former school groundskeeper diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after prolonged exposure to Roundup, a San Francisco jury awarded him $289 million, which was later reduced to $78.5 million.

In another case, Edwin Hardeman, who also developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after Roundup exposure, was initially awarded $80 million, but the amount was later reduced to $25 million on appeal.

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FAQs

Is Waldenstrom Lymphoma Curable?

No, Waldenstrom lymphoma is incurable but can be managed with treatment. Treatment options for this rare cancer include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted therapies such as ibrutinib, which have shown promise in managing the disease.

What Types Of Cancer Are Associated With Roundup Use?

The types of cancer associated with roundup use include diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), Follicular lymphoma, Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma (Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia) and Hairy cell leukemia.

What Is The New Anti-Lymphoma Treatment?

The new anti-lymphoma treatments include targeted therapies, which focus on specific molecules or pathways in cancer cells to impede their growth and spread; immunotherapies, which utilize the body's immune system to combat cancer; and CAR T-cell therapy, which is being researched and developed to improve patient outcomes.

Speak To A Roundup Lawyer Today To File Roundup Lawsuits

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Waldenström macroglobulinemia after exposure to Roundup, it's crucial to consult with a qualified Roundup lawyer from Schmidt & Clark, LLP.

They can provide essential insights into your legal options, including possibly filing Roundup lawsuits against the responsible companies.

Our skilled attorneys can guide you through the intricate legal landscape surrounding Roundup litigation, assess the strength of your case, and assist you in seeking rightful compensation for the injuries and suffering you've endured.


References:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6706269/
  2. https://www.dana-farber.org/waldenstroms-macroglobulinemia/about/#:~:text=Waldenstr%C3%B6m's%20macroglobulinemia%20
    (Waldenstr%C3%B6m's)%20is%20a,and%20a%20weakened%20immune%20system
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  3. https://www.iarc.who.int/featured-news/media-centre-iarc-news-glyphosate/
  4. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1383574218300887

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