Studies have linked glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, to an increased risk for a deadly form of cancer known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one got cancer from Roundup herbicide, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
Update: 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.”
What’s the problem?
A review published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in The Lancet Oncology in May 2015 looked at studies on humans and mice exposed to glyphosate and other popular weed killer. Three human studies were included in the review, all of which appeared to suggest an increased risk for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma associated with glyphosate exposure. As a result of these findings, WHO declared that Roundup is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
The Roundup-Cancer Connection
In April 2014, a review published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that glyphosate exposure was a main reason for the massive increase in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnoses over the past three decades. For the review, researchers analyzed 44 studies to see how 80 active ingredients in 21 different chemical classes affected farmers’ risk of developing cancer. They found that exposure to glyphosate doubled a person’s risk of contracting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
What is Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, also known as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, is a type of cancer that originates in the lymphatic system, the body’s disease-fighting network. In patients with the disease, tumors develop from lymphocytes – a type of white blood cell.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is more common than the other general type of lymphoma — Hodgkin lymphoma. Many different subtypes of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma exist, including:
- 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
Signs and symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma include:
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits or groin
- Abdominal pain or swelling
- Chest pain
- Trouble breathing
- Night sweats
- Weight loss
According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), there are three main treatments for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma: chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy. Occasionally, surgery or stem cell transplantation may be recommended. In some cases a combination of these treatments are utilized.
Remission and the Chance for Recurrence
A remission is when lymphoma cannot be detected in the body and the patient is not experiencing any symptoms. A remission can be temporary or permanent. This uncertainty causes many survivors to feel worried or anxious that the disease will come back. While many remissions are permanent, it’s important to talk with your doctor about the possibility of the cancer returning.
Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Allegations
Roundup lawsuits allege that Monsanto:
- Failed to adequately research the link between Roundup and cancer;
- Failed to warn consumers and the medical community about the risks of glyphosate toxicity;
- Failed to ensure that farmers and other agricultural workers received adequate protection against the side effects of Roundup;
- Misrepresented the safety of Roundup for decades, and
- Actively concealed studies linking glyphosate to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other types of cancer.
Do I have a Roundup 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 lymphoma cases in all 50 states.
Free Drug Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you were diagnosed with any form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.