A Roundup lymphoma attorney can assist people who have been diagnosed with lymphoma after being exposed to the herbicide. Roundup weed killer is an agricultural product used throughout the world to eliminate unwanted plants and weeds from other crops. However, lawsuits allege that the herbicide may be linked to the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancers. Affected individuals and their families may be able to file a lawsuit and recover compensation with the help of a Roundup lawsuit attorney.
For more information, contact Attorney Group today. Our consultations are free, confidential and without any obligation on your part. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim we can connect you with an affiliated Roundup lymphoma attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
What is Roundup and How Does It Work?
Roundup is one of the most popular weed killers on the market. Since its introduction in the mid 1970s, Roundup has been used by farmers, farm workers, homeowners and gardeners to kill poison ivy, kudzu, dandelions and other unwanted weeds. The main ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, prevents plants from producing certain proteins necessary for plant growth. In the United States, nearly all corn, soy and cotton plants are treated with Roundup, or glyphosate-based weed killers.
Roundup and Lymphoma
Individuals, particularly farmers, farm workers, gardeners and landscapers, can be exposed to the product when using it treat their crops and plants. Roundup can be absorbed through the skin or eyes, or inhaled through the lungs. In some cases, Roundup can be ingested.
According to a National Pesticide Information Center factsheet, glyphosate exposure may have carcinogenic potential. Likewise, some studies have associated the use of glyphosate with lymphoma, a type of cancer that begins in cells called lymphocytes. Lawsuits specifically allege that plaintiffs were diagnosed with a certain type of lymphoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, after long-term exposure to Roundup.
There are a wide variety of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and the cancer can affect any person of any age. Signs and symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma include:
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Shortness of breath
- Low red blood cell counts (anemia)
According to the American Cancer Society, about 72,000 people with be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2016. Of those, about 20,000 will die.
Monsanto Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Claims
On behalf of those individuals who have been injured by Roundup, lawsuits have been filed alleging that Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup, knew that glyphosate-based herbicides were harmful to humans. One lawsuit filed in July 2016 alleges that regular use of Roundup may have led to the plaintiff’s development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. According to the lawsuit, Monsanto failed to redesign, warn or inform the unsuspecting public of the cancer risks associated with Roundup.
How a Roundup Lymphoma Attorney Can Help
Makers of herbicides have a duty to sell products that are free from defects and that are not unreasonably dangerous. If a product poses a risk of serious injury, the manufacturer must provide adequate warnings of the danger. Failure to do this can make the manufacturer legally responsible for injuries caused by the product, and people harmed may be entitled to compensation, including:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a loved one dies as a result of exposure to Roundup herbicide, his or her family members may be able to pursue compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages can include:
- Loss of relationship or financial support of a loved one
- Mental anguish, and pain and suffering from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
People who have sustained injuries caused by Roundup herbicide are encouraged to seek legal counsel from a qualified Roundup lymphoma attorney.
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