Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit

Roundup is a weedkiller created in 1976 by The Monsanto Company. Roundup helps kill weeds in farms, lawns, and gardens. The main ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate. Glyphosate is a systemic herbicide and crop desiccant. The glyphosate in Roundup has been linked to birth defects, cancer, and other health problems. 

Types of cancer Roundup may cause

Studies have found a connection with Roundup to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, B-cell Lymphoma, and Leukemia.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is cancer that starts in your lymphatic system. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is more common than the other general type of lymphoma.

Signs and symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma may include:

  • Painless, swollen lymph nodes in your neck, armpits or groin
  • Chest pain, coughing or trouble breathing
  • Abdominal pain or swelling
  • Fever
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Night sweats
  • Unexplained weight loss (1)

Leukemia

Leukemia is the cancer of the body’s blood-forming tissues, including the bone marrow and the lymphatic system. The symptoms vary, depending on the type of leukemia. 

Common leukemia signs and symptoms include:

  • Persistent fatigue, weakness
  • Frequent or severe infections
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Fever or chills
  • Swollen lymph nodes, enlarged liver or spleen
  • Easy bleeding or bruising
  • Tiny red spots in your skin (petechiae)
  • Excessive sweating, especially at night
  • Recurrent nosebleeds
  • Bone pain or tenderness (2)

B-cell Lymphoma

B-cell Lymphoma is a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma with some variations. This is a rare type of cancer that begins in the white blood cells and attacks the skin. 

Common B-cell lymphoma symptoms are:

  • Enlarged lymph nodes. 
  • Night sweats.
  • Fever.
  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Fatigue.
  • Appetite loss.
  • Trouble breathing.
  • Pain or swelling in your belly.
  • Severe itching. (3)

So, who is at risk of developing cancer from Roundup?

With millions of people using Roundup, the possibility of getting sick from using Roundup is very high. People most at risk are:

  • Farm Workers 
  • Garden Center Employees
  • Nursery Employees
  • Gardeners 
  • Landscapers  

Over a hundred thousand individuals have been affected by Roundup, and the number grows every year.  

What to do if you developed cancer because of Roundup?

The toxic weed killer Roundup has been declared a “probable human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization (WHO), and many other medical studies have found it to be hazardous. If you develop symptoms of cancer, it is vital that you check in with a doctor immediately. If you used Roundup Weed Killer and developed Leukemia or Lymphoma, you may be entitled to significant compensation. 

Compensation for:

  • Past and future medical expenses to treat your cancer
  • Past and future pain and suffering that results from your injuries.
  • Wage loss and lost earning capacity
  • Other economic losses you might have sustained as a result of your illness and treatment.
  • Punitive damages, if appropriate.

Call Girardi Keese anytime at (800)401-4530 or visit our website www.girardikeese.com for a FREE consultation. 

  • We’ll investigate your situation at no cost or obligation
  • Determine if you are qualified to file for compensation
  • Show you the next steps if you decide to seek compensation

 

 

 

Sources: 

(1) “Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 10 Apr. 2018, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/non-hodgkins-lymphoma/symptoms-causes/syc-20375680.
(2) Leukemia. 13 Mar. 2018, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/leukemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20374373.
(3) Chang, Louise. “What Is B-Cell Lymphoma?” WebMD, WebMD, 7 June 2018, www.webmd.com/cancer/lymphoma/what-is-b-cell-lymphoma.
“15 Health Problems Linked to Monsanto’s Roundup.” EcoWatch, EcoWatch, 1 Apr. 2019, www.ecowatch.com/15-health-problems-linked-to-monsantos-roundup-1882002128.html.