The Kagan Law Firm is currently accepting Roundup injury cases throughout the United States. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and have been exposed to Roundup please contact our office immediately for a free consultation.
Plaintiff attorneys claim that Monsanto, the company that produces Roundup, has known for over 30 years that there has been a link between the use of Roundup and cancer without properly warning the public. Litigation documents have shown that Monsanto created false data and a campaign of misinformation to convince government agencies, farmers, and the general public that their herbicide was safe to use.
Glyphosate, the main component of Roundup, is a broad-spectrum herbicide that works by inhibiting a common enzyme within plants, EPSP synthase. Without this enzyme plants are unable to produce other proteins essential to growth, leading them to wither and die over a period of days or weeks.
The chemical works without discrimination causing irreparable DNA damage to those handling or even in close proximity of glyphosate, setting a precursor for carcinogenic effects to occur.
Concerns about the risk of cancer from herbicides and weed killers have existed for many years. However, it wasn’t until recently that Monsanto Roundup weed killer was designated as a probable human carcinogen by the World Health Organization.
Farmers, agricultural workers, and those living in close proximity to farms in which Roundup or other glyphosate products are used are at risk.
Individuals that have been exposed to Roundup’s main ingredient glyphosate have been linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in cells called lymphocytes, which are part of the bodys immune system. Those with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma exhibit symptoms that may include:
Individuals that are most at risk for developing cancer from Roundup are those that work on farms, or have a workplace exposure to the herbicide itself such as landscapers and employees in nurseries or garden centers. Exposure to glyphosate occurs from breathing the product in while handling or spraying it, as well as through drinking water or eating food that is contaminated.
Roundup’s developing company, Monsanto, has been sued by farmers and consumers alike for the failure to warn of the toxicity of their product. In the past two years, jury decisions have ruled against Monsanto, claiming that the company knew for decades that glyphosates and Roundup could cause cancer, and many more have been filed alleging that Roundup has caused the development of some cancers.
In August of 2018, a California jury awarded $289 million to a pest control manager who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and in March of 2019, another California jury awarded $80 million to a man who used Roundup for 26 years to control weeds on his property. In Nebraska, farmers have filed a class action lawsuit against Monsanto, alleging that Roundup caused the development of non-Hodkin’s lymphoma.
If you or someone you love have Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and have been exposed to Roundup we would like to speak with you immediately.
Contact our office today for a FREE consultation with one of our attorneys at (239) 466-1161, or simply fill out the brief contact form below and an attorney will contact you to discuss your case.