Roundup Weed Killer
Roundup is one of the most widely used, popular weed killers in the world. Multiple scientific studies have now concluded that exposure to the product can cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), a deadly cancer. Yet, the manufacturers of Roundup, Monsanto and Bayer, failed to warn about this risk and still deny any responsibility. Recently, juries have begun to hold them accountable.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup, contact one of our Minnesota Cancer Lawyers today. Our team has over 30 years of complex litigation experience and will deliver the advocacy you deserve.
On February 2, 2019, a study was released titled “Exposure to Glyphosate-Based Herbicides and Risk for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Meta-Analysis and Supporting Evidence.” Researchers reviewed six studies involving nearly 65,000 participants. They found that the ingredients in Roundup, namely glyphosate (however, they noted other ingredients in Roundup may also be involved) are associated with increased risk for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in human beings. The researchers further found that the latency period, or the time from which one is exposed to Roundup to diagnosis, may be as short as two years or less.
These conclusions are particularly concerning given that glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the world. This ingredient is used not only by farmers, but homeowners, gardeners, and landscapers. It is found under our kitchen sinks, in our cabinets, and on shelves in our garages. This household product is now linked to a deadly disease.
Yet, the manufacturers of Roundup, Monsanto and Bayer, failed to warn users of this dangerous risk of NHL in spite of being alerted to the concern for decades. Unknowing users spray glyphosate on their lawns and plants without wearing any protection, without gloves, long pants and sleeves, or masks and without any knowledge of the dangers to which they are being exposed.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) occurs when certain human cells begun to multiply out of control. The cancer begins in the white blood cells, which make up a part of the immune system. NHL can be placed into two groups, indolent and aggressive. An indolent form grows and spreads slowly and may not require treatment immediately. The aggressive lymphoma does grow and spread quickly and needs to be treated immediately. The most aggressive form is B cell lymphoma.
Unfortunately, NHL can cause death, most typically by way of infection. Symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma include:
Painless, swollen lymph nodes in your neck, armpits, or groin;
Abdominal pain or selling;
Chest pain, coughing or trouble breathing;
Unexplained weight loss
While treatment of NHL is not always necessary, advanced and aggressive stages of the disease need to be addressed. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are two primary forms of treatment. Bone marrow transplants and other drug therapies are also options.
Weintraub Law Can Help
There are thousands of lawsuits currently filed against the makers of Roundup for the injury of NHL. There is an ongoing multidistrict litigation located in the Northern District of California, In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2741). There are also ongoing state court actions against Monsanto and Bayer for injuries caused by Roundup.
If you or a loved one used Roundup and have been diagnosed with NHL, you could have a claim.