Roundup Weed Killer is a commonly used herbicide that is used to get rid of weeds and grasses throughout the United States. The herbicide has a main ingredient known as glyphosate, which was discovered by Monsanto, the agriculture company that introduced this chemical component to the herbicide force. Monsanto is the largest producer in the world of GMO seeds designed to be resistant to glyphosate products. The company earned $4.8 billion in revenue in 2015 from its sales of Roundup. In 2015, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a “probable human carcinogen.” It put the weed killer in the same cancer-causing category as dental implants, consuming red meat, being a barber, and doing shiftwork that disrupts your biological clock. Glyphosate will join more than 800 chemicals on California’s Proposition 65 list, which is intended to alert the public about “substances identified as human or animal carcinogens by the IARC.”
If you or a loved one used Roundup Weed Killer and were subsequently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, B-cell Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, or Leukemia then contact the attorneys of Abbott Law Group to discuss your legal rights.
Use of Roundup Weed Killer Linked to Cancer
The use of Roundup Weed Killer has been linked to causing non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, B-cell Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, or Leukemia. Plaintiff attorneys claim Monsanto has known for more than 30 years that there is a link between the use of Roundup Weed Killer and cancer. However, the company intentionally made the decision not to warn the public.
This belief proved to be accurate when litigation documents show that Monsanto created fake data and attacked legitimate studies exposing the dangers of glyphosate, and created a campaign of misinformation to convince government agencies, farmers, and the general population that its herbicide was safe.
Who may be at risk?
The individuals most at risk for developing cancer are farm workers and other individuals with workplace exposure to the herbicide, such as employees in garden centers, nurseries, and landscapers. Individuals are exposed to glyphosate from breathing it while spraying, mixing or cleanup, or through drinking water or eating food contaminated with it. Several farmers, landscapers and home users who have developed non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma have come forward with their suspicions that the cancer was caused by exposure to Roundup Weed Killer. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a cancer that results in the body producing too many abnormal lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell.
Signs and Symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Common symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma include:
Enlarged lymph nodes
Chest pain or pressure
Shortness of breath or cough
If you have experienced any of these symptoms after exposure to Roundup Weed Killer, visit your doctor immediately.
Abbott Law Group Offering Free Roundup Weed Killer Lawsuit Consultations
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, B-cell Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, or Leukemia after frequently using Roundup Weed Killer, you may be entitled to compensation for past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of wages, loss of consortium, and other damages. Contact the Abbott Law Group, P.A. and speak with our attorneys today for a free consultation.