Lawyers for B-Cell Lymphoma from Roundup Exposure
B-cell lymphoma is the most common type of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, which may be caused by side effects of Roundup used by farmers, agricultural workers and others exposed to large amounts of the popular weedkiller.
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential Roundup B-cell lymphoma lawsuits for individuals and families throughout the United States. If Monsanto had not placed their desire for profits before consumer safety, many individuals may have been able to avoid a diagnosis of this cancer by taking safety precautions or limiting exposure to Roundup.
There are more than a dozen subtypes of B-cell lymphoma that are considered non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and may be linked to use of large quantities of the weedkiller and herbicide Roundup, including:
- Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL)
- Follicular Lymphoma
- Cutaneous B Cell Lymphoma
- Mantle Cell Lymphoma
- Marginal Zone B Cell Lymphoma (including extranodal, nodal and splenic)
- Burkitt Lymphoma
- Hairy Cell Leukemia
All B-cell lymphoma cases from Roundup are being reviewed by our law firm under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire our lawyers and we only receive an attorney fee or expenses if a settlement or recovery is obtained. To review whether you or a loved one may be eligible to pursue a claim for a B-cell lymphoma diagnosis following exposure to Roundup, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.
Roundup B-Cell Lymphoma Side Effects
Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer and is divided into Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) varieties. The cancers are further divided into B-cell or T-cell lymphomas.
B-cell lymphoma accounts for about 85% of all non-Hodgkins lymphoma cases, which develop more frequently among older adults and those with a compromised immune system. However, it can occur in children and younger adults in rare cases, potentially following exposure to Roundup weedkiller.
In early 2015, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) warned that Roundup and other weed killers containing glyphosate are probable carcinogens. It appears that frequent exposure without adequate safety precautions may pose a particularly high risk of non-Hodgkins lymphoma from Roundup.
Types of B-Cell Lymphoma
B-cell lymphoma from Roundup is an aggressive form of cancer, which spreads and grows rapidly. It generally begins in the lymph nodes, but can occur in the gastrointestinal tract, testes, thyroid, skin, breasts, bones or brain as well.
When caught early, about half of patients survive for more than five years. But the diagnosis and treatment must come quickly due to the aggressive nature of b-cell lymphoma. The prognosis and treatment may depend on the specific type of B-cell lymphoma diagnosed, as well as the stage and grade.
Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) accounts for about 30% of newly diagnosed cases of non-Hodgkins lymphoma in the U.S. every year. This is a tumor that spreads and grows rapidly, typically producing symptoms of illness like:
- Swelling in the Neck, Armpits or Groin
- Night Sweats
- Weight Loss
Diagnosis of DLBCL typically involves a biopsy to remove a portion of the tumor, and treatment often requires chemotherapy in combination with an antibody targeted at the tumor cells. With proper diagnosis and treatment, more than half of individuals with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma cases can be cured and the overall five-year survival rate is about 58%.
Potential diffuse large B cell lymphoma lawsuits over Roundup are being reviewed nationwide.
Follicular lymphoma is considered a form of B-cell lymphoma that may also be caused by Roundup exposure, and typically accounts for between 20% to 30% of all cases of non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL) diagnosed.
It is considered an indolent or slow-growing tumor. However, if left untreated it can become what is known as a transformed lymphoma and suddenly become far more aggressive. Symptoms of follicular B-cell lymphoma from Roundup exposure may include:
- Enlarged Lymph Nodes
- Shortness of Breath
The fastest known growing human tumor is referred to as Burkitt Lymphoma or Burkitt tumors. While 59% of victims are over the age of 40, it is one of the few frequently found in children.
About 1,200 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma every year, and it appears that many of these cases in recent decades could have been caused by use of Roundup and other glyphosate-based weedkillers.
The tumors grow so fast that it can quickly be fatal. However, it is cured in more than half of the cases in the U.S. by intensive chemotherapy.
Mantle Cell Lymphoma
This form of large b-cell lymphoma affects primarily men over the age of 60. It can be slow-progressing or very aggressive and comprises about 5% of all NHL diagnoses.
The tumors generally form in the mantle of the lymph node. It is one of the more dangerous forms because it is usually not diagnosed until it has metastasized and spread to the gastrointestinal tract and bone marrow.
Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma Lawyers
It appears the manufacturers of Roundup and other glyphosate-based weed killers failed to either adequately test their products or warn the public about the risk of cancer, and B-cell lymphoma in particular.
Financial compensation may be available through a Roundup lawsuit for those who lost loved ones to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and other forms of non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL), following long-term Roundup exposure.
All claims are filed on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are never any out-of-pocket expenses and no fees unless a recovery is obtained. Request a free consultation and claim evaluation.