Cancer Lawsuits Over Monsanto Roundup Health Risks
Recent research has suggested that Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller is a likely human carcinogen, potentially increasing the risk that farmers and others exposed to large amounts of the chemical may develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other cancers.
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential Roundup cancer lawsuits for individuals who have been exposed to the herbicide and diagnosed with a diverse group of lymphomas, including:
- B-Cell Lymphoma
- Follicular Lymphoma
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukema/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
- Mantle Cell Lymphoma
- Marginal Zone B-Cell Lymphomas
- Burkitt Lymphoma
- Primary Central Nervous System (CNS) Lymphomas
- and Other Cancers
All non-Hodgkins lymphoma cases from side effects of Roundup are being by our law firm under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained. To review a potential claim for yourself or a loved, request a free consultation and case evaluation.
Side Effects of Roundup Exposure
Roundup is a popular weedkiller sold by Monsanto, which contains glyphosate as it’s active ingredient. While the herbicide has been widely used throughout the United States, serious concerns have emerged about the safety of Roundup.
In May 2015, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued a warning about the potential link between side effects of Roundup and cancer, providing data on a number of studies linking exposure to glyphosate to non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
According to a study published in the International Journal of Cancer in July 2008, glyphosate contained in Roundup was found to be one of the herbicides most associated with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, doubling the overall risk.
Similar findings were indicated in a 1999 study published in the medical journal Cancer, which found that exposure to herbicides during the decades before a cancer diagnosis was associated with an increased risk.
Roundup and Cancer Risk
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, sometimes referred to as NHL, is a type of cancer that starts in cells known as lymphocytes. These are a part of the immune system and are found in lymphnodes, the spleen and bone marrow.
Treatment of cancer from Roundup exposure may result in the need for harsh and debilitating procedures, such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation treatment and stem cell transplants. Rare cases sometimes require surgery.
Symptoms of a Roundup cancer diagnosis may include:
- Enlarged lyph nodes
- Swelling of the belly or abdomen
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Weight loss or loss of appetite
Overall, the survival rate of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer is about 69% after five years, and 59% after 10 years. The prognosis can vary depending on the type of NHL and how advanced the cancer is when it is diagnosed.
Roundup Cancer Lawyers
The Roundup lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating potential non-Hodgkin lymphoma lawsuits for individuals throughout the United States who may be entitled to financial compensation as a result of Monsanto’s failure to adequately warn about the risk of cancer associated with Roundup side effects.
If information and warnings had been provided to farm workers and others subject to the potential Roundup cancer risks, individuals may have been able to take steps to reduce their exposure and likelihood of being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma or other cancers.
If you, a friend or family member has been diagnosed with cancer after Roundup exposure, request a free consultation and claim evaluation. All claims are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are never any out-of-pocket expenses to hire our law firm, and we only receive an attorney fee or expenses if we are successful obtaining a recovery for injuries caused by side effects of Roundup.