Roundup Weed Killer Linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) is a signature disease that can be caused by exposure to certain substances like Benzene or Roundup. While Roundup may be good for killing weeds without harming other plants, the jury is out about whether it’s harmful to humans. The Roundup Lawsuits allege that Glyphosate, the active ingredient, may trigger a human immune reaction where the white blood cells are out of control and cause the NHL which creates life threatening consequences.
Common Types of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma:
- Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma
- Marginal Zone B-cell Lymphoma
- Follicular Lymphoma
- Mantle cell Lymphoma
- Cutaneous T-cell Lymphomas
- Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma/Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Burkitt’s Lymphoma
- Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Some symptoms are: Enlarged lymph nodes, swelling of the belly or abdomen, chest pain, shortness of breath, fever, fatigue, weight loss or loss of appetite, and anemia.
Roundup Lawsuit Information – What is Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?
The Roundup Litigation primarily focuses on the signature injury of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) from the long term exposure to the weed killer Roundup. When cells grown uncontrollably, it is often a sign of cancer. The cells can grow anywhere and spread to other areas, which is why it’s always important to have regular check-ups and consult with a physician early if you think something might be wrong with your body. If you’ve endured prolonged exposure to Roundup you should definitely check with your physician regarding checking for any form of Lymphoma. After you speak with a doctor and if unfortunately you were diagnosed with NHL, you should speak with you a Roundup Lawyer about your rights.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma originates in the immune system of the body in the lymphocytes, also known as the white blood cells. NHL is a broad classification for many variations of the lymphoma that have similar characteristics.
The immune system is integral in keeping us healthy and lymphoma compromises one’s immunity and makes an individual more susceptible to other disease and infection. The lymphoma can originate anywhere where lymphs are present, but the biggest sites are:
- The Lymph nodes: Pea-sized cells that specialize an immune system resource found all over the body and interconnected through a system of vessels.
- Bone marrow
- Digestive tract
It is important to insert medical professionals early and often into your diagnosis and treatment for NHL, as they can give you an accurate prognosis and also make recommendations as to what to avoid and what the potential causes of the condition are, such as exposure to Roundup. As with any other disease, treatment is governed by identification of the type of lymphoma and with NHL it is generally classified by whether it affects the B cells or T cells.
B cells fight viruses and bacteria by producing antibodies which attach to the germs and signaling to other parts of the immune system to attack and kill the invader. T cells help destroy the germs or abnormalities in the body. B cell NHL is much more common than T cell, and just like the cells serve different functions, the course of treatment radically differs based on the type of cell, so it is important to diagnose the type of NHL early and accurately for precise treatment.
If you are diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma you should retain counsel right away to preserve your rights and to advance your case before it’s too late.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and you want to know if you can bring a Roundup lawsuit, contact us at 1 (877) 561-0000 to speak with our Roundup lawyers. We handle cases nationwide and we’re only paid if we win the case. Presently there is no Roundup lawsuit settlement, but cases must be filed in a timely manner.
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ROUNDUP VERDICTS – OVER 2.4 Billion in Verdicts as of June 2019
To date there have been three Roundup Verdicts
- May 2019 – Verdict against Monsanto for 2 Billion dollars. A Jury in California awarded over 2 Billion Dollars to two individuals who developed NHL as a result of their exposure to Roundup. Monsanto argued anything and everything (but their product) could have caused the cancer, but after 17 days of testimony, the jury hit them with this huge verdict, the bulk of which is punitive damages. In all likelihood, this verdict will be remitted or lowered on appeal or even by the trial Court. The standard for punitive damages was that Monsanto “engaged in conduct with malice, oppression or fraud committed by one or more officers, directors or managing agents of Monsanto.”
- March 2019 – Verdict against Monsanto for 80 million Dollars. A San Francisco jury ordered Monsanto to pay roughly $80 million in damages for failure to warn of the link between the Roundup herbicide and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
- August 2018 – Verdict against Monsanto for $289 Million. (lowered to $78 Million by the trial court and presently on appeal.
While there are no guarantees, this case fits the pattern of a case that will globally settle. There have been multiple large verdicts and the company can not go on with certainty until they address this potential liability.
Mediation is scheduled to see if there can be a global resolution to the cases. To date there has been no universal settlement, but it is important if you believe you have a Roundup Lawsuit to consult counsel as soon as possible. Our Roundup lawyers offer free consultations by calling 1 (877) 561-0000 and are only paid if we win your case. Even if you don’t retain our firm, you need to take action now, your rights are extremely time sensitive and often times if there is a mass settlement, it’s only effective for individuals who have retained counsel by a certain date.
Many firms have roundup commercials for the roundup litigation. This, in all likelihood will continue until there is a mass Roundup Settlement.
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Bayer purchased Monsanto. When big corporations make purchases like this they often factor in the outstanding exposure and liability and put a capital reserve to settle these matters, but nothing is ever guaranteed.
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If you’ve been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) you should consult with your Doctor regarding courses of treatment. If you were exposed to Roundup you may have a lawsuit against Monsanto or if you were exposed to Benzene you may have an industrial Benzene lawsuit and it is best to consult with a Roundup Lawyer or Benzene Lawyer as soon as possible.
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For Further information about NHL, please visit the American Cancer Society https://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-hodgkin-lymphoma/about/what-is-non-hodgkin-lymphoma.html