weed killer linked to non-hodgkin's lymphoma

Weeds have been a nuisance to all land owners since the beginning of time. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that the company Monsanto produced and marketed Roundup – a glyphosate based solution that would act as an herbicide for every-day use. This solution allows users to kill pesky weeds without harming surrounding plants.

Roundup is the most popular weed killer. How is it dangerous?

Prior to its first registration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the mid-1980s, Roundup was thought to be safe for human and environmental contact. Since then, scientists have learned otherwise. In March of 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, as a “probable carcinogen” in humans. IARC concluded this after their findings showed the glyphosate has caused DNA and chromosomal damage in the human cells they tested.

What you must know:

Roundup is believed to be connected to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and it is speculated that Monsanto knew of the link between glyphosate and cancer as early as 1980.

If you have:

  • Been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma before 2010
  • Worked as a landscaper, farmer, groundskeeper, or commercial gardener AND
  • Been exposed to Roundup for 8 hours or more over a year, for 3 or more years

What is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL), according to the American Cancer Society, is a cancer that starts in the while blood cells called lymphocytes, which play a key role in the body’s immune system. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is one of the most common cancers in the United States, accounting for about 4% of all cancers. The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are for 2017:

  • About 72,240 people (40,080 males and 32,160 females) will be diagnosed with NHL. This includes both adults and children.
  • About 20,140 people will die from this cancer (11,450 males and 8,690 females).

Signs and Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma:

  • Anemia
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Weight Loss
  • Enlarged lymph nodes

What Should I Do?

The diagnosis of cancer is heartbreaking. The diagnosis of cancer due to the negligence of a warning is infuriating. Bottom line is, users should have been provided the information so they he or she could has made an education decision whether or not to use the product.

If you or a loved one has developed a type of blood cancer such as Non Hodgkin Lymphoma, we want to talk to you! You may qualify to receive financial compensation and we want to help!

Please call us at 1-800-LAW3030.

Steve was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. As was the practice for new doctors his father worked day and night during his medical residency at Charity Hospital there. Steve comes from a long line of doctors. His father, his grandfather, his great grandfather, even two uncles were all specialists and/or surgeons in their chosen medical specialties, including internal medicine specialist, obstetrics / gynecology, neurosurgery and general practice / surgery. His great-great grandfather was the Surgeon General of Ohio during the Civil War.