If you have developed cancer from Monsanto's Roundup, you may be eligible for a lawsuit against them. One of the pesticide's key ingredients is glyphosate, which can increase your risk of developing various types of cancer, including hairy cell leukemia and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). The weedkiller has been linked to high rates of NHL and other serious medical conditions in numerous studies. If you or a loved one have been harmed by Monsanto, you should contact us for help with pursuing justice. You deserve the opportunity to hold the company accountable for what they have done to your life.
Companies need to ensure the safety of their customers by testing their products and meeting quality standards. If there are potential risks of injury, they must provide warning labels so that people know the risk they may be taking. Monsanto advertised Roundup as a safe herbicide when they knew it could cause cancer in users with prolonged or long-term exposure. They were negligent in their actions when they said this and should face the consequences.
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Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, a popular herbicide for gardeners, farmers and other people with a need to kill weeds. Glyphosate is a non-selective weed killer that can be used by anyone.
Non-selective herbicides will kill all plant varieties after being applied. After absorption, the chemical passes from the leaves to the roots and throughout the plant, preventing the plant from creating proteins that are required for growth. Without these proteins, the plant eventually dies.
Groups at Risk of Cancer from Roundup
Individuals using Roundup regularly are at a greater risk of developing some form of cancer because of constant exposure to the toxic chemical glyphosate. The most common frequent users are:
• Pesticide and herbicide applicators
• Professional gardeners
• Agricultural workers
Exposure to glyphosate can occur from various sources, including:
• Contaminated water supply
• The air near a recently sprayed area
• Ingestion of contaminated food
• Absorption into the skin from touching a treated plant
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma begins by infecting the body's lymphocytes, which are responsible for fighting off infections. In turn, these cells also determine how the immune system should respond to a potential infection or foreign substance in the body. The disease can form in any area that contains lymph tissue, like:
• Lymph nodes
• Bone marrow
• Adenoids and tonsils
The most common signs of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are:
• Enlarged lymph nodes
• Frequent or severe infections
• Shortness of breath
• Abdominal swelling
• Weight loss
• Chest pain or pressure
• Bruising easily
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is one of the most common types of cancer believed to develop from frequent or long-term exposure to the glyphosate in Roundup. However, researchers discovered possible links between the weed killer and other cancers and medical conditions, such as:
• Heart disease
• Acute T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma
• Parkinson’s disease
• Birth defects
• Mantel cell lymphoma
• Hairy cell leukemia
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Chronic kidney disease
• Liver disease
• Large B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
• Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
• Respiratory illness
• Thymic lymphoma
• Multiple sclerosis
• Anaplastic large T-cell lymphoma
• InfertilityHigh-grade mature B-cell lymphoma
• Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS)
Any of these illnesses and conditions could have resulted from toxic exposure while using Roundup. If you think you might have a case, a knowledgeable lawyer can file a lawsuit on your behalf and seek the financial award necessary to pay for your medical treatment, lost wages, and other losses.