What is Roundup Weed Killer?
Roundup is a broad-spectrum glyphosate-based herbicide used to destroy unwanted vegetation and it is one of the most popular and widely used herbicides in the United States. The active ingredient glyphosate in Roundup has been connected to an increased risk of cancer such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Who Is At Risk?
Those most at risk of developing cancer as a result of Roundup Weed Killer exposure include farm workers, landscapers, nursery workers, and others in occupations that require frequent use of herbicides, like Roundup, on crops. People who use Roundup for their own home gardens and lawns are also at risk if they have used the herbicide regularly.
Signs / Symptoms of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Common symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma include:
Enlarged lymph nodes
Chest pain or pressure
Shortness of breath or cough
If you have experienced any of these symptoms after exposure to Roundup Weed Killer, visit your doctor immediately.
Has Anyone Sued Over Roundup?
According to Bayer, the company that now owns Monsanto, there are about 11,200 lawsuits against Monsanto over Roundup.
$80 Million: In March 2019 a jury in San Francisco District Court ruled that Edwin Hardeman was misled by Monsanto regarding the possible health risks associated with Roundup. Mr. Hardeman used Roundup for 26 years to control weeds and poison oak on his property and was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2015.
$289 Million: In August 2018 a California jury found in favor of Dewayne Johnson, a former pest control manager for a county school system who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging that glyphosate causes cancer. Jurors were provided with internal company documents showing that Monsanto knew for decades that glyphosate and specifically Roundup could cause cancer.
When Should I Contact an Attorney?
If you have been exposed to Roundup Weed Killer and have developed a type of blood cancer like non-Hodgkin lymphoma within the last 10 years, we would like to hear from you. You may be able to hold Monsanto responsible for its irresponsible actions and potentially receive compensation for your suffering.