January 16, 2017 — A man from Colorado who was diagnosed with an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma after years of using the weed-killer Roundup has filed a lawsuit.
The lawsuit (PDF) was filed on January 6, 2017 in the U.S. District Court for Colorado — In RE: John Holm v. Monsanto Co. — Case No. 1:17-cv-0056.
The plaintiff, John Holm, is a man from Colorado who was diagnosed with Diffuse Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after being exposed to Roundup. He started using it beginning in approximately 1979, and sprayed it on a regular basis for years, following all precautions.
Diffuse Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is also known as Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL). It is a cancer of the immune system that starts in cells that attack and destroy foreign substances.
DLBCL is the most common sub-type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, accounting for 30-40% of all cases. In most cases, no one knows what causes lymphoma, but exposure to toxic chemicals is a risk-factor.
Monsanto is accused of downplaying the risk of cancer and marketing Roundup as “safer than table salt” and “practically non-toxic.” Many people who used it took little precaution against ingesting Roundup.
Roundup was recently classified as a “probable human carcinogen” by a division of the World Health Organization (WHO). Monsanto is facing around 50 lawsuits, mostly from farm-workers, but also backyard gardeners who developed lymphoma after using Roundup.
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