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Roundup Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Roundup Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

The weed-killer Roundup was declared a “probable human carcinogen” after three major studies linked it to non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Monsanto is facing a growing number of lawsuits for downplaying this risk information.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Roundup induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with cancer or non-Hodgkin lymphoma, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Class Action Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Roundup Lawsuits Filed by Farm-Workers and Home Gardeners

Lawsuits have been filed by people throughout the United States who were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Roundup. Most of the lawsuits were filed by agricultural workers who sprayed large amounts of the herbicide on crops. However, one recent lawsuit (PDF) was filed by a man from New York who used Roundup around his home for 10 years. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in April 2011.

Roundup Class Action Lawsuits

Monsanto has also been hit with a class action lawsuit accusing the company of false advertising. The class action does not involve people who were diagnosed with lymphoma. Instead, plaintiffs are seeking refunds on behalf of everyone who bought Roundup without knowing its risks. The lawsuit was filed in April 2015 in California Superior Court (Case No. BC-578-942).

Studies Linking Roundup and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Three major studies published since 2001 have linked Roundup and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Other studies published since the 1970s have found convincing evidence that Roundup causes cancer in rodents and has genotoxic effects in humans.

In March 2015, the cancer-research agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Roundup a “probable human carcinogen” based on evidence from a number of studies, including:

  • October 2008: A study published by Swedish researchers in the International Journal of Cancer found a doubled increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma among men who were exposed to Roundup.
  • September 2003: A study published in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine found a 60% increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma based on data from three large studies of American farmworkers in the midwest.
  • November 2001: A study published by Canadian researchers in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers found that higher exposures to Roundup were associated with higher rates of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

What is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer that grows in white blood cells called lymphocytes. These cells help prevent infections and they are part of the body’s immune system. It can grow in lymph tissue throughout the body. In some cases, low-grade NHL progresses slowly and produces no symptoms for years. In other cases, high-grade lymphoma spreads aggressively and rapidly causes death. For more information:

Early Warning Signs of Lymphoma

The most common early warning sign is an enlarged lymph node that creates a painless bump on the neck, armpit, or groin. Not all lymphomas cause symptoms. When symptoms do appear, they vary depending on where the cancer is located — chest, brain, skin, abdomen, and lymph nodes.

Possible Symptoms of Lymphoma

  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Hard lump the neck, armpits, groin, and other areas
  • Fever and chills that come and go
  • Coughing or shortness of breath
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Abdominal pain or swelling (nausea, constipation, loss of appetite, etc.)
  • Drenching night sweats
  • Fatigue, tiredness, or weakness
  • Anemia (low red blood cell count)

Tests & Diagnosis

Many people who are diagnosed with lymphoma visit a doctor after they notice a hard lump on their body. The first test is usually a biopsy, which is surgery to remove a small piece of tissue from the lump. This sample is examined under a microscope by a pathologist who looks for cancer. Other diagnostic tests may include blood tests or imaging (CT scan, MRI, X-ray, etc.).

Treatment Options

The treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma depends on many factors, including the type of cancer, how aggressively it is spreading, and whether it has spread to multiple areas of the body. In some cases, surgery may be useful for removing cancerous tissue. However, most people undergo chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and/or stem cell transplants.

Subtypes of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Do I have a Roundup Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Roundup induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with cancer or non-Hodgkin lymphoma, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Class Action Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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