Brian White | October 3, 2023 | Product Liability
Roundup is one of the most commonly used herbicides in the United States. However, the main ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, which has been linked to an increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Thousands of individuals have filed Roundup cancer lawsuits seeking compensation for damages they sustained because of exposure to the product.
Why Are People Filing Roundup Weedkiller Cancer Lawsuits?
In March 2015, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency of Research on Cancer (IARC) released findings from a study of five pesticides. After analyzing the research data, the IARC stated glyphosate was probably carcinogenic to humans.
Interestingly, the United States EPA determined that glyphosate is probably not a human carcinogen. Nonetheless, additional studies have supported the IARC’s findings.
A study from the University of Washington concluded that exposure to glyphosate increased the risk of developing certain cancers by more than 40 percent. Researchers found Roundup exposure could increase the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma by 41 percent. Another report in February 2019 also found that glyphosate-based herbicides increased the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
A review in Science Direct concluded that studies provide a pattern of evidence that glyphosate can cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in humans. In addition to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, other studies have linked the chemical to an increased risk of liver inflammation in children exposed to the weedkiller. One study linked thyroid cancer and exposure to glyphosate.
Filing a Roundup Cancer Lawsuit for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Other Cancers
Many individuals were exposed to glyphosate because of their jobs. For example, farmers apply glyphosate to their fields, and landscapers use Roundup on lawns and other areas. Anyone in these industries who handles Roundup could be exposed to glyphosate.
Additionally, residents in agricultural communities can be exposed to glyphosate from farmers spraying fields or groundwater runoff. Residents in neighborhoods that use Roundup on their lawns could be exposed. If you used a glyphosate-based herbicide and were later diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, you could have a valid claim against the manufacturer and other negligent parties.
If you were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or one of its subtypes, you might have a claim against Bayer-Monsanto. Subtypes of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma include:
- Mantle cell lymphoma
- Follicular lymphoma
- Hairy cell leukemia (HCL)
- Large granular lymphocytic leukemia (LGL)
- Lymphoplasmacytic Lymphoma (Waldenström Macroglobulinemia)
- Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL)
- Marginal zone B-cell lymphoma
- Splenic marginal zone B-cell lymphoma
- Nodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma
- Burkitt lymphoma
- Small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL)
- Chronic lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL)
If you were diagnosed with any of the above conditions after exposure to Roundup, you can speak with a Houston Roundup cancer lawsuit attorney about your case. An attorney can review your situation to determine if you may have a claim against the manufacturer of Roundup.
What Compensation Can I Recover for a Roundup Cancer Lawsuit?
The value of your damages depends on the facts of your case. Prolonged exposure to Roundup can increase your chance of developing certain cancers. Factors that can impact how much a Roundup cancer lawsuit is worth depend on factors such as:
- The type of cancer and the medical treatments you receive
- How much time you have missed at work
- The cost of your medical treatment and care
- The effect the cancer has on your overall life
- Whether the cancer impacts your ability to earn an income
- The psychological impacts you experience because of the cancer
- Past and future medical bills and expenses
- Loss of enjoyment of life and diminished quality of life
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Disabilities and permanent impairments
- Physical pain and suffering
- The loss of income, including reductions in earning capacity and future lost wages
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Out-of-pocket expenses
If your loved one died because of Roundup exposure, your family could receive compensation for a wrongful death claim. You could seek damages for loss of consortium, funeral costs, and other damages and losses.
Your Time To File a Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Is Limited
The statute of limitations sets deadlines for filing Roundup cancer lawsuits. Courts can dismiss lawsuits filed after the statute of limitations expires, even if you can prove that Roundup caused your cancer. Therefore, if you used or were exposed to Roundup, you should immediately talk with a Houston Roundup cancer lawsuit lawyer. You do not want to lose your right to pursue a court claim against Bayer-Monsanto for the harm you sustained because of their negligence and other wrongdoing.
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