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Does Roundup Cause Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma?

Monsanto has been targeted by thousands of lawsuits formed into a mass tort that allege its Roundup weed killer product can cause the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) with regular use. The lawsuits also allege that Monsanto knew of the dangers but did not take appropriate steps to warn the general public.

If true, the company could be liable for damages suffered by Roundup users who have been diagnosed with this rare form of cancer. Our team from Christopher C. Vader PC in Palm Springs is currently hearing from Roundup users throughout the region. We may be able to represent you in a claim as part of a larger mass tort filed against Monsanto.

An eligible Roundup lawsuit will ideally include a combination of the following:

  • Proof you used Roundup regularly for an extended period of time
  • Evidence you were harmfully exposed to Roundup, such as the product spilled on your skin
  • Medical records that show you have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Real, financial damages associated with your illness

The damages you may be able to recover in a successful Monsanto Roundup lawsuit could be significant. Everything from your medical bills and lost wages to your lessened life expectancy due to your NHL diagnosis can all be considered. A handful of Roundup lawsuits have already concluded in California with millions of dollars being rewarded to the plaintiffs by juries. Please keep in mind, though, that other and past cases are no indication or promise of how future cases will conclude.

Get more information about how to file a Roundup lawsuit in Palm Springs by calling (760) 537-4457 today.

Why is Roundup Dangerous?

Roundup uses the chemical compound glyphosate to kill weeds and prevent them from re-growing. The product has been advertised as safe-to-use regularly around residential properties. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have warned that glyphosate is a likely carcinogen – or cancer-causing substance – for decades.

Research dating back to the 80s indicates that glyphosate may cause cancerous growth in both humans and animals. Yet Monsanto did not adjust its weed killer formula, nor did it warn consumers that its product had a suspected carcinogen in it. Some of the thousands of lawsuits filed against Monsanto even allege the company knowingly disseminated misleading information about the product’s apparent safety.

What Does Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Do?

Glyphosate has been most closely tied to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) development. Although, it is also suspected to cause leukemia and B-cell lymphoma. NHL is a form of cancer that specifically targets the lymph nodes. It is difficult to treat and may be fatal.

Symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma include:

  • Swollen feeling in the neck due to lymph node swelling
  • Random high fevers and night sweats
  • Stomach and chest pain
  • Suppressed appetite

If you have experienced these symptoms and have used Roundup in the past, please see your doctor as soon as possible for a checkup and diagnosis. Agricultural and landscaping workers who use Roundup often are at particular risk of dangerous side effects.

Roundup Bellwether Trial Favors Plaintiffs

Nearly 20,000 plaintiffs have filed lawsuits against Monsanto to date, which has made a mass tort necessary. In August 2018, a bellwether trial filed by a school groundskeeper alleged his routine use of Roundup caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma development. A bellwether trial is used to determine if a large number of similar complaints have enough value and merit to justify a mass tort.

The groundskeeper’s doctors gave a grim prognosis, estimating the man would likely pass away in 2019 or 2020. The case ended with a jury verdict of $250 million awarded in punitive damages and another $39 million in past and future damages. Although Monsanto would appeal the verdict amount in an attempt to lessen it, the case still proved that Roundup lawsuits have legal merit and do stand a chance in and out of court.

To this end, if you think you have a valid Roundup lawsuit on your hands, please do not hesitate to explore your legal options. At Christopher C. Vader PC in Palm Springs, we have more than 20 years of legal experience and a long history of both positive case results and client testimonials. Let us be your legal guides and representatives for your Roundup claim. When our clients are depending on us to secure justice and compensation on their behalves, we never tire or back down.

For a free consultation with our legal team, call (760) 537-4457 now.

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