Roundup is a weed killer and the signature product of Monsanto. The Roundup lawsuits against Monsanto claim that Monsanto has known for over 30 years that there is a link between glyphosate (the main ingredient in Roundup) and cancer. However, Monsanto refused to warn the public of this risk and has marketed the product as practically non-toxic to humans. The Roundup lawsuits claim that Monsanto failed to warn the users of Round of the risk of cancer.
According to the lawsuits, Roundup can cause blood cancers, including non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, B-cell Lymphoma, and Leukemia. Linville Law Group is helping people who have been exposed to Roundup many times and now suffer from one of these cancers.
How Does Roundup cause cancer?
The exact way that Roundup causes blood cancers is not precisely known. However, glyphosate (the main ingredient in Roundup) is known to enter the human body through contact on the skin, or through breathing or other ingestion. Individuals are exposed to glyphosate by touching Roundup while mixing it or during cleanup, breathing in Roundup while spraying it, or by drinking water or eating food contaminated with Roundup. Individuals who are frequently exposed to Roundup through agricultural work are at the greatest risk of developing cancer, such as farm workers, garden center employees, landscapers, and so on.
How do I know if I have non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or another blood cancer?
If you believe you may have a cancer such as non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, schedule an appointment with a doctor immediately. Cancer is a complicated medical condition that can be difficult to diagnose, and you should not attempt to diagnose yourself with such a condition. If you do have cancer, you should seek medical treatment from a doctor. Cancer, especially aggressive cancers, are often fatal if not treated right away.
That said, the symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma include fever, night sweats, swollen lymph nodes, stomach pain, chest pain, and/or loss of appetite. Again, if you suspect you might be suffering from cancer as a result of Roundup exposure, call a doctor right away to get a diagnosis (and treatment, if necessary).
How much money will I get for a Roundup lawsuit?
The amount of compensation available for a defective product claim (such as cancer caused by Roundup) depends on the facts of each individual case. If you do have a Roundup claim, if you hire an attorney to represent you, that attorney might be able to estimate the monetary value of your claim after conducting an investigation of your case.
Generally speaking, a person injured by a product like Roundup can seek compensation for the following losses:
- Past and future medical expenses to treat your cancer.
- Past and future pain and suffering as a result of the cancer.
- Any lost wages from time missed from work.
- Other money lost as a result of the illness and its treatment.