The plaintiffs in more than 13,000 lawsuits blame the active ingredient in popular herbicide Roundup with causing an increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma. A study linked the ingredient, glyphosate, to non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other types of lymphatic blood cancers in 2015 and additional research continues.
How Glyphosate Exposure Occurs
Glyphosate exposure is common because of the sheer number of people who use Roundup weed killer and the related family of products. Those who work as landscapers, on golf courses or large campuses, and commercial farms are likely most at-risk, but many people use it on their personal lawns and gardens as well. Exposure occurs when you:
- Get it on your skin while spraying
- Get it on your skin from touching wet crops
- Breathe it in while spraying
- Swallow accidentally while spraying
- Eat, drink, or smoke after applying while wet product is on your hands
Once dried, glyphosate is unlikely to transfer to your skin or clothing, and it does not vaporize once sprayed and settled on surfaces.
You Could Recover Compensation If Exposed to Roundup
As of May 2019, there are more than 13,000 plaintiffs pursuing compensation from Roundup manufacturer Monsanto and their parent company Bayer AG. These plaintiffs allege that they developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma or another type of cancer after exposure to glyphosate.
Glyphosate is very common in the United States. Commercial farmers douse their fields in it, people use it regularly to kill weeds in their flowerbeds, and landscapers depend on it to keep things looking perfect. However, there is a reason to question its safety.
If you or a loved one faced a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma or another blood cancer after regular or excessive exposure to Roundup weed killer, call us today at 888-311-8292. We will review your case at no cost to you and explain if we believe you are eligible to pursue compensation by filing a claim against Monsanto and Bayer AG.
Well-Respected Researchers Linked Glyphosate and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
In 2015, a study conducted by researchers at the esteemed International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found a possible link between the active herbicide in Roundup weed killer — glyphosate — and an increased risk of developing several types of life-threatening cancer. This included non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
While there is some question about this study and many, namely those involved in making and marketing Roundup and other glyphosate weed killers, raise questions about it, there is no way to dispute the almost 13,500 plaintiffs nationwide who have come forward to say they believe there is a link between their cancer and glyphosate exposure.
Plaintiffs continue to come forward. At Tosi & Rose, we are actively reviewing these cases. Reach out to us today to discuss how we may be able to pursue justice and just compensation on your behalf.
Several Plaintiffs Have Already Won Against Monsanto in Court
In just the latest case to go before a jury, a California court awarded Alva and Alberta Pilliod of Livermore, California, a payout of more than $55 million in compensatory damages and $1 billion each in punitive damages. Both of the Pilliods faced non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Roundup herbicide on their lawns for several years.
While there is a good chance an appellate court could reduce their award on appeal, there is no doubt the jury sided with the Pilliods. The evidence presented in this case, and in the two that went to trial before it, was strong enough to show the jury a clear link between Monsanto's weed killer and the plaintiff's cancer.
If you faced non-Hodgkin lymphoma and have a history of herbicide exposure, reach out to us today. We will review your case at no cost to you and may be able to:
- File a lawsuit on your behalf
- Join a mass tort already in progress
- Help to organize a mass tort case
- Negotiate a settlement agreement on your behalf
Talk to a Defective Product Attorney About Your Case Today
At Tosi & Rose, our attorneys know how to navigate the process to hold the manufacturer of a dangerous or defective product liable for the damages they caused. Our Roundup cancer lawsuit lawyers can build a strong case on your behalf and aggressively pursue the payout you deserve.
Call our office today at 888-311-8292 to learn more about your options for taking legal action against Monsanto and Bayer AG. Your initial consultation with a member of our team is always free, and we will take on your case based on contingency. We do not get paid until you do.