If you used the weed killer Roundup and have been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, you may qualify for financial compensation for your injuries.
Roundup is a widely-known herbicide manufactured by Monsanto Company. First introduced to markets in the 1970s, Roundup has become one of America’s leading commercial and retail weed killers and is considered the “most widely applied pesticide worldwide.” Roundup is used in a variety of places, from major farming communities and row crops to small personal gardens and front lawns.
Until recently, Roundup was believed to be non-harmful to humans; however, new research shows that the chemical compounds within Roundup are not as harmless as Monsanto wants you to believe.
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the American Cancer Society classified glyphosate, Roundup’s active ingredient, as a Group Two carcinogen. Group Two carcinogens are considered to be “probably” harmful to humans. Elevating Roundup to IARC Group Two is significant; for example, the pesticide DDT is a Group Two carcinogen. It was banned in the United States in 1972.
Monsanto has tried to cover up the harmful aspects of its product, from speculations of ghostwriting false academic papers about its products, to flat-out denying any harmful side effects stemming from continuous exposure to Roundup.
Because of its carcinogenic nature, Roundup has been linked to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL), a type of blood cancer. NHL attacks the lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that fights infections in the body. It is classified by stages depending upon its development and severity. Symptoms of NHL can include swollen or enlarged lymph nodes, extreme weight loss, night sweats, exhaustion and fever.
The Roundup Cancer Lawyers at Lowe Eklund Wakefield have made it their professional mission to fight for the rights of the injured for more than 40 years, and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our injured clients.
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with blood cancer after exposure to Roundup, our team of Ohio personal injury lawyers is ready to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact our office at 216-781-2600 or fill out our online form to have an attorney contact you for a free and confidential case evaluation.