When CBS News reported that a California jury awarded more than $2 billion in damages to a couple claiming that using the Roundup weed killer for three decades caused them to develop cancer, it was the third Roundup lawsuit that Monsanto had lost in the state within the past year. Fox Business recently reported that Monsanto’s parent corporation, Bayer, was still facing 13,400 lawsuits relating to Roundup.
All three California cases involved victims diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but that cancer is far from being the only symptom of Roundup exposure that victims suffer. People can experience many other possible illnesses and side effects stemming from Roundup usage.
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What Is Roundup Exposure?
The subject of most Roundup claims is glyphosate, its active ingredient. A research review by former EPA scientists suggested a compelling link between glyphosate-based herbicides and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency for the World Health Organization (WHO), classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans” in 2015.
Anyone who uses the popular product faces exposure to Roundup. That includes workers who use Roundup in farming and landscaping jobs, as well as homeowners who use the product on their property.
You don’t have to be the one who sprays Roundup in order to be exposed. Anyone who comes in contact with the substance may be exposed, including children who play in areas that have been treated with Roundup.
Illnesses Caused by Roundup
In addition to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Roundup has also been connected to such lymphomas as:
- Primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphomas
- B-cell lymphoma
- Burkitt lymphoma
- Follicular lymphoma
- Marginal zone B-cell lymphomas
- Mantle cell lymphoma
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma
When you have experienced any of these ailments after using Roundup, act promptly to get medical attention so your condition can be properly diagnosed and treated.
Roundup Exposure Symptoms
Other possible health conditions connected to Roundup have included:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Respiratory illnesses
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Birth defects
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Liver disease
- Celiac disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Heart disease
The effects of Roundup are rarely immediate. Many victims do not begin to display symptoms until after using the product for several years. Because your Roundup claim is subject to time limits, it is important to contact a qualified attorney as soon as possible to protect your legal right to compensation.
How Can Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., Help Me?
If you believe that you or a loved one have suffered an illness or injury from Roundup exposure, you need to have an experienced and aggressive personal injury and product liability attorney on your side right away. You need a team that has the resources necessary to take on large companies like Monsanto/Bayer.
Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., provides qualified legal counsel to people in your situation. Together, we can seek justice and full and fair compensation for the harm you’ve suffered.
We will do all of this on a contingency fee basis, which means that you only pay us after you have obtained a financial award. Our nationally recognized and respected firm is ready to provide a complete evaluation of your Roundup exposure case. From our offices in Huntsville and Florence, Alabama, we represent injured people nationwide in mass tort cases. Call us or contact us online now to set up a free consultation.