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Attorneys for Farmer Workers and Citizens Exposed to the Herbicide Roundup

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In recent years, weed killers containing the herbicide, glyphosate have been linked to an increase in the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma-- a cancer that originates in the lymph nodes and spreads throughout the body’s immune system. Studies have indicated that farm workers and other people who are regularly exposed to pesticides and weed killers have a higher chance of getting lymphoma, and should be screened for the disease regularly.

One herbicide that is especially common for farmers and rural citizens to come into contact with is RoundUp. Distributed by the company Monsanto, Roundup has been widely used as an herbicide for mass farming and agriculture for over 40 years. It is typically sprayed on crops, and its active ingredient, glyphosate, has the highest global production volume of all herbicides.

RoundUp kills weeds when it is sprayed on crops that are genetically modified to be resistant to the herbicide. Farmers can become contaminated with the product if they are caught in the spray zones without the proper protection and clothing.

Farmers Take Legal Action Against Monsanto’s failure to Warn against Potential Dangers of RoundUp

Last year, over 300 people started lawsuits against Monsanto, claiming that the weed killer gave them or their loved ones cancer.

In August this year, Dewayne Johnson, a school groundskeeper with terminal non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma who was exposed to Roundup for 15 years on the job, became the first cancer patient to take Monsanto to trial over Roundup. Johnson was awarded $289 million in damages against Monsanto for its failure to warn against the potential cancer-causing ingredients in its Roundup weed killers.

The Monsanto company stands by its claims that its product does not cause cancer, despite a 2015 statement issued by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that states that Roundup is "probably carcinogenic to humans”.

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What is Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

For people who are exposed to Monsanto’s RoundUp on a regular basis, it may be a good idea to participate in screenings for cancers such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma so that any symptoms may be caught early and treated.

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of cancer that manifests in the body’s lymphatic system. It affects the body’s immune system by causing white blood cells to mutate and rapidly reproduce.  

The following symptoms may be helpful in detecting Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

>>Visible swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, armpit, groin or other areas.

>>Night sweats

>>Sudden and unexpected weight loss

>>Itchy skin or lesions

How can our Attorneys Help?

If you or a loved one has been directly exposed to RoundUp or another herbicide on the job, or if you suspect that you may have developed non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after prolonged exposure to Montsanto’s Roundup, you may have a case against Monsanto over its failure to warn against the dangers of its product. The chemical has also been associated with a raised risks of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in farmers' family members if they are exposed to products left on farmers' skin and clothing.

Individuals and their families who have been largely exposed to weed killers like Roundup and are experiencing symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (or have been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma) are encouraged to contact the experienced product liability attorneys at the Rothenberg Law Firm to see if they have a case. Call 1-800-624-8888.

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