As part of the Monsanto lawsuits, plaintiff attorneys claim Monsanto has known for more than 30 years there is a link between the use of Roundup and cancer. However, the company intentionally made the decision not to warn the public, and even marketed the product to be as safe as table salt and practically non-toxic to humans, pets, birds and fish.
Litigation documents show that Monsanto created fake data and attacked legitimate studies exposing the dangers of Roundup, and created a campaign of misinformation to convince government agencies, farmers, and the general population that its herbicide was safe. The documents even show that Monsanto colluded with the EPA to refute the connection between Roundup and cancer.
The most serious side effect from exposure to glyphosate (Roundup’s main ingredient) is the development of cancer, specifically non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia, and B-cell lymphoma.
The individuals most at risk for developing cancer are farm workers and other individuals with workplace exposure to the herbicide, such as employees in garden centers, nurseries, and landscapers. Individuals are exposed to glyphosate from breathing it while spraying, mixing or cleanup, or through drinking water or eating food contaminated with it.
Each year, approximately 70,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Symptoms include fever, night sweats, swollen lymph nodes, stomach pain, chest pain and loss of appetite. The most common form is B-cell lymphoma, which makes up 90% of all cases. T-cell makes up approximately 10%. Less than 1% of cases are NK-cell.
Claimant used RoundUp (weed killer) as a homeowner or for industrial use from 1985 to current
Claimant was diagnosed with NonHodgkin’s Lymphoma
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