Roundup® Lawsuits: Weed Killer Linked to Cancer

If you used the weed killer Roundup® and have been diagnosed with LeukemiaNon-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, or Multiple Myeloma Cancer, you may qualify for financial compensation.

Roundup is a popular herbicide manufactured by Monsanto Company. Introduced to the markets in the 1970s, Roundup has become one of America’s leading commercial and retail weed killers, being described as the “most widely applied pesticide worldwide” by the Europe Environmental Sciences journal.

It works by targeting amino acids used for growth in plants. Roundup is used in a variety of places, from major farming communities and row crops to small personal gardens and front lawns.

Roundup® Classified As A Group Two Carcinogen

Until recently Roundup was believed to be non-harmful to humans due to the fact that the targeted amino acid was not found in 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 its best 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.

Roundup® Associated Cancers

Due to its carcinogenic nature, Roundup has been linked to several types of blood cancers:

  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL)
  • Leukemia
  • Multiple Myeloma

NHL is a type of cancer that 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 include swollen or enlarged lymph nodes, extreme weight loss, night sweats, feelings of tiredness, and fever.

Leukemia is a type of cancer that forms in blood-developing tissues such as bone marrow. It is characterized by an abnormal increase of white blood cell production; however, these cells are not fully formed and functional white blood cells. Leukemia symptoms include strange bleeding and bruising, an increased risk of infections, feelings of tiredness, and fever.

Multiple Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells, a type of white blood cell that produces antibodies. Symptoms do not develop in the early stages; however, in more advanced stages bone pain, strange bleeding, increased risk of infection, and anemia may occur.

You May Have a Roundup® Lawsuit

At Cory Watson Attorneys, we have made it our mission to fight for the rights of injury victims and their families for more than 30 years, and have recovered over $2.7 billion for clients.

If you or a loved one were diagnosed with blood cancer after having extensive exposure to Roundup, our team of personal injury lawyers is ready to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Call (877) 562-0000 or fill out our online form to arrange for your free and confidential case evaluation.