Monsanto’s Roundup is the most widely-used herbicide in the United States. Billions of pounds of the chemical are applied to crops every year.
Recent medical literature identify a link between dermal (skin) and inhalation (breathing) exposure to Roundup with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and other serious injuries. At this time Andrus Wagstaff is accepting injuries related to Roundup and the development of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. With subtypes including, but not limited to, Large Diffuse B-cell, Follicullar Lymphoma, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Mantle Cell, & Cutaneous T-cell.
Given the nature of their job, farm workers are at the highest risk of injury caused by dermal or inhalation exposure to Roundup. Also, residential home use, such as gardening, driveways/walkways, construction, and yard maintenance, can be a significant contributing factor to the development of injury.
Glyphosate is the main ingredient in Roundup. Due to the prevalent use of Roundup and Roundup-resistant crops, many weeds develop resistance to glyphosate. This resistance leads farmers to use more of the chemical in an effort to ward off weeds. This cycle only increases the health risks associated with Roundup.
The World Health Organization (“WHO”) labeled Roundup a “probable carcinogen”
Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, has been linked to certain cancers in multiple studies. While Monsanto continues to claim that Roundup (glyphosate) is safe, the research proves otherwise. In 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer announced findings that Roundup is probably carcinogenic. Other leading experts opine that dermal and inhalation exposure to Roundup at levels experienced in the farming community can and do cause Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and other serious injuries. It is suspected that Monsanto has known of these risks associated to Roundup exposure since the early 1980s.
After the WHO’s recent report, the EPA is reevaluating its approval of this dangerous herbicide.
How Our Injury Lawyers Can Help
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma or other serious injury after dermal or inhalation exposure to Roundup, you need legal help. The Andrus Wagstaff team is experienced, willing, and ready to help you. Our injury lawyers can examine your case and help you understand your rights. Over time, certain claims become time-barred by applicable statute of limitations, so do not wait to contact us. Time is of the essence.