Recently there has been many lawsuits against Monsato, the Roundup’s manufacturing company, now owned by Bayer. After the acquisition of Monsato in 2018 by Bayer, the company has been attempting to end Roundup litigation. However, the cases will continue because according to Bayer, they will continue to sell the weedkiller. The company insists that the product is safe when used as directed (See Claims Journal).
Nevertheless, a number of studies have demonstrated that there is an association between Roundup and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The chemical herbicide glyphosate, which is found in Roundup, has been classified as a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). In other words, exposure to glyphosate has been linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and other types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia and B-cell lymphoma. Farmers, landscapers, garners, homeowners and users are the groups with the highest number of users exposed to the pesticides in Roundup product.
If you, a loved one, or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer and you believe that it is related to the use of Roundup, consult with an experienced and skilled Roundup cancer attorney. Consulting with an experienced attorney can help you determine if you are eligible to file a suit and claim compensation.
Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Attorneys in Bellingham, WA
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified glyphosate as a group 2A carcinogen, which means that it is a “probable” cancer causing agent. There are many crop-controls and weedkilling products that have glyphosate as a key ingredient. Brand names such as Roundup and Weedoff contain glyphosate among other products. If you have been exposed to Roundup and believe it is the cause of your cancer diagnosis, contact a skilled attorney at PNW Trial Lawyers.
Cancer is a terminal illness, that includes many months of treatment and suffering for those who have it and their family. If you have been exposed to RoundUp and diagnosed with NHL, Leukemia, or B-cell lymphoma, retain the help of an experienced attorney. At PNW Trial Lawyers, our skilled attorneys have over two decades of collective past experience at prior firms in representing insurance carriers and other large companies in various industries. We know the system and how it works, and we are dedicated in using our past experience to help individuals receive just compensation for their loss or injuries.
We serve clients in Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Everett, Anacortes, and in the surrounding areas of Whatcom County, Skagit County, and Snohomish County. Contact us at (360) 483-5201 or submit an online form to schedule a free consultation.
Overview of Roundup Cancer
Roundup Cancer and Glyphosate
Since the introduction of “Roundup Ready” in 1996, the use of glyphosate globally has risen. Pesticide is the most widely used product, it is sprayed on everything ranging from home gardens and farms to even golf courses. Roundup is a weedkilling product used by many homeowners, gardeners, and others. The agent, glyphosate, is a dangerous and poisonous key ingredient in many brand name weedkilling and crop-controlling products, including Roundup.
Globally, 72% of crops have glyphosate. In the United States, over the course of ten (10) years more than two-thirds of the total volume of glyphosate has been sprayed on crops. (See Benbrook C. M. (2016). Trends in glyphosate herbicide use in the United States and globally. Environmental sciences Europe, 28(1)).
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can glyphosate be found?
Glyphosate is a poisonous key ingredient in many name brand weedkilling and crop-control products. Some of those brand names include:
What are some symptoms or signs of Roundup exposure?
Roundup is a weedkilling and widely used herbicide. It contains the glyphosate, which is a poisoning ingredient and a “probable” cancer-causing agent. Exposure to glyphosate is very common. It can happen to many workers or home gardeners who might get the chemical on their skin during cleanup, might breathe it in, or if they touch sprayed plants that are still wet. It is also possible to be exposed to Roundup, if plants were treated with it and an individual consumes the plant.
Humans are not the only species affected by glyphosate. An animal or a pet that touches or eats plants that were sprayed by Roundup and has not been dried yet can also experience some symptoms. The symptoms of Roundup exposure can be seen immediately, but the side effects to a person’s health may develop over time. Below are some signs of Roundup exposure on humans:
- Increased saliva
- Burns in the mouth and throat
- Irritation on the skin, eyes, nose and throat
What are some symptoms of glyphosate poisoning?
Some symptoms of glyphosate poisoning include:
- Abdominal cramps
- Breathing difficulties
- Blue lips or fingernails
- Kidney failure
- Slow heart rate
- Nausea and Vomiting (in some cases there may be blood)
- Irritation on the mouth and throat
- Low blood pressure
Who is at risk of Roundup exposure?
As stated before, roundup exposure or being exposure to glyphosate is very common. The chemical is used even in the household. Nevertheless, there are group of people who are at higher risks of developing cancer as a result of Roundup exposure. Occupations that require a person to frequently use herbicides like Roundup on crops are at high risk. Homeowners, users, and gardeners that use Roundup regularly are also at risk.
Below is a list of some occupations or group of people who are at high risk of exposure to Roundup:
- Homeowners and users
- Nursery employees
- Agricultural workers
- Garden centers
Informational Resources on Roundup Cancer
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Monographs Volume 112 – Follow the link to read the report, IARC Monographs Volume 112: evaluation of five organophosphate insecticides and herbicides. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization (WHO) and it is tasked with conducting epidemiological and laboratory research to determine the causes of human cancer. Additionally, the objective of IARC is to monitor the occurrence of cancer in a global scale, identify the causes of cancer, and develop scientific strategies to help control the cause of cancer. The document is a summary and the results of the IARC evaluation for the herbicide glyphosate.
List of Classification of Carcinogenic Hazards to Humans – The IARC has developed a list of agents classified as carcinogenic, or probable cancerous causing agents that are hazardous to people. The list includes the agents’ name, case number, group classification, volume in where to find the detailed report, and other additional information. The website also provides various publications on cancer research, prevention, and much more.
U.S. Environmental Resources Protection Agency (EPA) | Glyphosate – Visit the site to learn more information about glyphosate. It includes the information about the basic uses, the impact on human health, and much more. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that glyphosate was safe for humans when “used in accordance with its current label.” However, the findings reported in 2015 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) contradict the EPA.
National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) – The document is a general fact sheet about glyphosate, the cause it can have on an individual’s body, a brief summary of the effects of long-term exposure, and much more.
Lawyers for Roundup Cancer in Whatcom County, WA
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or another type of cancer and you believe that it is related to the use of Roundup, consult with an experienced and skilled Roundup cancer attorney from PNW Trial Lawyers.
At PNW Trial Lawyers, our dedicated and experienced Roundup cancer lawyers can help you determine if you are eligible to file a suit and claim compensation. We specialize in representing people, not companies. At PNW Trial Lawyers, our compassionate and highly qualified lawyers, understand the difficulties families face when a member is injured, ill, or when there is a death in the family. Therefore, we are dedicated in using our past experience to help individuals receive just compensation.
At PNW Trial Lawyers, we serve clients in Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Everett, Anacortes, and in the surrounding areas of Whatcom County, Skagit County, and Snohomish County. Don’t hesitate to call us at (360) 483-5201 or submit an online form and schedule your free initial consultation.