Research published in 2019 showed a clear connection between Roundup and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL). This meta-analysis of weedkiller studies led scientists to conclude a 40% increased risk of cancer for workers with heavy exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup.
If you think you developed NHL from using Roundup, you could benefit from speaking to a Roundup cancer lawyer.
Are You At Risk of Developing Cancer?
Many people who use Roundup worry that they may get cancer. The primary issue seems to be how much you used it. Everyone is different, and some people may not become ill from using the product.
Reading clinical studies on the subject shows that the more a person handles Roundup, the higher the risk of getting cancer. But that does not necessarily mean that only using Roundup occasionally will prevent you from getting cancer. Most people who have filed lawsuits against Roundup used the product a lot, but not all of them.
Most people who get cancer from Roundup use are diagnosed with NHL. This is a blood cancer that begins in your lymph nodes and damages the immune system. There are various forms of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Your best treatment options depend on the type you have.
Many of these cancer victims worked with Roundup extensively. But there is a chance that using glyphosate – a human carcinogen, according to the World Health Organization – will cause cancer.
Also, Roundup use could cause other forms of cancer, including the following:
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Blood cancers, such as leukemia
Pursuing Roundup Cancer Compensation
It is estimated that at least 8,000 plaintiffs have filed product liability lawsuits against Monsanto, Roundup’s manufacturer. All of the lawsuits cite deadly injuries caused by the weedkiller, including Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. About ⅓ of the cases started in March 2019 and are ongoing.
People who think that long-term use of Roundup led to your cancer, you may be able to file a Roundup lawsuit. To prove that Roundup caused your disease, you and your attorney must show strong evidence. This evidence includes:
To prove your cancer injuries, it must be clear that you have received healthcare for cancer, such as NHL. If you retain a Roundup cancer lawyer, they can ask all healthcare providers to provide copies of your medical records.
If possible, you should find any receipts that show that you bought Roundup. Or, your attorney can verify that you used Roundup with your employer. While this sounds like a small detail, it may help show the jury that you used Roundup for a long time.
Evidence of Use
You also need to establish how often you used Roundup. Provide as much detail as possible. Picture evidence, testimony from witnesses, and related information can be vital to proving that you used Roundup enough to cause cancer.
Time Between Exposure and Diagnosis
If you used Roundup to treat the weed in your garden on Tuesday and got a cancer diagnosis on Friday, it is unlikely there is a link. Cancer from Roundup exposure probably takes at least two years to develop. The court will review the latency period to determine if there is a connection.
However, if co-founders are present, variables that may have led to your disease, it is harder to hold Monsanto liable. Possible co-founders include the following:
- Use of tobacco
- Prior chemotherapy or radiation
- HIV diagnosis
- Agent Orange exposure
- Exposure to other carcinogens
Roundup cancer cases are complicated and difficult to prove. To obtain compensation for your injury, talk to an experienced Roundup cancer lawyer as soon as possible.