Ohio Toxic Exposure Lawyer Investigating Glyphosate and Roundup Exposure Links to leukemia and non Hodgkin Lymphoma for plaintiffs nationwide
Current litigation is underway in Roundup Exposure Cancer Cases, and settlements are likely within the next year. Bayer, the company that purchased Monsanto, is feeling pressure in thousands of injury claims related to Roundup exposure and leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Do not hesitate to ask questions and to seek counsel if you have been diagnosed with cancer and have a history of Roundup or pesticide exposure. There may be no safe level of Roundup use, though the company, in defiance, still claims their product is non-toxic and safe for use.
Health authorities and consumer safety attorneys beg to differ, and say Roundup and other Monsanto products have been harming consumers for years. The company may have been aware of the health risks and concealed the information in order to sell more of their toxic products.
Non Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer that begins by affecting cells in the body’s immune system. This group of cancers is actually more than 50 different diseases that involve lymphocytes, which are types of white blood cells.
Lymphocytes are in the lymph nodes and other lymphoid tissues, such as the spleen and bone marrow. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 70,000 new cases of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) are diagnosed in the United States every year, and the number of new cases is increasing. Of these cases, around 20,000 will result in death.
Studies have been released that show that exposure to glyphosate products like the popular weedkiller Roundup can increase the risk of developing non hodgkin lymphoma cancer by up to 40 percent. The researchers found a credible link between the popular weedkiller Roundup and non Hodgkin lymphoma cancer.
Roundup Risk Factors
Scientists have long theorized that pesticides like glyphosate cause genetic mutations in white blood cells, thereby weakening the body’s immune system and ability to fight off disease and cancer.
A recent report published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health mentions a “striking increase” in incidents of NHL over the past 30 years. The study recorded trends of incidents of cancer among farm workers, pointing out that exposure to agricultural pesticides are often associated with significant impacts.
According to the Mayo Clinic, evidence also strongly supports a role for uncommon viruses in causing NHL. People who have had organ transplants and some people who have been infected with hepatitis C or HIV are at risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Older age—Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can occur at any age, but the risk increases with age. It’s most common at 60 years of age or older.
Ohio Toxic Exposure & Non Hodgkin Lymphoma
Plaintiffs may become ill soon after Roundup exposure, or it may take years for cancers like Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) or Small-Cell lymphocytic leukemia (SLL) to develop. Glyphosate and other pesticides and common chemicals have been found to be extremely toxic, and the more a chemical is used, the more risk it presents.
The following toxins have all been linked in the medical literature:
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms
The first symptom is often a painless enlargement of lymph nodes in the neck, under the arms, or in the groin. Other lymph nodes are commonly affected:
• Enlarged lymph nodes in the chest may press against airways, causing cough and difficulty breathing. They may press against blood vessels in the chest, causing swelling in the face, neck, or arms.
• Lymph nodes in the abdomen may press against various organs, causing loss of appetite, constipation, abdominal pain, or swelling of the legs.
Non-Hodgkin lymphomas also occasionally affects the nervous system, causing weakness or abnormal sensations. Some lymphomas can appear in the blood and bone marrow, and people develop symptoms related to too few red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets.
• Too few red blood cells can cause fatigue, shortness of breath, and pale skin
• Too few white blood cells can lead to infection
• Too few platelets may lead to increased bruising or bleeding
Other symptoms include:
• Persistent fever
• Difficulty breathing
• Weight loss
• Chest pain
• Night sweats
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment
In addition to analyzing a patient’s symptoms, a doctor will order a lymph node biopsy to confirm any cancer diagnosis. The likelihood of a cure or long-term survival depends on the type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and when treatment begins. It is unknown which treatment option is best initially, so the choice of treatment is influenced by the extent of disease and a person’s symptoms.
Filing a Roundup Cancer Lawsuit can help compensate victims for large medical expenses and their pain and suffering. Filing a claim is also necessary to hold Monsanto and Bayer responsible for the harm they have caused to thousands of Americans. Consumer safety can only be achieved when companies are held liable for their actions.
Contact an Ohio Roundup Cancer Lawyer
Groundskeepers, landscapers, plant nursery staff and farmers who have been exposed to Roundup and other weedkiller and herbicides are most likely to develop cancers like leukemia or non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The heavier the use and the more frequent the exposure, the more likely Roundup side effects will take hold.
You may file a lawsuit with the assistance of a toxic exposure lawyer if you have developed cancer following pesticide exposure. You may be able to seek compensation and can be eligible for a Roundup cancer settlement.
Negotiations will determine the value of each settlement, as will each single plaintiff’s personal health condition and involvement with Roundup. The Lyon Firm is dedicated to representing injured plaintiffs and will serve each client with utmost care and compassion.
If you or a loved one has suffered from non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and have questions about the root cause and the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer these critical questions.