Austin Roundup Cancer Lawyer
If you’ve been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the fruits and vegetables you eat may be to blame—or at least, the Roundup herbicide that was sprayed on them may be. To find out if you have a product liability case, speak with an Austin Roundup cancer lawyer.
The popular weed killer Roundup, made by Monsanto, has been in the news in recent years with safety concerns over the product’s active ingredient, glyphosate, the most commonly used herbicide in the United States.
Studies have shown that as far back as 1981, scientists have linked glyphosate to cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a division of the World Health Organization (WHO), issued a warning, published in The Lancet Oncology in March 2015, on the hazards that glyphosate poses in relation to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
If you’ve been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and also been in contact with Roundup, it’s important for you to consult with an Austin Roundup cancer lawyer from Colley & Colley, LLP to determine whether this dangerous product may be at fault for your illness.
What Is Glyphosate?
Glyphosate is a popular herbicide used both in agriculture and on lawns and gardens to kill and control weeds and inhibit unwanted plant growth that competes with crops.
The use of Roundup has skyrocketed due to the production of genetically engineered Roundup Ready crops. The majority of corn and soybeans grown in the United States are now genetically modified organisms (GMO) that resist glyphosate. Because these crop plants can withstand exposure to the chemical, the use of this herbicide has been increasing. Farmers can kill weeds but leave their crops unscathed—but soaked in glyphosate.
These Roundup Ready crops reach consumers coated in this dangerous chemical, which unfortunately increases the risk of cancer to these same people. In addition, farmers spraying their crops with glyphosate are also at greater risk of developing cancer due to their constant exposure to the chemical.
Roundup and Its Link to Cancer
The most prevalent of all cancers that Roundup is associated with is non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer that begins in the lymphatic system by attacking the immune system cells called lymphocytes, which are found in the lymph nodes, spleen, and bone marrow.
During the last few decades, there has been an increase in the number of people diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The increase in the use of glyphosates in our agriculture has emerged as a contributing factor. According to the National Institute of Health, reports in recent studies have documented the links of glyphosates to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Symptoms and Treatment of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Cancer treatment from Roundup can be difficult for most people and hard on the body. Along with physical and psychological pain, patients may be forced to take time off from work, losing the necessary income to take care of their families.
Check with your doctor if you have these symptoms for two weeks or more:
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Enlarged or bloated abdomen
- Loss of appetite or weight loss
Risks of Roundup and Other Diseases
While the glyphosate in Roundup has been scientifically linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, there are many other diseases and health issues that glyphosates may contribute to, according to MIT scientist Dr. Stephanie Seneff. These illnesses may include the following:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Heart disease
- Gastrointestinal diseases
- Multiple sclerosis and ALS
An Austin Roundup Cancer Lawyer Can Help
If you believe you developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma due to Roundup, the experienced lawyers of Colley & Colley, LLP are dedicated to fighting for your right to recover the maximum compensation possible for your case. Call 1-877-411-2001 or contact us through the form below for a free, no-obligation legal evaluation.