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Glyphosate, the core ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed products, is a human carcinogen causing Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and other types of lymphoma including multiple myeloma and other diseases. Studies show that prolonged exposure and use of glyphosate-based products, such as Roundup produced by Monsanto, may cause lymphoma cancer types. If you were diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma or other lymphoma types and have been using Roundup weed and grass products at your work or for personal use, our lawyers will help recover the maximum amount of compensation for you and your family.

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How do Roundup weed products cause Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer?

Glyphosate Cancer Causing Chemical Exposure

Researchers and scientists have studied and tested lymphoma types of cancer, studies have shown that when glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, enters the body, the chemical can change the genetic material of cells, so that they multiply endlessly without dying. Avoid ingesting, inhaling and any skin exposure to pesticides and herbicides containing glyphosate chemical such as Roundup, as it may greatly increase the risk of lymphoma types of cancer.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and other lymphoma cancer types, all caused by Glyphosate in Roundup Weed & Grass Products

Roundup Products

Glyphosate is a synthetic herbicide and crop desiccant, introduced by Monsanto in 1974. It became the key ingredient in arguably the best-known weed and grass products in the entire world, Roundup line of products is available on every shelf in stores.

Monsanto, a biotech company that developed Roundup products, acted with malice and oppression because they knew what they were doing was wrong and doing it with reckless disregard for human life. The World Health Organization’s Institute Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a carcinogenic chemical.

Monsanto owns many products which contain glyphosate, so here is a list so you know which ones to avoid:

  • Roundup Ready-To-Use Weed & Grass Killer III – This is their basic herbicide. Most people use this product when taking care of their lawns. It can come in different variations, some with a built-in wand, other without it. Even if the packaging might be different, its use remains the same, namely spraying it over the weeds.
  • Roundup Precision Gel - This product is a stick that releases gel. People touch the leaves of the weeds they want to kill with the gel and then they just wait for it to take effect. This product still uses glyphosate, and because it is in gel form, without proper handling, it can be extremely easy for a person to unintentionally ingest it.
  • Roundup Ready-To-Use Extended Control Weed & Grass Killer Plus Weed Preventer II – This product is the same as the first one. Besides killing weeds, it is also preventing others to grow, so it is a product people used when thinking about long-term effects.
  • Roundup Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate – This product is a liquid that must be sprayed over undesirable plants. With this said, there is twice the amount of glyphosate in it compared with the standard version (this one has 18%, the standard one has 2%). There are other products with the “Concentrate” label, such as Roundup Concentrate Extended Control Weed & Grass Killer Plus Weed Preventer, Roundup Concentrate Poison Ivy Plus Tough Bush Killer or Roundup Weed & Grass Killer Super Concentrate, with the last one having 50% glyphosate. Because of its high quantities of glyphosate, this product is even more dangerous, and it poses a greater risk of developing cancer if used frequently.

Roundup (for garden, lawn or driveway weeds) has been used in public and private gardens, parks, crops, lawns and many other places, virtually everywhere. We have research that links Roundup glyphosate-based herbicide products to both Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other types of lymphoma cancers. Our lawyers are ready to help families receive compensation for past and future medical bills and other losses. We receive payment only if our clients receive compensation.

Lymphoma cancer patients and family eligible for compensation

Glyphosate Cancer Causing Chemical Exposure

Workers may develop these diseases due to using Roundup at their jobs are, a few occupations that are known for heavy use of Roundup weed and grass products are the following:

  • farm workers
  • garden center employees
  • nursery employees
  • landscapers
  • groundskeepers
  • professional gardeners


Our research shows that heavy use of Roundup products and frequent exposure to the glyphosate cancer-causing chemical have been closely linked to Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other types of lymphoma cancer subtypes:

  • follicular lymphoma (average treatment costs $125,520/annually)
  • chronic lymphocytic leukemia (average treatment costs $122,450/annually)
  • mantle cell lymphoma (average treatment costs $105,220/annually)
  • diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (average treatment costs $142,680/annually)
  • hairy cell leukemia (average treatment costs $133,790/annually)
  • Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (average treatment costs $82,320/annually)
  • multiple myeloma (average treatment costs $192,440/annually)

Compensation type our lymphoma cancer patients & family members receive

Depending on the type and severity of lymphoma a person develops, this disease can be a debilitating one, negatively impacting lives. If you or someone in your family have developed lymphoma after being exposed to Roundup, you are entitled to seek monetary compensation for:

  • All the medical expenses after a lymphoma diagnosis;
  • Any lost wages due to inability to continue working due to lymphoma medical treatments;
  • The pain and suffering resulted after a lymphoma diagnosis;
  • Any other economic loses and punitive damages, if applicable.

OUR CLAIMS PROCESS IN LYMPHOMA CANCER CASES

There is a time frame limit to file your claim that varies by state. Call us so we can check eligibility.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma cancer caused by Roundup products case study and filled lawsuits

Since the groundbreaking Monsanto lawsuit in August 2018, people have discovered that Roundup and glyphosate may be extremely toxic and people are at risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma if they are exposed to it. People who have been hurt by the massive company have stepped forward and they demanded justice. They have been combined in Multidistrict Litigation lawsuits (MDL), which means that plaintiffs combine their lawsuits and will be tried in court, as hundreds of cases have emerged after they found out about the Dewayne Johnson vs. Monsanto lawsuit and the IARC study.

Dewayne Johnson awarded $78 Million for punitive and compensatory damages

Dewayne Johnson worked as a groundskeeper for a school near San Francisco. As part of his job, he applied Roundup products to kill weeds several times each year. He has declared that after an incident where the hose from the tank holding the herbicide broke, he was drenched in the herbicide. He said that he developed a rash after, but when he called the company they didn’t warn him about the possibility that Roundup products contain chemicals such as glyphosate that cause cancer. Another common occurrence was that when spraying the glyphosate-based herbicide on windy days, it would often fly back and constantly splash him on the face. In a few years, he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, an aggressive type of cancer, with over 80% of his body being covered in lesions. After hearing his story, the jurors awarded him $39 million in punitive damages plus $39 million in compensatory damages.

Aaron Johnson, farm worker diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma used Roundup

In February 2016, Aaron Johnson filed a lawsuit against Monsanto, claiming that the glyphosate-based herbicide, Roundup, caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He has worked at a Macadamia farm since 1997, and he used Roundup both at his job and around his home. In January 2014, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After finding out about the IARC study, the man decided to file a lawsuit against Monsanto. Aaron Johnson seeks compensatory, punitive and attorney fees in an amount that the Court deems just and proper.

Edward Hardeman, used Roundup on his property, diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

In February 2016, Edward Hardeman filed a lawsuit against Monsanto, claiming that he developed large B-cell Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after decades of glyphosate exposure. He has been using Round Up from the 1980’s on his property, claiming that he always followed the safety precautions. In February 2015 he was diagnosed with his illness. Monsanto wanted to dismiss this lawsuit, but in April 2016, a federal judge in California rejected their request. Edward Hardeman seeks compensatory, punitive and attorney fees in an amount that the Court deems just and proper.

Teri Michelle McCall, husband farmer died of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

In March 2016, a widow named Teri Michelle McCall filed a wrongful death suit against Monsanto, claiming that her husband, Jackson McCall developed Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup. The couple worked on a farm for over 40 years. Even though he stayed clear of most herbicides, Mr. Jackson used Roundup on his farm. In September 2015, he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and he died of a stroke caused by the severe treatments he was undergoing on December 26, 2015. In 2012, the couple’s dog, Duke, died aged 6 year old after developing lymphoma. The dog used to play in the glyphosate-sprayed fields.

Ronald Peterson and Jeff Hall, farmers and landscaper, both diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

The next case set for trial is that of Ronald Peterson and Jeff Hall vs. Monsanto. The date set is February 5th , 2019. Ronald Peterson is a farmer who purchased and used Monsanto products for approximately 35 years. He was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in May 2015. Jeff Hall is a professional landscaper who purchased and used Monsanto products for approximately 4 years. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2013. The plaintiffs request a total of $125,000 in compensatory and punitive damages.

Robert Cazier, used Roundup extensively, diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Thymoma

The plaintiffs are seeking an expedited trial in the Cazier vs. Monsanto trial. Mr. Robert Cazier has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2004 and with metastatic Thymoma in 2011, after “using Roundup extensively”. After learning of the recent trial and new scientific discoveries, he decided to take legal action against Monsanto.

Mr. and Mrs. Pilliod, couple both diagnosed with B-cell Lymphoma after using Roundup

The plaintiffs in the case of Pilliod vs Monsanto are seeking to go to trial in December 2018. Mr. and Mrs. Pilliod are and elderly couple, both over 70 years old, are seeking justice because after using Roundup for decades, Mr. Pilliod was diagnosed with Stage IV diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with lymphadenopathy and skeletal metastasis in 2011 and Mrs. Pilliod was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell CNS lymphoma in her brain in 2015.

It is estimated that 8,000 plaintiffs have filed lawsuits against Monsanto, and we believe that even more cases are going to follow, since more and more people realize that their cancer might have been caused by years of exposure to Roundup, or other glyphosate-based herbicides.

Medical treatment costs for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma patients and family members

Glyphosate Cancer Causing Chemical Exposure

We know that medical costs for lymphoma cancer treatments are expensive, even with insurance, our attorneys are dedicated to help you and your family members receive compensation for any medical costs and traveling incurred, also recover compensation for pain and suffering and lost wages. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has four different stages, depending on how severe the disease really is and how much it has spread: stage I, stage II, stage III and stage IV. There are different types of treatments available, depending on the stage of the lymphoma cancer:

  • Chemotherapy ($7,000 per session): This is a drug that is given orally or intravenously; this medicine is used because it attacks and kills cancer cells; To increase effectiveness, chemotherapy may be used in combination with other types of treatments;
  • Radiotherapy ($12,000 per year): This type of treatment uses targets radiation towards the specific part of your body where the cancer is located; Radiation is used in order to kill the cancerous cells and make sure that they do not metastasize;
  • High-Dose Chemotherapy and Bone Marrow Transplant ($800,000 per transplant): If the initial chemotherapy treatment did not yield results, the doctor may increase the dosage of the drugs; Because of this, however, the bone marrow will be severely damaged, so a bone marrow transplant will be necessary;
  • Other Types Of Medication ($17,000 per year): Due to the significant advancement of medicine, scientists have discovered new way to fight non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; One such way is by using monoclonal antibody; They signal the body’s immune system to target and attack the cancerous cells in order to destroy them;

Even though the treatment may be successful and the cancer cells are completely destroyed, common side-effects after lymphoma treatments are:

  • Fatigue;
  • Tiredness;
  • Skin rashes;
  • Hair loss;
  • Infertility;
  • Mouth ulcers;
  • Vomiting;
  • Loss of appetite;
  • Problems sleeping;
  • Fever and chills;

Legal assistance for families of victims diagnosed with lymphoma cancer types

If a close family member was diagnosed with any type of lymphoma cancer or myeloma, and you know they have been using Roundup weed and grass products at their work or at home for personal use, we can help recover compensation from Monsanto, the company responsible for exposing millions of people to cancer-causing chemicals. The process is very simple and a family member will be able to help with all the documentation and paperwork which takes less than 1 hour, our staff and attorneys will then build your case. We have an extended legal, research and a medical team that tested the Roundup products, we already have proof and documentation for claims in order for a fast outcome. We have over 25 years of experience in environmental law and we will fight for the maximum amount of compensation for each and every client.

Understanding how and why Monsanto used Glyphosate chemical causing cancer in their Roundup products

Monsanto is a company that has left its mark on the world’s history, getting it harder and harder to distinguish between fame and infamy. Just like in cases about asbestos, it is absolutely horrible for people to continuously use a product thinking it is safe, when in reality it was slowly killing them. The attorneys at Environmental Litigation Group want to defend people from such a terrible fate, and we aim to go toe-to-toe even with a company with such a long history.

  • 1901 - Monsanto is founded in St. Louis, Missouri;
  • 1965 - Monsanto begins producing Agent Orange, a very toxic herbicide and defoliant used in the Vietnam War;
  • 1974 - Monsanto brings to the market the glyphosate-based herbicide called Roundup;
  • 1996 - Monsanto develops the first “Roundup Ready” crops; These are plant seeds which are genetically modified so they are not affected by the Roundup herbicide;
  • 1996 - Monsanto is sued by the New York State attorney general for misleading advertising, saying that their glyphosate-based herbicides were “safer than table salt”;
  • 2001 - The American Association for Cancer Research published a study researching if herbicides could cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A link was found between glyphosate-exposure and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma;
  • 2003 - An American study was published, researching the link between pesticide and herbicide exposure and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in farms. Several of these substances were found to be linked with an increased chance of developing non- Hodgkin’s lymphoma, one of these being glyphosate;
  • 2008 - A Swedish study was published, researching if exposure to pesticides would increase the chance of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in men and women aged between 18 and 74 years old. At the end of the study, the researchers claimed “In conclusion our study confirmed an association between exposure to phenoxyacetic acids and NHL and the association with glyphosate was considerably strengthened.”;
  • 2009 - Monsanto is confirmed to have been convicted of false advertising in a French court, after saying that Roundup left the soil clean; The European Union classified it Roundup as being “dangerous for the environment”;
  • 2013 - Entropy, a Switzerland-based scientific journal, concludes that glyphosate enhances chemical residues and environmental toxins, saying that “Negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body.” They write that among other negative consequences that glyphosate can have on the body, one of them is cancer; 
  • 2014 - A study was published, researching the link between occupational exposure to pesticides and farmland workers. At the end of the study, they found out that “In a handful of papers, associations between pesticides and NHL subtypes were reported; B cell lymphoma was positively associated with phenoxy herbicides and the organophosphorus herbicide glyphosate.”;
  • 2015 - The International Agency for Research on Cancer (part of the World Health Organization) places glyphosate in Group 2A, meaning that they found it to be “probably carcinogenic to humans”; This year, people begin to file the first lawsuits against Monsanto, alleging that they have developed cancer because of the product;
  • 2016 - The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a peer-reviewed medical journal, publishes a study, concluding that glyphosate is associated with “a high risk of cutaneous melanoma”, AKA skin cancer;
  • 2018 - The first Roundup lawsuit to go to trial results in the plaintiff winning $289 million; Dwayne Johnson is a former groundskeeper who says that his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was caused by exposure to glyphosate; This year, Bayer, a German multinational company, acquires Monsanto for $66 billion; They intend to discontinue the Monsanto name, as an attempt to try and recover some trust from the public;

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, connection to Glyphosate in Roundup pesticides products

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is often misdiagnosed or a delayed diagnosis is also very common. It is important to connect the dots sooner rather than later, if Roundup(containing cancer causing chemical glyphosate) use was a possibility then early tests and a diagnosis are extremely important for the course of treatment. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma symptoms are very similar to other illnesses, such as influenza, HIV, mononucleosis and infections. If it is misdiagnosed, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma can metastasize and spread very quickly to other parts of the body, hence lower chances of survival and a low prognosis.

Here are a few tests that hospitals and doctors do in order to properly diagnose Non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients:

  • Biopsy: the doctor will remove a small part of the lymph node and study it to see if there are cancer cells present in it; even if they find them, further tests will be required in order to make a precise diagnosis;
  • Blood tests: the doctor will take a sample of blood to study it and check the overall health of the body and see how much the cancer has affected it;
  • Bone marrow sample: the doctor will use a long needle to extract a sample of bone marrow from the patient’s pelvis; this is very important, because this way he will check if the cancer has affected the bone marrow; if the disease has gotten that far, more powerful treatments will be administered;
  • Chest X-ray: the doctor will do a chest X-ray in order to see if there are any enlarged lymph nodes there and if the cancer has spread to the lungs;
  • Lumbar puncture: the doctor will insert a long needle between the bones of the spine in order to extract a sample of spinal fluid; he will then check to see if there are cancer cell inside it; this is a good way to test what stage the lymphoma is in and what the appropriate treatments are;

A proper diagnosis may take some time, as professional doctors know that this is a very delicate matter and they need to be 100% sure about their diagnosis in order to move forward. However if you know you used Roundup a lot at your job or at home let the medical staff know so they can speed up the diagnosis process and tests.

Do NOT delay a lawsuit or a claim, you have 3 years to file after a lymphoma diagnosis

We know that going through a lymphoma cancer diagnosis is devastating, but we are ready to help you and your family at least recover compensation for medical treatment needed. But you must act fast, as there is a 3 year statute of limitation. This means that after a certain time has passed, the patient or the family members will not be able to recover compensation.

If you or a loved one have been exposed to Roundup and glyphosate and suffer from any type of lymphoma cancer, our attorneys are ready to help you obtain compensation for medical bills and more. It is very important that you have your diagnosis papers when you reach out to us as our lawyers and staff cannot do anything until a definite Non-Hodgkin lymphoma or lymphoma type of cancer diagnosis is made. After you have your diagnosis, you can come meet us in person, contact us online or by phone at 888.373.8301 and our lawyers will help build your case.