Roundup is the most widely used herbicide in the world. Developed by Monsanto in the 1970’s, the key active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate. Over the years, published studies have linked exposure to glyphosate to an increased risk of certain types of cancers. In July of 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found that glyphosate was “probably carcinogenic to humans.” In particular, the IARC found that glyphosate was linked to increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, (NHL), including B-cell lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, lymphocytic-lymphoma, hairy cell leukemia and other subtypes of NHL.
In 2018, a jury awarded two-hundred eighty-nine million dollars ($289,000,000.00) to a California man who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after being exposed to Roundup in his job as a school district groundskeeper. In March of 2019, another jury awarded $80 million to another California man who developed NHL after using Roundup to kill poison oak and weeds around his residential property. Most recently on May 13, 2019 a jury awarded over $2 billion dollars to a California couple who each developed NHL after exposure to Roundup.
If you or a loved one developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) after exposure to Roundup, you may have a claim for compensation. WORSEY LAW FIRM is accepting new clients and has the knowledge and experience to make a difference. Please contact us for a free evaluation.