Montgomery & Ponder, LLC is investigating claims related to cancer being caused by Monsanto’s Roundup, which is currently the largest selling herbicide in the world. Roundup is a glyphosate based herbicide that has been used and sold by Monsanto since the mid-1970’s. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer conducted a study in which it concluded that glyphosate is a Group 2A agent that is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” IARC specifically linked prolonged exposure to Roundup to non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
The Economist reported that last month a jury found for the plaintiff, Dewayne Johnson, and awarded him $289 million in damages in a case against Monsanto. Mr. Johnson was a school groundskeeper who used Roundup 20 to 30 times per year in the course of his employment. Two years after an accident where he was covered in the product, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. As the cancer spread, lesions covered nearly 80% of his body.
CNN reported last year that more than 800 patients were suing Monsanto claiming Roundup gave them cancer. Since then, hundreds more plaintiffs -- including cancer patients, their spouses or their estates -- have also sued Monsanto, making similar claims. Some experts believe that glyphosate is not exclusively to blame, but Roundup as a whole may be what is carcinogenic to humans.
Symptoms of non-Hodkin’s lymphoma from Roundup may include:
- Lymph Node Enlargement
- Swollen Abdomen
- Chest Pain
- Difficulty Breathing or Shortness of Breath
- Fever, Fatigue, Anemia or Tired Feelings
- Sudden Weight Loss
If you or a loved one has sustained an injury, such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, as a result of Roundup, please contact the attorneys at Montgomery Ponder immediately at (205) 377-5004.