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Langston & Lott, PLLC Roundup Lawsuit
Roundup Lawsuit Information
and Case Evaluation
Roundup Lawsuit Information and Case Evaluation
Roundup Lawsuit FAQ
Roundup is a non-selective herbicide used to kill vegetation that competes with crops. Glysophate is the active ingredient in Roundup that prohibits the growth of the plants it targets.
Roundup is currently the largest-selling and most widely used herbicide in the world. As of 2009, Monsanto was also the world’s leading producer of seeds. The majority of these seeds are of the genetically-engineered Roundup Ready® brand, which are specifically designed to withstand the application of Roundup® herbicide.
In 2010, an estimated 70 percent of corn and cotton, and 90 percent of soybean, fields in the United States were Roundup Ready®.
Monsanto has known about the link between Roundup and cancer for years. IARC, widely considered the gold standard in the field of cancer research, analyzed all published, peer-reviewed data to come to this conclusion. Per the report, the cancer most associated with glyphosate exposure is non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Internal emails show that Monsanto became concerned about the effects of glysophate and ordered a secret internal study to be performed by Dr. James M. Parry in 1999. Dr. Perry asked Monsanto to perform testing on Roundup because there was no data available showing its effect on humans. 20 years later, Monsanto has never performed the test…
According to a study performed in 2008, exposure of 10 or more days using Roundup, in a year, may increase someone’s risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 200%.
Likewise, according to a 2001 study, using Roundup for more than 10 hours a day, for more than 2 days out of the year could double the risk of NHL. That means people who simply used Roundup heavily around their home and properties may have had Roundup play a significant role in their having developed cancer.
The cancers below are only those thought to be most commonly caused by Roundup:
- B-cell lymphomas:
- diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) (about 33% of all NHLs in the U.S.)
- Follicular lymphoma (about 20% of all lymphomas in the U.S.)
- chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
- small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL)
- hairy cell leukemia (HCL)
- mantle cell lymphoma (about 5% of lymphomas)
- marginal zone B-cell lymphomas (about 5–10% of all lymphomas)
- T-cell lymphomas:
- peripheral T cell lymphomas (PTCL)
Anyone diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), or any of its various subtypes, after using Roundup for their job or who used Roundup extensively around their property (i.e. home and garden use) should consider consulting an attorney about filing a claim.
However, our firm is primarily taking clients who used roundup on a regular basis while working in agriculture or those who worked around Roundup frequently such as an employee of a farm supply store that sold roundup or mechanics who worked on tractors and sprayers used to put out Roundup.
You can use the link above to take Langston & Lott, PLLC’s Roundup Case Evaluation. After answering a few short questions, you will find out if you meet the criteria we currently have for accepting new Roundup lawsuit clients. If you qualify, you will be provided a link with the documents we need to verify and file a claim on your behalf. You can execute these documents online from any smart phone or computer and get your case started within minutes!
In July 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a specialized intergovernmental agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), issued a final health assessment of glyphosate — the active chemical in Monsanto Company’s Roundup® herbicide — determining that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” IARC specifically linked exposure to Roundup® to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), including its various subtypes.
Numerous lawsuits have been filed by individuals who were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or one of its sub-types after being exposed to Roundup®. These clients were exposed to Roundup® in crop fields, commercial nurseries, landscaping, at home, and other places. Prior to IARC’s July 2015 evaluation of glyphosate, none of them were or could have been, aware that exposure to glyphosate and Roundup® could cause serious illnesses.
If you or a loved one developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or one of its sub-types after being exposed to Roundup®, call Langston and Lott, PLLC today to speak with an experienced attorney or complete our online case evaluation by following the link above and let our law firm get to work for you.