Raleigh Attorneys Reviewing Monsanto Roundup Cancer Claims
If you have had a long-term exposure to commercial grade Roundup® and have recently been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, we would like to review your diagnosis. You may have a legal right to seek compensation from the herbicide manufacturer to cover your medical bills and other losses related to the cancer diagnosis.
The lawyers at Hardison & Cochran, Attorneys at Law are investigating cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma caused by exposure to commercial grade Roundup. Our knowledgeable product liability attorney can review your work history and analyze whether there is a potential link between your disease and exposure to Roundup. Chemical manufacturers have a legal responsibility to produce products that are safe and to warn adequately of known hazards.
Our attorneys stand up for injured individuals and families throughout North Carolina who have been harmed by the negligence of others, including those who developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma from exposure to herbicides. Our attorneys handle cases on a contingency fee basis so our clients do not have any upfront costs. You owe nothing unless we obtain compensation for you. Contact us for a free consultation and Roundup lawsuit evaluation if you or a loved one has recently be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Roundup Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Lawsuit
Roundup is manufactured by the Monsanto Company, a maker of agricultural chemicals. The herbicide is used by farmers, agricultural workers, nursery workers, landscapers and homeowners. It works by blocking certain proteins that plants need to grow and is one of the most widely used weed killers in the United States. Its active ingredient is glyphosate.
Glyphosate has been used since the 1970s. The commercial use of glyphosate has increased significantly since the introduction of crops that have been genetically modified to make them resistant to glyphosate. That allows farmers to spray Roundup on their fields to kill weeds without harming their crops. The sodium salt form of glyphosate is used to ripen fruit. Farm workers as well as people living near commercial farms may be exposed to Roundup and other glyphosate products.
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a division of the World Health Organization, assessed the cancer risk of five pesticides and herbicides used in industrial farming. They labeled glyphosate (Roundup) as a probable carcinogen, meaning the chemical probably causes cancer in humans. The IARC report said glyphosate caused cancer in laboratory tests involving animals and said there was some evidence the chemical caused genetic damage in human cells.
The National Pesticide Information Center states that some studies have associated use of glyphosate with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
A group of independent scientists has urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban Roundup in the United States. Earlier this year, the EPA withdrew a report concluding that Roundup was “not likely” to cause cancer in humans. EPA said it is still conducting an ongoing review of glyphosate and the assessment is not yet complete.
A number of people diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (also known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma) have filed Roundup cancer lawsuits alleging that the Monsanto has known that glyphosate was hazardous to humans, but failed to warn adequately of the risk. Monsanto continues to claim that Roundup is safe and to dispute studies linking the product to cancer.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of cancer that develops in the body’s immune system. It generally involves cancerous tumors in the lymph nodes. According to the Mayo Clinic, certain chemicals intended to kill insects and weeds may increase your risk of developing Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Contact North Carolina Attorneys for Free Roundup Lawsuit Evaluation
Our attorneys at Hardison & Cochran are committed to holding accountable companies who harm North Carolina agricultural workers and farm families by failing to warn adequately of known hazards. If you work on a farm or lived near a commercial farm and have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, you do not have to carry this burden by yourself.
Let our compassionate attorneys review the specifics of your cancer diagnosis and work history and discuss your legal options for seeking compensation for your medical bills and other losses. If you have developed cancer as a result of chemical exposure, you may be entitled to seek compensation. Call us today to find out how we can help.