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What is Roundup?

Roundup weed killer is a glyphosate-containing herbicide manufactured by Monsanto, which Bayer AG acquired in 2018. Since the introduction of Monsanto’s “Roundup Ready” crops in the 1990s, the use of agricultural-grade Roundup has increased exponentially. In 2012 alone, over 283 million pounds of glyphosate were sprayed on crops across the U.S., including corn, soybeans, and sugar beets, among others.

Today, glyphosate is the most widely used weed killer in the U.S. In fact, roughly half of Monsanto’s yearly revenue comes from their Roundup line of products, but the profitable herbicide comes with a dangerous price.

Roundup and the Risk of Non-hodgkin's Lymphoma

Initial findings from the WHO found that Roundup’s main chemical component, glyphosate, was specifically linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. These findings were first published in 2015.

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of cancer of the lymphatic system that forms when your body creates too many abnormal white blood cells.

According to the American Cancer Society, the overall 5-year relative survival rate for those with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is approximately 72%, although individual prognoses will depend on the specifics of a particular person’s case.

A few of the common symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma include:

  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Pain in the chest or abdomen
  • Fatigue
  • Fever

Those who use Roundup weed killer or have used it in the past are encouraged to speak with their doctor, especially if they display any abnormal symptoms related to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other conditions.

Who is at Risk of Developing Roundup-related Cancer?

Anyone regularly exposed to Roundup or other similar herbicides may be at risk of cancer today. Those at risk of developing Roundup-related cancers may include:

  • Avid gardeners
  • Farmworkers
  • Garden center and nursery workers
  • Groundskeepers
  • Horticulturists
  • Landscapers

Older people may also have a greater risk of Roundup-related cancer. Most (but not all) cases of lymphoma occur in those aged 60 or older, according to the American Cancer Society.

Why Should I File a Lawsuit?

You never deserved to develop cancer from a product that was marketed as safe. With a Roundup weed killer lawsuit, you can seek justice from Monsanto and Bayer for the illnesses they may have caused. We have assisted in obtaining millions of dollars in settlements for our clients injured and killed as a result of exposure to Roundup.

You have almost nothing to lose — and everything to gain — from filing a Roundup lawsuit against Monsanto and Bayer.

Through a Roundup lawsuit, you may:

Hold Monsanto and Bayer accountable for poisoning you.

Shine a light for other victims and encourage them to take action.

Receive financial compensation.

How We Can Help

Our attorneys and trial lawyers have decades of experience litigating and obtaining verdicts and settlements for clients all across the country for those who have been injured or have died.  Lawyers at SGGH have assisted in cases recovering more than $2 billion in verdicts and settlements for injured individuals.  Some of these results are record-setting in Illinois and around the country.  If you or a loved one believe you have a claim related to Roundup exposure, please Contact SGGH Today for a Free Consultation at (312)728-7444 or contact us online.