Maryland Roundup Cancer and Medical Problems Lawsuit Attorney
In recent years, studies from across the world have shown strong causal links between certain types of cancer and medical problems with the popular weedkiller, Roundup.
Filing a lawsuit for medical problems caused by Roundup means taking on the large corporation that produces it, Monsanto, but thousands of individuals have already won large settlements and verdicts in several lawsuits against the company. While primarily linked to causing Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Roundup has been connected to several other life-threatening conditions.
If you are a Roundup user who has developed cancer or other medical problems, our Roundup cancer attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call Rice, Murtha & Psoras at (410) 694-7291 for a free assessment of your case.
Roundup Cancer and Medical Problems Lawsuits and Verdicts
Over the last two decades, more and more lawsuits have been filed to recover damages caused by the popular weedkiller Roundup. Roundup weedkiller is a product developed and sold by Monsanto, which is a subsidiary of Bayer AG, and used worldwide on residential, business, and agricultural properties. However, several studies have concluded that glyphosate, the main chemical ingredient in Roundup, is carcinogenic and cancer-causing to humans and other animals. In fact, The World Health Organization reclassified glyphosate in 2015 as likely carcinogenic.
While glyphosate is generally used by farmers, residents, and businesses the world over, it is now generally regarded as causing Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a fast-spreading form of cancer. Studies have also linked the chemical to a host of other medical problems, which can be as life-threatening as lymphoma. Glyphosate is in most commercial herbicides, and long-term exposure can cause severe problems that victims in Maryland can recover compensation for.
As more studies have shown how Roundup causes cancer and other medical problems, more verdicts have been in favor of victims damaged by the dangerous chemical. For instance, in 2019, a couple was awarded more than $2 billion in damages from Monsanto, with $69 million going to punitive damages. This means Monsanto’s conduct was found to be so egregious that the court ordered extra damages to punish them. Evidence has shown that Monsanto was aware of glyphosate’s ability to cause cancer and did nothing to address it.
While it might seem shocking, Roundup is still sold on the market in the United States. Some countries have taken legal action and have barred the use of the herbicide in their countries. Our Roundup cancer attorneys can help you get justice for your injuries if you believe Roundup played a role in your illness.
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Caused by Roundup Weedkiller in Maryland
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is the main type of cancer linked to the use of Roundup. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is seriously dangerous as it works to attack the body’s lymphatic system. Our Roundup cancer lawyers can help you gather your medical records and other evidence to show how Roundup caused you to be diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
How Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Works
The lymphatic system is a part of the immune system and helps to fight infections and diseases in the body. The lymphatic system also moves nutrients and fluids, which can make lymphoma spread throughout the body faster. As lymphoma develops, it usually starts in the lymph nodes but can then spread to the spleen, bone marrow, and digestive tract.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is categorized as an aggressive form of cancer because of how quickly it can grow. In many cases, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can be deadly if not treated immediately. If not addressed quickly, lymphoma can spread to the brain and liver, from which there is no recovery.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has two types, B-cell and T-cell lymphoma. B-cell lymphoma attacks a victim’s B-cells, which are responsible for creating antibodies to fight bacteria and viruses. T-cell lymphoma destroys T-cells, which are the immune system’s main fighters against germs and other abnormal cells, and helps to boost the body’s immune system. As these cells become damaged by lymphoma, the door opens for many other medical problems to develop. The following subtypes of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can also develop in those who have used Roundup in Maryland:
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- Cutaneous B-cell lymphoma
- Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
- Follicular lymphoma
- Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia
Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma presents with several different signs and symptoms. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and have used Roundup, seek medical treatment immediately. The following are the most common symptoms of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma:
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin area
- Abdominal pain or swelling
- Coughing or trouble breathing
- Persistent fatigue
- Night sweats
- Chest pain
- Difficulty sleeping
- Unexplained weight loss
If your health has been declining with no explanation, and you exhibit any of the symptoms listed above, seek advice as soon as possible from a medical professional. Our Roundup cancer lawyers can help you connect with the right medical care if you believe Roundup contributed to your cancer.
Other Medical Problems Caused by Roundup Weedkiller in Maryland
Several other studies have shown a link between other medical conditions and the use of Roundup. The following are medical problems you could experience from using Roundup in Maryland.
Cell-cycle dysregulation can cause tumors and cancer to develop and has been linked to glyphosate. This can occur from even low-level uses of the herbicide and seriously damage the body’s endocrine system.
Oxidative stress happens when an imbalance between free radicals occurs, and the body’s ability to repair the damage done by free radicals has been compromised. This can lead to other serious conditions, like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Glyphosate has also been linked to birth defects. Studies show that Roundup can cause damage to the child’s DNA, leading to deformities, delayed development, and many other problems.
Other studies have concluded that Roundup might be the main factor in many breast cancer cases. While the links with breast cancer might be more tenuous than with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the mounting evidence that Roundup causes these medical problems cannot be ignored. Our Roundup cancer attorneys can help you recover compensation regardless of the medical problems Roundup has caused you.
Our Maryland Roundup Cancer and Medical Problems Attorneys Can Help
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer or another medical problem, our Roundup cancer attorneys can help determine if the weedkiller contributed to your illness. For a free case review, call Rice, Murtha & Psoras at (410) 694-7291.