Suffering from Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma cancer due to Roundup?
Texas product liability attorney explains Monsanto Roundup litigation process
Are you or a loved one suffering from Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL)? Do you suspect you developed this form of cancer due to exposure to Roundup, a weed killing herbicide produced by Monsanto Company?
If so, contact our law firm, Chad Jones Law, P.C. You may be able to eligible for financial compensation as part of a nationwide, products liability case against Monsanto. A multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been formed in California regarding Monsanto Roundup NHL cases filed across the country.
Central Texas attorney Chad Jones and his legal team would like to review this matter personally with you. This includes fellow lawyers representing clients who worked with the commercial application of Roundup and has been diagnosed with NHL. Simply contact us and schedule an appointment today.
Link between Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Roundup?
Some studies have found a link between Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and exposure to pesticides, including Roundup. The Section of Environment and Radiation, International Agency for Research on Cancer conducted such a study. The findings were published in April 2014 and titled, "Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and occupational exposure to agricultural pesticide chemical groups and active ingredients: a systematic review and meta-analysis."
The 2014 study examined 30 years of medical research and the link between Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and exposure to 80 pesticides. In particular, researchers found that farm workers exposed to glyphosate, an ingredient in Roundup, were twice as likely to develop Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Roundup has been on the market since 1974. In recently years, some countries have banned the use of glyphosate-based pesticides. Such countries include the Netherlands and El Salvador. The State of California also received court approval in March 2017 to label glyphosate as a cancer-causing carcinogen.
What is multidistrict litigation (MDL)?
Multidistrict litigation is a legal term used to describe when a large number of legal cases involving similar claims are consolidated into one, large case in a single, legal jurisdiction. This legal maneuver is generally done to speed up the process of resolving such cases.
When numerous cases are combined into one MDL case, such cases are often referred to as a class-action lawsuit. MDL class-action cases often involve thousands of people taking legal action against a single corporation due to similar injuries or illnesses.
There are many other unique aspects to MDL cases. As a result, it's critical that you have an attorney handling your case familiar with the MDL process. Attorney Jones thoroughly understands the process and can work closely with you every step of the way.
What is Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma?
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma is type of cancer that affects a person's lymphatic system, a group of organs and tissues that fight infections throughout the body. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma occurs when the lymphatic systems produces too many lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell.
Normally, lymphocytes die off and are replaced by new, healthy lymphocytes. For people with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, their lymphocytes do not die. Instead, they divide and continue to live and thrive in a person's body.
As a result, an abnormal tumor (swelling of tissue) develops in a person's lymph nodes due to the large number of lymphocyte white blood cells. A person's B cells (white blood cells that produce antibodies to fight infections) are most often affected. However, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma can also affect a person's T cells (white blood cells that directly kill infections).
Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma?
There are many different symptoms of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. These include:
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Chest pain
- Abdominal pain
- Unexplained weight loss
- Lack of energy
If you or a loved one experiences any of these symptoms, talk to a doctor as soon as possible. Your health could be at risk.
How attorney Chad Jones can help you
Legal issues involving Roundup and Monsanto change constantly. Keeping track of the latest developments in such complex legal cases can be overwhelming. That's why some attorneys avoid tackling such tough cases. Our firm thrives on them. That's because we believe strongly in holding corporations accountable for their actions.
If you or a loved one has Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and you believe exposure to Roundup caused your cancer, our team wants to meet to meet with you. We regularly handle complex MDL cases and can serve as your personal contact throughout the legal process. Contact us online or call 1-800-645-6637 right now.