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Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit Attorney

A Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit attorney pursues cases against Monsanto, now owned by Bayer. More than 40,000 people have filed suit against Monsanto over Roundup. They all allege that exposure to Roundup herbicide caused them or their loved ones to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma or other cancer(s). They charge that Monsanto covered up the risks. Roundup (with glyphosate)  was declared a “probable human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2015.  Hundreds of studies around the world have linked glyphosate and Roundup to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), small lymphocytic lymphoma, and several other types of cancer related to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

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As a result of those damning studies, our law firm in Houston, Texas is filing lawsuits against Monsanto for people who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after being exposed to Roundup. Matthews & Associates is pursuing Monsanto Roundup lawsuits in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.  

If you’ve been diagnosed with NHL, CLL,  B-Cell Lymphoma, or another NHL-related cancer, contact a Monsanto lawyer for a free legal consultation regarding a potential Monsanto roundup cancer lawsuit.

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Roundup Linked to Cancer 

Several long-term experiments on human populations now show a clear link between Roundup and cancer, birth defects and kidney disease.  The World Health Organization and the American Cancer Society recently announced that glyphosate in Roundup is probably carcinogenic.  Roundup, however, is the larger concern.  Evidence shows that Roundup is many times more toxic than glyphosate alone. Monsanto tested only glyphosate before unleashing Roundup and many other glyphosate-containing pesticides on the market.

Glyphosate has been linked to several types of cancer, including:

  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Large Diffuse B-cell
  • Follicullar Lymphoma
  • Cutaneous T-Cell
  • Anapalastic T-cell
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Primary Central Nervous System (CNS) Lymphoma

What Is Monsanto’s Roundup?

Roundup is an herbicide that kills most living things not genetically engineered to withstand it.  Monsanto promotes Roundup-ready corn, soy and other genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on the promise that GMO’s require less herbicide than traditionally-farmed plants (organic farming uses no herbicides).   Monsanto also claims GMO’s can be made more resistant to drought.  The reality is far from the promise.

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Roundup Injuries: Lymphoma & Leukemia

Studies around the world have linked glyphosate and Roundup to non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL), Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma, Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma Angioimmunoblastic Lymphoma, Blastic NK-Cell Lymphoma, Burkitt’s Lymphoma, Burkitt-like Lymphoma (Small Non-Cleaved Cell Lymphoma),  Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, Diffuse Large BCell Lymphoma, Enteropathy-Type T-Cell Lymphoma, Follicular Lymphoma, Hepatosplenic GammaDelta T-Cell Lymphoma, Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, Marginal Zone Lymphoma, Nasal T-Cell Lymphoma, Pediatric Lymphoma, Peripheral T-Cell Lymphomas, Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma, T-Cell Leukemias, Transformed Lymphomas, Treatment-Related T-Cell Lymphomas, and Waldenström Macroglobulinemia.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is a blood cancer some farmers, farm workers, or homeowners may suffer if they are exposed to Roundup.  Monsanto faces Roundup cancer lawsuits brought by people suffering from leukemia which they say was caused by Roundup exposure.  Plaintiffs in these cases charge that they were never warned about the increased risk of cancer and the link between Roundup and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

What Is Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia?

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is a cancer of white blood cells called lymphocytes.  These cells, which are made in bone marrow, fight infections.

Woman with Chronic Leukemia Files Roundup Lawsuit

On September 22, 2015, a woman diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) after exposure to Roundup filed a Roundup cancer lawsuit.

Judy Fitzgerald charges in her petition that she was routinely exposed to Roundup while working at N&O Horticulture Products in New York from 1994 to 1998. Ms. Fitzgerald said that she became ill several times within hours of her Roundup exposure.

The lawsuit is filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York – In Re: Judy Fitzgerald v. Monsanto Co. – Case No. 2:15-cv-05494.

Monsanto Roundup Is Everywhere

Roundup, which is much more toxic than glyphosate, its one named active ingredient, has been detected in the blood and urine of agricultural workers as well as in people all over the country.  Glyphosate was recently detected in every European Parliament Green Party member.  It is likely detectable in every person who walks and breathes in this country.  (Spoiler alert: Just because you don’t gave a grapefruit-sized tumor growing from your neck doesn’t mean Roundup is not affecting you in some nefarious way.)  Recent studies have also shown that Roundup badly affects the livers of rats at doses thousands of times lower than those allowed by the U.S. EPA.  Glyphosate is undeniably absorbed by the human body, and it accumulates in body tissues.  In 2013, the Obama administration, a longtime Monsanto supporter, doubled the allowable level of glyphosate in our drinking water.

Risk of Leukemia from Roundup

Roundup was classified as a “probable human carcinogen” in 2015 by the World Health Organization (WHO).  Cancer research agency experts cited studies linking Roundup to blood cancers and non-Hodgkin lymphoma in farm-workers around the world.

Roundup Lawsuits Filed by Farm-Workers & Home Gardeners

Lawsuits have been filed throughout the U.S. by people who were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Roundup. Most of these lawsuits have been filed by agricultural workers exposed to heavy amounts of Roundup through spraying. One lawsuit, however, was filed  in Delaware April 6, 2016 by a New York man who used Roundup around his home for 10 years. The man was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in April 2011.

What Is Glyphosate?

Glyphosate is listed in Monsanto’s Roundup as its main active ingredient. It is the most heavily sprayed chemical weedkiller in food and agricultural applications in human history. Now ubiquitous, thanks to a compliant, industry-controlled FDA, it has resulted in genetically engineered crops now being grown on more than 175 million acres in the U.S., as well as more than 440 million acres around the globe.

Glyphosate harmful at levels far below accepted ones. New scientific evidence shows probable harm to human health can begin at levels of glyphosate as low as 0.1 parts per billions (ppb).  Popular foods tested for glyphosate have measured between 289.47 ppb and 1,125.3 ppb of Monsanto’s leading poison.

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Roundup Adjuvants Raise the Ante

Besides glyphosate, Roundup contains many other chemicals which are not listed or traced.  When these adjuvants are added to the Roundup bundle, and they are always added, they give Roundup a toxic punch many times greater than glyphosate alone.  POEA is one such chemical, a surfactant that helps glyphosate penetrate plants, humans, and animals.  POEA is known to be toxic to fish and amphibians.  Monsanto claims proprietary privilege on many other Roundup ingredients, and the U.S. EPA allows the company to largely write its own policies for increasing pesticide use, and to create more and more pesticides, and more and more profits – at the expense of our environment, food, livestock, pets, and personal health.

Leukemia Complications

Leukemia cells unfortunately live long lives while they crowd out healthy cells over time and make it hard for the body to fight infections, supply oxygen to tissues, control bleeding, and perform other vital functions.  Leukemia can also spread to the lymph nodes, spleen, and brain.

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Roundup Doubles Brain Cancer Risk

Scientists working for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, a branch of the US Department of Health and Human Services, published the results of the US Atlantic Coast Childhood Brain Cancer Study in 2009.  Children with brain cancer from Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania were compared to age matched controls.  The researchers found that if either parent had been exposed to Roundup during the two years before the child’s birth, the chances of the child developing brain cancer doubled.  Other research reveals glyphosate inhibits cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes, a big, diverse group of enzymes that catalyze the oxidation of organic substances.  The authors wrote this is “an overlooked component of its toxicity to mammals.”  CYP enzymes function to detoxify xenobiotics – chemical compounds found in living organisms that are not normally produced or consumed.  Glyphosate limits these enzymes’ ability to detoxify foreign chemical compounds, increasing the harmful effects of chemicals and environmental toxins.

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Reporters Fired for Exposing Monsanto

Professional new reporters Jane Akre and Steve Wilson were fired from a Florida news station in 1998 after Monsanto threatened their station manager for a story uncovering a cancer link with bovine growth hormone (rBST) shot into cows to force them to produce more milk. Monsanto has, from the beginning, threatened and bullied honest researchers and reporters, while buying influence in the U.S. Government.  President Obama, sadly, was solidly behind Monsanto.  Supreme court Justice Clarence Thomas is a former Monsanto lawyer who has ruled in favor of Monsanto in every Monsanto-related case that has come before the Supreme Court.

Monsanto Sued for False Advertising

Monsanto was sued in California state court in April 2015 for false advertising.  Roundup labeling claims glyphosate targets an enzyme found only in plants but not in people or pets. 

The lawsuit states this claim is false, and that Monsanto’s carcinogenic glyphosate destroys healthy human gut flora and leads to  myriad health problems that include:

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  • Indigestion
  • Ulcers 
  • Colitis   
  • Gluten intolerance   
  • Sleeplessness 
  • Lethargy   
  • Depression  
  • Crohn’s Disease 
  • Celiac Disease  
  • Allergies  
  • Obesity 
  • Diabetes  
  • Infertility  
  • Liver disease
  • Renal failure   
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  • Alzheimer’s   
  • Endocrine disruption
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Matthews & Associates Law Firm is investigating Monsanto injury cases.  If you or your loved ones have been injured by Roundup Ready/glyphosate,  diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Hairy Cell Leukemia, or Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, contact a lawyer at Matthews & Associates for a free legal consultation.

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