Texas Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Lawyer and Glyphosate Exposure Lawsuits by Texas Roundup Cancer Claims Attorney Jason S. Coomer
Texas Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Lawyer Jason Coomer works on many types of toxic exposure cases. Currently, his firm is reviewing Glyphosate exposure (weed killer and Roundup) cases where people have been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Leukemia, or Multiple Myeloma. Farmers, agricultural workers, groundskeepers, commercial gardeners and even home gardeners commonly suffer from Glyphosate exposure as they use weed killer. Anyone exposed to Glyphosate and who has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Leukemia, or Multiple Myeloma may have a valid claim. In additon, anyone using weed killer or drinking well water around where weed killer with Glyphosate including Roundup is used should be aware of the potential cancer risk. If you have been exposed Glyphosate products and are experiencing symptoms of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Leukemia, or Multiple Myeloma, please consult your doctor.
If you have been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Leukemia, or Multiple Myeloma and are interested in speaking with a Glyphosate exposure lawsuit lawyer, use our contact form or contact Texas Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Attorney, Jason Coomer via e-mail message, for a review of your potential claim.
Glyphosate Exposure Lawsuits, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Attorney and Multiple Myeloma Lawyer
Glyphosate products were listed as "probably carcinogenic to humans" in 2015 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The IARC described evidence that shows that exposure to Glyphosate may cause Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in humans. Once an increased number of farmers filed lawsuits against Monsanto, the cases were consolidated in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. These lawsuits are part of the multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Monsanto and now Bayer. Bayer has recently acquired Monsanto. Recently, a California jury awarded $2.055 billion to a couple who sued Monsanto alleging its Roundup weed killer caused them to develop an aggressive form of cancer after decades of treating their properties with the glyphosate-based herbicide. Over 13,000 lawsuits have been filed across the county against the makers of Roundup. There have been several multi-million dollar verdicts in favor of the plaintiff that have come down with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma after using Glyphosate products.
In the Roundup Products Liability Litigation, the plaintiffs' counsel is preparing to argue the general causation. The arguments are expected to detail the conclusions determined by various agencies. In addition, the arguments will weigh heavy on expert testimony. The witnesses will give their opionons with respect to Roundup (Glyphosate), Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and possibly Multiple Myeloma. The Court's Science Day will include information about the basic science that the parties intend to use to lay out their cases. After the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as a probable carcinogen, a wave of lawsuits followed. These lawsuits, which now number in the hundreds, were dispersed among state and federal courts across the country, but the claims against Monsanto raised similar issues. In particular, a central question in all these cases is whether Monsanto's glyphosate-based herbicides can cause NHL.
There has been presure for the EPA to declare Glyphosate a probable human carcinogen and go on to do a risk assessment to determine if human exposure is sufficient to warrant concern. It is in these instances where the law needs to step in and hold companies responsible that produce and sell the potentially dangerous glyphosate-based herbicide products. Some of the most important and frequently discussed Roundup/Glyphosate case-control studies are:
- A pooled analysis of three separate case-control studies conducted by the National Cancer Institute in the Midwestern United States between 1979 and 1986.;
- A population-based case-control study in Canada refered to as the "McDuffie" study;
- The North American Pooled Project ("NAPP");
- Meta-analyses of the available epidemiological studies;
Advantages of such studies include that they can conclusively establish the temporal relationship between exposure to a chemical (Glyphosate) and a disease (Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma). The relationship to Roundup use and Multiple Myeloma has been studied less than (NHL). Evidence that glyphosate causes damage to the genetic material in cells (genotoxicity) or an imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen species and antioxidant defenses in a cell (oxidative stress) supports the plaintiffs' argument that it is biologically plausible that glyphosate (Roundup) acts as a carcinogen. At the end of the day, both sides are arguing if it is biologically plausible that glyphosate causes cancer in humans.
What is Roundup (Glyphosate Product) and how does it work?
Roundup is the brand name of a glyphosate-based herbicide originally produced by Monsanto, which Bayer acquired in 2018. Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the United States. The Roundup products, which includes genetically modified seeds, made up about one-half of Monsanto's yearly revenue. Beyond the glyphosate salt content, commercial formulations of Roundup contain surfactants, which vary in nature and concentration. Monsanto also produced seeds which grow into plants genetically engineered to be tolerant to glyphosate, which are known as Roundup Ready crops. The genes contained in these seeds are patented. Such crops allow farmers to use glyphosate as a post-emergence herbicide against most broadleaf and cereal weeds.
What is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and How is it Caused?
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (also known as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, NHL, or sometimes just lymphoma) is a cancer that starts in white blood cells called lymphocytes, which are part of the body's immune system. NHL is a term that's used for many different types of lymphoma or lymphatic cancer that all share some of the same characteristics. There is another main type of lymphoma, called Hodgkin lymphoma, which is treated differently. NHL most often affects adults, but children can get it too. NHL usually starts in lymph nodes or other lymph tissue, but it can sometimes affect the skin. Lymphoma affects the body's lymph system (also known as the lymphatic system). The lymph system is part of the immune system, which helps fight infections and some other diseases. It also helps fluids move through the body. Lymphomas can start anywhere in the body where lymph tissue is found such as the Lymph nodes, Spleen, Bone marrow, Thymus, Adenoids and tonsils, and Digestive tract.
Please visit the "About Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma" section of the American Cancer Society website for an overview of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and the latest key statistics in the US.
Non-Hodgkin lymphomas begin when a type of white blood cell, called a T cell or B cell, becomes abnormal. The cell divides again and again, making more and more abnormal cells. These abnormal cells can spread to almost any other part of the body. Most of the time, doctors don't know why a person gets non-Hodgkin lymphoma. You are at increased risk if you have a weakened immune system or have certain types of infections.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma can cause many symptoms, such as:
- Swollen, painless lymph nodes in the neck, armpits or groin;
- Unexplained weight loss;
- Soaking night sweats;
- Coughing, trouble breathing or chest pain;
- Weakness and tiredness that don't go away; and
- Pain, swelling or a feeling of fullness in the abdomen.
Your doctor will diagnose lymphoma with a physical exam, blood tests, a chest x-ray, and a biopsy. Treatments include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, biological therapy, or therapy to remove proteins from the blood. Similar techniques can be used to diagnose Multiple Myeloma cancer. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells. Biologic therapy boosts your body's own ability to fight cancer. If you don't have symptoms, you may not need treatment right away. This is called watchful waiting.
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If you have been exposed to Roundup Glyposate products and have Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (or other types of cancer such as Multiple Myeloma) or have lost a loved one from cancer related to Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, use our contact form or feel free to contact Texas Roundup product lawsuit lawyer, Jason Coomer, with your name, dates of exposure, location of exposure, and injuries or loss for a free review of your potential claim.
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