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Roundup

Did Roundup® Weed Killer Cause Your Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

Talk to our Roundup cancer lawyers at the Clauson Law Firm
$10 Billion is Available for Roundup® Cancer Claims

Tragically, thousands of Americans diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma learned too late that their cancer may have been caused by one of the most common garden products in U.S. stores, Roundup® weed killer. The most common cancer found among frequent Roundup® users is Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL). But Roundup® can cause other cancers too, like brain cancer and leukemia.

Who knew about the danger? Monsanto, the manufacturer knew.

The Monsanto Company began producing Roundup® weed killer in 1970 with a primary active ingredient called glyphosate. After more than 40 years of marketing Roundup® to farmers, nurseries, landscapers, and home gardeners as a safe and reliable weed killer, independent scientists discovered a high correlation between the use of Roundup® and the development of cancer.

Perhaps worst of all is the news that Monsanto’s internal corporate documents prove that the company knew their product might be causing cancer way back in the 1970s. They didn’t tell the public because Roundup® represented 50% of Monsanto’s annual sales and generated billions of dollars in annual profits.

Roundup® is now the most widely used and heavily applied weed-killer in the history of chemical agriculture in both the US and globally. How many people have suffered and died without ever knowing they were victims of corporate negligence?

Why Did Roundup® Use Skyrocket in 1996?

In 1996, Monsanto introduced genetically modified “Roundup® Resistant” seeds. Farmers using those seeds could grow crops that would not be harmed when they sprayed Roundup® to kill weeds.

Once farmers could spray Roundup® more freely, without worrying about hurting crops, Roundup® sales went through the roof.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the nationwide use of glyphosate on crops increased from 13.9 million pounds in 1992 to 287 million pounds in 2016.

With the increased use of Roundup® came the suspicion that more Roundup® meant more cancer, especially Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

We Hold Monsanto Accountable for Hiding Roundup’s Cancer Danger

The evidence is overwhelming that the Monsanto’s executives knew their formula for Roundup® weed killer was a likely cause of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and other cancer for many years. In a July 17, 1979 letter, Monsanto’s Director of Environmental Assessment and Toxicology terminated an ongoing study of the effects of Roundup’s® key ingredient on mice. The mice were dying at such a high rate so early in the study that it was halted.

Other Monsanto documents obtained by lawyers during the pretrial discovery process exposed a decades-long pattern of conduct by Monsanto employees including deception, data manipulation, and intentional spin to convince the public that both glyphosate and its formulation in Roundup® were safe. The truth was that Monsanto’s own scientists raised concerns about the potential linkage between Roundup® and toxic damage to human DNA resulting in the growth of cancers in humans.

Cancers Linked to Roundup®

While non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is the cancer most associated with using and being exposed to Roundup®, other cancers may result from the Roundup® formulation as well:

  • Chronic myeloid leukemia
  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Brain cancer (in children of parents exposed to glyphosate-based herbicide).

In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer published a report from a team of international experts concluding that the main ingredient in Roundup® “ is probably carcinogenic.”

Despite repeated claims by Monsanto and by its parent company in Germany, Bayer AG, the evidence strongly indicates that tens of thousands of cancers developed in people who used or were exposed Roundup® in their agricultural employment or in their home gardens.

500 Tons of Roundup® and Other GBH Used in North Carolina

Like agricultural communities across the U.S., farmers in North Carolina sprayed millions of pounds of glyphosate-base herbicide, averaging 1,000,000 pounds annually.

On the map shown here, the darker brown areas of the US are where Roundup® was most heavily used. Eastern North Carolina used as much or more glyphosate-based herbicide (Roundup®) than anywhere else on the east coast.

Farmers, golf course groundskeepers, landscapers, nursery workers, municipal park workers, and home gardeners all stored Roundup® between uses. Many of those who owned or worked on large acreages sprayed large amounts of Roundup® regularly for years.

If you or a family member developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or other cancer after working with or being exposed to Roundup® at your job, call the Clauson Law Firm right away. We want to help you receive the compensation you and your family deserve.

Monsanto Offers $10 Billion to Settle Cancer Claims

Lawyers for cancer-stricken clients sued Monsanto successfully.

  • A former groundskeeper who showed Roundup® caused his terminal cancer won a $289 million jury verdict.
  • Another jury awarded a married couple punitive damages of $1 billion each plus $55 million in compensatory damages when the jury decided Roundup® caused their cancers.
  • One jury awarded $88 million to another plaintiff who developed cancer after extensive use of Roundup®.
  • In July 2020, a California judge upheld a jury’s verdict finding Monsanto acted with “conscious disregard for public safety.”

Thousands of claims remain pending against Monsanto for Roundup®-related cancer:

  • A golf pro in Spokane, Washington sued because Monsanto never warned him that the Roundup® he sprayed so frequently would lead to his Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
  • The family of another golf course groundskeeper who died 12 years ago from leukemia recently won permission to proceed with their lawsuit against Monsanto, Dow Chemical, and Bayer after the corporations lost their attempt to have the claim thrown out.
  • Monsanto will pay $23 million to settle a lawsuit accusing it of deceptive advertising for airing commercials claiming Roundup’s main ingredient is safe for pets and people.

We at Clauson Law Firm want to help you get your just compensation from the $10 billion Monsanto is setting aside to pay all Roundup®-related Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and other associated cancers.

The federal court did not accept Monsanto’s $10 billion offer because it did not ensure future plaintiffs would get notice of deadlines and available funds. Final negotiations are underway.

If you or a loved one developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) and you used or had exposure to Roundup® or another glyphosate-based herbicide, call the Clauson Law Firm today, before time runs out.

CLAUSON LAW FIRM is Your “Mass Tort” Attorney

The legal term used for cases like the Roundup® cancer lawsuits is “Mass Tort” litigation.

Mass Tort lawsuits are those where many people are harmed by a product but under circumstances that don’t qualify to be treated as a class-action case. Class action lawsuits must meet strict criteria to have many claims litigated as one. Mass Tort lawsuits permit many victims of a company’s negligence to consolidate their cases for efficient adjudication but still be treated as individuals.

Because thousands of people in so many states were harmed by Monsanto’s deception, lawsuits from plaintiffs all over the U.S. were consolidated into a multi-district litigation (MDL) case before a single federal judge.

More than 13,000 plaintiffs have sued Monsanto already because Roundup® caused their NHL or other cancer.

How Will Clauson Law Firm Help You Get Compensated?

We maintain an experienced staff of talented attorneys who conduct extensive research in every client’s case. You are more than a client to us; you are our mission.

When you call Clauson Law Firm, we take immediate steps to ensure you receive full compensation for the damages you suffered because of Monsanto’s deceptive conduct in hiding their product’s danger:

  • We talk to you and your family to learn the details of the damages you and they suffered, and those you will continue to suffer into the future.
  • Our research team stays on top of all recent developments in the science connecting your cancer with Roundup® and its formulation using glyphosate as a main ingredient.
  • Our staff does all the legwork to collect the necessary records detailing your medical history, your diagnosis, and your daily battle against the disease.
  • We consult with leading medical specialists and use their expert opinions to support your claim,
  • We keep you updated on all significant developments as your claim progresses.
  • We understand the urgency of your case and your need to recover full, fair, and maximum compensation to secure the financial security of your family.
  • Our demand for compensation includes these damages, and more:
    • all related medical bills and future medical expenses,
    • lost wages and loss of future income,
    • physical and emotional pain and suffering,
    • loss of enjoyment of life (diminished quality of life),
    • sleeplessness, mood swings, anxiety, depression, humiliation, etc.,
    • permanent disability,
    • wrongful death (if Monsanto’s victim already passed away),
    • family’s loss of support, companionship, and guidance,
    • punitive damages (to punish Monsanto and Bayer for “conscious disregard for victim’s safety,” and deceptive marketing.

How Did Monsanto’s Roundup® Cause the Cancer?

After studies were conducted all over the world, scientists discovered enough evidence to conclusively prove that Roundup® and other glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) contributed significantly to the development of cancer in humans, especially Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Of course, the cancer connection was known to Monsanto back in the 1970s.

When doctors noticed the high incidence of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) in patients with a history of exposure to GBHs like Roundup®, Monsanto responded with studies that seemed to show that the glyphosate was safe. They pointed to their own research and other studies that showed glyphosate did not display any detectable negative effect on human cells. That’s why the EPA and other regulatory agencies did not require carcinogen (causes-cancer) warning labels on Roundup®.

Finally, independent scientists exposed what Monsanto knew all along; it wasn’t the glyphosate by itself that caused cancer, it was the formulation Monsanto used when they mixed glyphosate with other materials designed to make it stick to plants. The mixture included a material called “surfactant.”

What does Surfactant Do?

The word “surfactant” comes from a combination of three words: surface-active-agent. The surfactant is a material that makes the glyphosate soluble and penetrates the surface of plant cells so the glyphosate can kill the weed. Without the surfactant, the glyphosate would not be able to break through the surface of the plant cell to destroy the unwanted plant.

The deadly secret that scientists discovered is that the surfactant mixed with the glyphosate in Roundup® was also penetrating the cells in human bodies and causing breaks in the strands of human genes.

Genetic Cell Damage Caused by Roundup® Formulation

When scientists tested only the glyphosate alone, they did not find the human body cellular damage they thought they would. If the cancer was being caused by Roundup®, the doctors thought it must have been caused by the main active ingredient, glyphosate. When that was not the case, Monsanto declared the cancer-causing allegations to be false. They continued to market Roundup® all over the world.

But, when the glyphosate and surfactant were tested together, as in the Roundup® formula, the genetic cell damage was plain and obvious. It was the Roundup® formula that was killing people, just as other glyphosate-based herbicides were when mixed with the surfactant.

It’s Time to Contact Clauson Law Firm – Time is Running Out

Now that the truth about Roundup® causing Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and other cancers is known to the world, Monsanto and Bayer want to settle all the cancer claims with a $10 billion fund they propose to set up. The money would be distributed by a mediator on a case-by-case basis.

YOU MUST ACT NOW if you or your family member was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or other cancer

after using or being exposed to Roundup® at work or at home.

Clauson Law Firm will aggressively press your claim with the federal court handling the Roundup® multi-district litigation. We will ensure that the facts of your case are recognized and that you receive the fullest compensation for the ordeal inflicted on you and your family by the reckless and dishonest marketing of Roundup®.

Monsanto claimed that Roundup® can only hurt plants, that it is harmless to pets and humans. But they were not telling the truth. Their deception and your trust in Monsanto’s marketing could have contributed significantly to your cancer.

Time is Running Out – Monsanto is Negotiating Settlements

Now is the time to contact Clauson Law Firm. Monsanto claims its financial resources are limited and that prolonged, repetitive multi-billion-dollar judgments from American juries will drive it into bankruptcy.

DON’T DELAY – LET US BEGIN TO GET YOUR JUST COMPENSATION TODAY!

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