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Lawsuits Claim Weed Killer Roundup Causes Lymphoma Cancer

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Lawsuits Claim Weed Killer Roundup Causes Lymphoma Cancer

At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we highlight many dangerous drugs and help people file lawsuits against manufacturers. However, there are other dangerous household substances that cause serious illnesses like cancer. Recent studies, for example, claim the weed killer Roundup causes lymphoma.

A report on CNN earlier this year noted the growing number of people who link their lymphomas to the weed killer.

Christine Sheppard told the station the first warning sign was when her right leg swelled up enormously.

An ultrasound found she was completely full of lymph nodes. It was stage IV large-cell lymphoma. The symptoms are serious and getting worse and robbing her of mobility.

The CNN report noted Sheppard had no idea what might have caused her non-Hodgkin's lymphoma for 12 years.

Then cancer researchers reported that glyphosate, which is a key ingredient in the popular weed killer Roundup, is likely carcinogenic to humans.

The report was compiled by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. It concentrated on organophosphate herbicides

Sheppard sprayed Roundup on her coffee farm in Hawaii for five years. She was not alone in making a link between the herbicide and her condition.

CNN reported she is one of 800 cancer patients who is suing Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, claiming the giant company failed to warn consumers about the risk of cancer associated with Roundup products.

Monsanto has fired back saying there is no evidence that the chemical glyphosate is carcinogenic. It cites a report by the Environmental Protection Agency's Cancer Assessment Review Committee that dismissed a link.

Earlier this year Monsanto faced a setback when a court released documents raising questions about its research practices, reported The New York Times.

More and more farmers and home gardeners are coming forward to claim the weed killer Roundup caused lymphoma.

The Roundup lawsuits link the weed killer to the following conditions:

According to the Roundup lawsuits, the weedkiller has been linked to the following very serious conditions:

  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Bone Cancer
  • B-cell Lymphoma
  • Renal Cell Carcinoma (kidney cancer)
  • Tumors to the skin
  • Chromosomal Damage
  • DNA Damage
  • Other serious cancers

These are truly horrific and life-impacting side-effects apparently from using a common garden product. There is now a growing body of evidence that the weed killer Roundup causes lymphoma.

If you or a loved one has suffered from cancer you believe was caused by this product please call our Virginia personal injury lawyers at (757) 455-0077. See our resources on defective products for more information.

John Cooper

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John Cooper

John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Jim Hurley

Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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Bill O’mara

Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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