Roundup Cancer Lawyers in Fort Myers, Florida
The American Cancer Society reports that non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is the most common cancer in the U.S. Among the many potential risk-factors for developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the American Cancer Society lists certain herbicides and insecticides as potentially being linked to the development of this type of cancer. According to the authors of an article that appeared in the journal, Mutation Research, the authors found a “compelling link” between exposure to glyphosate (the chemical found in the weed killer, Roundup) and the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The authors found that exposure to glyphosate could also be linked to other conditions, including the development of immunosuppression, endocrine disruption, genetic alterations, and other conditions.
Roundup weed killer has been featured in the news recently because several families have won substantial legal settlements against the makers of the chemical. Juries found in at least three cases that Roundup was responsible for the victims’ development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In one case, the family was awarded $2 billion, though news reports indicate that the award amount was later reduced. CBS News reports that Bayer, the parent company of Monsanto, the company that makes Roundup weed killer, may be making initial motions to agree to a class action settlement with families who have been impacted by non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after exposure to Roundup. No settlement has yet been made final, and many families are seeking individual settlements with the company.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, you may be facing a great deal of uncertainty about the future. As you and your doctor discuss the course of treatment ahead, you might be wondering how you’ll be able to juggle your medical expenses, missed time from work, medical treatment, and possible lost wages as you navigate your recovery. King Law is a Roundup lawyer in Ft. Myers, Florida who works closely with families who believe that their exposure to Roundup resulted in their development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Our lawyers can review your case, review your history of exposure to the chemical, and either help you with pursuing a lawsuit or joining a class action against the makers of Roundup, if appropriate.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Symptoms, Causes, Prognosis, and Treatment
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of cancer that affects the lymph nodes and the lymphocytes. The lymphatic system is responsible for the removal of wastes, toxins, and for fighting infections in the body. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can affect the lymph nodes, the lymphocytes, and the body’s white blood cells. The prognosis and course of treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma will depend on how widespread the cancer is in your body and the type of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma you have.
- According to the Mayo Clinic, the symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma include swollen lymph nodes, abdominal pain, chest pain, coughing, or difficulty breathing, fatigue, fever, sweats and chills, and weight loss. Individuals who experience these symptoms may want to see a doctor. Presence of these symptoms doesn’t always mean that a person will be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
- There are many potential factors that can lead to the development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. According to the American Cancer Society, individuals over age 60 are more at risk of developing this kind of cancer. Family history can also increase your risk of developing this type of cancer. Exposure to certain kinds of chemicals, like glyphosate, weed killers, or insecticides have also been linked to the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Radiation exposure, and exposure to certain types of bacteria or illnesses can also increase a person’s risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Those who have certain types of autoimmune diseases may also be at exposed risk.
- Survival rates for non-Hodgkin lymphoma depend largely on the type of cancer that has been found in your body and whether the cancer is localized only to certain lymph nodes or spread further throughout your body. The two main types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is B-cell lymphoma and T-cell lymphoma, with B-cell lymphoma being the most common type. Prognosis for B-cell lymphoma is a little worse than prognosis for follicular lymphoma, though both types of lymphomas have good survival rates for localized cancer. Non-localized B-cell lymphoma has a five-year survival rate of 55%.
- There are different available treatments for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Treatments include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, stem cell therapy, and surgery. The course of treatment you’ll require will depend on the type of cancer you have, how widely it has spread in your body, and your doctor’s appraisal of your case.
Getting a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can be a frightening time for you and your family. You and your loved ones may be trying to figure out what might have caused your cancer. Given current research, scientists have found potential links between non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Roundup weed killer. Glyphosate, the chemical found in this weed killer has been linked to the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. If you have recently been diagnosed with this kind of cancer, you may have the right to seek a settlement from Bayer, the parent company of Monsanto that manufactures Roundup. Already some families have been victorious in their civil lawsuits against this company and news reports indicate that Bayer may be willing to settle with families in the near future. King Law is a Roundup cancer lawyer in Fort Myers, Florida who may be able to assist you with your claim and help you understand the next steps your family can take to seek justice if you believe your exposure to Roundup resulted in the development of your cancer.
Roundup Cancer Law Firm
The King Law Firm is a Roundup cancer law firm in Fort Myers, Florida who works closely with families who have received devastating non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer diagnosis. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with this type of cancer, you may have certain rights under the law. Recent studies indicate that there may be a link between Roundup weed killer and the development of certain types of cancers and other conditions. Contact the King Law Firm, a Roundup cancer lawyer in Ft. Myers, Florida today to learn more about how we may be able to help you. We may be able to pursue a lawsuit or assist your family with joining a class-action settlement.