Roundup is a weed killer with its primary component the chemical glyphosate. Roundup is manufactured and sold by Monsanto. Glyphosate, has been designated as a probable human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization. Farmers, farm workers, landscapers, gardeners and others who have had significant use of Roundup are at risk for developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and, perhaps, other forms of cancer. Consumers across the United States and throughout the world have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a result of using Roundup. Foley & Small is representing consumers on those claims.
Apart from the IARC study finding glyphosate to be a probable human carcinogen, there are many other studies with similar findings. A 2019 study published in the Journal of Hematology and Oncology identified the biological mechanism through which glyphosate activates an enzyme known to cause genetic mutations leading to multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Another 2019 study in the Mutation Research / Reviews reported a “compelling link” between exposure to glyphosate herbicides and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. An epidemiological study published in 2014 discussing nearly 30 years of research found a significant association between glyphosate and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. There are even studies farther back in time showing the link to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A study published in 2003 in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Chemical Toxicology reported on efforts at the National Cancer Institute and its Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics. It found a doubling of the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma among individuals exposed to Roundup. Finally, another study published in 2002 in Leukemia and Lymphoma found a link between glyphosate and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Cases have been filed across the United States against Monsanto with multiple verdicts having been entered in the millions of dollars in favor of individuals who have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Cases have been filed in state courts and there is now a federal multidistrict litigation proceeding. Foley & Small is representing individuals in Indiana who have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after significant exposure to glyphosate through use of Roundup.
Discovery and investigation efforts in the cases brought against Monsanto have disclosed documents revealing Monsanto’s knowledge that glyphosate was a carcinogenic chemical. Even more startling has been the disclosure of Monsanto’s efforts to cover up and falsely report to governmental agencies and others that glyphosate was safe for use by humans. There have been numerous news articles reporting on how Monsanto would plant false stories, suppressing efforts by legitimate scientific inquiry and efforts to silence those attempting to disclose the truth on the cancer-causing aspects of use of glyphosate.
A listing of some of those articles is set forth below:
If you, a friend or a loved one have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and have had exposure to Roundup, you should contact Foley & Small. Foley & Small is representing and taking on cases on behalf of individuals across northern Indiana and can undertake personal representation of you in what is now a nation-wide litigation. We’re here to help those who have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma due to their use and exposure to Roundup and glyphosate.
-Douglas D. Small
-Edmond W. Foley
Represented estate of man electrocuted while working on farm property. Settlement with certain defendants and trial with one defendant.
Represented estate of middle age woman who suffered fatal injuries during the course of a car semi-tractor collision.
Represented estate of man who died from injuries due to collision with a semi-tractor trailer.
Represented family members suffering injury after being struck by a delivery vehicle which failed to stop for a stop sign.
Represented delivery driver of RV units injured in crash with vehicle on interstate highway resulting in severe lower extremity injuries. Settlements with two defendants and verdict against a third defendant.
Represented client rearended by truck resulting in concussive and hand injuries.
Represented client involved in an intersectional accident resulting in chest and upper extremity injuries.
Represented woman struck by a vehicle involved in a high speed auto chase.
Represented high school student injured in highway intersection accident suffering vertebral fractures.
Represented elderly handicapped gentlemen who fell on asphalt debris in apartment complex parking lot.
Represented woman injured at county road intersection collision suffering complex hand injuries.
Lead counsel in Indiana working to secure a settlement of $125,000,000.00 against the New England Compounding Center and its officers, directors and employees arising from fungus contaminated epidural injections distributed throughout the United States, including Indiana and Michigan.
Represented worker injured at work site due to injuries caused by third party contractors (not employer).
Retail store slip and fall claim resulting in brain injury.
Represented estate of employee injured as a result of an at-work explosion caused by third party contractor.
Represented woman injured due to defective product resulting in injuries involving significant complications and multiple follow up procedures.
Represented estate of construction worker injured who suffered fatal injuries during the course of assisting and the unloading of construction materials from a trailer.