What is Non-Hodgkin Lymhoma?
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (aka 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 that all share some of the same characteristics. There is another main type of lymphoma, called Hodgkin lymphoma, which is treated differently. See Hodgkin Lymphoma.
- NHL most often affects adults, but children can get it too. See Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Children.
- NHL usually starts in lymph nodes or other lymph tissue, but it can sometimes affect the skin. See Lymphoma of the Skin.
(information sourced from cancer.org)
(information sourced from cancer.org)
Overall, the chance that a man will develop NHL in his lifetime is about 1 in 42; for a woman, the risk is about 1 in 54. But each person’s risk can be affected by a number of risk factors.
NHL can occur at any age. In fact, it is one of the more common cancers among children, teens, and young adults. Still, the risk of developing NHL increases throughout life, and more than half of patients are 65 or older at the time of diagnosis.
Visit the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center for more key statistics.
How Widespread is Glyphosate?
Because of its widespread use, glyphosate is in water, food and dust, so it is likely that almost everyone has been exposed to Glyphosate. Human exposure, through food and water, will likely continue to increase in tandem with the growing use of the weed killer, Roundup, according to a 2016 study published in the journal Environmental Sciences Europe.
Little is known about the magnitude of human exposure to glyphosate, because food and water are not regularly tested for glyphosate residue. However, a few years ago, researchers tested the urine of a small group of people across the United States and found glyphosate residue in 93% of them.
The Attorney’s at McCallister Law Group, LLC provide Roundup litigation representation for victims who are suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma caused by exposure to the weed killer, Roundup. Our firm is committed to helping victims of glyphosate poisoning and we are ready to provide you with the support you need. Do not hesitate to contact the McCallister Law Group, LLC now to learn about your rights and to determine whether you have a case that our firm would be in a position to offer you representation.
Contact McCallister Law Group, LLC today to learn if you are eligible for compensation for damages that have resulted from Roundup exposure.
NATIONAL ROUNDUP TRIAL UPDATES
June 6, 2019
Two daughters and the surviving spouse of a man who died from an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma have filed a lawsuit against Missouri-based Monsanto Company over claims that its Roundup weed killer caused the man’s death.
The suit (Case No 19SL-CC01644) was filed in the 21st Judicial Circuit of Missouri in St. Louis County by the surviving family members of a Texas man who used Roundup for both personal and occupational purposes between the mid-1980s and 2016. As noted in the complaint, the victim was diagnosed with high grade B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and died as a result of the blood cancer in March 2017.
The claim alleges Monsanto negligently, willingly, and wrongfully designed, promoted, and marketed Roundup despite knowing about the risks of glyphosate, its active herbicidal component.
sited from https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bailey-cowan-heckaman-pllc-monsanto-165500158.html for more information
On May 9th, the plaintiffs’ attorney suggested $1 billion in punitive damages would be appropriate, jury deliberations were getting underway on Thursday in the trial pitting a married couple with cancer against Monsanto.
Alva and Alberta Pilliod, each diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, were in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland, California, on Wednesday as attorney Brent Wisner implored jurors to agree with allegations that the development of the Pilliods’ debilitating illnesses was due to their many years of use of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicides.
Monsanto strongly denies its products are carcinogenic. But Pilliod attorney Brent Wisner told jurors there was ample evidence of cancer concerns and rather than warn customers of the risks, the company engaged in 45 years of deceptive tactics that manipulated the scientific record about the dangers of its products.
He said jurors should consider ordering at least $892 million in punitive damages as that represented one year of profits for Monsanto, which last year was acquired by Bayer AG. He said a better figure might be $1 billion in order to send a message to Bayer and Monsanto. Additionally, he asked for approximately $37 million in compensatory damages for Alberta Pilliod and $18 million for Alva Pilliod.
On April 2, a retired U.S. government scientist, Christopher Portier provided testimony in the third Roundup cancer lawsuit to go to trial. His testimony to jurors in Pilliod v. Monsanto pointed out how regulators have repeatedly missed key signs that Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicides cause cancer.
The Roundup Litigation involves a married couple – Alva and Alberta Pilliod – who both developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after many years of use of Roundup.