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Exposure to Roundup weed killer has been linked to an increased risk of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.  Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (also known as 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.  If you or a family member has been exposed to Roundup and recently developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma, you may be entitled to compensation.


What Is Roundup?

Roundup Weed Killer is the most commonly used herbicide in the United States. It was first developed in 1970 by the Monsanto agricultural corporation. Since then it’s been widely used by farmers, landscapers, agricultural workers, and home gardeners all over the world.

The main chemical component in Roundup is called glyphosate. In a recent study by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), glyphosate was designated as a probable human carcinogen.

IARC Monograph 112 reported that glyphosate and its commercial formulations can produce oxidative stress and damage DNA in human cells. Oxidative damage to DNA can lead to cancer. In addition, it further concluded that the cancer most associated with glyphosate exposure is non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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It’s hard to get by in today’s world without a vehicle of some sort. We rely on them to get us to and from work, to pick up our children, and to handle our weekly errands. When car makers fail to design cars in a safe way, however, it puts all of us at risk of getting hurt. There are many different rules that car makers have to follow to make sure that cars are as safe as they can be, but sometimes the companies don’t follow the rules. They also fail to perform the right tests on cars in other cases, which means they don’t know whether the car will be safe on the road, especially in bad weather, heavy traffic, or rough road conditions.

In February, a jury in Alabama issued a verdict in favor of a plaintiff who was injured in a rollover accident in an SUV in 2015. The plaintiff was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The driver swerved to avoid hitting an animal that was in the road and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The SUV rolled two times before it landed on the side of the road.

As a result of the accident, the plaintiff was paralyzed and now requires constant help with daily tasks like dressing, bathing, and eating. The defendant in the case was the company that designed, manufactured, and sold the SUV. The jury awarded the plaintiff $51,791,000 million in damages for his injuries including things like medical expenses and lost wages.

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Although users of vaping products, or e-cigarettes, may believe they are safer than tobacco cigarettes, the use of vaping products carries some serious risks as well. Such risks may give rise to Alabama personal injury claims, as we have discussed in other posts.One potential cause for concern is that both tobacco cigarettes and e-cigarettes contain nicotine. Some studies suggest nicotine could have long-term effects on children’s developing brains. Since nicotine can be addictive, it may also make children more likely to abuse other substances in the future. The amount of nicotine in vaping products depends on the product and how a person uses it.

Another risk of e-cigarette use is that it may increase the likelihood of using tobacco cigarettes. One study found that young people who used vaping products were more likely to smoke tobacco cigarettes one year later.

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