Can golf pros get cancer from Roundup®?

Golf pros know the work that goes into keeping a golf course picturesque and playable. The grounds crew must control weeds on fairways, greens, and even in sand traps. According to the USGA, one way to control weeds on golf courses is through the regular application of herbicides.

The Danger of Roundup® on Midwest Golf Courses

Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, is probably carcinogenic to humans, according to the World Health Organization. Studies have specifically linked glyphosate to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

There is no amount of glyphosate exposure that is known to be safe. However, some people are exposed to more glyphosate than other people. Golf pros who spend a lot of time on golf courses treated with Roundup, for example, may face significant exposure to glyphosate.

At least one golf pro, Gary Lindeblad, filed a federal lawsuit against Bayer alleging that regular Roundup exposure caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. As of October 2020, the case is currently pending in a U.S. District Court in Spokane, Washington.

What to Do After a Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Diagnosis

If you have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and you were regularly exposed to Roundup, then now is the time to take action.

Bayer has proposed a Roundup settlement that includes not only cases currently pending in court, but also future litigation.

The time that you have to pursue a Roundup legal recovery could end soon. Now is the time to talk to an experienced Roundup injury lawyer about your possible recovery for past and future medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, physical pain, and emotional suffering.

Over the past half-century, our personal injury lawyers have helped more than 70,000 injured people in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin recover more than $1 billion for their injuries. Today, we are here to help you. Call us or contact us through this website to schedule your free consultation in any of our offices, by phone, or in your home or hospital room.

 

Jason F. Abraham
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