A common grass and weed killer you or your family may use at your home contains an herbicide that is considered carcinogenic. Roundup Weed & Grass Killers, which are used for lawns and gardens in residential areas, on farms, and at businesses, feature the ingredient glyphosate. In July 2017, health officials in California announced glyphosate was added to that state’s list of cancer-causing chemicals.
This warning came after more than 1,000 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patients have sued Monsanto, the company that produces Roundup products, claiming that the products with the chemical have caused their cancer. In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, published a report stating that glyphosate probably causes cancer in people.
Monsanto has insisted that people and pets are safe to enter areas that have been treated by Roundup products, previously even stating on their website, “Glyphosate targets an enzyme found in plants but not in people or pets.”
If you or a loved one has contracted cancer and have used Roundup weed killers in the past, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact our law firm at (205) 322-8880 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation regarding your claim.
Read on to learn more about current lawsuits against Roundup and Monsanto.
There is no set amount for a Roundup settlement or payout. However, in 2021, Monsanto entered into a settlement of $45 million to resolve nationwide claims.
Reports place the average settlement amount per party at $100,000; however, other reports indicate it can be as high as $250,000. Individual cases may also vary, resulting in different or higher amounts.
It is uncertain how many Roundup lawsuits have currently been filed and settled. However, Bayer has indicated that as of October 2021, about 75% of 125,000 pending cases have already been settled and are awaiting formal approval.
Thus, if you or a loved one were exposed to or handled Roundup, you may still be able to pursue legal action.
You or a loved one may qualify for a Roundup lawsuit if any of the following apply —
If you were diagnosed with any form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other conditions listed above after being exposed to Roundup, you could qualify for a lawsuit. Note that migrant workers may also qualify for a lawsuit.
Specifically, it’s believed that persons such as gardeners, farmworkers, landscapers, and other agricultural workers could have been exposed to larger amounts of Roundup. People in these occupations are at a higher risk for developing cancer from the product.
While monetary compensation cannot undo the pain and suffering you’ve had to endure, it can provide much-needed help with various costs, expenses, and missed wages.
A Roundup lawsuit may provide financial assistance to help pay for:
The amount of compensation you receive will depend on many factors, including the severity of the injuries, and the skill and experience of the attorney involved. Therefore, it’s important that you contact an attorney with proven experience in product liability claims.
You can hold RoundUp’s manufacturers accountable for failing to warn the public of its dangers. By taking action today, you could be helping prevent another family from suffering tomorrow.
Before your consultation with a lawyer, you should prepare the following:
If you can’t locate or gather everything, don’t worry. We will handle all aspects of your claim, allowing you and your family to focus on moving forward with your lives.
Product manufacturers need to be held liable for any instances of negligence or misconduct. Contact our law firm at (205) 322-8880 to discuss your Roundup legal claim.
There is no set time period for when the settlement process concludes. There are many factors involved, including potential interactions with medical professionals, insurance companies, and other parties. Again, it’s an attorney’s job to handle these matters, so it’s best if you hire a lawyer for assistance.
The important thing is that you don’t delay — the sooner you contact a lawyer to file, the better, and filing deadlines may apply as well.
Attorneys and activists are working on behalf of clients who have become sick because of Roundup Weed & Grass Killers. They are stating that Monsanto is deliberately ignoring life-threatening facts in their manipulation of how they present their products to agricultural professionals, farmers, and everyday users of their products. Glyphosate’s potential side effects may extend beyond the farm or garden, as residue from the chemical has been found in grocery staples like cherries and cereal, which may harm pregnant women and their unborn children.
In October 2017, the European Parliament’s Environment and Agriculture committees held a hearing titled “The Monsanto papers and glyphosate.” During the hearing, “scientific misrepresentation, data manipulation and collusion with government officials” by Monsanto were spotlighted. Monsanto was invited to testify but was absent from the hearing.
In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to state that glyphosate “has low toxicity for humans,” though Monsanto has been accused of colluding with the EPA and even ghostwriting “studies” that support its claims of product safety and killing studies that support carcinogenic evidence.
Despite Monsanto’s attempt to sue California to block the listing of glyphosate on the state’s cancer-causing chemicals list, the California Supreme Court rejected Monsanto’s claim. While the U.S. federal government has been slower than other global environmental agencies in exposing Monsanto’s harm, agencies at the state level are taking steps to protect citizens.
If you have contracted non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and have used Roundup products, the cause of cancer may be exposure to glyphosate. It is important to gather any evidence you can that shows you purchased the products and, if possible, used them.
Even if you currently have no health issues, if you have used Roundup in the past, keeping evidence of receipts and of usage is wise. It is up to you whether or not to continue using products that contain glyphosate, and to be aware of certain foods you and your family may be eating that may contain glyphosate residue, such as instant oats and baby foods.
At Pittman, Dutton, Hellums, Bradley & Mann, we are extremely sorry for the suffering you or a loved one have undergone due to a corporation’s actions. We can help you in pursuing potential litigation against Roundup or any company whose products you used that did not feature an adequate warning of glyphosate.
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