It’s not too late to make a claim
If you or a loved one used Roundup Weed & Grass Killer and was subsequently diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL) we are still accepting cases. We encourage you to contact a member of our Roundup team today. Call 1-800-718-4658 now to see if you have a case. A member of our Roundup Lawsuit Team will promptly contact you to provide a 100% free consultation.
2021 Roundup Settlement Update
In February 2021, Bayer announced it had reached a $2 billion deal in order to resolve future Roundup cancer lawsuits. The money will cover compensation, outreach and diagnostic assistance over an initial period of four years. Those diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) after being exposed to Roundup Weed & Grass Killer may be eligible for compensation of up to $200,000.
In June 2020, Bayer had agreed to pay over $10 billion to settle tens of thousands of Roundup claims.
We will continue to keep our clients and interested parties up to date in all the latest developments concerning Roundup.
Does Roundup Cause Cancer?
Since being put on the market in 1974, Roundup has become an essential product for the agriculture industry. American farmers spray almost half a pound of weed-killing chemicals on every acre of cropland each year. When weeds are eliminated, crops have more room to expand, grow and produce a bigger harvest. The power of Roundup is due to its active ingredient – glyphosate. Some studies have shown a Roundup cancer risk for workers who are exposed to large amounts of glyphosate.
No one in the agriculture industry doubts the effectiveness of glyphosate, now the most widely used herbicide in the world. After planting with Roundup’s genetically modified seeds, farmers can use the chemical to kill unwanted weeds without destroying their money-making crops. However, more and more scientists are now starting to question the safety of Roundup’s active ingredient. A 2015 report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found glyphosate to be “probably carcinogenic.” Since then, several lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto on behalf of men and women who have been exposed to Roundup and subsequently received a Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma diagnosis.
The state of California officially listed Roundup’s glyphosate ingredient as a carcinogen in 2017. For an individual who wants to file a Roundup cancer lawsuit, the Golden State arguably provides one of the friendliest venues. Vince Chhabria, the U.S. District Court Judge in San Francisco, is now presiding over 310 plaintiff lawsuits filed by cancer victims. The judge has publicly stated that scientific evidence, rather than the stance of the EPA, will determine the outcome of these cases.
What Kind of Cancer Does Roundup Cause?
Some studies link Roundup’s chemical formula to Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a condition that affects the lymphocytes in the body’s immune system. Researchers predict that more than 20,000 Americans will die from this form of cancer in 2017. Depending on the individual case, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma could spread quickly or slowly. Therefore, some agricultural workers may not realize they have the disease for quite some time. Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma include swollen lymph nodes, fever, night sweats and weight loss.
More than 1,000 agricultural workers diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma have decided to file and pursue a Roundup lawsuit against Monsanto. The EPA’s position that Roundup does not cause cancer in humans remains unchanged. However, many experts have started to question the agency’s testing methods. A secondary review of the EPA’s recent meta-analysis of epidemiological data found that exposed farmers were 27% to 50% more likely develop cancer than participants in the control group.
Monsanto & Bayer’s Liability For Roundup
Bayer acquired Monsanto on June 7, 2018 and is now legally responsible for paying all Roundup Weed & Grass Killer injury and death claims.
Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup, has long touted the safety of its product. Before the weed-killer could be sold to farmers, it had to pass muster with the EPA. The heads of Monsanto often point to EPA reports and other studies that indicate that their formula is less toxic than many common substances. Some of these studies, however, have been linked to pro-Roundup consultants. Furthermore, EPA toxicologists actually raised concerns following a Roundup cancer study in 1984. In late 2016, several scientists on an EPA peer-review board questioned the agency’s long-held belief that glyphosate is not significantly carcinogenic.
As a major agricultural corporation that yielded more than $13 billion in revenue in 2016, Monsanto has a lot at stake in the EPA’s assessment of its product. The company has its fair share of government lobbyists who push both Democratic and Republican politicians to pass favorable legislation. When a Monsanto Roundup controversy arises, company spokespeople go on the attack. They have gone to great lengths to point out flaws in the IARC study. The EPA’s report on its peer review also clouds many of the negative concerns raised by outside scientists. Monsanto lobbyists, who are frequent visitors at the EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs, may have helped sway the more positive report.
Which Roundup Products Have Been Recalled?
To date, no Roundup herbicide products have been recalled. However, our law firm is currently pursuing claims on behalf of clients, who used Roundup Weed & Grass Killer products which contain glyphosate. If you are unsure what product you used, that is okay. Our Roundup Lawsuit Attorneys maintain a database of all glyphosate-containing Roundup Products. Our team can evaluate your claim and advise you of your legal right to compensation.
If you used Roundup and have been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, contact our office today for a free consultation. Call 1-800-718-4658 to see if you have a case.
How To Join The Roundup Lawsuit In California
Individuals who used Roundup Weed & Grass Killer or who were exposed to Roundup in a residential or commercial setting and are battling Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma face an array of potential medical costs. A full recovery is possible, however, patients will require chemotherapy to kill any cancerous growth and regular follow-up visits. Some victims have chosen to file a Roundup lawsuit to cover the high medical costs associated with the treatment of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, as well as a lifetime of follow-up care to monitor for a possible recurrence of the condition.
The California Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers are actively investigating Roundup claims throughout California and throughout the country. We represent many agricultural workers, farmers, groundskeepers, and homeowners who used Roundup and have subsequently been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. If you believe that you or a loved one may have a claim, call us now for a free consultation. Don’t wait, call 1-800-718-4658.