You may be wondering, “what is the average payout for Roundup lawsuit settlements?” While there is no exact figure for this, our experienced Roundup lawyers estimate that the average Roundup settlement will fall somewhere between $5,000 and $250,000 or more.
However, the settlements seen in Roundup lawsuits will vary greatly from plaintiff to plaintiff, depending upon the circumstances of each plaintiff’s individual Roundup cancer lawsuit.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer and are wondering what kind of money you would be eligible for if you were to file a Roundup lawsuit, the best way to find out is by calling us today for a free consultation. We can tell you if you have a Roundup weed killer case and let you know how much your case may be worth. We won’t charge you any fee until and unless we win your case.
The Status of Roundup Settlements
Plaintiffs in Roundup litigation have seen many positive Roundup verdicts as of late. The difference maker as of late seems to be a tactical shift by plaintiffs’ lawyers.
Plaintiffs’ lawyers in cases involving exposure to toxic Roundup used to argue that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, was the sole cause of their clients’ non-Hodgkin lymphoma. However, as of late, plaintiffs’ lawyers have been arguing that Roundup as a whole, not just the glyphosate in it, is the cause of their clients’ cancer. The success rate of plaintiffs in Roundup cancer lawsuits has increased dramatically since this shift in tactics by plaintiffs’ lawyers.
Recent Roundup cancer trial results include:
- A Philadelphia court awarded $2.25 billion to a plaintiff in January 2024
- A Philadelphia court awarded $3.5 million to a plaintiff in December 2023
- A Missouri court awarded $1.5 billion to a plaintiff in November 2023
- A California court awarded $332 million to a plaintiff in October 2023
- A Philadelphia court awarded $175 million to a plaintiff in October 2023
- A St. Louis court awarded $1.25 million to a plaintiff in October 2023
The defense had been on a long winning streak in Roundup litigation until plaintiffs’ lawyers changed gears and began arguing that Roundup as a whole, not just glyphosate, caused their clients’ cancer. Plaintiffs went on a five case winning streak after this tactical shift. The chances for plaintiffs in future Roundup claims looks much brighter than it did before this tactical shift.
What Factors Impact Your Roundup Settlement?
Roundup settlement amounts will depend on the damages sustained in each individual case. In other words, the amount of money awarded in Roundup trials will depend upon the damages that each individual plaintiff sustained.
Your potential Roundup settlement agreement may include financial compensation for:
If you owe money in medical expenses related to your cancer diagnosis, a Roundup lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover financial compensation for those medical costs. In addition, when we handle Roundup cases, we help clients obtain financial compensation for the anticipated costs of any future medical treatment they may need as well.
If your exposure to the weedkiller Roundup caused you to miss time from work because you were too sick to work, or because you needed medical treatment, you may qualify for financial compensation for these lost wages.
Lost Earning Potential
Roundup victims are often left unable to ever work again, or unable to work again in the same field, due to their non-Hodgkin lymphoma. You may qualify for compensation for any loss or reduction of your earning potential caused by your Roundup exposure.
Pain and Suffering
The cancer you developed after being exposed to the herbicide Roundup could lead to physical pain and mental suffering. When dangerous products cause plaintiffs physical pain and mental suffering, they are entitled to recover compensation for that pain and suffering.
Loss of Consortium
If your cancer has caused you to lose the benefits of a spousal relationship, you may qualify for compensation for this loss.
If you lost a loved one to non-Hodgkin lymphoma caused by Roundup, you may qualify for financial compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit. You might qualify to be compensated for:
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering, medical bills, funeral costs and burial expenses
- Your suffering and grieving
- The loss of your loved one’s income, household services, consortium, love and companionship
If you file a Roundup lawsuit, your lawyers will likely seek to recover punitive damages on your behalf. In many Roundup lawsuits, these damages actually make up the bulk of the money awarded to the plaintiff. These damages are intended to punish the defendants for failing to warn about the dangers of Roundup despite knowing of them, and deter other companies from behaving in a similar manner.
Evidence in a Roundup Lawsuit
You will need many forms of evidence in order to prove that your cancer was caused by Roundup. This evidence can include:
Proof Monsanto Failed to Warn About Roundup’s Risks
Previous lawsuits against Monsanto and Bayer alleged that the makers of Roundup failed to warn consumers regarding Roundup’s ability to cause cancer despite knowing about this risk. Plaintiffs in prior lawsuits have presented the argument that Monsanto ignored or misinterpreted safety data which was generally accepted while they manufactured, distributed and sold Roundup. Your Roundup claim will require proof that Monsanto failed to appropriately warn consumers about the health risk associated with Roundup. Your lawyer can assist you with gathering this proof.
Proof You Used Roundup
You will need to gather evidence regarding your exposure to Roundup at home, on a farm, or at work. This is one of the most important aspects of your case. This evidence can include purchase receipts, landscaping invoices, standard operating procedures when your exposure was a work, or used bottles.
Proof That Roundup Is Defective by Design
Plaintiffs in Roundup lawsuits need to prove that Roundup is defective by design. Roundup is defective by design if it causes cancer even when it is manufactured properly and used as instructed or in a reasonably foreseeable way. Your lawyer can assist you with finding this proof while working on your case.
The Time Between Exposure and Diagnosis
The court might consider how long it took between your Roundup exposure and your diagnosis date. Typically, Roundup-associated lymphoma requires at least two years in order to develop. Because of this, you must make sure that enough time elapsed between the time you were exposed and the time you were diagnosed.
Length and Degree of Exposure
Your claim may be stronger if you were exposed to Roundup continuously over a period of many years. For example, if you worked at a farm which used Roundup for many hours at once, your chances of winning your case are better than someone who only visited a location where Roundup was used.
Proof a Link Exists Between Your Exposure and Diagnosis
Your claim that your illness was caused by Roundup exposure should be supported by scientific data. This may be the most critical evidence that you can obtain in order to win your Roundup case.
The Points System Explained
You may be wondering, “How much will I get from my Roundup settlement?” The answer will depend on the points system. A points system ranks Roundup cases into multiple settlement tiers which depend on many factors, leading to payouts in Roundup lawsuits being complex at times. Because of this, claimants who end up being awarded portions of a Roundup settlement won’t receive an equal amount of money. Roundup lawsuit settlement amounts per person will be determined by the points system. Some factors involved in the points system include:
- The stage and degree of cancer
- The cancer type
- The length and severity of treatment
- The age at time of diagnosis
- The type and degree of Roundup exposure
Once individual cases are awarded point scores, the cases end up being grouped into tiers of settlements where cases with higher scores end up receiving larger payouts and cases with lower scored receiving lower payouts. The attorney who represents you should gather evidence, making sure it represents an accurate depiction of your circumstances.
Do You Have to Pay Taxes on your Roundup Lawsuit Payout?
No, you don’t.
According to the IRS, settlements for compensation for injuries are tax-exempt because gross income doesn’t include damages received for physical sickness or personal physical injuries.
When Will You Receive Your Payout?
Like any legal matter, a Roundup case can take a long time to make its way through the courts or to end in a settlement out of court. Even the process of coming to a settlement might not move as quickly as you’d expect. A lot of things have to happen between settlements being agreed upon and Roundup settlement checks being sent out:
- The payment you receive will be determined according to a scoring system
- Your lawyer will be issued a settlement check
- Your lawyer will deduct the contingency fee you agreed upon when signing with them
After this, you will receive your payment. It may be delayed further, however, if legal matters hold up disbursement of your payment, like disputes such as appeals. The scoring system is also conducted by a third-party, independent consultant and may take time. Your attorney will explain how long it might take for you to receive your payment in more detail and make sure you understand the fee agreement you agreed upon when signing with them and how you will be paid.
Am I Eligible for a Roundup Settlement?
You might be eligible for a Roundup settlement if:
- You or a loved one received a diagnosis of a cancer like non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia or multiple myeloma
- You or your loved one have used Roundup at work or at home
- Your claim ends up being filed within the deadline your state has set for product liability lawsuits
Our Roundup lawyers are happy to answer any questions you have about if you qualify for a Roundup settlement. Call us today for a free consultation.
Is There a Roundup Class Action Lawsuit?
Class action lawsuits are filed when multiple plaintiffs share similar damages caused by a product. Because the value of Roundup lawsuits values significantly from case to case, Roundup lawyers are filing individual lawsuits on behalf of their clients rather than class action lawsuits.
In many cases, filing individual lawsuits will lead to larger recoveries for plaintiffs than filing class action lawsuits.
Call us today for a free consultation if you or a loved one has developed cancer after being exposed to Roundup. We can file an individual lawsuit on your behalf.
Contact a Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has developed cancer after being exposed to Roundup, you need lawyers with experience in holding large corporations accountable for their dangerous, defective products.
Bayer reported over $54 billion in revenue in 2022. You need lawyers with experience taking on huge companies like this.
Nadrich & Cohen have been taking on Fortune 500 companies, and winning, since 1990, having recovered over $400,000,000 for clients. We have tremendous experience in helping clients who have been injured by dangerous products such as paraquat or asbestos.
We don’t charge any fee to handle Roundup claims until and unless we recover money to compensate our clients. We don’t charge upfront fees or out-of-pocket fees to handle Roundup claims. The only fee we charge to handle Roundup cases is a percentage of any compensation we recover.
If you can’t afford to get your cancer treated, we can get you to doctors who won’t charge for treatment until your case is over.
Contact us today for a free consultation, text us from this page or fill out the free case evaluation form on this page if you or a loved one developed cancer after being exposed to Roundup. You might qualify for financial compensation.