Roundup Lawsuit Settlements
Roundup lawsuit settlements have resulted in massive payouts to cancer victims who have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma due to extended exposure to the harmful active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate.
Roundup, a popular weed killer product, has been on the market for decades. Evidence that shows exposure to Roundup can lead to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancers has resulted in one of the biggest mass tort litigation cases of all time.
People who have been exposed to the dangerous chemical found in Roundup can seek compensation for damages, including medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages and more.
If you have been exposed to Roundup, schedule a consultation with Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers to protect your claim and your rights.
If you have contracted lymphoma or another type of cancer after exposure to Roundup, the legal team at Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers can help.
Currently, tens of thousands of Roundup lawsuits all over the country are pending.
This type of lawsuit is very complex and will require the assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who has the resources and know-how to build a strong case that will clearly show the manufacturers of Roundup must be held responsible.
A lawyer from our firm can guide you through this challenging time and assist you with filing a lawsuit if you believe your non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis was due to extended exposure to Roundup.
Does Roundup Really Cause Cancer?
For several years, the manufacturer Monsanto has been producing and selling strong weed killers that were made available to the public.
One of their top products, Roundup, has been widely used, earning a reputation as a strong and effective weed killer that’s commonly used by farmers, homeowners and landscapers. Unfortunately, little was known at first regarding just how dangerous this product is.
The Dangers of Glyphosate
Glyphosate, the active ingredient found in Roundup, was first sold in 1974 as an herbicide and has been found to cause cancer.
Victims with an NHL diagnosis who were exposed to Roundup for an extended period of time have provided evidence that shows Monsanto was aware of just how dangerous its product was all along. Unfortunately, the manufacturer did not remove the product or warn the general public regarding the dangers linked to glyphosate exposure.
The Truth About Human Exposure to Roundup
Since the product was first released, human exposure to glyphosate has significantly increased. When determining whether Roundup can cause cancer, it’s important to consider all of the evidence:
· Exposure to the active ingredient glyphosate was found to cause damage to DNA, like what has been seen with exposure to chemotherapy drugs.
· Researchers found that chronic exposure to glyphosate could result in damage over time. Other studies have shown glyphosate triggers oxidative stress as well as damage to chromosomes in human cell lines.
· A review by the University of Washington found that people who have been exposed to the chemical glyphosate had a 41% increase in chance of contracting cancer compared to people with no or low exposure.
· The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified glyphosate as a group 2A carcinogen.
· Glyphosate works by inhibiting an enzyme in plants that produces a few types of amino acids. Because this pathway and enzymes are present only in plant life, not animals or humans, it was believed to be nontoxic.
· According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, twenty-six million pounds of Roundup is sprayed in public areas including school lawns, gardens and playgrounds every year, based on a study conducted in 2016.
What is Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?
This type of cancer affects the immune system. It occurs when the body produces high levels of abnormal white blood cells called lymphocytes. Over time, the lymph nodes become overloaded by these types of cancerous white blood cells and begin to swell.
Risk factors for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma include:
- Older age
- Use of certain medications
- Bacterial infections
- Other types of infections
Unfortunately, new studies have found that exposure to glyphosate is another potential cause of developing NHL.
Recent lawsuits against Roundup have brought the link between non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and glyphosate into the spotlight.
Do You Suspect You May Have Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?
If you have been exposed to Roundup, you’re at a higher risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. If you experience some of the symptoms that are commonly associated with this type of cancer you should notify your doctor immediately.
In many cases, symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can appear later, after cancer has already progressed. Some patients may not experience any symptoms at all. However, if you do experience any of the signs or symptoms, especially if you have been exposed to Roundup, schedule an appointment with your physician as soon as possible.
When to Seek Medical Treatment
If you are concerned about your exposure to Roundup and you’re experiencing any symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, seek medical treatment immediately.
Common symptoms include:
· Night sweats
· Swollen lymph nodes that are painless and may be felt or seen as lumps under the skin
· Pain or swelling in the abdomen
· Chest pain
· Difficulty breathing
· Easy bleeding/bruising
· Persistent cough
· Sudden weight loss
These symptoms can also be symptomatic of several other illnesses and medical conditions. To determine whether you have developed cancer, you must see your primary physician who can run tests to check for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
At your appointment, your doctor will discuss your medical history.
During this time, you should mention your concerns about your exposure to Roundup, including the duration and extent of the exposure.
Your physician may prescribe medication, hoping that your lymph nodes will get smaller or disappear. If the medication has no impact on your condition and your lymph nodes get bigger or remain the same size, your physician will order a biopsy to confirm if non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is causing the symptoms you’re experiencing.
What to Do if You’ve Been Diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
The maker of Roundup, Monsanto, as well as the new owner, Bayer, have known about the connection of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and exposure to Roundup for several years. These companies are currently being sued by thousands of people who have been exposed to the harmful active ingredient in Roundup. If you have been diagnosed with NHL due to extended exposure to Roundup, you must seek legal representation as soon as possible.
You May Be Eligible for Compensation
Have you been diagnosed with the following?
· Leukemia or lymphoma
· Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
· Another type of cancer
In June 2020 Bayer, the parent company of Monsanto announced a ten billion-dollar settlement to resolve the tens of thousands of cancer lawsuits that are connected to Roundup use. If you have been diagnosed with NHL and have used Roundup or any glyphosate-based products between 2001-2019, you may be eligible for compensation that can cover the costs of:
· Punitive damages
· Medical bills
· Permanent or temporary disability
· Past and future loss of earnings
· Past and future loss of enjoyment of life
Roundup Lawsuit Settlement History
In August of 2018, a groundsman was diagnosed with NHL and was awarded 289 million dollars, with a finalized verdict of $78 million.
In California, in March of 2019, a man was awarded $80 million over a claim that exposure to Roundup caused his NHL.
In California, a jury delivered a $2 billion verdict to a couple who filed a lawsuit claiming Roundup exposure caused their NHL.
The jury determined:
- The manufacturer was negligent
- The manufacturer failed to warn consumers of the risk of cancer
Despite the manufacturer’s decision to appeal the verdict, this trial has triggered thousands of Roundup lawsuits.
Who is at Risk of Cancer?
Anyone who has been exposed to Roundup for an extended amount of time may be at risk of NHL.
- Nursery and garden center workers
Unfortunately, research has found that older people have a higher risk of cancer due to extended exposure to Roundup.
According to the American Cancer Society, many cases of NHL occur in people sixty years of age and older.
If you believe you have developed NHL due to extended exposure to Roundup, seek legal representation right away.
Who Can File a Lawsuit Against Monsanto and Bayer?
You may be eligible for compensation if you have developed NHL or another type of cancer that may have been caused by exposure to Roundup.
At Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers we have successfully handled similar cases, such as California paraquat lawsuits. Our firm has the experience, skills and resources to hold major corporations responsible for their negligence.
Current Roundup lawsuits name both Bayer and Monsanto as defendants. Bayer purchased Monsanto in 2018. We will help you take legal action against Monsanto and Bayer by filing a lawsuit that will hold both manufacturers responsible for the damages you have sustained due to their negligence.
Filing a Roundup Lawsuit
It can be almost impossible to file a successful lawsuit against Roundup without the help of an experienced attorney.
Filing this type of lawsuit can be overwhelming and challenging for a cancer victim who is struggling with serious health conditions, mounting medical bills, and time missed at work.
With the help of an attorney, you can seek justice and hold the manufacturers responsible for your NHL diagnosis.
When a Roundup lawsuit is filed, your attorney’s goal is to help you receive compensation and hold the manufacturers responsible for their negligence.
An attorney will:
· Gather preliminary details of your exposure to Roundup, as well as information concerning your medical history.
· Secure additional evidence, including your medical records and work history, and other important documentation that will help build a strong case.
· File a lawsuit once they have gathered all the evidence needed to link your NHL diagnosis to Roundup exposure.
Every step of this process will require a skilled and experienced legal team. At Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers, we have a successful track record of holding corporations responsible for their negligence.
Contact Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers
With the help of a skilled and experienced attorney, a cancer victim can seek justice from Bayer and Monsanto and receive a large Roundup lawsuit settlement for damages.
Our attorneys will help a cancer victim file a lawsuit, gather evidence, and will represent their best interests if the case goes to trial.
Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers has helped clients who have been victims of corporate greed for several years. Our legal experts can represent you if you believe your NHL diagnosis is the result of prolonged exposure to the harmful active ingredient found in Roundup. Contact our firm today to schedule a free case evaluation and find out how the team at Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers can help you hold these negligent companies responsible for your illness and other damages.