Table Of Contents
- Roundup Lawsuit Update
- Regulatory Scrutiny of Glyphosate and Roundup
- Monsanto’s Internal Communications
- Impact on Consumer Behavior
- The Future of Glyphosate-Based Products
- August 2022
- What is Roundup?
- Roundup Exposure ‘Probably’ Causes Cancer: Report
- Injuries & Side Effects
- Who Is at Risk of Developing Roundup-Related Cancer?
- How Toxic is Roundup?
- Roundup Lawsuit Updates
- CA Jury Awards Couple $2 Billion in Landmark Roundup Cancer Trial Verdict
- California Jury Awards Plaintiff $80 Million Settlement in Monsanto Roundup Cancer Lawsuit
- San Francisco Jury Rules Plaintiff’s Cancer Caused by Roundup
- Landmark Roundup Trial Ends in $289 Million Award to Plaintiff
- How Roundup Can Cause Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
- Roundup Labels to Carry Cancer Warning in California
- Roundup Lawsuits Allege Monsanto Acted Negligently
- Glyphosate vs. Dicamba
- The WHO Approves Roundup Ready Soybeans
- 40 Californians File Monsanto Roundup Lawsuits
- Study Links Glyphosate to Autism
- Roundup Linked to Liver Disease, Study Finds
- EPA Panel to Investigate Roundup Cancer Link
- Glyphosate Found in Oatmeal, Baby Food
- Glyphosate Linked to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS, Study Finds
- Glyphosate Approved in Europe Despite Cancer Fears
- Scientists Urge EPA to Ban Glyphosate
- Judge Rejected EU Extension on Roundup Cases
- Lawsuit Alleges Roundup Caused Bone Cancer in Farm Worker
- Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Monsanto in California
- EPA Pulls Report Saying Glyphosate is Safe
- Roundup Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Glyphosate in Quaker Oats
- Glyphosate Found in Many Breakfast Foods, Study Finds
- Who Can File the Roundup Lawsuit?
- How to File a Roundup Lawsuit
- Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit Payout News
- What Compensation Can I Recover in a Roundup Lawsuit?
- Roundup Lawsuit Statute of Limitations
- How Long Does it Take for a Roundup Lawsuit to Settle?
- Common Questions About Roundup Lawsuits
- Get a Free Roundup Lawsuit Evaluation With Our Roundup Lawyers
Roundup Lawsuit Update
According to Forbes, to date Bayer has settled nearly 100,000 Roundup lawsuits, paying out more than $11 billion to settle . The company has accomplished this by negotiating block settlement arrangements with law firms that have large cases in the Roundup litigation.
Although these settlements account for nearly 80% of all claims over Roundup weed killer, an estimated 40,000 lawsuits remain actively pending in courthouses around the country. Most lawsuits have been filed in the Supreme Court. But over 4,000 claims in the MDL Roundup class action lawsuit are still pending in California.
Our lawyers continue to file new Roundup lawsuits regularly. We receive calls and online contact forms from Roundup victims with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma almost daily. You can reach us at 866-588-0600.
Regulatory Scrutiny of Glyphosate and Roundup
While the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified it as a probable human carcinogen in their 2019 study , regulatory bodies in different countries have had mixed responses.
Some have imposed bans or restrictions, while others maintain their safety when used as directed. Understanding the global regulatory landscape provides insights into the challenges and complexities surrounding glyphosate’s continued use.
Monsanto’s Internal Communications
According to the National Center for Biotechnology and Information, internal communications from Monsanto, now available to the public, have raised concerns about the company’s practices. These documents, often referred to as the “Monsanto Papers ,” suggest potential efforts to influence scientific studies and regulatory decisions related to glyphosate.
Exploring these communications can shed light on Monsanto’s strategies and their interactions with regulatory bodies, emphasizing the importance of transparency in corporate conduct.
Impact on Consumer Behavior
According to John Peterson Myers’s study from the Environmental Health Commission conducted in 2016, the controversy surrounding Roundup and its potential health risks has undoubtedly influenced consumer behavior. Many individuals and businesses are now more cautious about using glyphosate-based products, with some seeking alternative weed killers .
This shift not only reflects growing health concerns but also a broader trend where consumers demand greater transparency and safety assurances from product manufacturers.
The Future of Glyphosate-Based Products
With mounting lawsuits, regulatory challenges, and changing consumer preferences, the future of glyphosate-based products remains uncertain. Some predict a decline in their popularity, while others believe that with adequate safety measures and transparent communication, they can continue to play a role in agriculture and gardening.
As stated by Environmental Health News, research continues and more data becomes available, the industry will likely see innovations and adaptations in response to these challenges .
To date, Bayer / Monsanto has reached Roundup settlement agreements in nearly 100,000 Roundup Weed Killer Lawsuits, totaling approximately $11 billion to settle. The company accomplished this by negotiating global Roundup settlement arrangements with Roundup lawyers who have large numbers of cases in the ongoing Roundup litigation.
Although these Roundup settlements account for nearly 80% of all pending Roundup exposure claims, there are still about 26,000 new Roundup lawsuits.
On the report of the New York Times, most recent Roundup lawsuits have been filed in the Supreme Court. However, there are still over 4,000 Roundup claims in the Roundup MDL pending in the California Supreme Court .
What is Roundup?
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study from 2023, Glyphosate-based Roundup is a herbicide used to control many varieties of invasive exotic plants. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, inhibits a specific enzyme called EPSP synthase, which plants need to grow .
Without EPSP synthase, plants are unable to produce other proteins essential to growth, so they wither and die over days or weeks.
Since most plants require EPSP synthase, almost all forms of vegetation succumb to Roundup.
Use of the active ingredient in Roundup has soared in recent years as Monsanto continues to market Roundup Ready crops, which account for most corn and soybeans now grown in the U.S.
These crops are genetically modified (GMO) to be resistant to glyphosate, allowing farmers to spray their fields without damaging the crops.
Roundup Exposure ‘Probably’ Causes Cancer: Report
According to the New York Times, in 1985, a committee from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that Roundup may cause cancer .
Six years later, the agency reversed itself after re-evaluating the study it had based its original conclusion on.
Now the issue is back again. In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is the cancer research arm of the WHO, published a report in The Lancet Oncology that found that the glyphosate contained in Roundup “probably” causes cancer in humans.
All three lines of evidence sort of said the same thing, which is we ought to be concerned about this, said Aaron Blair, a retired epidemiologist from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and chairman of the group of 17 reviewers who unanimously agreed with the classification.
Injuries & Side Effects
Our lawyers are investigating personal injury lawsuits for people who developed the following forms of cancer after using or being exposed to Roundup :
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Large Diffuse B-cell Lymphoma
- Follicular Lymphoma
- Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
- Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
- Mantle Cell lymphoma (MCL)
- Primary Central Nervous System (CNS) Lymphoma
Roundup and the Risk of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
In the opinion of the National Center for Biotechnology and Information, a broad scientific analysis of the Roundup cancer-causing potential of glyphosate herbicides has found that people with high exposure to glyphosate have a 41% increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma .
You can get cancer from Roundup by:
- Get it on your skin while spraying.
- Getting it on your skin from touching wet crops.
- Breathing it in while spraying.
- Swallowing accidentally while spraying.
- Eating, drinking, or smoking after applying while wet product is on your hands.
How Toxic is Roundup?
Glyphosate has long been considered by many to be completely safe because it works by inhibiting an enzyme pathway that only exists in green plants, and not in humans or other animals.
Since the introduction of Roundup-Ready crops — which Monsanto engineered to be resistant to glyphosate — in the mid-1990s, American farmers have been able to use large quantities of the Monsanto roundup herbicide to kill weeds selectively.
However, according to Roundup cancer lawsuits, numerous studies have also suggested that glyphosate may not be as safe as originally believed.
On the report of a study published in Mutation Research in 2021 reported that individuals with significant exposure to Roundup (i.e. those who spray it) could have a 41% increased relative risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma .
Roundup Usage Data and Statistics
According to the National Institute of Health, since 1974 in the U.S., over 1.6 billion kilograms of glyphosate active ingredients have been applied, or 19 % of the estimated global use of glyphosate (8.6 billion kilograms). Two-thirds of the total volume of glyphosate applied in the U.S. from 1974 to 2014 has been sprayed in just the last 10 years .
Roundup Lawsuit Updates
November 20, 2023 – A jury in Jefferson City, Missouri, ordered Monsanto today to pay over $1.5 billion to settle ($61.1 million in actual damages and $500 million each in punitive damages) to 3 former Roundup users who alleged the weed killer caused their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The jury determined that the plaintiffs — Valorie Gunther from New York, Jimmy Draeger from Missouri, and Daniel Anderson from California were the plaintiffs were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and that Monsanto was responsible for their injuries due to not providing sufficient warnings on the labeling of Roundup.
November 10, 2023 – Bayer’s 3rd-quarter financial results were released today, and it is clear the company is still not ready to settle. Bayer says it will continue defending Roundup cases, particularly those involving glyphosate, arguing that the weed killer is safe when used as directed.
According to Wolfgang Nickl, Bayer’s Chief Financial Officer, “We have no appetite to write humongous checks and in a time where we have little free cash flow.”
November 9, 2023 – Monsanto is contesting a $175 million verdict from a Pennsylvania state court trial, arguing that the court illegally influenced the jury to resolve a deadlock in a case regarding its alleged failure to warn about the potential cancer risk with Roundup. Specifically, Monsanto is accusing the court of coercing the jury towards a consensus without informing the parties and allowing prejudicial evidence from the plaintiffs.
Additionally, Monsanto claims it discovered post-verdict that the jury was initially deadlocked at 9-3, and the Supreme Court had instructed them to either reach a majority or face extended deliberation. The company also criticized the court’s exclusion of evidence from regulators regarding the safety of glyphosate.
Monsanto may also be declaring war on the entire mass tort process in Philadelphia. The company has requested Judge James C. Crumlish III’s recusal from any rulings on the motion for a new trial in st due to these grievances.
November 8, 2023 – A former farm worker has successfully settled in her discrimination case against Monsanto that went to trial. Her lawsuit alleged that the company unfairly refused to finalize a personal injury settlement linked to her exposure to Roundup due to her not being a citizen of the United States. The Plaintiff claims that the refusal breached section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which outlaws discrimination in contract dealings.
Per the settlement that went to trial, Monsanto has agreed to eliminate any considerations of immigration status or citizenship from its Roundup settlement agreements in the future, thus ensuring that such factors will neither influence a plaintiff’s eligibility for settlement participation nor affect the determination of potential settlement amounts.
November 7, 2023 – The Ninth Circuit today ruled that California’s mandate for glyphosate-containing products to carry a warning label is unconstitutional, infringing upon agricultural producers’ First Amendment rights against compelled speech. The court ruled that the warning made producers convey a message they fundamentally disagree with, concerning a matter that it is unsettled in the scientific community.
The requirement failed the “intermediate scrutiny” standard because it was not tailored to serve a government interest despite the IARC classifying glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic” in 2018.
Judge Mary M. Schroeder dissented, believing the lower court should review the sufficiency of the new warning and arguing that scientific consensus should not be a requirement for noncontroversial information in the context of compelled commercial speech.
June 30, 2022 – The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a second Roundup MDL verdict that go to trial, this time the $87 million verdict for Alberta and Alva Pilliod. Bayer had a slightly different additional argument that the punitive damages award violated the U.S. Constitution.
Most experts believe that Bayer will need to pay at least $5 billion to settle the remaining outstanding 30,000 Roundup lawsuits that got to trial. That would be an average Roundup settlement check of $167,000. This will not be enough money to settle these Roundup lawsuits.
However, not all of those 30,000 claims are viable Roundup lawsuits. But the Roundup settlement numbers look a lot better at 20,000 or 25,000 Roundup claims and Bayer putting up a few billion in addition to the $5 billion to settle.
June 22, 2022 – The Supreme Court rejected Bayer’s appeal on the next Roundup Cancer Lawsuit.
June 18, 2022 – Bayer won Johnson v. Monsanto in Oregon yesterday, marking Bayer’s fourth consecutive victory in a Roundup trial in st.
June 16, 2022 – The latest Roundup trial in st – Johnson v. Monsanto (21-cv-10291) in Jackson County Circuit State Court – is moving along faster than Shelton did in Kansas City. The plaintiff rested last week and Monsanto is deep in the defense case. We could get a verdict this week.
June 14, 2022 – Yesterday, the State Court was poised to reject Bayer’s appeal. Instead, it took no action on the company’s effort to dismiss thousands of Roundup cancer lawsuits.
June 13, 2022 – This week, the Appeals Court is scheduled to decide on whether or not to hear the appeal filed by Bayer seeking to reverse the course of the Roundup litigation.
It has been almost a year since the State Court put off the initial decision on whether to hear the appeal and invited the Biden administration to weigh in on the issues. Since then, the Solicitor General has filed a brief advising the U.S. Supreme Court to reject Bayer’s legal arguments. Now all that remains is for the Court to formally deny the appeal.
CA Jury Awards Couple $2 Billion in Landmark Roundup Cancer Trial Verdict
May 14, 2019 – A jury in San Francisco, California, on Monday awarded more than $2 billion to a couple who claimed Roundup weed killer caused their cancer.
The recent Roundup Herbicide Lawsuit jury verdict spells bad news for Bayer, which still faces more than 13,000 future glyphosate cancer lawsuits.
According to CNN Business, Bayer shares fell 2% on the news, and have plummeted more than 45% this year .
As in its previous defeats, Bayer vows to fight the Roundup Lawsuit verdict and maintains that Roundup is completely safe, and one of the most thoroughly tested chemicals in existence.
Although Bayer did see a bit of good news last month when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared that glyphosate is not carcinogenic, its best bet may be to settle the remainder of the Roundup litigation, or else the company may never hear the end of future Roundup claims.
California Jury Awards Plaintiff $80 Million Settlement in Monsanto Roundup Cancer Lawsuit
As stated by NPR, Monsanto has been ordered to pay an $80 million proposed settlement to a San Francisco man who claims that his development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma was the result of his use of Roundup, in a rare split-trial that could influence the outcome of thousands more cases .
Monsanto’s request to bifurcate the first federal trial involving allegations that Roundup caused cancer seems to have backfired, as Judge Chhabria in the Ninth Circuit court reached jury verdicts against Bayer, awarding the Plaintiff over $80 million in punitive damages.
San Francisco Jury Rules Plaintiff’s Cancer Caused by Roundup
March 19, 2019 – According to CBS News, the jury of 5 women and 1 man reached a unanimous decision in favor of plaintiff Ed Hardeman after deliberating for a week in a Roundup lawsuit .
The roundup jury verdict marks another costly setback for Bayer AG, which purchased v. Monsanto last August for about $63 billion, but which had to have seen at least a portion of these woes coming, as the litigation risk was already in full swing at the time.
During the Roundup lawsuit trial, Hardeman testified that he used Roundup for more than a quarter century (1986-2012) on his 56-acre property in Santa Rosa, CA, to kill weeds and poison oak.
During this process, Hardeman said mist from the herbicide fell onto his skin and face.
He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2015 at age 66 and has since been forced to undergo cancer treatment.
Landmark Roundup Trial Ends in $289 Million Award to Plaintiff
August 13, 2018 – according to The Guardian, the jury ruled that Roundup herbicide and Ranger Pro products presented a “substantial danger” to the now 46-year-old Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, who developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using the spray for more than 2 years as a groundskeeper in San Francisco .
Jurors concluded that v. Monsanto knew or should have known of the potential health risks associated with the chemicals.
The jury awarded Johnson $289 million — mostly in the form of punitive damages intended to dissuade v. Monsanto from allowing the same fate to befall others that Johnson was forced to endure.
How Roundup Can Cause Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
Like all types of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma begins in the lymphatic system, when white cells known as B-lymphocyte have their DNA damaged enough to stop functioning normally. These are less able to fight infection than regular cells and multiply much quicker, potentially crowding their healthy counterparts.
Tumors typically appear first in the lymph nodes, and then in the gastrointestinal tract, liver, thyroid, testes, skin, breast, brain, and bones. By the time the disease is diagnosed, Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma is likely to have spread to other parts of the body.
Those most commonly diagnosed with Non Hodgkin’s Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma are white or Jewish males in their early-to-mid 60s, with the risk of developing the condition increasing with age. Another risk factor is exposure to high levels of radiation and chemicals including dioxin and glyphosate-containing pesticides.
National Institute of Health Studies has shown that glyphosate can damage white cell membranes, resulting in mutations to their DNA, which can cause multiple types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma .
The surfactant used in Roundup weed killer is suspected to facilitate the glyphosate permeating human skin, which makes the chemical and similar products more harmful than the sum of their parts.
Individuals who apply Roundup by using small hand-action pumps without a full-body covering are considered to be most at risk. They often work as landscaper, groundskeepers, professional gardeners, farm workers, garden center employees, and nursery employees.
Roundup Labels to Carry Cancer Warning in California
June 27, 2017 – A California judge has ruled that Monsanto must warn consumers of the cancer risk on the Roundup label.
If California carries out the proposal, it would be the first state in the U.S. to require such strict labeling for Monsanto Roundup, the most widely-used agricultural chemical on earth.
Related Article: What is Failure to Wan in Product Liability Claims?
Roundup Lawsuits Allege Monsanto Acted Negligently
June 22, 2017 – A lawsuit has been filed against Monsanto in Wisconsin federal court by a group of plaintiffs who claim that Roundup herbicide is mislabeled with the statement that its active ingredient targets an enzyme not found in humans or pets.
The complaint (PDF), filed Tuesday by 6 consumers from states across the U.S., focuses on companies that sell Roundup, rather than physical injuries alleged from the weed killer. Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., which also markets Roundup products, is named as a co-defendant in the Roundup Cancer Case.
Glyphosate vs. Dicamba
Even more toxic than glyphosate is dicamba, a new herbicide designed for use on Monsanto’s next generation of biotech crops. According to the Pesticide Management Education Program (PMEP) at Cornell University, dicamba is toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and dermal exposure.
Read more: Dicamba Lawsuit
The WHO Approves Roundup Ready Soybeans
The European Union (EU) has approved the import and processing of Monsanto Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans after debates over the potential health risks of glyphosate delayed the introduction of the genetically modified crops for months .
The authorization is valid for a decade; however, “any products produced from these GMOs will be subject to the EU’s strict labeling and traceability rules,” according to the European Commission.
The Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans have gone through a rigorous authorization protocol, including a favorable scientific assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). GMO crops are now authorized to be used both in human and animal food, but not for planting in the EU.
40 Californians File Monsanto Roundup Lawsuits
April 5, 2017 – Forty California agricultural workers have filed a Roundup products liability litigation against Monsanto alleging that Roundup weedkiller caused them to develop “non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other cancers, other permanent defects and permanent bodily impairments.”
According to The Mercury News, the complaint, filed last month in Alameda Supreme Court, alleges that Monsanto says Roundup is safe to use and poses no unreasonable health risk to humans or the environment .
March 8, 2017 – A new study has been published linking glyphosate to an increased risk for autism.
For the study (PDF), a research team led by William Shaw, Ph.D. of The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. found extremely high levels of glyphosate in urine samples taken from a set of triplets. The amount of glyphosate dropped significantly after implementing a strict diet of organic foods, with improvements noted in the functioning of the children.
January 10, 2017 – according to the National Institute of Health study has found that glyphosate causes non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in laboratory rats at very low doses .
The study, published Monday in Scientific Reports, used cutting-edge profiling methods to analyze the molecular composition of the livers of female rats that were given extremely low doses of Roundup herbicide (thousands of times lower than what is permitted by worldwide health regulators) over 2 years.
December 13, 2016 – As stated in the Hill, EPA is holding a three-day series of meetings this week dedicated to examining evidence linking Monsanto Roundup to cancer .
The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA) will meet first on Tuesday to review a set of scientific issues regarding EPA’s evaluation of the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate.
The goal of the meetings is to determine how the agency should interpret relevant data and how this information should translate into a “carcinogen risk” classification for glyphosate.
Glyphosate Found in Oatmeal, Baby Food
October 3, 2016 – The FDA has found residues of glyphosate in a variety of oat products including plain and flavored oat cereals for babies.
Data (PDF) presented by FDA chemists at a meeting in Florida showed residues of glyphosate in the following products:
- “Cinnamon spice” instant oatmeal
- “Maple brown sugar” instant oatmeal
- “Peach and cream” instant oatmeal
- Banana strawberry and other banana-flavored varieties of infant oat cereal
- Other similar products
A new study has found that glyphosate alters DNA function, increasing the risk for several serious, potentially life-threatening diseases.
According to the study, entitled “Glyphosate pathways to modern diseases V: Amino acid analog of glycine in diverse proteins” , glyphosate acts as a glycine analog that incorporates into peptides during protein synthesis.
When this occurs, the herbicide changes proteins that depend on conserved glycine to function.
According to the study, glyphosate substitution for glycine is associated with several serious diseases including (but not limited to):
- Type 2 diabetes
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Parkinson’s disease
Glycine, the smallest of the 20 amino acids found in proteins, has unique properties that can anchor to the plasma membrane or cytoskeleton.
The new study, taken in conjunction with correlating data, makes a compelling argument that glyphosate action as a glycine analog accounts for a high percentage of glyphosate’s toxicity.
This mechanism affects humans and other organisms in several ways including:
- Impaired fatty acid release leads to obesity;
- Impaired insulin receptor response leading to type 2 diabetes;
- Impaired one-carbon metabolism leading to neural tube defects and autism;
- Impaired cell cycle control during DNA synthesis, and
- Dysregulated phosphorylation cascades lead to cancer, lung disorders, and autoimmune diseases.
Is Glyphosate a Carcinogen?
The World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer stated in 2015 that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” CNN reported that hundreds of Roundup users with non-Hodgkin lymphoma started suing the manufacturers of glyphosate herbicides after WHO made its announcement.
Effective 2023: Glyphosate No Longer Available for Residential Use
On the report of the Environmental Working Group (EWG), Bayer plans to reformulate Roundup for residential use in 2023. As part of its plan to thwart future litigation, Bayer will stop selling glyphosate-based herbicides for residential use in the US beginning in 2023 .
Glyphosate Approved in Europe Despite Cancer Fears
June 30, 2016 – A European Commission has extended approval of the herbicide glyphosate through 2017 after EU class members failed to either approve or ban the chemical.
The EU’s current approval of glyphosate was set to expire today, according to EcoWatch.
Had that happened, the consumer market and manufacturers would have had to phase out products containing the active ingredient within 6 months.
Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis announced the last-minute extension on Tuesday, despite failing 3 consecutive times to secure a majority decision from the EU member states.
Scientists Urge EPA to Ban Glyphosate
June 17, 2016 – A delegation of independent scientists has urged the EPA to ban Monsanto’s flagship weed killer Roundup.
Providing testimony that Roundup poses an unreasonable environmental and public health threat, scientists spoke with EPA officials in a closed meeting at the O’Neill House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
The scientists laid out the physiological reasons why exposure to glyphosate can increase the risk of autism, Alzheimer’s, cancer, birth defects, obesity, and other serious health problems.
Judge Rejected EU Extension on Roundup Cases
June 6, 2016 – European Union nations have refused to back a limited extension on glyphosate, threatening withdrawal of the weed killer if no decision is reached by the end of the month.
EU representatives in Brussels today failed to pass a 1-2 year re-authorization of glyphosate to allow for completion of a safety assessment currently underway at the ECHA, according to Reuters.
Lawsuit Alleges Roundup Caused Bone Cancer in Farm Worker
A former California farm worker and law firm have filed a federal lawsuit against Monsanto alleging that Roundup caused her to develop bone cancer after years of exposure to Roundup.
According to the lawsuit, plaintiff Enrique Rubio sprayed Roundup on crops in California, Oregon, and Texas from 1986 to 1995, and was subsequently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at 38 years old.
Rubio claims that during her years as a field worker, she drove a tractor and used a hand pump to spray vegetables with weed killer with nothing more than a paper mask to protect her from the chemicals.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Monsanto in California
May 9, 2016 – Law firms and the widow of a California farmer have filed a lawsuit against Monsanto alleging that the company purposely downplayed the cancer risk associated with exposure to Roundup.
According to the Roundup weed killer lawsuit (PDF), Jack McCall developed non-hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup herbicide for nearly 30 years.
In September 2015, McCall was admitted to a hospital with swollen lymph nodes in his neck.
His doctor informed him that the swelling was caused by anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare and aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
EPA Pulls Report Saying Glyphosate is Safe
May 5, 2016 – The EPA says it accidentally released an 87-page report which concluded that glyphosate is “not likely” to cause cancer in humans.
The documents, revoked earlier this week, are from a report by the EPA’s Cancer Assessment Review Committee (PDF) which says “epidemiological studies in humans showed no association between glyphosate exposure” and 15 types of cancers, according to the Des Moines Register.
Roundup Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Glyphosate in Quaker Oats
May 2, 2016 – Quaker Oats is being sued for $5 million by a New York man who alleges the company uses glyphosate during production, according to the New York Post.
The Roundup class action was filed by Lewis Daly, a Brooklyn resident who claims Quaker Oats’ advertising is “false, deceptive and misleading.” Daly says the carcinogenic substance glyphosate is used to grow the oats and sprayed on them during harvest, undermining the company’s claims that its products are “100 percent Natural.”
Glyphosate Found in Many Breakfast Foods, Study Finds
April 20, 2016 – Glyphosate has found its way into many common breakfast foods including bagels, cereals, and eggs, according to a new report. According to the report, which was issued by the Alliance for Natural Health USA (ANH-USA), testing procured from Microbe Inotech Laboratories in St. Louis found detectable levels of glyphosate in 10 out of 24 breakfast food items including oatmeal, bagels, and coffee creamer. “Americans are consuming glyphosate in common foods daily,” ANH said.
Who Can File the Roundup Lawsuit?
You may be able to file a Roundup lawsuit if you have a non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis and had regular exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides. The law offices of Schmidt & Clark, LLP, can review your case for free and go to work building a strong case to prove a link between your cancer and the Monsanto weed killer.
How to File a Roundup Lawsuit
If you want to file a Roundup cancer lawsuit, you can reach a member of our team immediately by calling (866) 588-0600.
Roundup Class-Action Lawsuits vs. Individual Lawsuits
In general, Roundup cancer lawsuits are filed individually by each plaintiff and are not class actions. After you fill out the form below, the attorneys at Schmidt & Clark, LLP, will contact you if you qualify to let you know if an individual lawsuit or a Roundup class action lawsuit is best for you.
Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit Payout News
As of December 2021, Monsanto has reached settlement agreements in nearly 100,000 Roundup lawsuits. Monsanto paid approximately $11 billion. Bayer has accomplished this by negotiating block settlement arrangements with Roundup lawyers who have large numbers of cases in the litigation.
What Compensation Can I Recover in a Roundup Lawsuit?
The average proposed settlement payouts for Roundup lawsuits in the higher settlement tiers have been around $100,000 to $160,000.
There have been three victories for plaintiffs in jury trials against Bayer and Roundup, all in California. In August 2018, a jury awarded a groundskeeper who was exposed to Roundup damages of a staggering $289 million, but that verdict was later reduced to $78 million after Bayer appealed the decision.
Roundup Lawsuit Statute of Limitations
In general, filing a Roundup claim no later than two years after discovering the cancer is recommended to help a patient protect their rights with civil actions.
How Long Does it Take for a Roundup Lawsuit to Settle?
Successful plaintiffs typically have to wait an average of 2 to 3 years before they receive their Roundup settlement compensation. Bayer has offered settlements, but it may take years to settle all claims because there are over 100,000 Roundup lawsuits actively pending in courthouses across the country.
Plaintiffs must sign documents for lawyers on both sides of the litigation, which can take a long time. Higher-dollar claims and claims that are appealed may take longer to settle.
People who think they may have a claim may file a lawsuit against Bayer regarding concerns over using the herbicide, including product labeling issues and the negative health effects of using Roundup.
Exposure levels and length of exposure to Roundup herbicide can determine lawsuit eligibility, as can a medical diagnosis of cancer. Consult an experienced lawyer to decide whether you qualify to file a Roundup lawsuit.
Common Questions About Roundup Lawsuits
What are the “Monsanto Papers”?
The Monsanto Papers are a treasure trove of internal documents slowly released since March 2017 as part of a U.S. lawsuit by Roundup victims against Monsanto over its glyphosate herbicide. The papers tell a lot about how Monsanto actively subverts science, both in the company’s practices and the way it abuses science’s moral authority to push for its interests.
Will Roundup Become Banned?
Roundup is banned in more than 20 countries because the herbicide has been linked to an increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other types of cancer. Roundup is not banned in the United States, although some states have prohibited or restricted its use.
How Many Roundup Lawsuits Have Been Filed to Date?
On June 24, 2020, Bayer announced it had reached a Roundup settlement agreement in principle with five leading firms representing more than 100,000 plaintiffs alleging that they developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after they were exposed to Roundup weedkiller.
How Much Will it Cost to Hire a Lawyer?
Absolutely no upfront fee is involved to hire a Roundup herbicide attorney. Generally, attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis. We firmly believe that individuals suffering because of illness caused by a negligent manufacturer should never have to pay out of their pocket.
Why Should I File a Lawsuit Against Monsanto?
Individual lawsuits against Monsanto seek remedy for personal injuries (non-Hodgkin lymphoma) sustained as a result of being exposed to Roundup.
Damages in a Roundup Lawsuit
Plaintiffs looking to file a Roundup lawsuit may be able to claim damages for a variety of losses and injuries, including:
- Medical costs: People injured by Roundup may be able to claim damages for the cost of medical treatment associated with their condition, including doctor’s visits, surgeries, and prescription drugs.
- Lost wages: If an individual’s injury has caused them to miss work, they may be able to claim damages for lost wages (past and future) and lost earning capacity.
- Pain and suffering: Individuals may be compensated for the physical pain and emotional suffering they suffered from their cancer diagnosis and treatment.
- Loss of consortium: In certain cases, plaintiffs can claim damages for the loss of support, affection, and companionship from a loved one they suffered as a result of their illness.
- Punitive damages: Individuals may be able to claim punitive damages, which are intended to punish defendants for egregious conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.
The amount of damages that a person may be able to claim by filing a Roundup lawsuit depends on the specific circumstances of their case and the extent of their injuries and losses.
The damages available in a Roundup lawsuit will also vary depending on the laws of the state in which the case was filed.
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