In 2019, many lawsuits were filed against Monsanto, a subsidiary of Bayer, for their Roundup weed killer product. This is one of the most popular herbicide products on the market and many farmers, gardeners and others working in agriculture use it. Doctors diagnosed some of these laborers with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. If you have used this herbicide and believe you may be eligible for a Roundup weed killer lawsuit settlement, read on and reach out to a plaintiff advocate company to learn more.
What are the allegations against Monsanto for Roundup weed killer?
Thousands of people across the United States are questioning the safety of Roundup weed killer. These people are alleging that exposure to this herbicide caused non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Allegations from the filed lawsuits include:
- Exposure to glyphosate can cause cancer.
- Labels fail to warn consumers about the risk of cancer.
- The manufacturer was aware that glyphosate exposure presents risks to human health, including the risk of developing cancer.
- The manufacturer misrepresented Roundup’s health and environmental risks, which misinformed government agencies, farmers, and the public about the safety of the product.
What’s in Roundup weed killer?
Roundup is a non-selective herbicide. It kills weeds that compete with agricultural crops. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in this herbicide, which inhibits a necessary enzyme for weed growth.
Scientific studies indicate a connection between glyphosate and an increased risk of cancer. This is especially true among those who were in frequent contact with the chemical. Specifically, scientific evidence suggests that probable harm to human health could begin at glyphosate levels as low as 0.1 parts per billion (ppb). Many foods tested have glyphosate concentrations many times above this amount.
What is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a form of cancer that originates in your lymphatic system. This system fights diseases throughout your body. In non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, tumors develop from lymphocytes or a specific type of white blood cell.
Over the past several years, medical science developed advances in the diagnosis and treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This improves the prognosis for people with this disease.
Signs & symptoms of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Symptoms of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma may include:
- Painless, swollen lymph nodes in your neck, armpits or groin
- Abdominal pain or swelling
- Chest pain, coughing or trouble breathing
- Persistent fatigue
- Night sweats
- Unexplained weight loss
Most importantly, you should see a doctor if you are experiencing any unusual symptoms that concern you.
Verdicts in lawsuits against Monsanto
By 2001, Roundup weed killer was the most-used active ingredient in American agriculture. Today, Roundup remains the most widely used herbicide in the United States and worldwide. About 18,000 U.S. lawsuits—and counting—were filed on behalf of agricultural laborers, gardeners, and others diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after exposure to Roundup.
Roundup weed killer lawsuit settlement amounts
So far, Bayer, which acquired Monsanto in 2018, has lost all four Roundup weed killer lawsuits that went to trial. Juries delivered verdicts of $289 million, $80 million, and $2 billion. With numerous cases still pending, Bayer is considering a global settlement. The overall settlement amount for these Roundup weed killer lawsuits could be anywhere from $2 billion to $10 billion when all is said and done.
Am I eligible to file a roundup weed killer lawsuit?
You may be eligible to file a lawsuit against Monsanto for use of the Roundup weed killer product.
If the following applies to you, you may be eligible to receive compensation.
- Exposed to Monsanto’s Roundup Weed Killer
- Developed lymphatic cancer, such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Diagnosed within the last decade
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