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Roundup weed killer is used both commercially and domestically to kill pesky weeds such as lawn grass and tree hedges. Chemical within Roundup may contribute to cancer. It's effective but some studies have shown people diagnosed with cancer due to their use of it could file a lawsuit against Bayer, the current owner of Roundup, for compensation if they provided proof of cancer from its use.
Roundup weed killer is used both commercially and domestically to kill pesky weeds such as lawn grass and tree hedges.
Chemical within Roundup may contribute to cancer. It's effective but some studies have shown people diagnosed with cancer due to their use of it could file a lawsuit against Bayer, the current owner of Roundup, for compensation if they provided proof of cancer from its use.
Roundup: The Questions We Still Have Regarding the Legality
The most popular and profitable weed killer, Roundup, contains glyphosate as its active ingredient. Glyphosate is toxic to most broadleaf plants and grasses. It kills most plants it comes into contact with, instead of targeting certain plants that it encounters.
The now-defunct company Monsanto created the product to kill plant life. There were two parts. One, a genetically modified plant to resist the effects of Roundup, and two, increased sales for residential Roundup use.
Still, because of studies that question the safety of glyphosate and it being classified as a possible carcinogen, IARC thinks it might cause cancer.
In 2018, Bayer bought Roundup. Consumers had filed thousands of lawsuits linking the product to cancer by then. The most common cancer associated with the product is non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Bayer will begin in 2023 replacing “its glyphosate-based products in the U.S. residential Lawn & Garden market with new formulations that rely on alternative active ingredients."
Roundup Lawsuit Update
Monsanto has settled over 100,000 cases, paying out 11 billion as of May 2022. There are still 30,000 lawsuits, including 4,000 in California. These cases (multidistrict litigation) group many similar lawsuit together in California for efficiency.
In June 2022, the Ninth Circuit urged the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its decision that Roundup does not cause harm to people or the environment.
On July 2022, the 11th Circuit handed down a decision stating that Bayer had not adequately warned of the risk of cancer from Roundup.
Roundup Lawsuit Allegations
The first trial for the Monsanto-Bayer merger lawsuit was held in this year. In the case, a California garden worker who used Roundup daily was awarded by a jury who found that he was exposed to glyphosate, and it caused his cancer.
The jury did not find that Roundup caused the individual’s cancer but found that Monsanto and Bayer were at fault for not warning the plaintiffs. For this, the jury awarded almost $300 million in damages.
This court case led to two more high-profile cases in which the plaintiffs were awarded substantial amounts of damages. One person had used Roundup for 3 decades and received a $2 billion verdict, but this was later reduced to $86.7 million.
In the second case, a person sued Bayer after developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from using Roundup for two decades. The jury awarded the person $75 million in punitive damages alone. This was later reduced to $20 million.
Judges have also found in Bayer's favors. In a court case, a California judge found that the company was not responsible for a child’s cancer diagnosis caused by Roundup usage.
Make sure you review these cases to understand what juries look for when rendering a verdict. The goal of a lawsuit is to establish that Roundup use played a role in your cancer diagnosis.
Roundup Causes Cancer? Plaintiff Pleads In Court
There is conflicting evidence on if glyphosate has a direct link to cancer, but there is more scientific evidence that suggests it does. In one study, an individual’s risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma increased by 41% after being exposed to glyphosate.
The U.S. population has been exposed to Roundup and the percentage is about 80%.
Roundup, if used once and not only as a one-time event, has been found to be linked to cancer. Doctors routinely monitor for symptoms in order to diagnose cancer at its earliest stages and expedite your road to recovery.
Roundup lawsuit update
Simply using Roundup or another Monsanto-Bayer product with glyphosate doesn’t warrant a claim. You'll need to have been injured by the product. In most cases, this means being diagnosed for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The cancer diagnosis needs to be linked to exposure to Roundup.
Specifics of your health will greatly affect the lawsuit. You'll need to be ready to discuss details, share medical records and talk about various aspects of your personal life.
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If you have used Roundup and have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, you may be able to file a lawsuit against Bayer. There is a deadline, though.
States have a two year, to four year statute of limitations when it comes to product liability. The clock starts once a diagnosis is given, or when the diagnosis is plausible and/or discovered. Time also begins when the correlation between Roundup and your diagnosis becomes known.
Roundup lawsuit question answered
You may file a lawsuit against your employer if you were exposed to herbicides containing glyphosate in your job.
If you have Roundup and your employer does not provide safety equipment or safety training, this could be considered a safety hazard and you will hold them responsible for any injuries or damages.
If you receive compensation from your employer for workplace trauma, you cannot get money from Bayer. If you file a claim, your lawsuit will likely be confined to your state court.
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If you have any symptoms of cancer or have been diagnosed, make sure you get the medical attention you need for your cancer diagnosis. As time goes on and more information is disclosed, it is becoming clear that exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup can result in cancer. If you or a loved one were exposed by factors such as use of Roundup, it’s vital to explore your legal options.
Your medical treatment will be time-consuming and expensive. Get compensated for the troubles you've faced by meeting with a trusted legal advisor to discuss your legal options whenever possible.