Monsanto and its parent company, Bayer, are facing legal action from thousands of individuals who believe that the weed-killing chemical caused them or a loved one to develop cancer. If you or a loved one received a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia, or myeloma after Roundup exposure, you may be eligible for financial damages.
If you or a loved one has received a cancer diagnosis, particularly non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and believe that your cancer may have resulted from exposure to Roundup, we want to hear from you. Monsanto and Bayer should pay for your losses. Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case. You only pay if one of our Roundup lawsuit attorneys wins your case.
What Is The Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Lawsuit?
The Roundup weed killer cancer lawsuit is a legal action allowing those who suffered cancer after Roundup exposure to recover compensation for their losses.
Those filing lawsuits allege that:
- Exposure to Roundup caused them to develop cancer.
- Monsanto has known of its carcinogenic nature for decades and deliberately concealed this information.
- Monsanto has overstated the safety of its product.
There is a current class-action lawsuit in the Northern District of California overseen by Judge Vince Chhabria. Several verdicts in favor of the plaintiffs have occurred, costing Monsanto and Bayer hundreds of millions of dollars. The three trials that have taken place were “bellwether” trials.
There is no telling where Monsanto and Bayer’s liability for Roundup-related cancer cases ends. Tens of thousands of men and women have taken legal action, both in class actions and individual lawsuits against the manufacturer. The number of injured parties will likely continue to grow.
Can I File a Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Lawsuit?
There are no rigid qualifications for bringing a Roundup-related personal injury or wrongful death claim. All you need is a strong belief that exposure to the carcinogenic ingredient glyphosate in Roundup increased your risk of the cancer that you developed.
The range of those who have brought or are bringing lawsuits against Monsanto and Bayer is vast, but there is a connecting theme between each of these plaintiffs: the belief that they or their loved one developed cancer as a result of exposure to Roundup, and that Monsanto was less than truthful about Roundup’s danger.
Juries are siding overwhelmingly with plaintiffs who believe that Roundup caused their cancer, and in doing so, reject Monsanto’s claims that the weed killer has no real links to cancer.
Dewayne Johnson was the first plaintiff to receive a favorable judgment against Monsanto. Johnson had used Roundup weed killer for years in his job as a groundskeeper, and the courts ultimately awarded him an adjusted judgment of $78.5 million to be paid by Monsanto.
This case set a precedent that those who had handled Roundup, especially large quantities over an extended period of time, would have a chance to receive compensation if they brought a cancer-related claim against Monsanto. Numbers show that plaintiffs of vastly different backgrounds and nationalities are united in their belief that Monsanto is responsible for what they perceive as negligence.
As of October 2019, there were approximately 42,700 open lawsuits against Monsanto linked to cancer diagnoses and Roundup weed killer. That figure represented a 100% jump in the number of cases that were pending only three months earlier.
There is credible speculation that Bayer is negotiating potential settlements with the thousands of victims who are suing Monsanto over cancer claims stemming from Roundup exposure. This decision is logical, as the number of plaintiffs will almost certainly continue to grow, but there is no guarantee that such a settlement would absolve Bayer of future claims, including any lawsuit you may bring.
If you received a diagnosis of cancer and believe that exposure to Roundup had something to do with it, then you may be eligible to bring legal action and file a Roundup weed killer cancer lawsuit. Call our team at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to hear how a Roundup lawsuit lawyer can help.
Who Is at Risk for Cancer/Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Related to Roundup Weed Killer?
Monsanto has claimed that Roundup is safe and non-carcinogenic since it brought the weed killer to the market more than 30 years ago. That claim has now opened Monsanto and Bayer to ongoing legal action, with victims cropping up across the globe.
Anybody exposed to Roundup weed killer may be at a greater risk for cancer, specifically non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. There is no indication that only farmers, agricultural workers, landscapers, etc. may develop cancer as a result of working with Roundup.
Courts awarded plaintiffs in various circumstances, and their only apparent unifying connection is handling Roundup in significant quantities over a prolonged period of time and eventually developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
However, this is not an indication that only those who handle Roundup in large quantities over long periods of time, nor those who develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma specifically, are the only ones at risk of developing Roundup-induced cancer.
There were 75 plaintiffs involved in one active case in which the courts ordered Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant to testify. The circumstances of each plaintiff’s cancer and the way that they used Roundup are all unique. One of the plaintiffs, Sharlean Gordon, used Roundup to spray weeds that would encroach in the greenery around her home.
Another plaintiff, Chris Stevick, has assisted his wife Elaine in her battle with central nervous system lymphoma, a specific form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, for five years. Stevick will now have to fight his own battle with cancer, as his doctor diagnosed him in October 2019 with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), another form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Stevick would often mix Roundup and transfer it into a spraying device for his wife to use to fight weeds around a property they owned together. Their joint case against Monsanto will take place in a San Francisco court in February 2020.
How Can Roundup Weed Killer Cause Cancer?
Roundup has been an essential weed-killer ever since Monsanto released the chemical compound in 1974. Whether you were tending to your backyard garden or spraying an industrial-size crop field, Roundup has proven highly effective in warding off invasive weeds. As recently as 2015, Monsanto and Bayer told consumers that Roundup was safe enough to drink.
Countless farmers, landscapers, agricultural workers, and those who simply wanted to get rid of weeds on their lawns operated under this assumption for decades.
But recent findings suggest that Roundup weed killer may be a cancer-causing chemical, and that those who used it are at great risk by Monsanto and its parent company, Bayer.
A study from the University of Washington found that the primary ingredient chemical in Roundup, glyphosate, is a likely carcinogen. Those who conducted the study concluded that exposure to glyphosate could increase one’s risk of developing cancer by as much as 40 percent.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has come to similar conclusions about glyphosate, and by extension Roundup. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer-research wing of the WHO, found in a 2015 survey that glyphosate should be classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans”.
These findings by two reputable institutions that Roundup is likely carcinogenic, especially in the large amounts that are required of farmers, landscapers, and similar professionals, have caused outrage and led to a spate of lawsuits against Monsanto, Bayer, and other manufacturers of the weed-killing chemical.
At last count, there are 42,000 individuals suing in the Monsanto Roundup Trial, claiming that they either knew or should be aware of Roundup’s carcinogenic effects. This number grows by the day, as the use of Roundup is widespread, and the findings that exposure to the weed killer may cause cancer has cast a massive net of potential victims.
If you believe that you or your loved one’s cancer is caused by exposure to Roundup, you have several options for pursuing a financial award. We want to ensure that you are not damaged further by an illness that you had no fault in contracting, and we will handle your case if you choose to pursue a financial award.
Juries have proven sympathetic towards those who have developed cancer after being exposed to the glyphosate chemical in Roundup. The Washington Post reported that a jury awarded a couple $2 billion dollars before a judge reduced the award to $87 million. The couple was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup for 30 years.
If you or a loved one has developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia (myeloma in particular), or any other form of cancer after being exposed to Roundup, we want to help. Call our team at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case and ensure that no more harm comes to you.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Claims?
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer after being exposed to Roundup, it is important to be aware of any statutes of limitations that may
apply to your case. Victims of personal injury or wrongful death—the categories under which a cancer suit against Monsanto or another party would likely apply to initiate legal action—must comply with the time limits their state imposes.
Though there are exceptions to these statutes, and anyone who feels Roundup exposure may have caused their cancer should contact a lawyer. Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 for a free consultation regarding your case.
How Do I Know If I Got Cancer From Roundup Weed Killer?
While there is often no sure-fire way to determine the precise cause of your cancer, most recent findings suggest that exposure to Roundup weed killer in any amount could increase your risk of certain types of cancer.
Though research is far from complete, and exposure to Roundup can cause or contribute to any number of cancers, the three types of cancer most often associated with Roundup exposure are:
- non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
If you have used Roundup in your life, there is a chance that you could be entitled to a financial award considering your cancer diagnosis. Some professions are particularly likely to require exposure to Roundup, both in long-term time frames and in large amounts. Some of these professions are:
- Agricultural worker
With this in mind, the average person has weeds in their backyard, and it is safe to assume that the majority of them have used Roundup at some point to assist them in de-weeding. Plaintiffs exposed to Roundup in a domestic capacity have won cases against Monsanto, and if this applies to you, you may be entitled to a financial award.
The pool of consumers who bought Roundup under the fair assumption that they were not exposing themselves to toxins is massive. Recent reports affirming Roundup’s carcinogenic properties have only strengthened cancer patients’ claims against Monsanto.
The number of plaintiffs suing Monsanto grows by the day. If you or a loved one believes that your cancer was caused or contributed by exposure to Roundup, a lawyer can advise you on your options for pursuing a financial award.
Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to speak about your case and get help from our Roundup lawsuit attorneys.
How Long Has the Link Between Roundup Weed Killer and Cancer Been Known?
There are varying opinions in regard to when people discovered the link between Roundup and cancer, as some individuals maintain the belief that there is no link at all. Still, there are a number of scientific studies that establish a link between Roundup and cancer, with some dating back nearly 40 years.
The red flags date all the way back to 1983, when a study commissioned by Monsanto found that several mice that ingested glyphosate grew potentially malignant tumors. Monsanto’s representatives dismissed these cases as false positives despite the numbers of tumor-ridden mice being statistically significant, and continued to claim that Roundup was safe.
An analysis of two studies in 2002 found that exposure to herbicides containing glyphosate is a risk factor for developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and hairy cell leukemia. This is one of the earliest studies suggesting that the primary ingredient in Roundup weed killer is likely carcinogenic, but it would not be the last study to make that claim.
A study in the International Journal of Cancer in 2008 serves as yet another testament to glyphosate’s status as a possible carcinogen. The study took into account both male and female subjects between the ages of 18 and 74. The experimenters ultimately concluded that exposure to pesticides, and glyphosate, in particular, was a risk factor for developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the cancer most often linked to Roundup weed killer.
A 2019 meta-analysis considered previous studies when compiling a more comprehensive data set than any study previously conducted relating to glyphosate. The meta-analysis focused particularly on subjects who were exposed to glyphosate at high levels, which would include people who were exposed to large quantities of Roundup.
Their findings were clear: there is a “compelling link” between glyphosate-based herbicides (Roundup included) and the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
What Are the Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is associated with the many lymph nodes that exist throughout our bodies. We have hundreds of lymph nodes, each connected through a complex network that is critical to fighting off disease, but can also become a highway for the spread of cancer.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma typically originates in areas of our body where lymph nodes are located, including the chest, neck, armpits, groin, abdomen, and pelvis. Due to the nature of our lymphatic system, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma may develop to a stage where it begins to affect critical organs such as the lungs, stomach, and liver.
Doctors remain unsure of what causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The body simply produces too many abnormal lymphocytes, but this overproduction does not have a known cause.
You can, however, keep an eye out for early warning signs of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and seek medical attention as soon as any of them arise.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can spread rapidly, and because of its tendency to spread to various organs through our lymphatic system, this form of cancer may have a number of symptoms and warning signs.
Some of the symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma include:
- Abdominal pain and/or swelling
- Night sweats
- Unexplainable weight loss
- Chest pain
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Skin itchiness and/or redness
- Difficulty breathing
- Fatigue that does not go away
- Swollen lymph nodes in groin, neck, and/or armpits that are painless
If you are experiencing any of these potential symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, it is important that you seek a medical professional’s opinion, especially if you are experiencing more than one.
Who Can File a Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Lawsuit?
There are tens of thousands of lawsuits in the works against Monsanto for cancer claims related to Roundup exposure, and that figure includes cases with vastly different circumstances and details.
The variance in plaintiffs paints an accurate picture of the vast landscape of potential Roundup-exposed cancer patients who could all collect financial awards to be paid by Monsanto. The plaintiffs include two children diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, while another is an adult woman who has battled recurring cancer. This illustrates that there is no specific age or gender-defining criteria for those who may bring a case against Monsanto.
Several additional class-action lawsuits include various plaintiffs with different stories, not just those who have handled large quantities of Roundup for long periods of time. However, if you do have abnormal levels of exposure to Roundup, there are tangible examples of plaintiffs in similar circumstances being awarded substantial judgments.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer and believe that exposure to Roundup could be a cause, call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case.
There Is a Cure for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
If you received a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, you may already know that it is curable. There are several treatment options, and survival rates can increase depending on the type, stage, and time after diagnosis of the cancer.
In the face of a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis, the most critical information is the potential paths to becoming cancer-free. Know that the five-year survival rate for those diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is 69 percent, while the 10-year survival rate is 59 percent, according to a study by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Those who have survived their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma have done so through several different treatment paths, which include:
- Targeted therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Stem cell transplants
The specifics of your case will determine which treatment route is your best option, and a doctor will help you make that decision. If you believe that exposure to Roundup weed killer potentially caused your cancer, we can help you pursue financial damages that could offset the cost of your treatment.
What Can I Do if My Cancer/Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Is a Result of Roundup Weed Killer?
If exposure to Roundup caused or contributed to your cancer, speak with a lawyer about your case, as you may have grounds for a lawsuit.
Roundup lawsuits seeking a financial award allege:
- Exposure to Roundup caused cancer.
- Monsanto is aware that Roundup is carcinogenic and concealed the information.
- Monsanto has falsely stated that Roundup is safe to use.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer and believe that exposure to Roundup may be a cause, a Roundup lawsuit attorney can help. Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 today to speak about your case.
Can You Sue For Cancer Caused by Roundup Weed Killer?
If you believe that your cancer was caused by or contributed to by Roundup Weed Killer, you may be eligible to sue the liable party. In many cases, the liable party is Monsanto.
Findings suggest that anyone who’s been exposed to Roundup may be at a greater risk of developing certain cancers. Monsanto has claimed from the day it brought Roundup to the consumer markets in 1974 that the chemical herbicide was completely safe. One advocate for Roundup even claimed that you could drink a quart of the herbicide without harming yourself at all. To this day, Monsanto denies that there is any link between Roundup Weed Killer and cancer.
But as new studies expose findings that refute these claims, and organizations like the World Health Organization have come to label the glyphosate in Roundup as a carcinogenic, Monsanto’s defenses are becoming harder to believe.
If you believe that you or a loved one’s cancer was caused by exposure to Roundup, we can help. Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case and get help from a Roundup lawsuit lawyer.
What Compensation Can I Get if I Sue for Roundup Weed Killer Causing Cancer?
The circumstances of your case will determine whether you can recover a financial award for your damages, as well as the amount of compensation you may be entitled to. There is no fixed amount of compensation that you are guaranteed if you file a lawsuit against Monsanto.
With that said, several high-profile cases have proven that juries are willing to rule against Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup, and some juries have awarded substantial compensation to victims diagnosed with cancer after being exposed to Roundup.
Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case.
What Is the Average Settlement for a Roundup Weed Killer Cancer Lawsuit?
Each Roundup case is different, and the specific circumstances of your case are significant variables in the compensation you may be awarded. If your circumstances indicate that Roundup caused your cancer, you could be entitled to a financial award to compensate you for your medical bills and more.
You pay nothing out of pocket, and only if we win.
Is Roundup Harmful to Humans?
Though Monsanto continues to claim that the Roundup weed killer is not a threat to human health, scientific findings dating as far back as 1983 suggest otherwise. Several juries have gone so far as to conclude that the herbicide is harmful to humans in a potentially deadly way.
Monsanto is the manufacturer of Roundup and brought the chemical herbicide to the consumer market in 1974. By the early 1980s, Monsanto was looking for evidence to convince regulators that Roundup was, as they continue to claim today, safe. So they funded a study and published its results in 1983. Yet the study did not confirm Monsanto’s claims of Roundup’s safety.
Instead, several of the mice being fed glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Roundup, over the course of two years ultimately wound up growing potentially malignant tumors. Monsanto dismissed these tumor-ridden mice as false positives, but that study was just the first — not the only — evidence that Roundup was potentially dangerous to humans.
More recent evidence includes the study conducted by scientists at the University of Washington, which found that exposure to Roundup could increase the risk of certain cancers by as much as 40 percent. The World Health Organization’s IARC reached a similar conclusion in 2015 when the agency labeled glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans”. That is a damning indictment from one of the most widely-recognized authorities on health in existence today.
Multiple independent juries have awarded plaintiffs who claim that exposure to Roundup either caused or contributed to their development of cancer, namely non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. One California couple was initially awarded a $2 billion judgement against Monsanto, and received $87 million after the court reduced their award.
In another case, a jury awarded a groundskeeper an $80 million judgement after hearing evidence that the use of Roundup over years of work caused him to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. All that time he was under the impression that Roundup was as safe as Monsanto still claims it is.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer and believe that exposure to Roundup may be a causal or contributing factor, you may be entitled to a financial award.
Is Roundup Safe for Home Use?
Evidence increasingly suggests that exposure to Roundup on any level could pose a threat to your health. While Monsanto has claimed time and again that Roundup is safe for everyone to use in any amount over any period of time, studies dating as far back as 1983 suggest that this is untrue, and that Roundup is likely unsafe even for use in the home.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup, you may be entitled to a financial award. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 for help from a Roundup lawsuit lawyer.
Is Roundup Still Sold?
Even though Roundup has been linked to the development of certain cancers, it is still sold in stores today and bought by individuals who are most likely unaware of its link to cancer.
Monsanto is a massive corporation that can pull the necessary strings to keep Roundup on store shelves, but their might has not insulated them from jury judgments in favor of plaintiffs who have sued Monsanto after becoming ill with cancer.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer and believe that Roundup could have played a role, we can help. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444.
How Long Does It Take Roundup to Cause Cancer?
There is no exact time frame on how long it could take to develop cancer after exposure to glyphosate, especially in large quantities. Most cases suggest that the onset of any Roundup-caused cancer will likely take years.
Roundup Lawsuit Lawyer Q&A
How do I know if I qualify for a lawsuit against Roundup?
As with any case type, including Roundup, there are certain criteria that we review. Number one, you have to prove liability. In other words, is the defendant at fault and is the event or the negligence tied to the injuries? With Roundup, we have a specific list of criteria that we have developed along with our partner firms. We work with a lot of different firms in these cases. There are about six or seven particular criteria, certain types of injuries, whether their exposure was residential, whether it was commercial exposure, whether they have non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and whether they have certain other types of cancers from Roundup. When we interview each of the prospective clients, if they meet the various criteria, then we can go ahead and accept them and represent them.
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm for Legal Help With a Roundup Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after being exposed to Roundup, especially over a long period of time, then you may be eligible to bring a claim for financial awards from Monsanto. Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case and how our Roundup lawsuit attorneys can help.