Roundup Cancer Lawsuit
The repeated use of glyphosate, the herbicide sold under the brand Roundup, is strongly associated with an increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. If you have been diagnosed with this cancer following exposure to glyphosate, NST Law may be able to help you pursue significant damages through a Roundup cancer lawsuit.
Table Of Contents
- The Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Attorneys at NST Law are Champions for the Injured
- Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Settlements and Verdicts
- How much is my Roundup cancer lawsuit worth?
- What is Roundup?
- What is non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma?
- Is glyphosate banned?
- Who is responsible for the harm caused by Roundup?
- What do I have to prove in a Roundup cancer lawsuit?
- Is there a class action Roundup lawsuit?
- Do I qualify to file a Roundup lawsuit?
- When should I contact a Roundup cancer lawsuit attorney?
- How much does a product liability attorney cost?
- How can a product liability lawyer help me with my Roundup cancer lawsuit?
According to Reviews in Mutation Research, the repeated use of glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, may increase the risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma by as much as 84 percent. The product liability lawyers at NST Law help people who have been injured by Roundup file Roundup cancer lawsuits.
The Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Attorneys at NST Law are Champions for the Injured
The personal injury lawyers at NST Law have been helping individuals stand up to large companies for more than 33 years and have recovered more than $2 billion on behalf of our clients. We are known as The Champions For The Injured because we care about our clients, and we devote significant skill, resources, and passion to every case. Our clients regularly leave us feedback such as the following:
Our product liability attorneys are among the most skilled in the nation, having earned such prestigious designations from our peers as Super Lawyers and Top 100 Trial Lawyers. However, we are most proud of the case results we consistently achieve for our clients, which include the following mass tort settlements:
- $511,509.73 settlement for the widow of a 44-year-old who suffered a heart attack after taking the pain medication Celebrex
- $429,138.80 settlement for the children of a deceased 47-year-old who died from a heart attack after taking the pain reliever Vioxx
- $150,000 settlement for a 27-year-old who suffered blood clots resulting in a lengthy hospitalization and severe, disabling injuries after taking Yaz birth control
- Shares of a $57 million settlement for our clients in nationwide product liability litigation against the Bayer Corporation
Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Settlements and Verdicts
In 2020, Bayer settled 100,000 cases and unsuccessfully sought court approval to settle future cases for $2 billion, according to a Reuters report. As of January 17, 2023, 4,158 cases were still pending in the MDL.
Bayer has made multiple unsuccessful attempts to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to end litigation against it. It continues to settle the strongest cases. Plaintiffs in the Bayer litigation have won such verdicts as the following:
- $300 million
- $2 billion, later reduced to $86.7 million
- $25 million
How much is my Roundup cancer lawsuit worth?
The value of an individual Roundup lawsuit is widely variable and depends on the severity of your condition, the pain and suffering you have experienced, and the impact of your diagnosis on your finances. Your Roundup cancer compensation may include the following:
- Economic damages – Actual monetary losses, including lost wages and medical expenses, both present and future
- Non-economic damages – Subjective losses that cannot be measured in dollars, such as pain and suffering
- Punitive damages – Compensation awarded as a punishment against a defendant whose conduct was deliberate or grossly negligent
If your immediate family member has died from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma due to repeated use of glyphosate, you may qualify to pursue economic, non-economic, and punitive damages through a wrongful death lawsuit, including:
- Medical expenses of the deceased
- Pain and suffering of the deceased
- Lost wages of the deceased
- Pain and suffering of the family
- Financial losses of the family
- Burial expenses
What is Roundup?
Roundup is the most widely-used herbicide in the world and the most profitable weed killer ever sold. It is used in agriculture, forestry, lawn care, and home gardening. Glyphosate was developed by Monsanto more than 50 years ago.
What is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a form of cancer that occurs when the body produces an oversupply of white blood cells, also known as lymphocytes. While old white blood cells typically die as new ones are born, in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, old lymphocytes do not die.
Glyphosate is most strongly associated with a sub-type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma known as diffuse large b-cell lymphoma, according to Environmental Research. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma generally occurs in areas of the body that contain lymph tissue, including the following:
- Lymph nodes
- Bone marrow
- Thymus gland
- Digestive tract
However, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma occasionally occurs in organs outside the lymphatic system.
Symptoms and Complications of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma may present with the following symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic:
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin
- Abdominal pain
- Swelling of the abdomen
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Night sweats
- Weight loss
Long-term complications may develop as a result of treatment side effects or the condition itself, according to the British National Health Service. Complications may include the following:
- Weakened immune system
- Inability to tolerate certain live vaccines
- Secondary cancers
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
How is non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma treated?
Treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma may include the following, according to the American Cancer Society:
- Drug therapy
- Radiation therapy
- High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant
Is glyphosate banned?
The Bayer Corporation has pledged to stop selling glyphosate-based products to non-commercial consumers in the United States in light of the vast number of lawsuits it is facing. However, no regulatory agency has banned or restricted its use.
The EPA has failed to acknowledge that glyphosate is carcinogenic. According to the Environmental Working Group, the EPA is underfunded. This may explain why the EPA has not performed sufficient research on glyphosate toxicity. If it had, it would have found substantial data documenting its dangers to human health.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) hosted a working group consisting of 17 independent experts from 11 countries to analyze approximately 1,000 studies using strict parameters. They found strong scientific support for the association between glyphosate and damage to human DNA, leading to an official classification of glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic.”
On June 17, 2022, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ordered the EPA to revisit its glyphosate findings, a task the EPA has yet to complete.
Who is responsible for the harm caused by Roundup?
When a product causes harm, the following parties may be responsible:
Monsanto is the original manufacturer and marketer of glyphosate products. The Bayer Corporation purchased Monsanto in 2018. Consequently, Monsanto was dissolved, and the Bayer Corporation acquired Monsanto’s liabilities along with the company’s product lines.
What do I have to prove in a Roundup cancer lawsuit?
Product liability may be established by proving negligence or strict liability. Under the negligence doctrine, a plaintiff must prove that the defendant caused harm by failing to use reasonable care. Under strict liability, it is only necessary to prove that the product was harmful, even if the manufacturer was not negligent.
It is not necessary for the manufacturer to be aware that the product was harmful. It is only necessary to prove at least one of the following:
- The product is inherently harmful
- A product defect resulted in harm
- Harm stemmed from a failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions
Monsanto developed and marketed an inherently harmful product in glyphosate and failed to warn the public about its dangers. Monsanto may have been aware of these dangers and actively concealed them from the public through fraudulent concealment. If this is proven, you may qualify for punitive damages.
According to the International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine, 141 declassified documents indicate that Monsanto unethically influenced the scientific review and publication of safety data through such actions as the following:
- Ghostwriting articles published in scientific journals and the media
- Interfering in the peer review process
- Using hidden influence for retraction
- Creating a fake academic website defending Monsanto products
Is there a class action Roundup lawsuit?
The Roundup litigation is not part of a class action lawsuit, but it has been consolidated into multidistrict litigation or MDL.Multidistrict litigation is a procedure used by federal courts to reduce the burden on the court system when a large number of cases are filed with similar facts. The cases remain separate but are transferred to one federal court, where a few test cases are heard at trial. These are known as bellwether trials. The outcome of these trials influences the outcome of the remaining cases, ideally resulting in the cases being quickly settled. The Roundup litigation is MDL 2741, Case Number 3:16-md-02741-VC. It was transferred to the Northern District of California on October 4, 2016.
Do I qualify to file a Roundup lawsuit?
If you have used a glyphosate-based product and subsequently developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, you may be eligible to file a Roundup cancer lawsuit.
When should I contact a Roundup cancer lawsuit attorney?
You should contact an attorney as soon as possible after your diagnosis. Each state limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit, and determining how the time limit applies is not always straightforward. The statute of limitations may be as short as one year in some cases. If you miss the deadline, you could forever lose your opportunity to seek your well-deserved compensation.
How much does a product liability attorney cost?
The attorneys at NST Law operate on a contingency basis, which means we charge no upfront fees, nor do we charge any fees until we win and recover your compensation. This means we only get paid if you get paid. Our fees are a percentage of your recovery and will be disclosed to you upfront.
How can a product liability lawyer help me with my Roundup cancer lawsuit?
When you hire a Roundup cancer lawsuit attorney at NST Law, we retain medical experts to establish the causal link between your use of glyphosate products and your cancer.
We consult with life care planners and economists to estimate your lifetime medical costs and lost wages to ensure your case value reflects the true cost of your injuries. We use this information to negotiate a settlement. We are tough negotiators who will not hesitate to take your case to a jury if the defendant refuses to agree to the settlement you deserve.
If you have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using glyphosate products, contact the champs at NST Law today to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation.