Roundup Cancer Lawsuits
Last Updated on October 20, 2021
At A Glance
- This Alert Affects:
- Anyone who used Roundup herbicide and was later diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
- What's Going On?
- Thousands of lawsuits have been filed alleging that Roundup causes cancer and that people weren't properly warned of its risks. In June 2020, Bayer announced it would pay $10.9 billion to resolve many of these cases – and if you were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma because of your Roundup use, it’s not too late to file a claim and recover money for the harm you suffered.
- Can Roundup Really Cause Cancer?
- An agency of the World Health Organization has labeled glyphosate – the main ingredient in Roundup – as "probably carcinogenic."
- How Much Does It Cost to Talk to a Lawyer?
- Nothing – and you're not obligated to take legal action after speaking with someone and learning more about your rights. Plus, the attorneys we work with will only collect a fee if your case is successful and this award will come as a percentage of any settlement you receive.
- How Could a Lawsuit Help Me?
- You may be able to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other losses stemming from your diagnosis.
Lawsuits have been filed alleging that the popular herbicide Roundup can cause cancer – and that the manufacturer didn’t do enough to warn people about the risk.
In light of these allegations, attorneys working with ClassAction.org are speaking with individuals who used Roundup and were later diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
If you’re interested in learning more about your rights and whether you can file a claim against Monsanto, get in touch with us today by using the form on this page. There’s no cost to contact us or to talk to the attorneys we work with.
Bayer to Pay $10B To Resolve Roundup Claims
Bayer has announced that it will pay up to $10.9 billion to resolve approximately 100,000 claims alleging Monsanto’s Roundup causes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. According to the company, the settlement will put to rest 75 percent of the current litigation.
In February 2021, Bayer announced that it will pay an additional $2 billion to resolve future claims. The deal, however, was rejected by a judge, who requested a separate motion be presented outlining a new settlement that “reasonably protects the interests of Roundup users.”
What Are the Lawsuits Saying Monsanto Did Wrong?
The lawsuits allege that Monsanto led a “prolonged campaign of misinformation” to convince the public, agricultural workers and government agencies that Roundup was safe even though the main ingredient in the herbicide has been labeled “probably carcinogenic.”
Specifically, the suits claim that:
Monsanto concealed, downplayed and suppressed information about the risks of Roundup and instead aggressively marketed the herbicide as safe for humans and the environment
Monsanto “championed falsified data” while attacking legitimate studies linking Roundup to cancer
Monsanto made a conscious decision not to redesign its herbicide so that it was less dangerous to humans
Monsanto knew or should have known that its product could cause cancer, but failed to warn the public about this risk
Monsanto did not adequately monitor Roundup after placing the product on the market
While every case and result is different, a San Francisco jury returned a $289 million verdict in mid-2018 for a former school groundskeeper who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
Lawsuits could provide money for medical bills, lost wages and funeral expenses in the event of death. It’s important to keep in mind that Bayer’s settlement is to resolve individual cases – and is not a class action settlement. This means if you were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and are interested in taking legal action for monetary damages, you will need to file your own suit with your own attorney.
How Much Does an Attorney Cost?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are handling these cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means that they will only be paid if they win your case and will take a percentage of your total award.
What Types of Cancers Have Been Linked to Roundup?
Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, has been linked to:
- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Lymphocytic lymphoma
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- B-cell lymphoma
- Burkitt lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
- Follicular lymphoma
- Skin lymphoma
- Peripheral T-cell lymphoma
- Hairy cell leukemia
- Mantle cell lymphoma
It is believed that gardeners, industrial farm workers, groundskeepers, independent farmers, professional turf managers, landscapers and other agricultural workers have been exposed to the highest levels of Roundup and are therefore at the greatest risk of developing cancer.
World Health Organization Comments on Cancer Link
In March 2015, an agency of the World Health Organization known as the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) issued an evaluation of several herbicides, including glyphosate. According to its research, the IARC found that glyphosate should be classified as a Group 2A herbicide – meaning that it is “probably carcinogenic” to humans.
The IARC said that the cancers most commonly associated with glyphosate are non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and other types of hematopoietic cancers, including multiple myeloma and acute and chronic leukemia.
How ClassAction.org Can Help
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are speaking with people who became sick after using Roundup – as well as loved ones acting on their behalf – about their legal rights.
It’s possible that those who used Roundup and were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma may be able to hold Monsanto legally accountable for their physical pain, mental anguish and medical expenses.
If you’re interested in learning more about a lawsuit, contact us today by filling out the form on this page. (It doesn’t cost anything to contact us or to talk to the lawyers we work with.)
After you get in touch, one of the attorneys we work with may reach out to you via e-mail or phone to speak more about your rights and legal options.
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