As we’re actively and aggressively pursuing cancer claims in the class action settlement with Bayer and Monsanto’s Roundup, there are still many questions that people have regarding the lawsuit – and whether they should get involved. There has been major controversy over the popular herbicide brand which contains an active chemical ingredient called glyphosate, now linked to the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other types of cancer. Monsanto, the maker of Roundup - which was acquired by Bayer in 2016 – denied claims that their product contained chemicals known to cause cancer and possibly spent decades concealing the risks. Despite the carcinogenic affects, Roundup continues to be sold without warning labels and generates over $6 billion in revenue each year.
What is the status of Roundup lawsuits?
After three significant trial losses, Bayer announced this June that they would agree to pay $10.1 - $10.9 billion to address existing and potential future Roundup cancer claims. Although Bayer did not admit liability or wrongdoing and continues to sell their toxic, unlabeled product, the agreement was intended to resolve approximately 75% of current lawsuits that were filed, as well as provide an allowance for potential future claims as advanced negotiations. Overall, the U.S. Roundup resolution intends to bring closure to approximately 125,000 filed claims, including tens of thousands more from plaintiffs that have not yet agreed to join the settlement.
The first Roundup settlement payments from Bayer are expected in a matter of months, which means that it is not too late to file a case. If you or a loved one were exposed to Roundup from either commercial or residential use and were diagnosed with a type of lymphatic cancer, it is time to file now! Join thousands in the fight to get justice and hold Monsanto accountable for their harmful product.
What is the average payout on a Roundup lawsuit?
Payouts from the Roundup class action lawsuit will vary depending on the nature and severity of a plaintiff’s claim, but the average payout could ultimately end up in the $100,000 range. More severe cases could end up with a higher payout, as the settlement will determine value depending on levels of exposure and the medical condition of the claimant (i.e. agricultural workers, landscapers, nursery workers with daily exposure vs. homeowners without daily use.)
What kind of cancer does Roundup cause?
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a rare cancer that affects the lymph nodes, the part of the body that where white blood cells are produced. Studies also link glyphosate to chromosomal damage in cells and formation of tumors as found in various animal studies. Other research also relates glyphosate to other medical conditions related to the colon, kidney, liver, pancreatic, melanoma and thyroid, although scientific studies are still in progress and yet to be determined on these types of cancers.
For the Roundup litigation, the primary qualifying types of Non-Hodgkin’s or Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and their respective subtypes are:
· Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (most common type of NHL)
· Anaplastic Large T-Cell Lymphoma
· Follicular B-Cell Lymphoma
· Mediastinal B-Cell Lymphoma
· Mantle Cell Lymphoma
· High Grade Mature B-Cell Lymphoma
· Hairy Cell Leukemia
· Acute T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
You can also click to view the following table for a more in-depth view of qualifying cancer types:
How to qualify for the Roundup lawsuit?
The best way to qualify for a Roundup lawsuit is to contact an experienced attorney. With a brief questionnaire, qualifying takes only a few minutes. There are certain criteria a claimant must meet to be eligible, including a diagnosis and supporting medical records of certain types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and exposure to Roundup for at least a year.
At Galindo Law, we can help guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have about the Roundup litigation and qualifying factors. We are experienced in getting justice for product liability cases and our team is readily available to offer guidance for moving forward. Call us at 832-737-0202 and join the fight today!
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