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Key takeaways:

  • The Roundup lawsuit claims that Monsanto's popular weed killer, Roundup, causes cancer. The main ingredient, glyphosate, has been linked to Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

  • Numerous studies and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen. Despite this, Monsanto continues to deny these claims.

  • Victims of Roundup exposure who developed cancer are filing lawsuits against Monsanto, seeking compensation for medical expenses, pain, and suffering.

Most Recent Updates:

  • A U.S. appeals court has allowed a Georgia doctor's lawsuit against Bayer AG, concerning its Roundup weedkiller causing cancer, to proceed, challenging Bayer's defense that federal approval exempts it from state lawsuits.

  • Despite settling a majority of claims in 2020, Bayer faces over 50,000 claims related to Roundup and is under investor pressure to reach settlements, although it plans to continue defending its product.

  • The appeals court's decision to revive the lawsuit filed by David Carson, who claims to have developed cancer from Roundup, underscores the ongoing litigation risk for Bayer, highlighted by a recent $2.25 billion verdict against it.

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The active ingredient in Roundup (Glyphosate) has been linked to an increased cancer risk, specifically Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Roundup Lawsuits are being filed against BayerAG and Monsanto for failing to warn consumers about the dangers of Roundup exposure.

Over 80% of Roundup Lawsuits, which amount to over 100,000 cases, have been settled.

The landmark $10 billion settlement agreement includes $1.25 billion for future Roundup claims.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries resulting from Roundup weed killer exposure, you may qualify to participate in a Roundup lawsuit.

Contact an experienced Roundup lawyer to discuss your legal options today, free of charge and no obligation required.

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Lawsuit Updates

February 8, 2024

The Roundup Litigation is ongoing and our lawyers are still accepting more cases.

A U.S. appeals court declined to dismiss a Georgia doctor’s lawsuit against Bayer AG, claiming that its Roundup weedkiller caused cancer.

The court rejected Bayer’s argument that federal approval shielded it from state lawsuits over the product’s risks.

Bayer intends to continue defending its product despite investor pressure for settlements.

The ruling reduces the likelihood of the U.S. Supreme Court intervening.

Bayer had hoped for a favorable Supreme Court ruling to limit its liability.

The company faces over 50,000 claims related to Roundup despite settling most pending claims in 2020.

The plaintiff in this particular case, David Carson, alleges he developed cancer after using Roundup for years.

The appeals court revived Carson’s case, rejecting Bayer’s defense.

Bayer has experienced mixed success in previous trials but has also substantial verdicts, including a $2.25 billion verdict handed down in Philadelphia court last month.

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February 8, 2024
February 5, 2024

The Roundup Litigation is ongoing and our lawyers are still accepting more cases.

As of February 2024, there are a total of 4,203 Roundup Lawsuits pending in the Roundup MDL according to the most recent JPML filings.

Many Roundup Lawsuits have already been settled, and there have been recent and major jury verdicts awarded to victims who have filed individual Roundup Lawsuits.

Last month, Bayer was ordered to pay $2.25 billion to a Pennsylvania man who developed cancer after being exposed to Roundup.

If you or a loved one were exposed to Roundup weed killer and subsequently were diagnosed with related health problems, you may be eligible to file a Roundup Lawsuit.

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February 5, 2024

Why is Roundup Weed Killer Dangerous?

A 2015 report from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) bridged the potential link between the chemical component, glyphosate, and cancer.

The report referenced studies that showed that there was “sufficient evidence” glyphosate causes cancer in animals as well as damaging effects on human cells.

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Recent studies suggest that the popular Roundup weedkiller could be deadly to more than just unwanted plants.

In relation to these studies and IARC’s findings, lawsuits were filed against Roundup manufacturer, Monsanto.

The Roundup lawsuit claims that exposure to a chemical component of the herbicide, glyphosate, causes Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

What is Glyphosate?

Glyphosate, a common agent in herbicides, targets specific enzymes in weeds to eradicate them without damaging other plants.

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto Co.’s Roundup weed killer.

On a yearly average, American farmers spray nearly a pound of glyphosate on every acre of cropland.

Farmers and landscapers who use Roundup regularly are often exposed to high levels of glyphosate.

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Because of the herbicide’s popularity in the agricultural industry, trace amounts of glyphosate have been found in corn, soy, and wheat-based products.

Alarmingly, the chemical has also been detected in human urine samples and women’s breast milk.

Monsanto claims that the chemical is completely harmless to humans, citing years of in-house studies conducted on glyphosate.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has backed up Monsanto’s claim, citing their own findings which show no link between glyphosate and increased risk of cancer for humans.

Why Isn't Glyphosate Considered Dangerous by the EPA?

The Environmental Protection Agency’s long-standing position is that glyphosate exposure and low-level consumption does not pose any risk to humans.

According to their website, Monsanto supports these claims with their own in-house studies, which have found glyphosate to be “more than 10 times less toxic than caffeine.”

Despite Monsanto’s statements, a number of U.S. agricultural workers and landscapers are currently suing Monsanto, claiming that by using Roundup they were exposed to high levels of glyphosate which caused them to develop Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Monsanto stands by their safety claims, stating “in more than 700 studies, no one has associated cancer with the use of glyphosate.”

However, information obtained through the first cases against Monsanto shows that the EPA reports are likely compromised.

Within the documents lies a chain of Monsanto internal emails, and email communications between the company and EPA staff, suggesting that the EPA research had been ghostwritten by Monsanto, and later signed off by EPA academics.

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In one such email, Monsanto executive William F. Heydens wrote:

“We would be keeping the cost down by us doing the writing and they [EPA] would just edit & sign their names so to speak.”

There is also evidence that one EPA senior official had worked directly with Monsanto directors to put a halt to further investigations by other federal health agencies into the potential adverse effects of glyphosate.

Other documents indicate that an EPA senior officials had worked with Monsanto to hide a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services study reviewing glyphosate, which suggested the herbicide could be a carcinogen.

A series of EPA internal emails revealed a great level of dispute among employees about the safety of glyphosate.

Even within the EPA, there seems to be a polarizing disagreement of whether glyphosate is hazardous for humans.

The agency is currently conducting a scheduled evaluation of the chemical though there is no indication of when the results of the evaluation will be published.

Roundup weed killers have been banned in:

  • The Netherlands
  • France
  • Bermuda
  • Columbia
  • Sri Lanka
  • And recently, in Vietnam

On April 11, 2019, Vietnam removed herbicides containing glyphosate from the market because of the damaging effects it has on the environment and severe health consequences for the population.

“The decision to remove herbicides containing glyphosate from the list of plant protection chemicals permitted for use in Vietnam is in accordance with the current law, international regulations and in line with Vietnam’s socio-economic conditions,” Hoang Trung, head of the Plant Protection Department under Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said in the statement.

The herbicide is Monsanto’s flagship product.

Being sold internationally for both mass agricultural purposes and as an at-home gardening applicant, it is the most widely used herbicide in the world.

There are currently more than 700 roundup cancer lawsuits filed against Monsanto related to Roundup weedkillers.

The people claiming injuries are made up of agricultural labourers, lawn care workers, and gardeners who have developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma because of their high levels of exposure to glyphosate.

Monsanto continues to assert that Roundoff is safe for consumers.

EPA Mandated Review of Glyphosate Safety

In December 2016, the EPA constructed a panel to review the possible health effects of glyphosate.

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The panel consisted of 15 outside experts, composed of:

  • Academics
  • Federal law scientists
  • Chemical industry consultants

The review was not a consequence of the lawsuits, but rather the EPA is required to review health-effects for every pesticide once every 15 years.

Glyphosate had not been reviewed since 1991.

At that time, the EPA determined that the herbicide did not pose a threat to consumers.

In a puzzling move, the December conference began with the Chief of the Office of Pesticides Programs, Jack Housenger, laying out an array of evidence – in the form of a 227-page issue paper –explaining why glyphosate is an unlikely carcinogen.

Housenger then requested the panel review the analysis.

More than half of the expert panelists were concerned with the EPA’s findings.

During the conference, panelist Eric Johnson, an epidemiologist at the University of Arkansas, expressed his concerns.

Johnson said that if any study suggested a positive connection between glyphosate and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, the EPA would quickly minimize the findings, citing alleged flaws in the study.

Panelist Lianne Sheppard, a biostatistician at the University of Washington-Seattle, explained that there was a “consensus” on the panel that “the available evidence did not fit with the conclusions drawn in the issue paper, particularly when put in the context of guidelines.”

Three of the experts even expressed concern regarding the Office of Pesticides Programs’ integrity and ability to conduct unbiased studies.

In 2016, approximately 30% of the Office of Pesticides Programs operating budget was funded by the pesticide manufacturing industry.

The office relies on studies and tests conducted by the pesticide manufacturers for much of their data.

After the conference, the EPA publicly released the issue paper.

By law, the EPA had to include any concerns expressed by the panelists.

Using ambiguous language and vague information, the EPA downplayed the severity of the panel’s concerns.

When a majority of the panelists disagreed with the EPA’s findings, the release paper would simply state “some panelists expressed doubt.”

If the panelists denied the data, the release would only explain that “panelists had some concerns.”

The issue paper did not distinguish how many or which panelists were concerned with which specific data sets.

Scientists Speak Out About Glyphosate Dangers

Following the conference, a group of environmental health scientists came together to voice their concerns in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

The researchers argued that more unbiased safety reviews of glyphosate are needed for market approval.

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The study’s authors write that:

“It is incongruous that safety assessments of the most widely used herbicide on the planet rely largely on fewer than 300 unpublished, non-peer-reviewed studies while excluding the vast modern literature on glyphosate effects.”

On July 7, California was the first state to list glyphosate as a known carcinogen, contrasting the EPA’s federal approval of the herbicide.

Federal Ban of Glyphosate Remains Unlikely

The chances of a federal glyphosate ban are slim.

The 2016 election cycle brought a change in bureaucratic leadership, including a new EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt.

Pruitt previously served as Oklahoma’s Attorney General.

During his tenure as Attorney General, Pruitt sued the EPA on 13 separate occasions, all of which were attempts to end federal regulations on behalf of corporations.

Since taking over the EPA, Pruitt has already reversed a ban on chlorpyrifos, a pesticide similar to glyphosate, which is believed to cause brain damage in agricultural workers and children.

A national group of pediatricians said that they were “deeply alarmed by EPA’s decision not to finalize the proposed rule to end chlorpyrifos uses on food,” saying it puts children at significant risk.

Despite this, Pruitt took the side of chlorpyrifos manufacturer, DOW Chemical, arguing that the data did not directly link chlorpyrifos exposure to brain damage.

Pruitt is in a position now to decide whether to increase regulations on or completely ban glyphosate.

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Based on Pruitt’s past history and aggressive attitude towards deregulation, it is unlikely that the new EPA administrator will go against corporate interest.

A lot rides on the EPA’s market approval of glyphosate.

Last September, Bayer AG agreed to buy Monsanto for $66 billion, pending regulatory approvals.

Since 2015, Monsanto has spent more than $10.3 million in lobbying, developing advantageous relationships with political heads and bureaucrats that control agricultural policies and regulations.

With political influence and financial power, as well as a new EPA head administrator favoring environmental deregulation, there is little to hinder Monsanto’s merger with Bayer AG.

The corporate giant will see to it that Roundup stays on the market, even if it is at the expense of the thousands of agricultural workers who are exposed to its dangerous product every day.

Roundup Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Cancer Patients

As research on the effects of glyphosate continues to indicate that the chemical is a carcinogen, more product liability Roundup lawsuit cases will be filed across federal and state courts.

Federal multidistrict litigation is proceeding under the direction of U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria.

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During the first bellwether trial, Judge Chhabria made the following comment relating to Monsanto’s carelessness.

Judge Chhabria said:

“Although the evidence that Roundup causes cancer is quite equivocal, there is strong evidence from which a jury could conclude that Monsanto does not particularly care whether its product is, in fact, giving people cancer, focusing instead on manipulating public opinion and undermining anyone who raises genuine and legitimate concerns about the issue.”

Who Can Participate in a Roundup Lawsuit?

Participation is not limited to just farmworkers.

Any individual who has been consistently exposed to Roundup weed killer may be eligible to participate in a Roundup lawsuit.

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If you have been exposed to Roundup weed killers and have developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, contact a knowledgeable Roundup injury lawyer to explore your options.

TorHoerman Law offers free, no-obligation case consultations for any potential Roundup lawsuit case.

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What is the Average Roundup Settlement?

Though there have been several Roundup verdicts and settlements in the past, the average Roundup settlement is not consistent across every lawsuit.

Average Roundup settlement amounts for the June 2020 $11 billion settlement were over $150,000 each. This landmark settlement included $1.25 for future Roundup claims.

Our Roundup lawyers estimate that average Roundup settlement amounts fall between $5,000 to $200,000+.

As mentioned previously, the Roundup settlement amounts will depend on a variety of factors, including the strength of the plaintiff’s case, quality of evidence, severity of the injury or illness, extent of medical treatment, and amount of damages sought.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can you prove that you used Roundup?

    Your attorney will help you to gather evidence to prove that you were in fact exposed to Roundup.

    Some evidence might include:

    • Employment records
    • Medical records
    • Bills of purchase
    • Receipts

  • How to qualify for a Roundup lawsuit?

    If you or a loved one was exposed to Roundup regularly and subsequently was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or another form of cancer – you may qualify to file a Roundup lawsuit.

    The best way to determine if you qualify is to speak with an experienced Roundup lawyer.

  • What is the average payout for a Roundup lawsuit?

    The average payout for an individual who has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other cancers is between $5,000 to $250,000 in compensation.

    One report stated that the average amount per client suffering from cancer is $160,000.

  • Is Roundup safe?

    Exposure to Roundup has been linked to a number of adverse health effects, including cancer.

    The active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, has been classified as a “probable human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization.

  • What is the statute of limitations for a Roundup lawsuit?

    The statute of limitations may vary depending on the state in which you live.

    However, it is generally two (2) to three (3) years from the date of diagnosis or one year from the date of death.

    You should speak with an experienced Roundup attorney to determine the applicable statute of limitations in your case.

  • How much do the lawyers get in the Roundup Lawsuit?

    Roundup lawyers typically take between 33-40% of the total amount recovered in a personal injury lawsuit.

    Contingency fee agreements may vary depending on the circumstances of each case.

    The attorneys’ fees in a Roundup lawsuit will be contingent upon whether the case is resolved through settlement or trial.

    If the case settles, the attorney’s fees will generally be a percentage of the total settlement amount.

    If the case goes to trial, the roundup attorneys fees will be charged hourly.

    You should discuss this with your attorney prior to signing any legal documents.

    It is important that you understand all of the terms of your agreement before moving forward.

  • Has anyone received money from Roundup Lawsuit?

    Yes, there have been a number of people who have received money as part of a Roundup verdict or settlement.

    Bayer/Monsanto reached an $11 billion settlement with most of the plaintiffs.

    Approximately 80% of all filed Roundup claims have been settled.

    Victims of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma received compensation in 2021 and 2022.

  • Is the Roundup Lawsuit legitimate?

    Yes, the Roundup lawsuits are legitimate.

    There have been a number of people who have been diagnosed with cancer after being exposed to Roundup.

    These individuals have filed lawsuits against Monsanto/Bayer, the manufacturer of Roundup.

    The Roundup lawsuits claim that Bayer knew or should have known that Roundup was dangerous and failed to warn consumers of the risks associated with its use.

    Bayer denies these claims and is currently appealing a number of Roundup verdicts.

    The Roundup litigation is currently in the appeals process.

    It is unclear how long the appeals will take or what the final outcome will be.

  • What is the lawsuit against Roundup?

    The Roundup Lawsuit claims that the herbicide Roundup causes cancer and that the company knew about this risk but did not warn consumers.

    The Roundup Lawsuit is consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL).

    The Roundup MDL is consolidated in the US District Court for the Northern District of California as MDL 2741.

  • How many Roundup lawsuits have been settled?

    Approximately 80% of all filed Roundup claims have been settled.

    The total amount of the roundup settlements is approximately $11 billion.

  • Do you have to pay taxes on Roundup settlement checks?

    No, you do not have to pay taxes on Roundup settlement checks.

    This is because the settlements are considered to be compensatory damages, which are not taxable.

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