If you or a loved one believes that they have been harmed as a result of exposure to Roundup, you need to get in touch with a Roundup lawsuit lawyer as soon as possible to get the legal assistance that you need.
In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate, an active ingredient in Roundup, as a “probable human carcinogen” raising concern over the safety of the widely-used herbicide and sparking a wave of lawsuits against the manufacturer, Monsanto, now owned by Bayer.
According to various studies and legal cases, there is a connection between prolonged exposure to glyphosate and numerous health issues, including cancer, particularly non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
At John B. Jackson, we understand the complexities and challenges faced by individuals who have been adversely affected by the use of Roundup. Our Roundup lawsuit attorneys are dedicated to ensuring that any negligent parties, such as Monsanto or Bayer, are held responsible for the injuries caused. Give us a call today at 770-626-4310 for a free case evaluation.
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Manufactured by Monsanto (now owned by Bayer), Roundup is a herbicide that contains the active ingredient glyphosate. It is currently the most widely used weed killer in the world thanks to its well-known effectiveness. It works by disrupting the function of an enzyme responsible for plant growth thus killing off the unwanted plants.
However, it has been the subject of significant controversy due to its alleged link to non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other cancers. Numerous lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers, claiming that prolonged exposure to Roundup has led to serious health issues.
The first Roundup-related cancer lawsuit was filed in 2015, and since then, thousands of lawsuits have been filed. The lawsuits site Monsanto/Bayer’s failure to warn consumers about the potential health risks associated with using Roundup.
The ongoing litigation has resulted in substantial settlements, with the total amount of Roundup settlements reaching approximately $11 billion.
As with other personal injury cases, Roundup lawsuits are governed by strict laws and victims must meet certain criteria to ensure that they are eligible to file a Roundup lawsuit. Sadly, due to these factors, not everyone who was actually harmed by the use or exposure to Roundup will get the opportunity to pursue compensation.
(i) Diagnosis: You must have a positive diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and the diagnosis must have happened within the last three years.
(ii) Statute of Limitations: You must file your lawsuit within the statute of limitations in your state, which varies depending on the jurisdiction. Keep in that missing the deadline can result in the loss of your right to legal action.
(iii) Proof of use/exposure: You must establish a connection between the diagnosis and Roundup or glyphosate exposure. This means that you need to have sufficient evidence proving when, when, and how you were exposed.
With all these requirements in mind, it is crucial to get in touch with an experienced Roundup lawsuit lawyer as soon as possible to avoid missing out on an opportunity to pursue justice and maximum compensation.
The Roundup lawsuit is consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, with approximately 4,200 pending cases as of January 2024. The Roundup lawsuit process can be lengthy and complex, and the time to file a Roundup lawsuit depends on the statute of limitations in the victim’s state.
Roundup lawyers play a crucial role in helping victims navigate the legal complexities associated with filing a Roundup lawsuit. By enlisting the support of an experienced attorney, victims can benefit from legal expertise, focused advocacy, and comprehensive support throughout the litigation process.
Filing a Roundup lawsuit involves a number of key steps:
Consulting a Roundup Lawyer
An experienced attorney will evaluate the specific details of your case and determine whether you have a valid case.
Gathering Information and Evidence
Your legal team will gather essential documents, including proof of purchase or use, medical records, and any other evidence establishing the link between glyphosate exposure and your health issues.
Filing the Necessary Paperwork
Your attorney will then prepare and ensure that all the necessary legal documents are filed properly to initiate the lawsuit. The lawsuit will outline all your claims against the defendants.
Once your case is filed, it will either end with a settlement after successful negotiations with the defendants or a court verdict following a trial if the negotiations don’t bear any fruits. Your attorney will have your best interests at heart throughout the process and will fight to ensure the best possible outcome for you.
While Roundup was initially well-received for being significantly less toxic than the herbicide it replaced, recent studies have shown that its use has potentially negative effects on human health, animals, and the environment. These effects are primarily associated with glyphosate, its active ingredient.
Various studies indicate that exposure to glyphosate is linked to a greater risk of developing cancer, particularly non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Besides increasing the risk of developing cancer, glyphosate is believed to have a harmful effect on the kidney and liver.
According to some findings, glyphosate can also interfere with the reproductive and developmental systems of the human body.
It is also alleged that glyphosate exposure can alter the development of the nervous system and the neurotransmission systems, in addition to causing oxidative stress.
Other studies suggest that glyphosate can disrupt beneficial gut bacteria and negatively affect microbial communities.
When it comes to animals and the environment, glyphosate is alleged to cause genetic damage and being acutely toxic to fish and birds. It is also believed to kill beneficial insects and soil organisms. Glyphosate residues have been found in soil, fruits, and vegetables, persisting for more than a year.
As you can see, glyphosate has a pretty bad reputation. However, it is important to note that studies are still underway to verify all the claims against glyphosate and the true extent of its effects.
The amount you can expect from a successful Roundup lawsuit varies depending on several factors. These include, the severity of your Roundup-related illness, the extent of your exposure to Roundup, and the strength of your case.
However, according to industry experts, the average individual Roundup lawsuit payout could be between $5,000 and $250,000, while the average settlement amount could be about $160,000 per plaintiff.
Nevertheless, it’s still important to note that every lawsuit is different, and the amount of money a claimant can expect to receive will depend on their individual circumstances.
Being one of the most widely used and trusted herbicides, it is quite unfortunate that Roundup has been linked to serious health issues, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It is usually the duty of every manufacturer to ensure that their product is safe for use. However, when that doesn’t happen and harm is caused, they need to be held fully accountable.
At John B. Jackson Law Firm, we understand that the injuries associated with Roundup exposure go beyond physical suffering; they extend into the realm of emotional and financial strain. Victims face medical challenges, mounting expenses, and an uncertain future.
This is why we are committed to helping victims of Roundup or glyphosate exposure get justice and the financial compensation that they deserve. To ensure that we deliver our promise, we offer our expert legal services on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t incur any upfront costs.
Give us a call today at 770-626-4310 to speak to an experienced Roundup lawsuit lawyer today!