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Roundup is a widely known herbicide previously sold by Monsanto. Bayer bought Monsanto back in 2018. Roundup has been linked to cancer. Individuals who are exposed to the herbicide at home/work have shown an increased risk of suffering from hairy cell leukemia and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – cancers that are known to cause serious health effects and death.
If you/your loved one is diagnosed with hairy cell leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, or other types of cancer after direct or indirect exposure to Roundup, you may have grounds for filing a Roundup lawsuit and receiving a substantial settlement. To date, Monsanto and Bayer have paid over $2 billion in settlements involving Roundup after jurors’ determination that the herbicide contains a probable carcinogen.
Facts about Roundup, Glyphosate & Cancer
Persons who have cancer or loved once battling or deceased because of cancer linked to Roundup exposure need to understand their rights. There are many misleading facts about legal rights surrounding victims/families that have suffered from exposure to Roundup. Misinformation campaigns are linked to defenders/beneficiaries of chemical herbicide manufacturers.
We’ve highlighted important information below. But first, let’s discuss key facts to understand before you decided to file a Roundup-cancer claim.
- Bayer is facing countless lawsuits filed by victims and families that believe they have the right to be compensated for cancers linked to Roundup.
- Over $2 billion has been paid out by Bayer (as compensatory and punitive damages) to Roundup cancer lawsuit plaintiffs.
- In 2019, Bayer announced they would be seeking to settle past, current, and future Roundup litigation. The company reportedly offered a settlement offer ($8 billion) that was rejected by plaintiffs who believed they deserved more.
Roundup: Brief History and Facts
Roundup is a popular weed-killer sold in many home improvement stores in the US. Many businesses and people use the herbicide to kill weeds around homes, gardens, playgrounds, farms, office parks, and many other places prone to weeds.
Monsanto started selling Roundup in America in 1974. By 1984, the herbicide had become exceedingly popular. Roundup has maintained popularity for decades. Since Bayer’s Monsanto acquisition in 2018, the company has sold $6 billion annually in Roundup sales alone. The herbicide’s popularity clearly shows why it is still on sale despite being challenged by numerous cancer lawsuits.
Why is Roundup Dangerous?
Cancer associated with Roundup is linked to one of the ingredients – glyphosate. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), glyphosate targets a variety of weeds. It is important in fruit, vegetable, and nuts production as well as the production of corn and soybean production (glyphosate-resistant crops). Glyphosate is effective in killing noxious and invasive weeds. It can be used in low-till and no-till farming to manage soil erosion. The compound disintegrates in the environment.
It’s worth noting that Roundup isn’t the only herbicide that contains glyphosate. A simple search online reveals that many herbicide brands on sale today contain glyphosate. The herbicide is readily available in Walmart, Amazon, and other online/offline retail stores. If you search online and scroll through the results, you’ll see a series of links showcasing studies that have found glyphosate to directly/indirectly cause cancer. There is an equal share of studies with conflicting conclusions about the glyphosate cancer link.
Does Roundup (Containing Glyphosate) Cause Cancer?
Given the conflicting research available today, it’s good to ascertain the link between Roundup and cancer. Many juries have concluded that Roundup (containing glyphosate) actually causes cancer. Bayer has also signaled willingness to settle cancer lawsuits linked to Roundup. This is a clear indication that both the juries and Bayer believe in the validity of claims brought before them.
Moreover, the WHO is on record labeling glyphosate as a probable carcinogen. Many other studies link glyphosate exposure to increased risk of developing cancer. Some studies put this risk at 41%. As mentioned above, some studies have reached contrary conclusions.
According to a January 2020 interim decision by the EPA on registration review, the EPA doesn’t “see” glyphosate’s cancer risk if the herbicide is used appropriately (while following the directions of use in its current label). Recent findings by the EPA find glyphosate to be an unlikely human carcinogen. There are also 800+ studies done by Monsanto and Bayer that demonstrate the herbicide’s safety. However, majority of these cases have been questioned.
In March 2017, the EPA was accused of trying to sabotage an ongoing study investigating glyphosate’s cancer-causing effects. These accusations were made after internal Monsanto emails revealed that the regulatory affairs manager had “intended” to “kill” the study and get a reward from it.
Filing a Roundup Claim
Anyone who believes they have cancer because of exposure to Roundup directly or indirectly can file a roundup cancer lawsuit. The same applies to families who have lost loved ones because of direct or indirect exposure to Roundup. Lawsuits can be filed by victims or families of victims suffering from hairy cell leukemia or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The federal judiciary panel put measures in place in 2016 (instituted multidistrict litigation) to expedite the large volumes of Roundup claims, making it easier for anyone, including new plaintiffs to file claims.
How are Roundup cancer claims filed? If you have questions/grounds to join thousands of plaintiffs suing Bayer for Roundup-linked cancer, it is advisable to consult a lawyer immediately.
A seasoned lawyer is the best-placed professional to assess your rights and determine if your claim is worth pursuing or not. A good lawyer can also help with everything else surrounding Roundup cancer claims, including filing and representing you.
Given the current state of pending claims against Bayer, the importance of filing your lawsuit immediately can’t be overlooked. Your chances of securing a high settlement are higher if you file your claim immediately. However, you need an experienced lawyer to guide you. Schedule a FREE non-obligatory consultation with a seasoned personal injury lawyer NOW!
What will happen if Bayer settles?
As stated above, Bayer had proposed to settle Roundup cancer claims for $8 billion in 2019. However, plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation rejected the settlement. It’s expected that the litigation will be resolved soon in an out-of-court settlement. In the multidistrict litigation, individual plaintiffs aren’t required to take part in the settlement. It is up to individual victims to decide if they accept the settlement or choose to fight for additional damages in court.
What’s more, new plaintiffs can still file claims after the multidistrict litigation is resolved. This applies provided the claims are in line with the applicable statute of limitations. Statute of limitations for Roundup claims can expire anytime, which explains why you need to act immediately.
If you suspect you have cancer or a loved one has cancer because of Roundup exposure, call right away for a FREE confidential and non-obligatory consultation.
About Us: Oberheiden Law
We are a personal injury & wrongful death law firm that specializes in representing victims and families throughout the US. Our attorneys have secured $6 billion+ in settlements for our clients. We have won all types of personal injury cases, including cases against multinationals and large corporations. Care to know what you should expect when you choose Oberheiden Law to handle your Roundup cancer lawsuit?
Our experience: Our clients have been paid $6 billion+ in compensation. Our firm’s senior attorneys have over 20 years’ experience representing hundreds of clients across the US.
Personal approach: Our attorneys have a one-on-one approach to cases. They pursue personalized claim strategies meant at understanding the needs of every client and doing whatever it takes to secure maximum compensation for every client.
Unmatched accessibility: Our clients can access us throughout. We love our work, which is why we are readily available 24/7 to answer any questions/concerns that our clients have.
Aggressive injury attorneys: We don’t just take up cases and do the bare minimum. Our attorneys go “the extra mile” when pursuing justice. To pursue Roundup claims successfully, you need aggressive lawyers like us. Bayer pays its legal team millions every year to “kill” claims. Their defense attorneys work overtime to reduce the company’s exposure to Roundup claims. Typical attorneys have little to no chance against Bayer’s defense team. Oberheiden Law have experience dealing with large corporations like Bayer.
Payment on contingency basis. Guaranteed lower fees: When you choose Oberheiden Law, you won’t pay until you win the case. What’s more – the fee will be lower than what you would pay if you work with other law firms. Oberheiden Law charge 25% instead of the 33% to 40% industry average.
Speak with our Roundup Cancer Lawyers Now
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