Settlements for Cancer Caused by Monsanto’s Roundup
Monsanto (acquired by Bayer AG in 2018), a large agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology company, is accused of being aware of cancer-causing side effects of its popular Roundup herbicide products, denying that knowledge, and failing to adequately warn consumers of the danger.
As of December 2018, over 650 related lawsuits are pending in federal court. These lawsuits involve individuals claiming to have suffered cancer from exposure to Roundup.
Craig Swapp & Associates is taking cases from clients who have suffered the following kinds of cancer due to exposure to Roundup herbicide:
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- B-cell lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
If you or a loved one might have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or another form of cancer due to exposure to Roundup, give the experienced attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates a call at 1-800-404-9000 to set up a free consultation.
Roundup and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Roundup has long been used as an effective herbicide in eliminating unwanted weeds. The primary active ingredient is glyphosate.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a branch of the World Health Organization (WHO), conducted studies in 2015 that concluded that glyphosate-based herbicides are a “probable carcinogen” in humans.
Their report referenced studies showing a significant increase in cases of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in agriculture professionals who regularly used Roundup or other glyphosate weed killers, including the following:
- Nursery workers
Monsanto (Bayer AG) continues to argue that Roundup does not increase cancer rates. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) currently takes the position that Roundup has no meaningful risks to human health. Roundup remains on the market, regardless of multiple studies suggesting glyphosate exposure causes increased cancer rates.
Lawsuits Against Monsanto (Bayer AG)
The lawsuits against the makers of Roundup argue primarily that Monsanto (Bayer AG) knew the risks inherent in Roundup but failed to adequately advertise the cancer risks to consumers.
Court documents reveal that Monsanto (Bayer AG) made efforts to influence scientific research into Roundup, attempting to sway news media into reporting it as a safe product, even though there were doubts about the product’s safety within the company.
As of April 2019, two Roundup lawsuits against Monsanto (Bayer AG) have reached settlement:
- Dewayne Johnson, who has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, was awarded $289 million (later cut to $78 million after an appeal) in damages on August 10, 2018. A jury in San Francisco found that Monsanto (Bayer AG) had failed to adequately warn consumers of cancer risks posed by Roundup. Johnson routinely used Roundup and another Monsanto product called Ranger Pro in his work as a groundskeeper.
- Edwin Hardeman was awarded $80 million in March of 2019. It was determined that Roundup was a substantial factor in his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Hardeman regularly used Roundup for twenty-six years to eliminate weeds and poison oak. The verdict resulted in Costco stores discontinuing their Roundup sales.
As more lawsuits are settled, more Roundup-using cancer victims will receive settlements for their suffering. The makers of Roundup continue to argue the safety of glyphosate-based herbicides, but it is evident that courts and juries are finding Roundup liable for increasing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma rates in consumers.
Help from an Experienced Roundup Attorney
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancers potentially linked to Roundup are serious and often fatal health conditions. The current legal climate surrounding glyphosate-based herbicide is complicated, with some organizations claiming the herbicides are safe for humans and other studies suggesting exposure to Roundup and similar herbicide products causes cancer.
Those seeking fair compensation face those complexities and others, including proving that the cancer was caused (or at least influenced) by Roundup and not something else. An experienced Roundup cancer attorney from Craig Swapp & Associates can face those complexities head-on and create a compelling case for the victim.
An experienced attorney from Craig Swapp & Associates will fight for compensation for the following:
- All medical bills related to the cancer
- A decrease in quality of life
- Funeral expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- And much more
Don’t hesitate. If you or a loved one is suffering from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or another cancer that you believe is linked to exposure to Roundup, give the experienced attorneys from Craig Swapp & Associates a call at 1-800-404-9000 or fill out the online form at the bottom of this page.