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Roundup Settlement

Since the lawsuits against Roundup for containing glyphosate (a possible cause of cancer) began, the manufacturer has had to pay billions of dollars in compensation for the damage caused.

Have you used Roundup for many years? Have you been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, multiple myeloma, mantle cell lymphoma, kidney cancer, or other types of cancer? Then it is likely that you can start a lawsuit against Bayer for financial compensation.

If you still have doubts and want to know about economic agreements, be sure to read this note from Legal Help Advisor.

About Roundup lawsuit

In 2015, the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) published evidence indicating that the main component of Roundup (glyphosate) could be a cancer-causing agent, mainly non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

From there, lawsuits began against Monsanto (the owner of Roundup at that time) and then against Bayer since it bought the company in 2018.

Currently, there are thousands of lawsuits in progress, and since Roundup is still for sale, more cases will likely continue to appear.

Most Popular Weed killer

Roundup is the best-selling product of its kind in the USA. The weed killer is used to eliminate weeds in gardens and also in large crops.

Based on lawsuits and claims filed against glyphosate (Roundup’s main component) for being considered a possible carcinogen, Bayer announced the decision to replace it with another chemical that does not harm human health, but so far there have been no changes.

There are currently different types of Roundup herbicide products available for consumers to purchase, despite all the problems noted. These include home and garden, professional, and agricultural use only.

Outstanding agreements

So far, most lawsuits end up being settled without going to trial. However, some more high-profile cases went to trial in which plaintiffs were able to prove a link between Roundup use, a cancer diagnosis, and company negligence in failing to report adverse effects. For example:

  • Case 1: a gardener from a California college who used Roundup for many years and was later diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. His lawyers proved that Monsanto did not disclose the risks of using the product and the jury decided that Monsanto should pay him around $300 million in damages.
  • Case 2: A woman who used Roundup for more than 30 years and her lawyers proved the damage that the weed killer made to her health. The jury awarded her more than $86 million.
  • Case 3: Another witness case is that of a person who used Roundup to maintain his garden for more than 20 years, which caused him NHL. For this, the jury awarded him $20 million.

Despite this background, Bayer has also won some lawsuits, so before initiating legal action, it is necessary to contact an expert lawyer to find the best legal strategy and reach the corresponding agreement. To get a lawyer, click here.

What is the Roundup lawsuit payment?

Payment for each case is unique and based on the specific circumstances of each claimant. The calculation of the amounts depend on a classification system, which involves different factors, such as:

  • The type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Age of diagnosis.
  • The stage and grade of your cancer.
  • The duration and severity of treatment.
  • The type and degree of exposure to Roundup

This system determines the amounts to be settled, and each point is equivalent to a certain amount of money, intending to make the distribution as fair as possible.

How Much Will I Get From a Roundup Settlement?

The initial Roundup trials resulted in massive verdicts for the plaintiffs, which helped establish the settlement amounts.

However, individual payout potential and likely timing are subjective as they are based on a third-party scoring system. 

Bayer has agreed to settle up to 100,000 pending lawsuits with a settlement fund, for current and future settlements, of $10 billion.

The only way to estimate the payment is for a lawyer to evaluate the particular case and determine the feasibility of the claim.

How long does it take for Roundup victims to receive the settlement money?

Like any legal matter, it must go through the court system or be settled out of court, which can take a long time to resolve.

In addition, note that the defendant can appeal, which delays the agreement even more.

Once the process is finished, the liquidation terms begin, depending on the demand.

Therefore, keep in mind that no dispute develops quickly, and to know with greater certainty how long the whole process may take, it is better to consult with a lawyer.

Can I start a lawsuit against  Roundup?

Anyone who has developed NHL or Roundup-associated cancer after using the weed killer could have a case against Bayer.

Also, if a family member died of Roundup-related cancer, the deceased family can file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf.

Therefore, if you have used Roundup in the past, contact us, and we will evaluate your case to see the next steps in a lawsuit against Bayer.

How long do I have to file Roundup lawsuits?

The statute of limitations for filing a Roundup cancer lawsuit will depend on the State you live in and the date you were diagnosed with cancer.

That is why, if you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with cancer, Legal Help Advisor recommends you contact us as soon as possible so we can determine if you still have time to file a claim against Bayer for compensatory damages.

Still can’t decide to start legal action against Roundup? Get informed and get advice from the best legal team at Legal Help Advisor so you can fight for your rights.

Sources:
1.INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR RESEARCH ON CANCER (IARC)
IARC Monograph on Glyphosate
https://www.iarc.who.int/featured-news/media-centre-iarc-news-glyphosate/
2.AGENCY FOR TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND DISEASE REGISTRY (ATSDR)
ToxFAQs™ for Glyphosate
https://wwwn.cdc.gov/TSP/ToxFAQs/ToxFAQsDetails.aspx?faqid=1489&toxid=293