The San Francisco roundup lawsuit lawyers at Dalimonte Rueb Stoller are looking into possible cases of people being diagnosed with cancer due to heavy Roundup use. We have a team of relentless class action attorneys in San Francisco who work on behalf of clients diagnosed with B-Cell or T-Cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The disease’s subtypes include mantle cell lymphoma, hairy cell leukemia, follicular lymphoma, lymphocytic leukemia, and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup, has already lost lawsuits of this type. The company potentially faces thousands of additional lawsuits throughout the country. Plaintiffs have been arguing that the company did not warn users that they faced an increased cancer risk. It all began after studies revealed that glyphosate, which is a key component of Roundup, is possibly carcinogenic. Contact our San Francisco class action firm today to schedule a free consultation if you have been diagnosed with cancer after prolonged use of Roundup.
Table of Contents
Information Currently Available Surrounding Monsanto Roundup Lawsuits
The allegation is that Monsanto was aware for over 30 years of the increased cancer risk between the use of Roundup and cancer. However, the company opted not to make the public aware of the same. Instead, Monsanto claimed that the weed killer was as safe as table salt. It also claimed that when used properly, Roundup was not toxic to either people or pets.
Documents filed in court, however, argue that Monsanto went to great length to ensure that the truth never found its way to the public. It continually convinced farmers, government agencies, as well as the public about the safety of its product. The company allegedly hit out at studies that showed the danger the product posed and instead opted to spread misinformation. The documents also allege that Monsanto, which is now a Bayer subsidiary, hid the connection by conspiring with the EPA.
What Are the Injuries and Side Effects Associated with Roundup?
The most serious side effect associated with Roundup exposure is cancer. Leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma are known to be the most common. Every year, about 70,000 people are diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the United States. Patients in 90% of cases, suffer from B-cell lymphoma while about 10% suffer from T-Cell lymphoma.
The symptoms include night sweats, fever, chest and stomach pain, swollen lymph nodes, and loss of appetite. If you are a frequent Roundup user and have experienced such symptoms, be sure to see a doctor within the shortest time possible.
Farmworkers, landscapers, as well as garden center and nursery employees face the greatest risk. They may inhale Roundup when they are spraying, mixing, or cleaning up. Roundup also harms those that consume contaminated water or food.
What Kind Of Compensation Can a Plaintiffs Recover in Roundup Lawsuits?
Potential victims and their lawyers are taking this issue seriously. By the end of December 2018, the number of lawsuits pending against Monsanto in courts around the U.S. stood at over 650. The cases were brought together in the Northern District of California before Judge Vince Chhabria.
If you believe that you developed cancer due to the use of Roundup, you deserve to be heard. Dalimonte Rueb Stoller has a team of mass tort lawyers in San Francisco who are ready to fight on your behalf to ensure that you get the compensation you are entitled to. Depending on your unique circumstances, we can seek compensation for the following:
- Lost wages, salaries, or commissions
- Past and future pain and suffering connected to your illness
- Past and future medical expenses resulting from your cancer
- Other economic damages that result from your illness/ treatment
- Punitive damages
How Much Will It Cost to Hire a Roundup Lawyer?
People mistakenly assume that they have to part with large sums of money for us to represent them. However, nothing could be further from the truth. We offer a free initial consultation where we go over your case and let you know our thoughts. If you decide to hire us, you won’t need to pay unless we first recover compensation for you. It is often referred to as taking a case on a contingency basis. We charge a contingency fee depending on your case.
What Have Been the Settlement Figures in Roundup Cases So Far?
Monsanto has so far lost 3 Roundup cases in court and the settlement figures have been sizeable. The largest settlement was awarded to an elderly couple that developed non-Hodgkin Lymphoma after using Roundup for over 30 years. They were awarded $2.055 billion in damages, which included 2 billion US dollars in punitive damages and over 55 million US dollars in compensatory damages. One of the lawyers representing the couple said that the verdict clearly indicated that Monsanto had to change its ways.
Bayer pledged to appeal the verdict. The company argued that plaintiffs relied on a WHO report that differed from all other Roundup studies. It countered the 2015 WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer report by referring to a statement by the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. That statement sought to clarify that glyphosate didn’t cause cancer.
The second-largest award came in the first trial where the plaintiff as a school groundskeeper. His lawyer successfully argued that his cancer was caused by Roundup and Ranger Pro, which is another herbicide by Monsanto. He was awarded $289 million in damages.
The third case involved Edwin Hardeman, a 70-year-old that was awarded $80 million in damages by the court. He used Roundup for a long time and found that it was a significant factor in his diagnosis. Bayer also pledged to appeal this verdict and maintained that the outcome wouldn’t impact future cases. Hardeman’s lawyer, however, stated that the outcome would affect the verdict in other lawsuits.
For Your Free Consultation Call Our San Francisco Roundup Lawsuit Lawyers!
The aforementioned cases are sufficient evidence that the cases are being taken seriously by juries. Notably, juries are awarding massive sums in punitive damages. It indicates that they believe that Monsanto has been incredibly negligent and they would like the company to pay.
If you believe that Roundup caused your cancer, make sure that you contact a mass tort lawyer in San Francisco. We will work as hard as possible to build the strongest case to ensure that you are properly compensated for the losses that you incurred. You should also contact us if your loved one was harmed by Roundup. We offer a free consultation and will even take your case on a contingency basis. Call us today to schedule your appointment with our experienced Roundup lawyers in San Francisco.