Roundup is a weed killer which is widely used in the United States by agricultural workers and farmers. It is also the most widely used herbicide in the world. However, studies show that its key ingredient glyphosate could be cancer-causing. That’s why a number of Roundup users who have developed cancer have filed lawsuits against the company. They are accusing manufacturer Monsanto of neglecting to warn users that they were at increased risk of cancer. It is expected that these lawsuits could eventually number in the thousands.
Dalimonte Rueb, LLP is working with individuals in Washington, DC who have been diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup. We’re pursuing compensation for those who have B-Cell or T-Cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This includes people who are living with follicular lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, hairy cell leukemia, or chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
What Information Do We Have About the Monsanto Roundup Lawsuits?
Legal documents which are currently before the court claim Monsanto worked hard to cover up evidence of the cancer link. They charge that the company knew glyphosate was dangerous for more than 30 years but opted not to say anything. Instead, it is argued that the company stressed the herbicide’s safety in its marketing communication.
The lawsuits allege that Monsanto created false data to convince regulatory agencies and the public about the product’s safety. It is also claimed that Monsanto plotted with the Environmental Protection Agency to suppress information about the cancer link.
What Are Some of The Side Effects and Injuries Caused by Roundup Exposure?
Cancer is the most severe side effect of prolonged glyphosate exposure. Victims are typically diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, B-cell lymphoma, and leukemia. Symptoms of these conditions include fever, night sweats, stomach pain, chest pain, appetite loss, and swollen lymph nodes. You need to see your doctor immediately if you’ve experienced these symptoms after prolonged use of Roundup.
Those most at risk for Roundup exposure are farmworkers, landscapers, and nursery and garden center staff. That’s because they are likely to inhale substances when they spray them, mix them or clean up containers after using them. Glyphosate is also dangerous when consumed in contaminated food or water.
How Much Compensation Can I Get in a Roundup Lawsuit?
When 2018 came to a close, there were more 650 criminal cases against Monsanto. These cases were consolidated before Judge Vince Chhabria in the Northern District of California. He was responsible for hearing all the pre-trial proceedings. As we will discuss shortly, Monsanto has already lost some of these cases.
If you want to get compensation for the losses you suffered due to cancer caused by Roundup, we can help. We will fight for the damages you deserve which can include:
- Lost wages or salary
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Other economic losses caused by your illness
- Punitive damages
We will take the full impact of your diagnosis into consideration and calculate a fair amount in compensation. It is important to note that you will need to present proof to support all your claims for damages. You will have to show that you really suffered the losses you claim if you want to get compensation. We will help you to build a strong case.
What Does It Cost to Hire Us?
Don’t give up on the idea of getting compensation because you think lawyers are expensive. You don’t have to pay us anything upfront to get us to represent you in a Roundup lawsuit. We offer a free initial consultation. If you decide to hire us, you only pay us when we secure damages for you. This means you don’t have to let your finances get in the way of finding a lawyer to help you. Our fee will be between 20 and 40 percent of the amount we recover. The exact amount depends on the total awarded to you.
How Much Have the Plaintiffs Received in the Roundup Cases?
In the first case which Monsanto lost, Dewayne Johnson was awarded $289 million in damages. The school groundskeeper’s attorney convinced the jury that his use of Roundup and Ranger Pro led to his cancer. Ranger Pro is another herbicide made by Monsanto.
The second case involved Edwin Hardeman, a 70-year-old who used Roundup for several years. He used the herbicide to control, poison oak, weeds, and other plants on his property. The six-member jury awarded him damages totaling $80 million but Bayer said it would appeal the verdict.
The third case resulted in a massive award of $2.055 billion to an elderly couple. Alva and Alberta Pilliod were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma four years apart. They had used Roundup for more than 30 years and the award included punitive damages of $2 billion.
Once again, Bayer said it would appeal. It claimed the plaintiffs relied on the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer 2015 report which was an “outlier”. Bayer instead drew reference to the EPA’s statement which said glyphosate was safe. Meanwhile, the Pilliods’ attorney said the outcome of the case should send a message to the company.
Call Us Today for A Free Consultation
If you want to put your case in capable hands, contact the skilled and experienced attorneys at Dalimonte Rueb, LLP. We will do our best to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. No one who has been diagnosed with cancer because of Monsanto’s potential negligence should have to suffer alone. If your medical bills are piling up and you’re unable to work, you need to fight for your rights.
It is clear that juries have been making decisions which are favorable to the plaintiffs in these cases. They have been sending a clear signal to Monsanto and this augurs well for other potential victims. With a competent Washington, DC lawyer on your side, you too may be able to get compensation. If you want us to take up your case, call us to schedule a free consultation. Remember, you don’t have to pay unless we get compensation on your behalf.