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A Roundup lawsuit demands compensation for injuries caused by this dangerous household herbicide. Those who use this product and were late diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma have the right to file a claim for damages.
Roundup® is a popular herbicide sold at retail locations across the United States. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto, the company that makes and sells Roundup® because usage has been tied to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The active ingredient in Roundup® is glyphosate which is used to kill weeds and was first introduced as an herbicide in the 1970s. Glyphosate was the most used herbicide in the United States in 2007.
If you have used Roundup® and suffered harm, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Our dangerous devices lawyers can help you demand justice.
According to a 2001 study, a person who uses Roundup® for more than 10 hours over more than 2 days in a year can double their risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Another study from 2008 found that a person who uses Roundup® for 10 or more days in a year can potentially double their risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. These studies indicate that even people who use Roundup® around their home may have been exposed to enough for it to affect their cancer diagnosis.
Who Is At Risk To Get Cancer From Roundup?
Everyone who has used Roundup® may be at risk to develop cancer. Those most at risk include:
- Farmers and farm employees
- Agricultural workers
- Garden nursery workers
- Forestry employees
- Gardeners, including home gardeners
- Golf course workers or frequent golfers
- State and county road maintenance crews
- Railroad maintenance crews
- Parks and recreation employees
Additionally, those who regularly use the product or spend a significant amount of time where Roundup® was used are also at risk to get non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Who Can File a Roundup® Lawsuit?
If you or someone you love used Roundup® or were exposed to the product and were subsequently diagnosed with cancer, you may have a claim. Most lawsuits allege that the weed killer has causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The lawsuits allege that Monsanto should be liable for their developing cancer based on a number of legal theories including:
- Manufacturing and selling a dangerous product
- Failing to warn consumers that the weed killer can cause cancer
- Failing to provide a safe product for use by consumers
- Hiding the dangers of the product from the public
How Much Are Roundup® Settlements?
There have been no settlements to date because Monsanto is vigorously fighting the lawsuits. However, several juries have returned large verdicts against the company totaling more than $2 billion in damages.
As of October 2019, there were over 42,000 plaintiffs who said that glyphosate caused their cancer. Bayer, a German pharmaceutical company, acquired Monsanto in 2018 has agreed to pay $9.6 billion to settle more than 10,000 lawsuits claiming harm from the use of Roundup®.
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A Roundup® lawyer at Drug Lawsuit Source can fight to request full and fair compensation on your behalf if you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer following exposure to Roundup®. Contact us today for your free case review.