UPDATE ON ROUNDUP LITIGATION: Bayer recently reached an approximately $11,000,000,000 settlement due to Roundup causing Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
December 14, 2020
Almost everyone has heard of the herbicide known as Roundup. It has become the most heavily used agricultural pesticide in the world because it effectively kills weeds. Roundup has been used by countless Americans since it was introduced into the market in 1976. What’s the problem with Roundup? Glyphosate.
Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup. Studies have linked glyphosate/glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup to an increased risk of cancer, endocrine disruption, birth defects, and potential hepatorenal dysfunction. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as a Group 2A probable human carcinogen.
Ultimately, we know that Glyphosate exposure causes an increased risk of cancer. Anyone that has used this product is potentially at risk. Those who work with Roundup on a consistent basis, such as landscapers, farmers, gardeners, etc., have had significant exposure to Glyphosate and are at an increased risk. As a result of this finding, there are currently hundreds of federal and state lawsuits pending relating to Roundup. Based on a massive number of similar factual claims, multiple cases were combined into what is called “multi-district litigation” or MDL (In re: Roundup Products Liability, MDL 2741).
At bottom, the MDL is comprised of hundreds of consumers who used Roundup, all alleging it constitutes a fundamentally unsafe product and was a substantial contributing factor in causing them to develop Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Plaintiffs argue that Monsanto (the original producer of Roundup) should have ensured its product would not cause such unreasonable adverse side effects (e.g., Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma) and should not have concealed and misrepresented information pertaining to product safety.
The American public agrees. Some cases in the MDL have already settled, as the initial Roundup trials resulted in a series of massive verdicts for the plaintiffs. For example, in Pilliod v. Monsanto, the jury awarded $2 Billion in punitive damages alone (damages meant to punish the wrongdoer). This shows that juries are rightfully angry with the manufacturers of Roundup for the unnecessary damages caused by their negligence.
Recently, Bayer (current owner of Monsanto) paid around $11 Billion to “settle” the MDL but continues to sell the dangerous product. Not only is this a bad look, but it could affect the settlement payout of new cases. If you feel that your Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma may have been caused by Roundup you still have time to make a claim, but you need to act fast.
Our law firm is currently taking cases for individuals whose Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma was caused by Roundup. If you or a loved one has been newly diagnosed with NHL and has a history of Roundup use, contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC today for a risk-free case review.
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