Roundup Cancer Lawsuits

Roundup use linked to Cancer

Millions of people in the United States and around the world have used the Roundup “miracle” weedkiller, to deliver knock-out looking yards and gardens.

Daily, particularly in the spring, garden and plant enthusiasts are bombarded with Roundup tv ads, extolling the virtues of this weed killer.

But this garden beauty and convenience comes at a great price. The toxic weed-killer Roundup has been declared a “probable human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Roundup Cancer Diseases

Medical studies have found strong evidence linking Roundup use to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a potentially lethal form of aggressive cancer. Roundup has also been associated with severe kidney disease, congenital defects and abnormal fetal development.

Developed Cancer From Roundup? What to Do Next

Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm is currently accepting Roundup cancer injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with cancer, you should contact our attorneys immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form to contact our Attorneys or call us 24 hours a day at 214-390-3189.

What is Roundup?

Roundup is the most widely-used weed-killer or herbicide in the world. Roundup is used on millions lawns, gardens, school playgrounds, orchards, parks, and nearly every corn and soybean farms in the United States.

I am sure every reader of this Roundup information has a bottle of Roundup at home.

How Does Roundup Kill Weeds?

Roundup’s key chemical is glyphosate and was manufactured by Monsanto in 1974. Glyphosate direct action blocks an enzyme that is critical to plant growth and life.

Roundup Cancer Litigation and News Update 2024

Roundup Non-Hodgkin Cancer Lawsuit Update. I am providing this update on the herbicide Roundup, the link to causing cancer, and the recent lawsuit verdicts against the manufacturers of this deadly compound.

Settlements

Bayer (Monsanto’s parent company) has settled nearly 100,000 Roundup cancer lawsuits so far, paying out around $11 billion. There are, over Roundup cancer 40,000 cases that remain active, mostly filed in state courts and around 4,000 in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) in California.

Ongoing Roundup Cancer Trials

Roundup cancer trials are continuing on an individual basis, with recent verdicts favoring plaintiffs. In January 2024, a Pennsylvania jury awarded $2.25 billion to a man after finding that his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was caused by Roundup use. This is the largest Roundup cancer verdict to date in these lymphoma cancer cases.

The Philadelphia jury found that Bayer and its Monsanto subsidiary liable and will have to pay $2.25 billion in damages to a landscaper who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after regular exposure to the cancer causing weedkiller Roundup. The jury tacked on punitive damages designed to punish the manufacturer for disregarding the health and safety of consumers. The jury wanted to drive the message home that they were angry with the callous conduct of Bayer and Monsanto.

Since 2016, more than 140,000 Roundup cancer lawsuits have been filed throughout the U.S., each alleging that users of Roundup were not adequately warned about the increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from the weed killer, either when using the product in an agricultural setting or around the home.

Recent Roundup Cancer Events

December 2023: Another Philadelphia jury awarded $3.5 million to a woman who alleged Roundup caused her cancer, marking Bayer’s fifth consecutive loss in individual trials.

October 2023: A San Diego jury awarded $332 million to a man who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup, with most of the award being punitive damages.

The California jury found that Bayer and Monsanto should pay $7 million in compensatory damages, and an additional $325 million in punitive damages for failing to warn about the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from Roundup.

Michael Dennis, a former land surveyor who filed the lawsuit claimed he developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup on lawns and gardens for 35 years.

Also in October 2023, a St. Louis jury awarded $1.25 million in damages from Roundup, for a plaintiff who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using the weedkiller as part of a neighborhood restoration project.

June 2023: The Supreme Court declined to intervene in Roundup appeals, allowing lawsuits to proceed.

Most of the U.S. cases are currently pending in Missouri state court, where Monsanto’s U.S. headquarters are located and it remains a major employer.

In addition to the state court litigation, hundreds of claims are currently centralized in the federal court system in the Northern District of California, where several waves of claims are being prepared for remand to different federal district courts for trial.

A deluge of additional trials is expected to begin in the coming months unless Bayer and Monsanto increase settlement offers to many of the holdouts.

Roundup Settlements will not be limited to only U.S. Citizens

Bayer and Monsanto have announced that future Roundup settlements can include non-citizen injured individuals, including migrant farm workers who developed cancer after exposure to the weed killer while working in the U.S.

This agreement was reached after Monsanto tried to disqualify a migrant farmworker from receiving a Roundup settlement, even though she developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after years of exposure to the weedkiller.

Contact Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm

If you or a loved one used Roundup and developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, contact the attorneys at Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm to learn more about your legal rights. You can speak with one of our representatives by calling 214-390-3189, or by filling out the case evaluation form on this page.

Our law firm’s principal office is in Dallas and we have offices in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm represents clients in dangerous drug and dangerous medical device lawsuits nationwide.

Glyphosate Weedkiller Containing Products:

  • Monsanto: Roundup Ultra®, Roundup Pro®, Accord®, Honcho®, Pondmaster®, Protocol®, Rascal®, Expedite®, Ranger®, Bronco®, Campain®, Landmaster®, and Fallow Master®
  • Dow AgroSciences: Glyphomax®, Glypro®, Rodeo®
  • Du Pont: Glyphosate herbicide
  • Cenex/Land O’Lakes: Silhouette®
  • Helena: Rattler®
  • Platte: MirageR®
  • Riverside/Terra: JuryR®
  • Zeneca: Touchdown®

Widespread Glyphosate Usage With GMO Crops

Roundup use grew exponentially in the mid-1990s and exploded, when Monsanto started selling genetically-modified (GMO) corn, soy, and cotton seeds. The DNA in the seeds were tinkered with in the lab to be resistant to glyphosate.

In other words, the corn, soy and cotton seeds were genetically modified to withstand the destructive power of Glyphosate. Currently, glyphosate products are used on over 50% of American farmlands and is a big cash cow for Monsanto, generating over $6 billion in yearly revenue.

Does Roundup Cause Cancer?

In the past 20 years, there is growing evidence connecting Roundup with cancer. In March 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization, announced that Roundup (glyphosate) as “probably carcinogenic for humans.”

The announcement was based on “convincing evidence” that glyphosate causes cancer in laboratory animals. In humans, there is “limited evidence” linking Roundup and cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and DNA/chromosomal damage.

Roundup and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

A Swedish study in the International Journal of Cancer, October 2008, found that exposure to glyphosate doubled the risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma within less than 10 years.

An American study in the Occupational and Environmental Medicine, September 2003, found that farmworkers in the midwest found higher rates of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma associated with glyphosate exposure.

A Canadian study, Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers, November 2001, reported that they found a dose-response relationship between glyphosate exposure and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Increased Roundup Cancer Risks

  • Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Lung cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Brain cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Kidney or Renal cell carcinoma
  • Hemangiosarcoma

Developed Cancer From Roundup? What to Next

Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm is currently accepting Roundup cancer injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with cancer, you should contact our attorneys immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form to contact our Attorneys or call us 24 hours a day at 214-390-3189.

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