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Roundup Lawsuit

Roundup, one of the most widely used herbicide weed killers in the U.S., has been linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, related cancers, and serious medical conditions. Thousands of product liability lawsuits are currently pending against Bayer AG (which acquired the original Roundup manufacturer Monsanto in 2018). 

Plaintiffs have alleged that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; Bayer has already paid over $10 billion dollars to settle many of these claims. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or another life-threatening illness after using Roundup in an agricultural or residential setting, turn to Wool Trial Law LLC.  

Lead attorney David Wool is a highly-regarded product liability and toxic tort lawyer with firsthand experience in Roundup product liability litigation. David was co-counsel in the bellwether case, Hardeman v. Monsanto, in which a jury awarded $80 million (including $75 million in punitive damages, later reduced to $20 million) to a plaintiff who used Roundup in his yard for over 25 years before developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  

Despite the known dangers of Roundup and the ongoing lawsuits, the company continues to make and market the product at this time. Our practice is dedicated to holding Bayer accountable and helping victims obtain just compensation. From our office in Denver, we represent Roundup injury victims around the country. Contact our office today to learn how we can help.

Does Roundup Cause Cancer?

There are conflicting studies as to whether or not exposure to glyphosate is associated with cancer. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), classified glyphosate as probably carcinogenic to humans, after finding sufficient evidence of cancer being caused in experimental animals. The IARC also concluded that non-Hodgkins lymphoma is the type of cancer most often associated with exposure to glyphosate.

In 2017, however, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans, a stance the EPA reiterated in 2020. Bayer is relying on the EPA’s findings to challenge existing claims. However, other studies have found exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides like Roundup are associated with an increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, B-cell lymphoma, and leukemia. 

Those most at risk of developing these cancers are farmworkers or others who routinely use Roundup on the job, including landscapers and garden center employees. These workers can be exposed to breathing in glyphosate when the herbicide is being mixed, sprayed, or cleaned up. Also, other injury victims may be exposed to glyphosate through drinking water or ingesting food that has been contaminated with the chemical. 

Other Dangers Associated With the Product

In addition to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and related cancers, other potential dangers and medical conditions associated with glyphosate include:

  • Liver and kidney damage
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS)

Regardless of the Roundup-associated illness that you may be suffering from, it takes a skilled product liability lawyer to help you fight back against Bayer/Monsanto. This is the time to call Wool Trial Law. We will leverage our skills and experience to hold the company accountable and fight for the compensation you deserve.  

Who Is Most At-Risk of Adverse Health Effects from Roundup?

Those most at risk of adverse health effects from Roundup are agricultural workers, gardeners, and individuals residing near areas where the herbicide is heavily used. Direct exposure through application or handling without proper protective gear poses significant risks. Additionally, communities near agricultural fields where Roundup is sprayed may face exposure through contaminated air and water. Studies suggest increased risks of cancer, particularly non-Hodgkin lymphoma, among individuals with prolonged exposure. Moreover, children and pregnant women are considered vulnerable due to potential developmental and reproductive implications associated with glyphosate, Roundup’s active ingredient. Furthermore, those with compromised immune systems or pre-existing health conditions may experience exacerbated symptoms upon exposure. Overall, proactive measures, such as protective gear and limiting exposure, are crucial for mitigating risks associated with Roundup exposure.

Why Doesn’t Bayer/Monsanto Stop Making Roundup?

Bayer/Monsanto continues producing Roundup despite controversies due to its financial stakes. Roundup generates significant revenue for the company, making it hesitant to discontinue production. Moreover, Bayer asserts Roundup’s safety when used as directed, despite ongoing legal battles and public concerns over its alleged carcinogenic properties. Additionally, the company’s extensive investment in Roundup’s development and marketing further complicates cessation efforts. Regulatory approvals in many jurisdictions also support its continued production. However, mounting legal and public pressure may eventually prompt Bayer/Monsanto to reconsider its stance and invest in safer alternatives.

Filing a Roundup Product Liability Litigation Lawsuit

In order to file a product liability lawsuit against Bayer/Monsanto, you must be able to demonstrate that you have been diagnosed with an illness, such as non-Hodgkins lymphoma, that might be associated with your exposure to the weed killer. Our Roundup lawsuit attorney will work closely with your doctor to collect the medical evidence of your illness and rely on scientific studies showing the link between glyphosate and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancers and illnesses.

Given that Roundup is still on the market, and the product label does not contain any warnings about the potential risks of using the product, we will work to prove that Bayer/Monsanto is negligent for failing you warn you about the dangers of using Roundup. 

You should know that in July 2021, Bayer announced that the company intends to replace glyphosate-based consumer products with new formulations that rely on alternative active ingredients beginning in 2023. This is part of a 5-point plan to reduce the company’s future Roundup litigation risk.

Available Damages in a Roundup Lawsuit 

Our Roundup product liability attorneys will enlist medical and vocational experts to testify about the extent of your illness and its impact on your ability to work. We will also collect evidence of the medical treatment you are receiving to arrive at a fair damages assessment and help you obtain compensatory damages such as:

  • Medical expenses – past and future
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Permanent disability
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

While it may be possible to settle out of court, we are fully prepared to litigate to achieve the best possible outcome. Above all, we will fight for the maximum compensation that considers all of your future medical and financial needs.

Contact Our Experienced Denver-based Roundup Product Liability Litigation Attorney

Although Bayer/Monsanto continues to deny that glyphosate is associated with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other illnesses, we have prevailed against the company in Roundup lawsuits and are fully prepared to fight for your rights. Contact our office today for a free evaluation of your case.