The Roundup cancer lawsuit has been a very long and controversial one. This is because it involves the largest agrochemical company in the world, Monsanto, and its herbicide Roundup.
The settlement was reached after months of deliberation between Bayer AG and thousands of cancer patients who claimed that their disease was caused by exposure to glyphosate-based weed killers such as Roundup. The settlement details have also been released recently as well, so it’s time we talk about them.
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Roundup Cancer Lawsuit
If you’re not familiar with Roundup, it’s a powerful herbicide produced by Monsanto. The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, which is suspected to be carcinogenic and has been linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). It’s a cancer of the immune system that used to be very rare but now affects more than 80,000 Americans.
The Roundup lawsuit alleges that Monsanto knew about the dangers of glyphosate for decades but did nothing about it until recently, and even then, only because a judge ordered them to do so during a case against Roundup.
How Many People Are Involved in the Lawsuit?
According to The Guardian, approximately 1,40,000 plaintiffs allege they have developed NHL from exposure to Roundup and should have been warned against the risk.
In addition to those plaintiffs who are suing for their health problems caused by glyphosate use, there are also family members of those who died from cancer while using Roundup.
These individuals claim they would not have used Roundup had they known about its potential harm to human health. Some family members sue on behalf of their loved ones because they believe Monsanto should be held personally responsible for their loved one’s death due to cancer caused by exposure to glyphosate in RoundUp products.
What Is the Settlement Amount?
According to The New York Times, the manufacturers of Roundup had agreed to pay $10 billion to settle the cancer lawsuits.
It is the largest settlement in history and will be divided among people who have been harmed by using Roundup. This money will not cover all of the medical expenses or other damages that have been caused by this product. However, it is a start toward justice for those who have been hurt by Roundup’s use in agriculture and lawn care products.
What Is the Deadline to File a Claim?
If you believe that Roundup caused your cancer or the cancer of a loved one, you may be able to file a compensation claim. You can do this whether or not you have been diagnosed with cancer, even if you are not a US citizen.
You can file a claim even if:
- You have already filed another lawsuit against Monsanto regarding Roundup cancer
- You were diagnosed outside of the US, but believe that Roundup made its way into products sold in your country and caused the cancerous tumor on your body
How Can You File a Claim?
To file a claim, you will need to provide your name, address, and contact information. You will also need to provide the type of injury you suffered. If it was cancer or non-cancerous (such as lymphoma), when were you diagnosed with the disease, and what year did it start?
If applicable, you can submit documentation supporting your claims, such as medical records or doctor visits that include time frames for diagnosis.
How Much Can You Get from the Roundup Settlement?
You may be wondering how much money you can expect to get if you are eligible for a settlement. The answer is that it depends on several factors, including:
- How many Roundup lawsuits have been settled so far, i.e., the total amount of all claims filed?
- Your net worth and financial situation i.e., whether you have enough cash on hand to cover any necessary medical bills in case the settlement does not come through.
- Whether or not your cancer was caused by glyphosate exposure, the active ingredient in Roundup.
A Class Action Lawsuit for Individuals Who Have Been Injured by Using Roundup
A class action lawsuit is a type of lawsuit in which individuals with similar injuries are represented collectively. This means that one person, called the lead plaintiff (or representative), files the case on behalf of everyone who was injured by the product.
For example, if you were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup weed killer products, you could join others in a class action against Monsanto Co., the maker of Roundup products. The proceedings would be run through the Federal District Court, where your lead counsel has filed your claim.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma due to Roundup exposure, you may be entitled to compensation. You can file a claim by visiting the Monsanto website and filling out a simple form.
You should also consult an attorney before filing your claim because they will help ensure that all of the necessary paperwork is submitted properly.