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Roundup Cancer Lawsuit: Compensation & Settlement Legal Guide

If you have been affected by the devastating cancer-causing effects of Roundup, you may be aware that Bayer AG and Monsanto recently settled with over 100,000 individuals in personal injury lawsuits related to the chemical compound glyphosate. As part of this settlement, monetary compensation and settlements may be available for those affected by non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) resulting from Roundup exposure.
1. History

Roundup Exposure History and Health Concerns 

Roundup, a herbicide developed by Monsanto, has been used widely in the United States since the 1970s. Its active ingredient, glyphosate, is one of the most commonly used herbicides in the world. The general use of Roundup has resulted in concerns about its impact on human health and the environment.

In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a division of the World Health Organization (WHO), classified glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans." The classification prompted a series of legal battles and regulatory changes surrounding glyphosate use in the US.

Roundup weed killers have been prohibited or restricted in a number of countries, including: Malawi, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Oman, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bermuda, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Italy and The Netherlands.

In recent years, many lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto, alleging that Roundup caused cancer and other health problems. Some studies have linked glyphosate exposure to an increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system.

Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Compensation Settlement Legal Guide
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In 2018, a California jury awarded $289 million in damages to a school groundskeeper who claimed that Roundup had caused his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Although the award was later reduced, the verdict sparked a wave of Roundup-related lawsuits.

In 2019, Bayer AG, which had acquired Monsanto, announced a $10 billion settlement to resolve most US Roundup lawsuits. The settlement also included provisions for future claims related to Roundup. 

2. Glyphosate

Glyphosate: Understanding Its Use and Potential Health Risks

Glyphosate is a widely used herbicide that targets specific enzymes in weeds, making it an effective tool for eradicating them without causing damage to other plants. As the active ingredient in Monsanto Co.'s Roundup weed killer, glyphosate is commonly used in the agricultural industry. 

American farmers use nearly a pound of the chemical on each acre of cropland every year. However, farmers and landscapers are often exposed to high levels of glyphosate, which can have profound health implications.

Glyphosate traces have been found in corn, soy, and wheat-based products due to the herbicide's widespread use in the agricultural industry. Additionally, glyphosate has been detected in human urine samples and women's breast milk.

While Monsanto claimed for years that glyphosate is harmless to humans, studies have shown a link between glyphosate exposure and the risk of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and other health issues. 

A message from Dickey Anderson Law Firm to individuals exposed to glyphosate: 

Seek legal counsel from our qualified Roundup injury lawyers who can help pursue legal action against Bayer/Monsanto. We will obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.
3. Exposure Places

Common Places Where Roundup Has Been Used

The popular herbicide containing glyphosate, has been widely used on various grounds. Here are some familiar places where Roundup has been used:

  1. Agriculture: Roundup is commonly used to kill weeds and other unwanted plants. It is used on crops such as soybeans, corn, cotton, and non-cropland.
  2. Landscaping: Roundup is often used by landscapers to control weeds and other unwanted plants in gardens, lawns, and other landscaping features.
  3. Public spaces: Roundup is also commonly used in public areas such as parks, playgrounds, and roadsides to control weeds and unwanted vegetation.
  4. Residential areas: Homeowners often use Roundup to control weeds and other unwanted plants in their gardens and lawns.
  5. Golf courses: Roundup is frequently used to maintain the course's appearance by controlling weeds and other unwanted plants.
  6. Industrial sites: Roundup controls weeds and unwanted vegetation in industrial areas, such as oil refineries, power plants, and other facilities.
  7. Schools: Roundup has been used in some schools to control weeds and other unwanted vegetation in athletic fields, playgrounds, and other areas.

While Roundup has been used on many different grounds, concerns about its potential health risks have led to increased scrutiny of its use. As a result, many organizations and individuals are seeking alternatives to Roundup and other herbicides that not contain glyphosate.

Legal Guide: How To Qualify For A Roundup Lawsuit?

Determining whether you qualify for a Roundup lawsuit is a complex process that requires the assistance of an experienced Roundup lawyer. Here are some key factors that your attorney will consider when evaluating your eligibility for a Roundup lawsuit:

1) Exposure to Roundup

To qualify for a Roundup lawsuit, you must be able to prove that you were exposed to the herbicide regularly. This may require gathering evidence such as:

  • employment records 
  • medical records 
  • bills or receipts of roundup purchase

Proving that you were exposed to Roundup regularly can be a challenging aspect of a Roundup lawsuit. Your attorney will help you gather evidence to demonstrate that you were regularly exposed to Roundup. 

Note: if you do not have direct evidence of exposure, your attorney may still be able to build a case based on other factors, such as the location of your residence or workplace.

2) Cancer Diagnosis

To be eligible for a Roundup lawsuit, you must have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or another form of cancer. Your attorney will review your medical records and other documentation to confirm your diagnosis and determine if it is related to Roundup exposure. This may require consulting with medical experts to establish a causal link between Roundup and your cancer.

3) Roundup Lawsuit Statute of limitations 

Depending on your state, the Statute of Limitations for filling a Roundup lawsuit may vary. In general, you must file your lawsuit within two to three years of your non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer diagnosis or within one year of the date of death if the victim has passed away. However, there may be exceptions to these deadlines, such as if you were unaware of the link between Roundup and cancer until recently. It is essential to speak with an experienced Roundup attorney to determine your case's applicable statute of limitations.

4) Compensation

You may be entitled to compensation for various damages, including medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses. Your attorney will help you calculate the full extent of your injuries and negotiate with the defendant or their insurance company to seek a fair settlement. Your case may proceed to trial if a settlement cannot be reached.

5) Conclusion 

If you believe that these criteria are met, our firm will fight for your legal rights and get you the best compensation available for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages. Contact the Dickey Anderson Law Firm today at toll-free: (866) 929-4466; Request a Callback and receive a 100% free consultation to learn more about your legal options and start your claim. 

5. Compensation

Seeking Justice and Compensation for Roundup Cancer Victims

If you or a family had received a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis or another form of cancer after being exposed regularly to Roundup, Dickey Anderson Law Firm attorneys are here to help you seek justice and compensation for your harm.

Get Personalized Legal Representation from Experienced Attorneys

As experienced Roundup attorneys, we can help you determine if you qualify for a Roundup lawsuit and gather evidence to prove your exposure to the herbicide. We understand the importance of establishing your case and will work diligently to ensure that you have the most substantial possible claim.

No Win-No Fee

We will fight tirelessly to bring you the compensation you deserve, including damages for medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. At Dickey Anderson Law Firm, we also understand the financial strain that can come with a cancer diagnosis. That's why we only work on a contingency fee basis: No Win-No Fee.

From Filing to Settlement or Trial

Our team of compassionate attorneys will guide you through each step of the Roundup lawsuit process, from filing your claim to negotiating your settlement or taking your case to trial. We know this can be difficult and emotional for you and your family, and we commit to you with the support and guidance you need.

Advising You on the Best Action

If you are wondering whether to settle or go to trial in your Roundup lawsuit, we will advise you on the best action for your situation. We will help you weigh the benefits and risks of each option to make an informed decision.

Tailored Approach for the Best Possible Outcome

At Dickey Anderson Law Firm, we understand that every Roundup lawsuit is unique, and we will tailor our approach to fit your specific needs. Our goal is to provide personalized, effective representation to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

We are committed to fighting for the rights of all Roundup cancer victims. Don't wait! Start your first step to the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact the attorneys at Dickey Anderson Law Firm at toll-free: (866) 929-4466 to schedule a 100% free consultation.
6. FAQs

Has Anyone Received Money From Roundup Lawsuit?

Yes, many people have received money as part of a Roundup verdict or settlement. In fact, Bayer/Monsanto reached an $11 billion settlement with most of the plaintiffs in the Roundup litigation. Approximately 75-80% of all filed Roundup claims have been settled, and victims of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma have received compensation in 2021 and 2022.

How Do Lawyers Get Paid from The Roundup Lawsuit?

Typically, attorneys in Roundup personal injury cases charge between 35-45% of the total amount recovered. This is called a contingency fee agreement. Attorneys only get paid if you get paid: No Win- No Fee policy.

Before signing any legal documents, discuss this with your attorney and understand your agreement's terms before moving forward.

Can You File a Roundup Lawsuit on Behalf of a Deceased Loved One?

Yes, if your loved one passed away due to Roundup exposure, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf. The statute of limitations for wrongful death claims may vary depending on the state in which you live, so it is essential to speak with an experienced Roundup attorney as soon as possible.

How Much Taxes Do I Have To Pay On Roundup Settlement Checks?

You do not have to pay taxes on Roundup settlement checks. This is because the settlements are considered compensatory damages, which are not taxable.

Can You File A Roundup Lawsuit if You Live Outside the United States?

Yes. Individuals living outside the United States may be eligible to file a Roundup lawsuit. However, the legal process may be more complex and require the assistance of an experienced international law attorney.

What Is the Difference Between a Settlement and a Verdict in a Roundup Lawsuit?

A verdict is a decision rendered by a judge or jury after a trial. In contrast, a settlement is an agreement between the plaintiff and defendant outside of court. Settlements are typically reached more quickly and involve less risk for both parties. Both verdicts and settlements can result in compensation for the plaintiff.

What Are Punitive Damages in a Roundup Lawsuit?

Punitive damages might be awarded in a Roundup lawsuit if the defendant's conduct was egregious or malicious. These types of damages are intended to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior in the future.

What Should You Expect During the Roundup Lawsuit Process?

The Roundup lawsuit process can be lengthy and complex. Your attorney will begin by gathering evidence to prove your exposure to Roundup and your cancer diagnosis. Your case may then proceed to settlement negotiations or trial. If your case goes to trial, a judge or jury will determine whether the defendant is liable and what damages you are entitled to. The process can take months or even years, but your attorney will keep you informed every step of the way.

7. Contact Us

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