Ohio Roundup Exposure lawyer and Cincinnati Product Liability attorney reviewing leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma cases for plaintiffs. Bayer’s Roundup settlements may include injured plaintiffs diagnosed with cancer nationwide
Attorneys and plaintiffs nationwide are moving toward Roundup settlements in one of the biggest product liability an toxic exposure cases in recent history. Since Monsanto developed Roundup in the 1970s, consumers have been told the product is safe to use and is “non-toxic.” But that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Those who have regularly used Roundup and other glyphosate products have developed leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Researchers and juries have sided with cancer victims, and allege that not only does Roundup have links to cancer, but that Monsanto and Bayer have concealed information that indicates the health risks of the product.
Bayer is discussing Roundup settlement terms, and sources have reported the company may pay as much as $8 billion or more to settle over 18,000 U.S. lawsuits that allege Roundup (glyphosate) causes cancer. Thousands of plaintiffs have claimed the use of the popular weedkiller has contributed to their non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other serious conditions.
The Roundup litigation is coming to a head many years after the initial cancer lawsuit was filed, with claims that the Monsanto Roundup product is toxic and may cause cancer. An agreement between Bayer and a class of plaintiffs could ease shareholder pressure, though much is left to discuss about future cases of cancer linked to Roundup products.
Victims and plaintiffs’ lawyers are demanding more than $10 billion to settle cancer claims, and compensation regarding sickened consumers yet to be diagnosed with illness is a contention among mediators. With large verdicts already returned in favor of plaintiffs, Bayer is feeling pressure to settle before another huge case turns against the company. A Bayer mediator, however, has told Reuters that the report about an impending settlement is nothing but hearsay.
Joe Lyon is an Ohio Toxic Tort Attorney and Cincinnati Product Liability Lawyer reviewing Ohio Roundup settlements and Cincinnati Roundup exposure lawsuits on behalf of injured plaintiffs diagnosed with leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Roundup has been a target for lawsuits since 2015 when the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), released a report linking glyphosate to cancer. The IARC, a wing of the World Health Organization (WHO), designates glyphosate as a possible carcinogen. Thousands of consumers exposed to Roundup weedkilling products have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and have filed lawsuits against Bayer.
Juries have sided with victims and hit Bayer with large verdicts, claiming the company failed to warn consumers about the risks involved with Roundup use. A California groundskeeper who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma allegedly caused by use of the herbicide won his case and was paid out $78 million. Other Roundup cases have ended in $25 million and $87 million verdicts.
The company has been forced to rethink their legal strategy and experts say a settlement may be near. Bayer’s lawyers and plaintiffs’ attorneys have been in discussions, though have yet to reach an agreement. Legal analysts have claimed Bayer will most likely settle the cases for between $2.5 billion and $20 billion. Bayer and plaintiffs’ lawyers have asked judges to push back cases already set for trial. Cases of leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma are still pouring in, and Roundup is still on the market today. Bayer still insists Roundup is safe for consumers.
If you still use Roundup or other Monsanto products containing glyphosate, it is prudent to seek an alternative weedkiller or protect yourself fully. Other dangerous glyphosate products may include the following:
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There are a number of unknowns in toxic exposure cases, but it is almost certain that if a person is exposed to enough of a toxic chemical, they will suffer an illness. In this case, if a consumer has used enough Roundup for work or at home, there is a chance they will develop leukemia or non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Does Roundup Cause Cancer? The short answer is YES. Studies indicate that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and other herbicides is a carcinogen, which means it is a cancer-causing agent. Leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma re the most common cancers linked to Roundup.
Can I Safely Use Roundup Weedkillers? There is a debate on what constitutes safe chemical use at home or in your occupation. It is a safe assumption that the longer you are exposed to toxins like glyphosate, the higher your cancer risk will be. Groundskeepers, plant nursery staff, landscapers and farmers are at a high risk if they use dangerous chemicals on a daily or weekly basis for many years.
Can I File A Roundup Exposure Lawsuit? Roundup settlements may be available for consumers who have regularly used Roundup products and have been diagnosed with leukemia or non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Roundup may cause other illnesses and birth defects, and those conditions are being investigated at the moment. Anyone who has fallen ill after toxic exposure should contact a medical professional and an Ohio toxic exposure lawyer.
How Much are Roundup Settlements? The Lyon Firm works on a contingency fee basis, so you pay nothing out of pocket. Each case is unique, and a Roundup exposure cancer settlement may depend on your level of exposure and your medical condition.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or been diagnosed with leukemia or non-Hodgkin lymphoma following Roundup exposure, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, a toxic exposure attorney, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding Bayer’s Roundup settlements.