You could recover a settlement in the Roundup cancer lawsuits if you can establish your non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or another cancer is related to your Roundup exposure. Recently, Roundup settled a class action lawsuit for a little over $10 billion.
You do not have the opportunity to join this class action lawsuit anymore, but you may still have options for legal recourse against the company. Your potential settlement will depend on your unique losses, such as your past and expected medical care expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Recent Results of Roundup Cancer Lawsuits
Reuters notes that Bayer finally settled the Roundup class action lawsuit for more than $10 billion, ending a litigation process that lasted for years. Fortune reports that in 2019, Bayer was facing off against more than 18,000 plaintiffs, prompting a class action lawsuit against Monsanto in a Los Angeles Superior Court.
As increasing numbers of plaintiffs filed Roundup lawsuits against Bayer, federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) was established (MDL No. 2741). This MDL consolidated the lawsuits in the Northern District of California, under U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria.
Under MDL, the pretrial proceedings – depositions, discovery, and decisions regarding questions of fact – for Roundup cases were centralized in the interest of consistency and efficiency. However, each individual case was addressed and decided separately, with regard to awarding damages, etc.
What Were the Plaintiff’s Arguments Against Bayer?
The plaintiffs claimed that the Roundup herbicide made by Monsanto (a company Bayer purchased in 2016) caused the plaintiffs’ cancer. In addition, they asserted that the company falsely advertised that its popular weed killer was safe. They also asserted that Monsanto intentionally falsified documents and cloaked data that linked Roundup’s key ingredient, glyphosate, to serious human illness.
How the $10 Billion Settlement Affects Current and Future cases
Now that all of the original MDL cases, as well as any tag-along cases, have been settled, tried, dismissed, or sent back to their district court, the MDL has been terminated. While this means you cannot join the MDL lawsuit now, you may still have options for filing an individual lawsuit against Bayer.
Like many illnesses, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (the illness most frequently linked to Roundup and glyphosate) can take years to manifest in a patient. The company has set aside funds for future lawsuits, and you may be able to recover compensation if you can prove that your use of Roundup caused your cancer.
The team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you determine your options for litigation and guide you through the process.
Potential Compensation Included in a Roundup Settlement
When we handle your case, we will accurately assess your damages, both economic and non-economic. You may qualify to recover the following in a settlement:
- Current medical expenses for your diagnostic scans, oncologist appointments, surgeries, and post-operative care
- Ongoing medical expenses for your long-term medical needs, like rehabilitation and home help
- Lost wages for the time your condition kept you from working
- Reduced earning capacity if your condition keeps you from working
- Scarring if your treatment or condition changed the way you look or move
- Pain and suffering for physical and emotional anguish
If you lost a loved one, we can pursue compensation for their funeral expenses, your loss of inheritance, and their medical bills.
Consider Taking Advantage of a Free Consultation With Our Team
If you believe your cancer resulted from Roundup, our firm can help you determine your legal rights and how much your case may be worth. We offer all prospective clients a free, no-obligation consultation.
We can explain how our Roundup cancer lawyers can handle your case. If you file an individual personal injury lawsuit, we can represent you.
Our Lawyers Work on a Contingency-Fee Basis
Along with a free consultation, we can also take your case on a contingency-fee basis. This payment structure means we do not charge upfront fees for our representation. We only take a percentage of your potential settlement or court-awarded offer.
You can trust that we will fight for your due, and if you do not win, you will not suffer any further financial loss. You have nothing to lose by discussing your potential case with us and exploring your legal options.
A Roundup Cancer Lawyer at Our Firm Will Work for a Fair Settlement
If you are suffering from cancer caused by Roundup, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. We can help you determine if you are eligible to file an individual lawsuit. If you are, you just worry about getting better while we take care of everything else.
You may be able to pursue a potential settlement in the Roundup cancer lawsuits. Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free case review and consultation.
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