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Roundup Non-Hodgkin’s Cancer Lawsuit Update

Roundup Non-Hodgkin’s Cancer Lawsuit Update. I am providing this update on the herbicide Roundup, the connection between Roundup and cancer, and the recent lawsuit verdicts against Bayer and Monsanto, the manufacturers of this deadly compound.

Roundup Lawsuit Settlements

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Bayer, the German pharmaceutical and chemical giant, Monsanto’s parent company has settled nearly 100,000 Roundup lawsuits so far, paying out around $11 billion. There are, over 40,000 cases that remain active, mostly filed in state courts and around 4,000 in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) in California.

Roundup Ongoing Trials

Individual lawsuits continue to go to trial, with recent verdicts favoring plaintiffs. Most recently, in January 2024, a Philadelphia jury awarded $2.25 billion to a man after finding that his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was caused by Roundup use. This is the largest Roundup verdict in these lymphoma cancer cases.

The Pennsylvania jury found that Bayer and its Monsanto subsidiary should pay $2.25 billion in damages to a landscaper who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after regular exposure to the contentious weedkiller Roundup, including punitive damages designed to punish the manufacturer for disregarding the health and safety of consumers. The jury after hearing all of the damaging evidence wanted to send a strong message that they were angry with the negligent conduct of Bayer and Monsanto.

Since 2016, more than 140,000 Roundup cancer lawsuits have been filed throughout the U.S., each alleging that users of Roundup were not adequately warned about the increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from the weed killer, either when using the product in an agricultural setting or around the home.

Recent Roundup Key Events

December 2023: Another Philadelphia jury awarded $3.5 million to a woman who claimed Roundup caused her cancer, marking Bayer’s fifth consecutive loss in individual trials.

October 2023: A San Diego jury awarded $332 million to a man who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup, with most of the award being punitive damages.

The California jury found that Bayer and Monsanto should pay $7 million in compensatory damages, and an additional $325 million in punitive damages for failing to warn about the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from Roundup.

Michael Dennis, a former land surveyor who filed the lawsuit claimed he developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup on lawns and gardens for 35 years.

Also in October 2023, a St. Louis jury awarded $1.25 million in damages from Roundup, for a plaintiff who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using the weedkiller as part of a neighborhood restoration project.

June 2023: The Supreme Court declined to intervene in Roundup appeals, allowing lawsuits to proceed.

Roundup Lawsuits Centered in Missouri

Most of the U.S. cases are pending in Missouri state court, in St. Louis where Monsanto’s U.S. headquarters are located.

In addition to the state court litigation, hundreds of claims are currently centralized in the federal court system in the Northern District of California, where several waves of claims are being prepared for remand to different federal district courts for trial.

A tsunami of additional trials is expected to begin in the coming months unless Bayer and Monsanto increase settlement offers to many of the holdouts.

Roundup Settlements open to Non U.S. Citizens

Bayer and Monsanto announced that future Roundup settlements can include non-citizen injured individuals, including migrant farm workers who developed cancer after exposure to the weed killer while working in the U.S.

This agreement was reached after Monsanto tried to disqualify a migrant farmworker from receiving a Roundup settlement, even though she developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after years of exposure to the weedkiller.

According to the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the agreement came as part of a discrimination lawsuit settlement reached with Elvira Reyes-Hernandez.

Reyes-Hernandez filed the discrimination complaint after she was excluded from participating in a Roundup settlement program since she wasn’t a U.S. citizen.

In January 2023, Reyes-Hernandez filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Virginia, alleging that Monsanto improperly discriminated against her by refusing to allow her claim to be settled as part of an established settlement program.

Reyes-Hernandez was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after years of working with the herbicide on tree farms, which initially qualified her claim, Monsanto then excluded her from the settlement because she was not a U.S. citizen.

Her lawsuit indicates that this settlement tactic would block many of those who were most severely impacted by Roundup exposure from seeking to settle the claims through settlement. The settling of the discrimination lawsuit allows other farmworkers who are not U.S. citizens to obtain financial compensation for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma caused by Roundup.

Contact Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm

If you or a loved one used Roundup and developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, contact the attorneys at Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm to learn more about your legal rights. You can speak with one of our representatives by calling 214-390-3189, or by filling out the case evaluation form on this page.

Our law firm’s principal office is in Dallas and we have offices in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm represents clients in dangerous drug and dangerous medical device lawsuits nationwide.

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