For decades, Roundup has been one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. It contains glyphosate, a chemical that is designed to kill weeds by interfering with their ability to grow. However, research has shown that glyphosate is also toxic to human cells and can cause genetic damage that can lead to cancer.
If you were regularly exposed to Roundup and later diagnosed with cancer, you may be eligible for legal action. At Estey & Bomberger, LLP, our attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers across the United States. We can represent your lawsuit against Monsanto and Bayer and hold these entities accountable for the harm that you have experienced.
Why Choose Our Roundup Lawsuit Attorneys?
- Our Roundup lawsuit attorneys have a proven track record of success in handling complex product liability cases. You can trust that we have the knowledge, skill, and expertise necessary to fight for your rights and secure the compensation you deserve.
- At Estey & Bomberger, LLP, we are dedicated to recovering the highest possible award on behalf of our clients. In a five-year period alone, we have secured over $500 million in settlements and jury verdicts.
- We understand the impact that a cancer diagnosis can have on your finances. That is why our firm takes all cases on a contingency fee basis. If we do not recover an award on your behalf, you will not be charged any legal fees.
Why Are People Filing Roundup Cancer Lawsuits?
Roundup is an herbicide originally manufactured by Monsanto and is now sold by Bayer AG, which acquired Monsanto in 2018. Since the 1990s, the use of agricultural-grade Roundup has increased significantly. Today, glyphosate is the most widely used weed killer in the U.S., and it is estimated that roughly half of Monsanto’s yearly revenue comes from its Roundup line of products.
However, the active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, was classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). This herbicide is linked to several types of cancer, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia, and B-call lymphoma.
Now, people are filing lawsuits against Monsanto and Bayer, alleging that exposure to Roundup caused them to develop cancer. These claims allege that Monsanto has known about the carcinogenic nature of glyphosate for decades but deliberately concealed this information. In addition, plaintiffs claim that Monsanto has overstated the safety of its product.
Signs and Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
While Roundup is associated with multiple health conditions, one of the most common is non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This type of cancer affects the lymphatic system, which is a part of the body’s immune system. The overall five-year relative survival rate for people with this condition is 74% but can vary depending on the type and stage of the condition.
Like many types of cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma may not show any symptoms until it progresses throughout the body. Some of the most common signs of this condition may include:
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin
- Persistent, unexplained fatigue
- Unexplained weight loss
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Abdominal pain or swelling
- Night sweats
If you experience any of the above symptoms, you should speak with a medical professional as soon as you can. If you are diagnosed with this condition and believe that Roundup exposure is to blame, speak to a specialized Roundup lawyer as soon as you can.
Are You Eligible for a Lawsuit Against Monsanto and Bayer?
Many people have taken legal action against these companies, both in larger class action claims and individual lawsuits. It is clear that this herbicide has greatly affected the health of thousands of people, and if you were diagnosed with cancer after Roundup exposure, you deserve justice.
Filing a lawsuit against Monsanto and Bayer can help you recover financial compensation for the damages that you have suffered as a result of your cancer diagnosis. These may include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
To qualify for a Roundup lawsuit, you will generally need to meet the following criteria:
- You were diagnosed with cancer or a related health condition.
- You were exposed to Roundup at work or at home.
Most people who file Roundup lawsuits were exposed to the herbicide on a regular basis for a prolonged period of time. Farmers who worked with Roundup or people who lived in areas where it was applied are at significantly high risk.
If you believe that you qualify for litigation against Monsanto and Bayer, schedule a free, no-obligation legal consultation with the attorneys at Estey & Bomberger, LLP. Make sure that you gather as much evidence as possible about your condition and your exposure to Roundup, including medical records, employment or housing contracts, and proof of purchase. Our attorneys will carefully assess this evidence, determine your eligibility, and explain your legal options.
How Do You File a Roundup Cancer Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after exposure to Roundup, you may be wondering how to file a Roundup cancer lawsuit. These claims can be incredibly complex and difficult to pursue, especially while you are recovering from a debilitating disease. An experienced Roundup lawyer can provide you with the resources, experience, and knowledge that you need to navigate the litigation process and secure the compensation that you deserve.
Generally, filing a Roundup cancer lawsuit involves the following steps:
- Contact an Attorney: The first step in filing a Roundup cancer lawsuit is to contact an attorney who specializes in these cases. Your attorney will review your case, gather evidence, and advise you on the best course of legal action. Depending on your situation, your attorney will recommend that you join an existing class action or pursue an individual lawsuit.
- Medical Evaluation: If your attorney believes that you are eligible, he or she will likely recommend that you undergo a medical evaluation to determine the severity of your condition and the potential link to Roundup exposure. This evaluation will also be used as evidence in your case.
- Filing the Lawsuit: Once your attorney has gathered all the necessary evidence, they will file a complaint on your behalf in the appropriate court system. The complaint will outline the facts of your case, including your exposure to Roundup, your cancer diagnosis, and the damages you have suffered as a result.
- Building Your Case: After filing your lawsuit in court, your attorney will work to gather additional evidence and craft a compelling case in your favor. As part of this process, your lawyer may enlist the help of expert witnesses, such as medical professionals and product experts, who can testify in your case.
- Discovery Process: After the complaint is filed, the discovery process begins. This is a period during which both sides exchange information and evidence related to the case. This process may involve depositions, written questions, and document requests.
- Settlement or Trial: In many cases, the defendants will attempt to settle the lawsuit before it goes to trial. If a settlement cannot be reached, your case will go to trial, and a judge or jury will decide the outcome and whether you are eligible for compensation.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Roundup Lawsuits?
The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit after the injury or diagnosis occurred. In Roundup lawsuits, the statute of limitations varies depending on where you live. In some states, it can be as short as one year from the date of diagnosis, while in others, it can be three years or even longer.
For example, the statute of limitations in California is two years from the date of your cancer diagnosis. If you live in Nevada, you must file your lawsuit within four years from the date of the diagnosis. In Louisiana, the statute of limitations is one year, while in Maine, you must file within six years.
It’s important to contact a Roundup lawyer as soon as possible to determine if you have a viable case and to ensure that you meet the statute of limitations deadline in your state. If you miss the deadline, you may be barred from filing a lawsuit.
What Is the Average Settlement for a Roundup Cancer Lawsuit?
In previous Roundup lawsuits, juries have awarded plaintiffs millions of dollars in damages, including compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. However, there is no average or minimum amount that a plaintiff could expect to recover. If you plan on filing a claim, the actual amount you may receive will depend on the specifics of your case.
Your settlement will depend on several factors, such as the severity of your illness, the extent of your damages, and the type of claim that you file. For example, if you were diagnosed with a severe and aggressive form of cancer, you will likely recover a higher award than a person with a less serious diagnosis. If you join a class action lawsuit instead of an individual lawsuit, the settlement will be divided evenly between all plaintiffs and will not be based on your individual damages.
The attorneys at Estey & Bomberger, LLP can carefully assess your case, identify all avenues to compensation, and accurately calculate your potential award. Using this information, we can advocate aggressively for your highest possible settlement so that you can recover from the harm that you suffered.
Should You Hire an Attorney for Your Roundup Lawsuit?
Being diagnosed with cancer can be a scary experience. In these situations, you need a Roundup lawsuit attorney on your side who can advocate aggressively for your right to recovery and hold Monsanto and Bayer accountable for the harm that their products have caused.
Hiring an Roundup attorney from Estey & Bomberger, LLP can provide several important benefits, such as the following:
- Legal Expertise: Your Roundup lawsuit attorney will have the legal expertise necessary to navigate the complex and challenging world of product liability law. Your lawyer will know how to build a strong case on your behalf and will understand the nuances of the legal system, guiding you through each stage of litigation.
- Access to Resources: Building a successful Roundup lawsuit requires access to top experts in the fields of oncology, toxicology, and environmental science. These experts can provide valuable insight and testimony that can strengthen your case and increase your chances of a favorable outcome. Your attorney can leverage his or her network of experts to support your case and provide a solid foundation of evidence.
- Emotional Support: Filing a Roundup lawsuit can be emotionally taxing, and it can be challenging to navigate the legal system on your own. Your attorney will handle all aspects of your case, from gathering evidence to negotiating with the defendants, so that you can focus on your health and recovery.
- Calculating Damages: Your attorney will work to maximize your compensation by considering all of the losses you have suffered, including medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
- Experience with Similar Cases: Your Roundup lawyer will have a proven track record of success in product liability cases and will have handled cases similar to yours. Your attorney will know how to build a strong case based on the unique circumstances of your situation and will be able to anticipate potential challenges that could affect your case.
- Trial Experience: While many Roundup lawsuits are settled before trial, it is important to have an attorney with trial experience in case your case goes to court. Your lawyer will have the skills and knowledge necessary to present a compelling case in court and fight for the best possible outcome.
Contact Estey & Bomberger, LLP Today
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after exposure to Roundup, you need an attorney on your side. The product liability lawyers at Estey & Bomberger, LLP have the experience, resources, and dedication to fight for your rights and secure the compensation that you deserve.
Contact us today at (800) 260-7197 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Roundup lawsuit attorneys. We will review the specifics of your case, answer your questions, and provide you with the guidance you need to make informed decisions about your legal options.