Our persistent class action lawyers are helping file Boston Roundup lawsuits on behalf of customers who were diagnosed with B-Cell or even T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Subtypes of this disease include hairy cell leukemia, mantle cell lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, lymphocytic leukemia, and follicular lymphoma.
The producers of Roundup, Monsanto, have lost suits of this nature. And, they might have to handle tens of thousands around the country. The plaintiffs have been asserting that the company failed to warn users that they had been at higher risk for cancer. This all started after studies demonstrated that a vital component of Roundup — glyphosate — was potentially a carcinogen.
It is alleged that Monsanto understood for over 30 years there was a link between Roundup use and cancer. But it opted not to let the general public know. Instead, the business said the weed killer was safe as table salt. It claimed that using proper use, Roundup was non-toxic to both pets and people.
However, documents filed in court assert that Monsanto moved to great lengths to maintain the truth from the public. The business reaches out at research that showed the danger of the merchandise and spread misinformation rather. The files also accuse Monsanto, which is now owned by Bayer, of conspiring with the EPA to conceal the connection.
What Side Effects and Injuries Do Roundup Cause?
Cancer is the most serious complication of prolonged exposure to Roundup. Some 70,000 people in the USA are diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma annually. In 90 percent of the cases, the patients have B-Cell lymphoma whereas approximately ten percent consuming T-Cell lymphoma.
Symptoms include loss of appetite, swollen lymph nodes, stomach and chest pain, fever, and night sweats. If you utilized Roundup regularly and you’ve experienced these symptoms, see a doctor as soon as possible.
They could inhale the herbicide after mixing, spraying or cleaning up. Roundup may also harm people who eat or drink contaminated food or water.
What Compensation Could a Plaintiff Recover in a Boston Roundup Lawsuit?
Lawyers and potential victims are taking this situation seriously. They were brought together before Judge Vince Chhabria from the Northern District of California.
If you believe you’ve developed cancer due to Roundup usage, you might also have your case heard. The mass tort lawyers at our law firm are ready to fight for you and seek the compensation you deserve. Depending on your specific circumstances, we may Have the Ability to seek compensation for:
- Past and future medical costs caused by the cancer
- Past and future pain and suffering connected to your illness
- Lost wages, wages or commissions
- Other economic losses resulting from the illness and/or your treatment
- Punitive damages
How Much Does It Cost to Hire Us?
Many men and women believe they have to pay us a huge sum for us to reflect them. However, that is not the case. We offer a free initial consultation during which we will discuss your case and let you know our thoughts. This is often known as carrying cases on a contingency basis. Our contingency fees vary depends on your case.
What Are the Settlement Amounts in Roundup Cases so Far?
Thus far, Monsanto has lost three Roundup cases in court and the payoff figures have been considerable. The largest settlement went to an older couple who developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after having Roundup for at least thirty decades. They were awarded $2.055 billion in damages inclusive of $2 billion in punitive damages and in excess of $55 million in compensatory damages. One of the couple’s attorneys, Brent Wisner, said the verdict was a clear sign that Monsanto needed to change its own behavior.
It contended that the plaintiffs relied on a WHO report which differed from the rest of the studies on Roundup. That announcement sought to make it crystal clear that glyphosate did not induce cancer.
The second-largest award came from the very first trial where a college groundskeeper was the plaintiff. His attorney was successful in asserting that his cancer was caused by Roundup and Ranger Pro (another Monsanto herbicide). He received $289 million in compensation.
Meanwhile, the other case involved Edwin Hardeman, a 70-year-old that the court awarded $80 million in compensation. He utilized Roundup for several years, and it was found that the herbicide was a significant factor in his analysis. Bayer also signaled its intent to appeal this verdict and claimed that the result would not affect future cases. But, Hardeman’s lawyer said the outcome could affect the verdict in other suits.
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The cases mentioned previously demonstrate that juries are carrying these cases severely. Notably, they are devoting big quantities in punitive damages. This indicates that they think Monsanto has been extremely negligent and they want the company to pay.
If you think your cancer was due to Roundup, you need to contact our law firm. You deserve to have your day in court. We will work hard to build a solid case for compensation for your losses. If your loved one was harmed by this weed killer, it’s also wise to contact us. Remember, your first consultation is free, and we’ll take your case on a contingency basis. Call us now and schedule a consultation with our experienced lawyers.