Latest Roundup Lawsuit News: Bayer has agreed to a $10.9 Billion Settlement with the majority of plaintiffs. However, there are a few law firms holding out who are still accepting additional plaintiffs, but it is believed that there may only be a few weeks remaining to take part as Bayer is aggressively working to negotiate a conclusion to their Roundup liability.
According to one source familiar with the settlement: “The rough estimate on average gross payouts per plaintiff is about $165,000, lawyers and plaintiffs involved in the discussions have said.”
“But some plaintiffs could receive far more, and some less, depending upon the details of their case. There are many criteria determining who can participate in the settlement and how much money that person may receive.”
To be eligible, the Roundup user has to be a U.S. citizen, have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), and had exposures to Roundup for at least one year prior to being diagnosed with NHL.
The settlement agreement with Bayer will be complete when the administrator confirms that more than 93 percent of claimants qualify, according to the terms of the deal.
If the settlement administrator finds a plaintiff ineligible, that plaintiff has 30 days to appeal the decision.
Adverse side effects that have been allegedly linked to use of glyphosate products including Monsanto's Roundup include:
For consumers diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after being exposed to Roundup weed killer, a lawsuit can help cover the cost of:
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Roundup weed killer is an herbicide introduced in 1974 by Monsanto, to control various types of invasive exotic plants. The main ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, is designed to interfere with a specific enzyme called EPSP synthase, which prevents plants from producing other proteins essential to growth. As a result, plants treated with Roundup typically wither and die over a period of days or weeks, making the herbicide a popular choice for farmers who want to protect their corn and soybean crops from invasive weeds. Many people have Roundup in their garage and use it on their lawn, and the herbicide is used on nearly every acre of corn and soy in the United States.
History of Roundup Weedkiller
The use of glyphosate has increased dramatically in recent years, due in large part to Monsanto’s introduction of Roundup Ready crops, which are genetically modified (GMO) to be resistant to the herbicide, and allow farmers to spray their fields without damaging their corn and soybean crops. And even though Monsanto claimed that its GMO products would reduce overall herbicide and pesticide use, from 1996 to 2011, the use of the company’s Roundup Ready crops actually increasedherbicide use in the United States by 527 million pounds. This is only the beginning of Monsanto’s history of deception.
In addition to allegedly falsifying data on the safety of Roundup, Monsanto has also claimed that the glyphosate-based herbicide is “biodegradable” and “environmentally friendly,” even as the weed killer has been linked to cancer and other serious side effects. One of the first links between Roundup weed killer and the risk of cancer was reported by an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) committee in 1985, and the issue is again at the forefront of the herbicide and pesticide debate.
For nearly two decades, scientists have been documenting the adverse effects of Roundup, and in a study published in the journal Entropy in April 2013, researchers found that “[Glyphosate’s] negative impact on the body is insidious and manifests slowly over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body.” As if that wasn’t enough cause for concern, the World Health Organization in March 2015 published a report indicating that Roundup weed killer is a “probable human carcinogen.”
Did you or a loved one suffer Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma after repeated exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller (glyphosate)?
If so, you may qualify for compensation from Monsanto for failing to warn consumers of their products link to cancer.Find Out More
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