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Litigation Lawyer: Roundup Mass Tort

In life, we trust manufacturers and businesses to provide safe products. However, it seems that this trust is sometimes misplaced and evidence of this was seen recently after the downfall of Roundup, a weed killer from Monsanto (now owned by Bayer).

For many years, people around the United States were using this particular product without knowing the risks that it brought to human health. Now, experts have drawn links between Roundup and cancer, and this is why the company has been in the headlines in recent years. If you’ve been affected by this product or company, we recommend contacting The Injury Firm as a mass tort litigation lawyer.

Dangers Associated with Roundup

Weed killers use active ingredients to remove weeds from various locations, and the important ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate. Since the mid-1980s, scientists from all over the world have been testing this ingredient because it has been linked with certain health conditions. In 2015, the world was shaken when the WHO (World Health Organization) finally confirmed what we’d all feared - that glyphosate could indeed be carcinogenic to humans.

Unfortunately, this was a huge problem for American consumers because it was the largest weed killer in the agriculture niche in the early 2000s. Even just before this revelation from the WHO, people around the country were still relying on the product to keep their lawns and gardens free from unwanted weeds.

According to some statistics, as much as 185 million pounds of the product was used each and every year at its height. It’s a well-known brand and product not just in the United States but right around the world. With a clear connection between Roundup and cancer, Monsanto now faces one of the most intense commercial legal battles that the country has ever seen.

There are many reasons why this news is shocking, but it gets worse when learning that Monsanto actually altered reports to hide the connection between this active ingredient and cancer. Some Roundup products are up to 50% glyphosate, and studies have shown that the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma increases with one single exposure.

With lots of consumers affected by Monsanto’s egregious actions, the outcome is mass tort litigation against the manufacturer. As well as everyday consumers, parties involved in the mass tort include:

  • Garden center workers
  • Professional landscapers
  • Employees in the agriculture industry
  • School workers

We rely on major companies to protect our best interests, but some mass tort litigation lawyers have claimed that this knowledge has been available to Monsanto for nearly 50 years. After hiding this scary fact from consumers for half a century, it’s time for the company to pay for its actions, and you can contact a Roundup attorney like The Injury Firm today to get started.

Johnson vs Monsanto

In one high-profile case, a former school groundskeeper was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014 after using Roundup for many years. After filing a claim and going to court, the jury decided that Monsanto should have warned the public about the associated health risks and therefore showed negligence. Although the initial award was for nearly $290 million, this was later reduced to around $80 million.

Soon after, Monsanto appealed the decision, but Judge Bolanos sided with Johnson, and this means that thousands of other people affected by Roundup now have the impetus to take on the manufacturer. If you’ve suffered as a result of Monsanto’s negligence, contact The Injury Firm today and we’ll build a case and file your lawsuit against the company.

Filing a Mass Tort Lawsuit

We mentioned that Bayer had since bought Monsanto. In doing so, the company took over responsibility for all legal proceedings against the brand. In 2020, victims had a landmark day when Bayer settled thousands of lawsuits to the tune of $10 billion.

However, this doesn’t mean that you’ve missed your chance to claim against the company. Still today, the product doesn’t come with warning signs and it continues to attack studies, create fake information, and distance itself from the cancer claims.

How do you take legal action?

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Reach out to the helpful, professional, and friendly team at The Injury Firm. As experts in this field, we know the dangers associated with Roundup and we know the suffering that Monsanto has caused over the years. At the moment, all claims are being filed as part of a larger mass tort claim.

Mass Tort - This is an effective way of compiling multiple claims when they’re made against one single entity. Rather than filing all lawsuits individually, your case will go into a larger mass tort litigation process. Despite being grouped with others, a judge will still hear the individual circumstances of your case, and compensation is then decided accordingly.

The notable Johnson vs Monsanto case set a precedent and opened the door for thousands of others to file against the company. If you’ve been affected by Roundup, don’t let the company’s negligence and reckless actions go unpunished. Claim for lost wages, medical expenses (past and future), pain and suffering, and other damages.

Get Started Today on Your Mass Tort Lawsuit

Most people in this situation wonder whether or not they have a case, and it all starts with your experience with Roundup. If you’ve used Roundup and were later diagnosed with leukemia or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages that arose as a consequence of this diagnosis. If you’re reading this after a loved one passed away, you may also be eligible for compensation through a wrongful death claim.

Roundup has been linked to the following:

  • Follicular lymphoma
  • Mantle cell lymphoma
  • Hairy-cell leukemia
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

Certain intricacies come with filing a mass tort compared to a standard product liability claim. Therefore, you need a professional mass tort litigation lawyer. The Injury Firm will create a case that considers the dangers associated with Roundup, draws links between Roundup and cancer, holds Monsanto accountable for its actions, and obtains the compensation that you both need and deserve after this horrific experience.

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