Roundup $45 Million Weed Killer Settlement

Use Roundup Weed Killer? You May Be Owed Money

Amid allegations that Monsanto failed to disclose the herbicide’s cancer risk clearly, the company has agreed to a $45 million settlement.
If you’ve purchased Roundup, HDX or Ace weed and grass killer in recent years, you might have some money coming to you. Agricultural giant Monsanto, which produces all three, has agreed to a $45 million settlement in response to a class-action lawsuit accusing the company of failing to warn customers that the glyphosate-based herbicides could potentially cause cancer or other adverse health effects.

The payout is unrelated to the tens of thousands of personal injury claims filed against Monsanto and its parent company, Bayer, by people diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup. The claimants in this suit alleged Monsanto was negligent in not warning them of the danger.

Read on to find out what the Roundup case is about, who

Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Settlement Claim Review

The active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup has been linked to an increased risk of lymphoma and leukemia, specifically non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Monsanto, weed killer’s maker, has faced a number of Roundup lawsuits from farmworkers and home gardeners alleging that they were diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup.

According to the Roundup cancer lawsuits, the product has been linked to the following cancer side effects:

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
B-cell lymphoma
T-cell lymphoma
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
Hairy cell lymphoma

Does Roundup Weed Killer Cause Cancer?

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released a report in March 2015, which concluded that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is linked to cancer.

The IARC report also linked four other pesticides that were shown to cause cancer.

The report came after studies were published in

What Is the Average Settlement for Paraquat Lawsuits?

Since 2017, paraquat lawsuits have proceeded through state and federal courts. The claimants in these actions allege that the manufacturers of paraquat did not warn of the risk of Parkinson’s disease from exposure to the herbicide. In the summer of 2021, plaintiffs in California state court paraquat actions settled their claims. The amounts have not been publicly disclosed.

Numerous federal lawsuits are pending in the Southern District of Illinois as multidistrict litigation. Currently, plaintiffs’ lawyers and the defendants have until March 2022 to complete pretrial discovery. Estimates of average settlements or even anticipated settlements would seem premature at this point.

If you suffer from Parkinson’s disease at the hands of paraquat, you may qualify to participate in multidistrict litigation or otherwise sue for your injuries.

Outcomes of Recent Roundup Lawsuits

Roundup is an effective, broad-spectrum herbicide used more than any other herbicide in the world. It was introduced by Monsanto in 1974; in 2018, Monsanto was purchased by Bayer. The first Roundup lawsuit was filed that same year, and Bayer has been facing mounting foes in courtrooms across the country ever since.

The fifth Roundup case to go to trial, which lasted four months, was closed recently in California’s San Bernardino County. The lawsuit was filed by Donnetta Stephens, who developed cancer after using Roundup and alleged that its active ingredient, glyphosate, was at fault. The jury ruled in favor of Bayer. They also rejected the notion that Bayer knew the product was dangerous and was negligent in formulating the herbicide.

The plaintiff claims her

Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit Update 2021

As of December 2021, Monsanto has reached settlement agreements in nearly 100,000 Roundup lawsuits. Monsanto paid approximately $11 billion. Bayer has accomplished this by negotiating block settlement arrangements with plaintiffs’ lawyers who have large numbers of cases in the litigation.

30,000 Roundup Cases Left… and Counting
Although these settlements account for nearly 80% of all pending Roundup claims, there are still about 26,000 active Roundup lawsuits. Moreover, new Roundup lawsuits continue to get filed on a regular basis. Our Roundup attorneys call from Roundup victims with NHL almost every day.

December 2021 Roundup Lawsuit Update
On December 9, 2021, a Roundup trial resulted in another defense victory for Bayer after a jury in California ruled that the plaintiff’s cancer was not caused by her years