Roundup is a commonly used weedkiller manufactured by Monsanto that is linked to an increased risk of cancer. Some of these types of cancer include non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, leukemia, bone cancer, and skin cancer. While industry research showed Roundup as a safe product, there have been many lawsuits that link the weed killer to cancer development.
In the 1980s, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reportedly began suspecting a Roundup and cancer link. Roundup uses the active ingredient glyphosate, which has been classified as cancer-causing by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a division of the World Health Organization (WHO) as of March 2015. Since then hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto by Roundup users who had been unaware of a cancer link prior.
In June 2020, Bayer (who had merged with Monsanto) announced a 10 billion dollar mass settlement. The deal current stands that $8.8 billion to $9.6 billion was set aside for current litigation. $1.25 billion has been set aside for future claims for users with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. There are still upwards of 30,000 claims from people who have not agreed to join the settlement. The manufacturer has not admitted any liability or wrongdoing.
If you, or a loved one, has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, leukemia, bone cancer, skin cancer, or any other type of cancer, United Law may be able to help. The attorneys at United Law will work to get the compensation that is deserved. Please call us at 888.685.7689.