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Monsanto Roundup Non Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer Injury Lawsuits

In March 2015, IARC (The International Agency for Research on Cancer) classified glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto Roundup, as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” IARC also concluded that there was “strong” evidence for genotoxicity, both for “pure” glyphosate and for glyphosate formulations.

Since that announcement, three California juries have found Bayer/Monsanto liable for causing Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in consumers who have used the herbicide as a weedkiller in their jobs and/or for personal use around their homes, ranches and properties.

In the first groundbreaking trial, jurors found Bayer/Monsanto Liable for $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who suffered a rare form of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma that is considered terminal. The trial included information that Monsanto had actually ghostwritten articles relied on by the EPA, IARC and California’s environmental regulators; rewarded employees for ghostwriting; and actively suppressed the publication of information that revealed the harm associated with glyphosate and Roundup (which is considered considerably more toxic than glyphosate itself).

Juries in two additional jury trials also found Bayer/Monsanto at fault for causing cancer in other victims and Bayer/Monsanto has been order to pay $80 million and $2.055 billion to the cancer victims in those trials, while a fourth case was ordered to mediation in an attempt to facilitate a settlement.

Individuals who have used Monsanto Roundup weedkiller and later suffered Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma may be eligible for compensation from Bayer/Monsanto. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma or any subtype, please use the form on this page to help us investigate your case.

Glyphosate/Roundup

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup weed killer, is the most widely used herbicide in the United States, regularly applied by farmers and homeowners alike, but there has been extensive research published in recent years suggesting that the chemical may be harmful to human health. Roundup is sprayed on nearly every acre of soybean, corn and cotton grown in the United States, as well as on backyard gardens and lawns, and there have been increasing concerns about the potential adverse effects of this liberal use, namely the toxic effects of regular exposure to Roundup and glyphosate and the dangers of Roundup and glyphosate in our food, in the air we breathe and in the water we drink. Roundup was originally produced by Monsanto, which was acquired by Bayer in 2018, along with thousands of product liability lawsuits already pending against the company.

To date, more than 11,000 Roundup lawsuits have been brought against Monsanto and Bayer over non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other alleged side effects of Roundup exposure, and billions of dollars in damages have already been awarded to plaintiffs in these cases. All of the Roundup lawsuits involve similar allegations that Monsanto knew about the potential risk of cancer and other problems from Roundup exposure and not only knowingly failed to warn consumers, but manipulated scientific research and colluded with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cover up the cancer risks posed by the weed killer.

“In March 2015, IARC (The International Agency for Research on Cancer) classified glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto Roundup, as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” IARC also concluded that there was “strong” evidence for genotoxicity, both for “pure” glyphosate and for glyphosate formulations.”

Roundup Products that We Are Investigating:

  • Roundup
  • Roundup Pro
  • Ranger Pro Herbicide
  • Roundup Extended Control
  • Roundup ProMax
  • Roundup Concentrate MAX Control
  • Roundup Concentrate MAX Control 365
  • Roundup Pro Concentrate
  • Roundup QuikPro
  • Roundup Ready-to-Use
  • Roundup Ready-to-Use Max Control
  • Roundup Ready-to-Use Extended Control
  • Roundup Precision Gel
  • Roundup For Lawns
  • Roundup Ready-to-Use Poison Ivy
  • Roundup Weed & Grass Killer

Did you or a loved one get diagnosed with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma after exposure to a Bayer/Monsanto weedkiller containing glyphosate such as Roundup or Ranger Pro?

Find out if you may qualify for compensation.

Contact a Proven Toxic Exposure Lawyer at Lieff Cabraser Today

Lieff Cabraser has a 45-plus year history of successfully representing the injured in lawsuits against major corporations that produce unsafe and harmful products, including the recovery of over $122 billion for our clients nationwide, with over $32 billion coming from patients in personal injury and toxic exposure cases.

If you are a regular Roundup user who has developed cancer, we welcome the opportunity to speak to you today about your rights and potential recovery. We remain committed to securing justice for Americans improperly exposed to and harmed by toxic and dangerous products and substances. Call us today toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 to speak to firm partners Wendy Fleishman or Fabrice Vincent or use the contact form on this page.