What a Louisiana RoundUp Attorney Can do for You
RoundUp might help you get rid of your weeds, but it can also hurt you and your loved ones.
If you have used RoundUp in the past and you or anyone you love has experienced any negative ramifications, you need the assistance of our Louisiana RoundUp attorney.
Studies show RoundUp has the potential to harm anyone who encounters it. You deserve compensation for this harm even if it was moderate. Whether you felt ill following the use of RoundUp or can no longer work due to exposure to RoundUp, you deserve savvy legal representation and your fair chance at compensation.
Weedkiller and Human Health
Monsanto’s RoundUp weed killer seems to destroy weeds well enough, yet its impact on your health is not worth the risk. Scientists have determined RoundUp has an array of negative health consequences.
Making matters worse is the fact that Monsanto may have falsified information about the product’s safety. The company marketed this weed killer to consumers, as well as those in charge of parks departments, as a green, environmentally friendly weed killer that is fully biodegradable.
Marketing and ads encourage buyers to use RoundUp on:
- Farms (and various agricultural uses)
- Home gardens,
- Golf courses,
- Other spaces.
How We Can Help
You may be able to pursue a cash settlement if you or a loved one has developed cancer after prolonged use of Roundup. Contact a Louisiana RoundUp lawyer immediately for a free case evaluation.
If Roundup has been a part of your regular lawn maintenance, your health may have been compromised. Recent findings and a jury ruling have shown that RoundUp can be linked significantly to harmful side effects and major health conditions, such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancer subtypes.
Glyphosate is the main ingredient in Roundup and is a recognized carcinogen. Prolonged exposure to glyphosate has been specifically linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to recent studies.
One such study published in a Canadian medical journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, showed that men frequently exposed to glyphosate were at high risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in under 10 years. Similarly, Swedish researchers published close findings to the Canadian study in the International Journal of Cancer.
The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer also released a study that that supported the claims that RoundUp can be linked to cancer.
Possible RoundUp Cancers
Jurors in San Francisco ruled that the most popular weed killer in the world, RoundUp, caused non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Dewayne Johnson, a former school groundskeeper.
Millions of Americans have used RoundUp to protect their lawns from weeds. From this exposure, victims could and should hold Monsanto responsible in court. Monsanto maintains that the primary ingredient, glyphosate, is safe for consumers. They cite several different studies that support their claims. Lawsuits across the country are forming against Monsanto to hold this company responsible for the damage it has done to its customers, farm workers, and other consumers.
Who’s at Risk?
Certain careers and people are most at risk of developing cancer from long term exposure to glyphosate. These include:
- Agricultural workers
- Professional gardeners
- Plant nursery workers
If you or a loved one develop any form of cancer after chronic exposure, seek a claim to cover damages and other financial losses resulting from medical treatment and lost wages. You can contact the attorneys at Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys to get help today.
2019 Monsanto RoundUp Decisions
According to the Los Angeles Times, there are more than 18,000 RoundUp lawsuits pending against Bayer AG (the company that acquired Monsanto in June 2018). A handful of juries have already made decisions in favor of the plaintiff. The most recent settlements include:
- $78-million to Dewayne Johnson, originally awarded $289-million by a San Francisco jury in August 2018
- $25-million to Edwin Hardeman, originally awarded $80-million by a San Francisco jury in March 2019
- $87-million to Alva and Alberta Pilliod, originally awarded $2-billion by an Alameda jury in May 2019
RoundUp Trial Dates for 2020
The following RoundUp cases were first scheduled for the beginning of 2020, then postponed, and later indefinitely put off. Recent reports indicate the reason for postponement could be to allow lawyers for Monsanto’s German owner Bayer AG to discuss settlements with plaintiffs.
- Wade v. Monsanto (4:19-cv-01416)
Original trial date: January 21, 2020
Court: St. Louis City Circuit Court in Missouri
- Cotton v. Monsanto (RIC-1903180)
Original Trial date: January 24, 2020
Court: Riverside County Superior Court in California
- Stevick v. Monsanto (16-cv-2341-VC)
Original trial date: February 24, 2020
Court: U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California
Settlements of U.S. Lawsuits
Bayer announced their agreement to settle thousands of current U.S. RoundUp lawsuits for a total of $10.9 billion on June 24, 2020. These deals were reached only with lawyers who took cases to trial over allegations the herbicide caused cancer. Depending on the strength of their cases, plaintiffs may receive payments anywhere from $5,000 to $250,000.
The June U.S. Roundup case resolutions will bring closure to approximately 75% of the current Roundup litigation involving approximately 125,000 filed and unfiled claims overall. However, Bayer still faces at least 30,000 claims from plaintiffs who did not agree to join the settlement.
Louisiana RoundUp Lawyer
If you have any more questions about how you may be eligible to receive a settlement for your Louisiana RoundUp injuries, contact Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys immediately. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., but we are available 24/7 to take your call.
Contact us online at any time of the day. We offer a LiveChat to give you the answers you need exactly when you need them. Our legal team also takes no fees unless we win your case. This means that we do not see payment until you do, and earning your settlement is our top priority. There’s no reason to delay. We look forward to hearing from you.
Do not hesitate to contact your local RoundUp attorney today so we can get to work on your case!