Marin and Barrett, Inc. is a law firm dedicated to helping individuals who have been harmed by Roundup, a widely-used herbicide produced by Monsanto (now owned by Bayer). Exposure to Roundup has been linked to various forms of cancer, including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and tens of thousands of individuals have filed lawsuits against Monsanto and Bayer seeking compensation for their injuries.
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Our team of experienced attorneys is here to help you navigate the complex legal process and hold Monsanto and Bayer accountable for the harm they have caused. We have a deep understanding of the science behind Roundup’s link to cancer and are currently representing numerous clients in the Roundup lawsuits.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Contact the Marin and Barrett, Inc. Law Firm today at (888) 348-2735 for a free initial consultation and learn more about your legal options. We are committed to fighting for justice on behalf of those harmed by Roundup.
Latest Roundup Lawsuit Update 2023
February 22nd, 2023: Bayer AG Ask U.S. Court of Appeals to Reverse 2019 Roundup Ruling
Bayer AG asked a U.S. Court of Appeals to reverse a 2019 ruling that a Pennsylvania man’s Roundup cancer lawsuit was not preempted by a federal labeling law that governs Roundup weedkiller. The Plaintiff in that case alleges that he developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a result of prolonged exposure to glyphosate, the main active ingredient in Roundup weedkiller products.
Bayer AG filed an appeal on February 8th arguing that a district court in Pittsburgh misinterpreted the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act or FIFRA. FIFRA expressly preempts any state law that requires a label that is different from federal requirements, and due to the fact that the EPA “has repeatedly determined that glyphosate does not cause cancer and that no cancer warning is required under FIFRA,” Monsanto said, “a state-law requirement to provide such a warning is both ‘in addition to’ and ‘different from’ federal requirements.”
February 9th, 2023: 11th Circuit Court of Appeals will Review Roundup Cancer Case
Bayer and its defense team are continuing to attempt to have Roundup claims dismissed despite the Supreme Court refusing to hear its appeal to dismiss legal action involving the popular herbicide in June 2022.
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals will review its previous ruling in an en banc rehearing. Their prior that deals with the issue of whether federal pesticide law takes precedence over state failure-to-warn claims. Though the rehearing is a win for Bayer, it does not guarantee that the decision will be different or that the Roundup Lawsuits will be dismissed in the near future.
January 19th, 2023: Bayer sued for barring non-U.S. citizen from Roundup settlement
On Thursday January 19th, 2023, a new lawsuit was filed accusing Germany’s Bayer AG of illegally excluding a Virginia farmworker from a Roundup settlement because she is not a U.S. citizen.
The complaint, brought by Elvira Reyes-Hernandez, alleged that Ms. Reyes-Hernandez used Roundup while working on tree farms before being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2019. She expected to share in a $412.8 million settlement with an average $120,000 payout but Bayer dismissed her from the settlement because of her Mexican citizenship in July 2021.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and a requirement that Bayer let non-U.S. citizens, who comprise more than 70% of agricultural crop farmworkers, join in future Roundup settlements.
June 25th, 2022: U.S. Supreme Court Reject’s Bayer’s Appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Bayer AG’s bid to dismiss litigation alleging that its Monsanto Roundup weedkiller causes cancer. The Supreme Court Justices turned away a lower court decision upholding an $87 million judgment awarded in a lawsuit in California to Alberta and Alva Pilliod who were diagnosed with cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, after spraying Roundup for more than three decades.
Earlier this year on June 21st, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Bayer’s appeal of a $25 million damage award to California resident Edwin Hardeman who also developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup as a weedkiller to treat poison oak, overgrowth, and weeds at his home in San Francisco..
Bayer had been pinning their hopes to avoid future Roundup claims and future litigation on the U.S. Supreme Court overturning one of the two weed killer lawsuit appeals. Now that those appeals have turned down by the Supreme Court, it should allow future Roundup Lawsuits to continue to be brought and it will hopefully open up settlement talks on the remaining claims.
Recent Roundup Verdicts
There have been several high-profile Roundup cases. A few of the most well-known Roundup cases include:
As the Roundup litigation was commencing Bayer AG, a German pharmaceutical and chemical company acquired Monsanto in 2018. The $63 billion acquisition made Bayer the world’s largest producer of seeds and pesticides. The acquisition was met with some opposition due to concerns about Monsanto’s history of producing controversial products such as Roundup and its active ingredient glyphosate.
Bayer, the German pharmaceutical and chemical company, has faced numerous lawsuits over its glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup, which has been linked to cancer. As of February 2023, Bayer is still facing tens of thousands of lawsuits alleging exposure to Roundup caused the plaintiffs to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Bayer has consistently disputed these complaints defended the safety of Roundup. Throughout the litigation Bayer has argued that the science behind the claims of a link between glyphosate and cancer is inconclusive. However, they have agreed to settle some of the lawsuits for billions of dollars, although they have not admitted any wrongdoing. Despite the fact that Bayer is disputing liability, individual plaintiffs continue to sue and the Roundup cases continue to pile up. If you have been exposed to Roundup and have suffered harm, such as being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, as a result it is in your best interest to consult with a lawyer who focuses their practice in toxic exposure cases.
Do I Qualify for the Roundup Lawsuit?
Individuals who have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other cancer and believe that their illness was caused by their exposure to Roundup may be eligible to file a Roundup cancer lawsuit.
To qualify for a Roundup lawsuit, an individual plaintiff must:
- Be able to prove that they were regularly exposed to Roundup,
- Be able to prove that the exposure was a significant factor in the development of their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and
- Be able to prove that Bayer failed to adequately warn of the risks associated with using Roundup.
It is important to note that each claim is unique and the specific qualifications for filing a claim vary depending on a number of different factors including the jurisdiction in which the lawsuit is being filed, the individual’s personal circumstances and medical diagnosis, and the scientific evidence available to support the link between Roundup and cancer.
How Do I Hire a Roundup Lawyer?
If you believe that you have been injured or your cancer diagnosis was a result of exposure to Roundup, you should consider hiring a lawyer who focuses in toxic exposure cases. Here are some steps you can take to find a qualified Roundup lawyer:
It’s important to choose a lawyer who you feel comfortable working with and who you trust to represent you. Be sure to take your time and thoroughly research your all of options before making a decision.
What are the pros and cons of pursuing a Roundup lawsuit?
What is Roundup?
When Roundup hit the market in the 1970’s it was a revolutionary new herbicide. It contains the active ingredient glyphosate which is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. Recent research has produced conflicting evidence as to whether these glyphosate-based pesticides cause cancer in people exposed to them.
Roundup is the brand-name herbicide that contains the active ingredient glyphosate. Monsanto, an American agricultural chemical company, first sold the herbicide commercially in 1974. German drug and chemical giant Bayer acquired Monsanto in 2018 and began phasing out the Monsanto company name. But Bayer continues to make and market Roundup. Initially developed and marketed for large-scale farming operations, Roundup is now available in home and garden versions and has become a popular household weed killer among consumers.
In 2015, a United Nations agency listed the active ingredient in Roundup as “probably carcinogenic.” The announcement set off a controversy over whether a link between Roundup and cancer exists. Then in 2017, the United States Environmental Protection Agency issued a draft report that concluded glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, is safe and “not likely” to cause cancer in humans. The EPA is still reviewing data on the herbicide to determine whether it is a harmful product.
Does Roundup Cause Cancer?
Glyphostate is the active ingredient found in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer product. Exposure to the active ingredient glyphosate has been linked to chromosomal and DNA damage in human cells, as well as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other types of hematopoietic (blood cell-related) blood cancer. For this reason, more than 25 countries have banned or restricted the use of glyphosate.
The IARC in 2015 announced that the chemical is “probably carcinogenic to humans” which means it carries a risk of cancer. It based its conclusion on tests that showed glyphosate causes DNA and chromosomal damage in human cells, which can lead to cancer.
Exposure to glyphosate weed killers, including Bayer Roundup, have been linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In some cases, forms of cancer can spread to other parts of the lymphatic system and in other cases spread to other organs in the body. Some signs and symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma may including:
- Painless, swollen lymph nodes in your neck, armpits, or groin
- Abdominal pain or swelling
- Chest pain, coughing, shortness of breath or trouble breathing
- Persistent fatigue
- Night sweats
- Unexplained weight loss
What is the deadline to file a Roundup claim?
The deadline to file a Roundup weedkiller lawsuit varies by State. Each State has a specific statute of limitations for product liability lawsuits. The filing deadline in most states ranges from one to six years for lawsuits involving injuries caused by a defective or dangerous product. You should speak with an experienced products liability lawyer to review your individual situation and your State’s specific state of limitations as it relates to a potential Roundup claim. Definitely do not forego a claim without getting free case analysis from a Roundup lawyer. Waiting too long to bring a Roundup claim could lead to your lawsuit being dismissed and receiving no financial compensation, regardless of whether or not Roundup is responsible for your injuries.
What are the Potential Roundup Settlement Amounts?
Roundup lawsuit settlement values vary widely. Highly publicized jury verdicts include the following:
- $2.055 Billion Monstanto verdict in Pilliod v. Monstanto Company on May 13th, 2019
- $289.2 Million Monsanto verdict in Johnson v. Monsanto Company on August 10th, 2018
- $80 Million Monsanto verdict in Hardeman v. Monsanto Company on March 27th, 2019
It is important to remember that no lawyer can ever guarantee any result when it comes to settlements and verdicts. Not all claimants will receive compensation, and specific Roundup settlement amounts depend on many different factors including the unique facts and circumstances of each case.
According to information reported by the New York Times, individuals who claim that exposure to Roundup sold by Bayer AG and Monsanto caused their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other type of cancer MAY receive settlements between $5,000 and $250,000. The exact amount of compensation awarded, according to the NYT article, will depend on the strength of the claim against Monsanto and some claimants will not receive any compensation. With the help of a skilled Roundup lawyer, you will be able to improve your chances of a favorable Roundup settlement or jury verdict in the District Court.
How Can Our Roundup Lawyers Help You?
At Marin and Barrett, Inc., we firmly believe that the client’s needs come above all else and have established a fully transparent fee structure to reflect that. We work on a strictly contingency fee basis, meaning that we do not receive anything from you unless we are able to recover money either by settlement or verdict. Regardless of what type of case you have or what is required, you will know everything up front with no surprises. We shoulder the costs of the filing and litigation on your behalf and at no risk to you. We have helped many individual users of the glyphosate-based herbicide as well as many agricultural works suffering after a NHL cancer diagnosis.
Call our law firm and speak to one of our Roundup lawsuit attorneys at Marin and Barrett, Inc. today (888) 348-2735 to schedule your free consultation, it only takes a few moments and there is no obligation. Hold Monsanto and Bayer AG responsible for causing your non-Hodgkin lymphoma or other type of cancer diagnosis due to Roundup exposure today by filing your personal injury lawsuit.