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Roundup Lawsuit: Everything You Need To Know | Updated September 2022

Roundup lawsuit alleging exposure to the product causes Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer that primarily affects the lymphatic system, and other serious health problems. 

Bayer, the company who bought Monsanto and acquired the Roundup brand, is faced with lawsuits for their weed killer product that has been linked to cancer and other serious health problems.

Latest on the Roundup Lawsuit: September 2022


As of September 2022, more than 18,000 Roundup lawsuits have been filed against Bayer, the company that acquired the Roundup brand in 2018. The Bayer-Monsanto deal was reported to have cost $63 billion.

Roundup cancer lawsuits continue to be filed nationwide and attorneys are currently accepting cases. 

Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer is at the center of thousands of lawsuits. As of May 2022, 100,000 lawsuits have been settled by Monsanto. The company paid out around $11 billion in the settlement.

More than 30,000 cases are still pending including the 4,000 multidistrict litigation cases (MDL) in California.

If you or someone you know has been exposed to Roundup and was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, you may qualify to file a lawsuit and be able to seek compensation.

Lawsuit Informer will continue to publish updates and development on the progress of the current and future roundup lawsuits filed across the United States.

Roundup Weed Killer By Monsanto

What Is Roundup Weed Killer?

Roundup is a broad-spectrum herbicide. It contains glyphosate as its active ingredient. It is a non-selective herbicide and is used to kill unwanted plants and weeds. It is available in different preparations and can be purchased at most gardening and home improvement stores. Roundup is one of the most popular herbicides on the market and is used by farmers, gardeners, and homeowners alike. 

What Is Glyphosate?

Glyphosate is a widely used herbicide in agriculture and forestry. Those used in homes and residential gardens are made from glyphosate-based products. 

One of the main characteristics of glyphosate is it is a non-selective herbicide. This makes it effective in managing most plants and grasses, including invasive and noxious weeds.

Because of its wide application, glyphosate comes in various formulations such as liquid concentrate, sodium salt, and ready-to-use liquid.

How Does Roundup Work?

Roundup weed killer is a popular herbicide that is used by farmers, gardeners, and homeowners to kill unwanted plants and grasses. It works by absorbing through the leaves of the plant and into the roots, where it inhibits a plant enzyme necessary for growth. because it targets this enzyme, Roundup weed killer is effective against most plants and grasses – including both broadleaf and grassy weeds. However, because Roundup weed killer is non-selective, it will kill any plant or grass that it comes into contact with.

The History Of Roundup

The history of roundup goes back to the 1970s when it was first created.

Roundup is a herbicide produced by Monsanto. It has been available commercially since 1974 and is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. Farmers, gardeners, and homeowners have been using Roundup in agriculture, forestry, weed control, lawn, and gardening for decades.

Roundup was first introduced by Monsanto chemist John E. Franz. Before its commercial release, Roundup was tested on more than 50 different crops. This made it an attractive option for farmers who were looking for a way to control weeds.

Roundup And Glyphosate

The active ingredient in Roundup is glyphosate, which is a synthetic compound that inhibits an enzyme found in plants. This enzyme is essential for plant growth, so when it is inhibited by glyphosate, the plant dies.

It was first synthesized in 1950 by a Swiss chemist named Henry Martin. But it wasn’t until Franz discovered its potential as an herbicide that it became widely used.

Roundup quickly became the most popular herbicide on the market due to its effectiveness.

The Widespread Use of Roundup

The widespread use of Roundup and “Roundup Ready” crops by Monsanto began in 1996. Roundup is a broad-spectrum herbicide that is sprayed on crops to kill weeds. “Roundup Ready” crops are genetically engineered to be resistant to the effects of glyphosate.

Since 1996, the use of Roundup has increased exponentially. In 2007, glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, was the most heavily used agricultural chemical in the United States. Between 1989 and 2005, the use of glyphosate in the U.S. increased more than 100-fold. In 2011, Monsanto claimed that Roundup was being used on 160 different crops in 130 countries. 

Because of the new seed technology introduced to “Roundup Ready” crops, farmers are spraying ever-increasing amounts, as much as three times the amount of what they usually need, while their crops are growing.

Starting in 2016, 56% of global glyphosate use accounts for the cultivation of these genetically engineered crops.

Roundup Lawsuits

Since then, there have been concerns about whether or not the popular Roundup weedkiller is safe to use.

The lawsuits allege that Roundup causes cancer, specifically non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. People claim to have been exposed to large amounts of glyphosate, the active ingredient contained in Roundup, over a long period, and that the herbicide’s maker knew or should have known of the risks but failed to properly warn consumers.

Monsanto has consistently denied these allegations, A published last 2015 that classified glyphosate, the most active ingredient of Roundup, as a “probable human carcinogen” was released by IARC or the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

History Of Roundup Lawsuit

Roundup has been on the market for over 30 years. In that time, it has become one of the most popular herbicides in the world. However, in recent years, Roundup has come under fire due to allegations that its main ingredient, glyphosate, can cause. These allegations have led to many lawsuits being filed against Roundup’s manufacturer, Monsanto. 

The First Major Roundup Lawsuit 2015

The first major lawsuit against Monsanto was filed by DeWayne Johnson from California. The Roundup lawsuit claims that his cancer was caused by occupational exposure. Mr. Johnson’s case went to trial in 2018, and after a two-month trial, the jury awarded plaintiff Dewayne Johnson $289 million in damages. Monsanto appealed this decision.

More Victims File Lawsuits Against Bayer

On March 27, 2019, it was announced that Bayer, the new owner of Monsanto, had agreed to pay $80 million to settle a roundup lawsuit brought by more than 18,000 plaintiffs.

Since Mr. Johnson’s case garnered so much media attention, it prompted many other people who believed they had been harmed by Roundup to come forward and file lawsuits of their own. As of 2019, over 13,400 lawsuits are pending against Monsanto in state and federal courts across the United States. 

Allegations Against Roundup And Its Manufacturer Monsanto

For years, Monsanto has been the target of lawsuits alleging that its Roundup herbicide causes cancer. While the company has vehemently denied these claims, a growing body of scientific evidence has suggested that there may be some truth linking occupational Roundup exposure and the development of cancer.

The allegations against Monsanto began in the early 2000s when many farm workers in the United States started developing cancer after being exposed to Roundup use for a long period. These workers claimed that Monsanto knew about the risks posed by Roundup but failed to warn them. 

Glyphosate Classified As A "Probable Human Carcinogen"

IARC classified glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, as a “probable human carcinogen.” The International Agency for Research on Cancer is a part of the World Health Organization.

Link Between Glyphosate Exposure And Cancer

Since then, several other studies have been conducted on the potential link between glyphosate and cancer.

A 2019 meta-analysis, the type of study analyzing several studies together, showed that long-term, high-use exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides increased the risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) by as much as 41% of agricultural workers, the group with the highest glyphosate exposure.

Similarly, a 2020 study found that people who were exposed to glyphosate were more than twice as likely to develop NHL as those who were not exposed. 

The available evidence suggests that there is a link between glyphosate exposure and an increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. However, more research is needed to confirm this link definitively and the increased risk to farmers and gardeners.

However, given the amount of public attention these cases have received, it is likely that we will have resolutions sometime soon. 

Lawsuits Filed By Cancer Patients

Since 2018, when the first Roundup lawsuit went to trial, juries have been awarding plaintiffs large sums of money after finding that Monsanto (and later Bayer) did not do enough to warn users about the cancer risks associated with Roundup.

So far, three juries have ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, awarding them a combined $2.2 billion in damages.

While some of these plaintiffs have been successful, Bayer has also won its share of cases. In one such case, a California jury found that the company was not responsible for a child’s diagnosis of Burkitt’s lymphoma.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is The Roundup Lawsuit Legitimate?

Yes. The Roundup lawsuits are legitimate and the number of people filing is increasing.

The allegations are serious. The lawsuits filed against Monsanto/Bayer claim that the company was aware or should have been aware of the potential risks associated with its product but failed to adequately warn consumers. 

The litigation is still in the appeals process.

What Are The Symptoms Linked To Roundup Exposure?

If you have used Roundup or another glyphosate-based herbicide, it is important to be aware of the potential symptoms of exposure. Watch for include fatigue, fever or chills, shortness of breath, swelling of the lymph nodes, pain in the abdomen, and sudden and unexplained weight loss. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible.

How Much Will It Cost To File A Roundup Lawsuit?

Exposure to Roundup has been linked to several serious health conditions, including cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after using Roundup, you may be wondering how much your Roundup lawsuit is worth.

There is no simple answer to this question. The amount of compensation you may be eligible to receive will depend on several factors, including the severity of your injuries, the extent of your financial damages, and the state in which you file your lawsuit.

However, if you are successful in your roundup lawsuit, you may be awarded compensatory damages for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. You may also be awarded punitive damages in some cases. If you believe you have a case against the manufacturer of Roundup, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and options.

How Can I Prove I have Used Roundup Before?

To be able to have a case and be eligible to file a claim, you need to prove that you have used Roundup before.

You will need to provide proof of purchase. This can be in the form of a receipt from the store where you purchased it, or an online order confirmation if purchased online. An empty or partially used Roundup container can also be used as proof.

If you were exposed at work, your employment records plus an invoice from your company that shows purchases of the weed killer.

By providing a good amount of evidence, you will be able to prove that you have used Roundup in accordance with the label instructions.

Who Can Participate In Roundup Lawsuits?

Farmworkers are not the only ones who can participate. Individuals who have been consistently exposed to Roundup could be eligible to file a lawsuit.

Cases are still ongoing and will likely continue to be fought in court for years to come. If you have been affected by Roundup and would like to file a lawsuit, please contact an attorney immediately.

How Can I Prove I Developed Cancer While Using Roundup Over A Period Of Time?

To prove your medical condition, you need to show proof of your cancer diagnosis in your medical records.

However, it is important to note that cancer can have many causes, so even if you can prove that you used Roundup, it may be difficult to say that it caused your cancer.

You don’t need to be able to prove that your cancer was caused by the weed killer conclusively. Receiving a cancer diagnosis and proving you have used Roundup before might be enough for a settlement.

How Much Is The Payout For A Roundup Lawsuit?

The average payout varies. For the roundup lawsuit, it will depend on the specific facts and circumstances presented by each case.

Some factors that may affect the amount of damages awarded include the severity of the injuries, the length of time the exposure to the herbicide occurred, and whether there are any other underlying health conditions.

In general, however, people who have been exposed to Roundup and have received a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis or other forms of cancer can receive significant financial compensation from 5,000 up to $250,000.

Is There A Statute Of Limitation When Filing A Roundup Lawsuit And How Long?

The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit.

There is a statute of limitation but the time limit varies from state to state. It is usually two to three years from the date of the injury or diagnosis.

If you think you may have a claim against Monsanto for injuries caused by Roundup, it is important to speak with a Roundup attorney as soon as possible to find out if you are still within the statute of limitations. Waiting too long to have your Roundup case reviewed and file a lawsuit can result in your claim being barred, so don’t delay in seeking legal help. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, legal fees, and pain and suffering.

When Will The Roundup Lawsuits Be Settled?

There is no definite date on when the lawsuits will be settled. Roundup claims will likely be settled after several years.

The Roundup litigation is currently in the appeals phase and future lawsuits can take years to resolve.

Bayer published their Five-Point PLan to close the litigation. The company has set an additional $4.5 billion for anticipated claims and to resolve future roundup lawsuits. The lawsuits will probably be settled through a series of litigation and settlement against Bayer over the next few years.

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