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Roundup Settlement Tops $10 Billion

Riddle Brantley LLP   |  June 25, 2020   |  

Bayer, the maker of Roundup, has negotiated a Roundup settlement that will pay victims who have allegedly suffered cancer due to the toxic weed killer. The company will pay more than $10 billion to settle tens of thousands of Roundup lawsuits.

According to the Roundup settlement announcement, Bayer will spend as much as $9.6 billion to compensate potential victims involved in current litigation. Another $1.25 billion will be set aside for future claims.

Roundup Settlement Tops 10 Billion - Riddle & BrantleyThe Roundup settlement contains no admission of liability or wrongdoing. Since purchasing Roundup’s original manufacturer, Monsanto, for $63 billion in 2018, Bayer has repeatedly claimed that Roundup weed killer is safe.

In a statement, Bayer CEO Werner Baumann said that “the Roundup settlement is the right action at the right time for Bayer to bring a long period of uncertainty to an end.” Baumann called the $10 billion settlement “financially reasonable” when compared with the potential costs of prolonged litigation.

The settlement is one of the largest ever in U.S. civil litigation. Nora Freeman Engstrom, a professor at Stanford University Law School told the New York Times that “It’s rare that we see a consensual settlement with that many zeros on it.”

Roundup Settlement: What Does It Mean for Victims?

The $10 billion Roundup settlement will be used to pay roughly 125,000 potential victims who claim that Roundup caused their non-Hodgkins lymphoma and other cancers.

The settlement covers roughly 95,000 cases, but not all involved in Roundup lawsuits have agreed to the settlement’s terms. According to the New York Times, at least 30,000 Roundup cancer claims plaintiffs have not yet joined the agreement.

If you’ve been exposed to Roundup weed killer and suffered from non-Hodgkins lymphoma or certain other cancers, you may be entitled to compensation. For a FREE consultation with a Roundup lawsuit attorney, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.

Fletch Trammell, an attorney who represents some of the 30,000 who have not yet agreed to the settlement, said that the announcement does not mean these cases are over. “It’s like putting out part of a house fire,” he said.

According to the New York Times, individuals will likely receive payments of $5,000 to $250,000, depending on the strength of their cases against Roundup.

Does Roundup cause cancer?

Roundup contains glyphosate, a potentially dangerous chemical that is classified as a “probable carcinogen in humans” by the World Health Organization. Numerous studies have linked glyphosate to cancer, particularly non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Given the scientific evidence available, it seems likely that Roundup causes cancer.

Non-Hodgkins lymphoma is a type of cancer that spreads throughout the immune system. This type of cancer can be particularly deadly.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, B or T-cell or chronic lymphocytic leukemia after exposure to Roundup weed killer, you deserve justice and may be entitled to financial compensation.

Call our experienced Roundup lawyers today for a FREE, no-obligation consultation at 1-800-525-7111.

There is no obligation and there are no attorney fees unless you receive financial compensation.

“Due to the preliminary settlement, now is the time to file a claim if you believe Roundup caused your cancer.”

Gene Riddle, product liability lawyer, Riddle & Brantley

Do you have a Roundup cancer claim? 

Roundup is potentially linked to several different types of cancer, including:

  • Non-Hodgkins lymphoma
  • B or T-cell leukemia
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Roundup Settlement Amounts - Riddle & BrantleyFor a FREE consultation with an experienced product liability lawyer about a Roundup cancer claim, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below.

The consultation is free and there are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.

Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your case.

Why Riddle & Brantley for Your Roundup Settlement or Lawsuit?

Attorney Gene Riddle has been practicing law for roughly 35 years and is experienced holding potentially negligent manufacturers accountable for dangerous products. He is a member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Super Lawyers. He received the 2014 Litigator Award and maintains a prestigious AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell (see disclaimer below).

“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.”

Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client

Gene Riddle and his team of attorney have more than 225 years of combined legal experience and are ready to fight for you if you believe Roundup caused your cancer. In more than three decades serving injured victims, we’ve secured many five, six and even seven-figure settlements and verdicts on behalf of our deserving clients.

We believe Justice Counts for those whose cancer was potentially caused by Roundup and we would love to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

For a FREE consultation, please call 1-800-525-7111 today.

Justice Counts.

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