Roundup, the world’s most widely-used weed killer, has been found to cause cancer in persons who have been exposed to the substance. Specifically, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer determined in 2015 that Roundup and other glyphosate herbicides are a “probable human carcinogen” based on studies conducted around the globe. New Roundup cancer warnings have been issued worldwide, banning the sale and use of Roundup in many countries. For decades, Roundup has been marketed as safe; now plaintiffs suffering from Roundup cancer and lymphoma are suing Monsanto for damages.

Roundup cancer lawsuits allege that Monsanto has engaged in concealing Roundup cancer risks. The company has a huge interest in protecting Roundup’s reputation: In 2015, Roundup brought in close to $4.76 billion, approximately one-third of the company’s global sales. Monsanto’s Roundup Ready crops, which are used in tandem with the herbicide, are even more profitable – seeds and genomic products brought Monsanto over $10 billion in annual sales in 2015. These products rely heavily on the continued viability of Roundup, and public awareness of the Roundup lymphoma risk would hurt global sales.

Monsanto plays an important role in the economy of St. Louis, our firm’s base. Well-liked for its many contributions to our community, Monsanto’s violation of consumer trust comes as a surprise to many. However, unless faced with significant litigation, Monsanto is likely to continue marketing these harmful products as safe. Roundup cancer lawsuits serve the dual purpose of recovering medical damages for families harmed by the product, and holding Monsanto accountable for choosing profits over human life. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lymphoma or another form of cancer after Roundup exposure, you may have grounds to file a Roundup cancer lawsuit. Contact our firm to learn about your legal options.

Roundup Cancer Risks

In 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) confirmed what some researchers have suggested for decades – that Roundup lymphoma risks are real. Anyone exposed to Roundup, including gardeners, landscapers, farmers, or people who live in places where Roundup is used, may be at risk of developing Roundup lymphoma. Read full information about Roundup cancer risks.

Roundup Cancer Warnings

Responding to WHO’s determination that Roundup causes cancer, nations across the globe have issued their own Roundup cancer warnings and bans. Persons who are exposed to Roundup for as little as eight hours are at risk for lymphoma and other forms of cancer, according to Roundup cancer warnings. The popular herbicide is still widely in use by home gardeners, commercial landscape companies, and farmers around the nation. Read full Roundup cancer warning information.

Roundup Lawsuits

Persons and family members of persons who have developed lymphoma or cancer following Roundup exposure may have legal grounds to file a Roundup lawsuit against Monsanto. Roundup lawsuits allege Monsanto has engaged in concealing Roundup cancer risk information from the public by funding fraudulent research which obtained false results. Monsanto has also been accused of false marketing, claiming its herbicide was safe for general use. Roundup cancer lawsuits can win compensation for medical expenses and damages, and will hold Monsanto accountable for the suffering created by Roundup lymphoma. Read more about Roundup cancer lawsuits.

Roundup Lawsuit FAQs

Attorneys handling Roundup cancer lawsuits against Maonsanto have compiled answers to the most common questions they receive regarding Roundup lawsuit claims. The answers contained in this page will apply to most Roundup lawsuits for cancer or lymphoma. Read answers to Roundup Lawsuit FAQs.

Roundup Cancer Attorneys

Our Roundup cancer lawyers are very experienced in the field of product liability litigation. Having represented American families in every major litigation involving dangerous drugs or harmful consumer products in recent years, these Roundup attorneys have the experience and resource to win compensation on your behalf. Our mission is to bring about justice for American families harmed by large corporations, no matter how complex the case. Other law firms look to our Monsanto Roundup attorneys for leadership and expertise. Read full information about choosing a Roundup lawyer.

Roundup Cancer FAQs

What is the current status of the Roundup lawsuit?

Bayer, the company that bought Roundup-maker Monsanto in 2018, has settled billions of dollars in cancer claims to date. However, litigation is still ongoing. Roundup has been commercialized as a weedkiller since the 1970s.

The product was not widely used until the 1990s, however, when Monsanto created special plant seeds to use in conjunction with the pesticide. Roundup’s key active ingredient is glyphosate, a compound that can kill virtually any plant. Those special seeds Monsanto created allowed users to eliminate weeds while preserving other types of foliage and plants.

Over the years, it became increasingly apparent that glyphosate was not only harmful to plants but was potentially carcinogenic to humans. Since that time, well over 160,000 claims have been filed by consumers alleging that their cancer was caused by Roundup usage.

Most recently, in 2023, new evidence was introduced in court showing that Bayer Monsanto hid other carcinogens in Roundup from consumers. Not only is glyphosate a culprit for users’ non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but these additional chemicals are likely a cocktail for cancer. Since this evidence was introduced, Bayer has lost billions of dollars in several trials. The corporation is certainly feeling pressure to settle, and negotiations continue.

If you used Roundup over an extended period of time and were subsequently diagnosed with cancer, you may have a legal case to hold accountable the company that caused you harm. Our compassionate attorneys can evaluate your prospective claim and help you understand your legal rights, given your situation. Likewise, if you lost a loved one to cancer and you believe their death was linked to Roundup, we can investigate the situation further and explain what legal options may be possible.

As with other civil claims, strict statutes of limitations apply to Roundup lawsuits. A knowledgeable attorney can tell you what filing deadline applies to your claim and ensure you pursue any compensation you may be entitled to promptly.

What types of cancer have been associated with Roundup exposure?

While multiple forms of cancer have been linked to prolonged Roundup exposure, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has been the illness most frequently cited in these lawsuits. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer that originates in the white blood cells but can spread throughout the entire lymphatic system. As a result, this cancer migrates to areas of the body, including the lymph nodes, spleen, and bone marrow.

Multiple forms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma have been cited in Roundup lawsuits filed by claimants. These include:

  • Burkitt lymphoma
  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
  • Anaplastic large cell lymphoma
  • B-lymphoblastic lymphoma

Symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can include swollen lymph nodes, unexplained fatigue, chest pain, abdominal pain, and fevers. Other signs that are associated with the various forms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma include bone pain, fluid retention, seizures, equilibrium issues, swelling of certain extremities, and numbness.

How do I know if my cancer is linked to Roundup exposure?

If you used Roundup extensively in the past and were subsequently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or a related cancer, you may have a right to pursue legal action. Individuals who used Roundup in professional capacities—such as farmers or landscapers—or personal capacities—such as frequent gardeners—are still filing these cases.

Bayer said it would stop selling Roundup for residential uses in the U.S. However, the product is still in distribution for commercial purposes and, therefore, remains readily accessible to consumers. In most cases, establishing a link between considerable Roundup exposure and the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or related cancers, claimants were diagnosed with cancer at least two years or more after they began using the product.

What evidence is required to support a Roundup cancer product liability claim?

Multiple forms of evidence could be used to establish a causal link between a claimant’s use of Roundup and their cancer diagnosis in a product liability case for compensation. These forms of evidence could include:

  • Work records
  • Medical records
  • Expert testimony
  • Witness statements
  • Receipts or invoices showing proof of purchase of the weedkiller

Our dedicated attorneys at OnderLaw can help you secure all available evidence to support your claim.

Can I Sue My Employer If I Used Roundup at Work?

In some cases, in addition to pursuing a lawsuit against Bayer/Monsanto for Roundup cancer product liability, it may also be possible to file a case against your employer. However, you would only have grounds to sue your employer in certain circumstances.

For example, you would need to be able to prove regular and prolonged usage of Roundup in the context of your job duties. Moreover, you would need to show that your employer’s negligence somehow caused or contributed to your cancer diagnosis. For example, suppose your employer did not properly train you to use Roundup or did not provide sufficient safety equipment when you used the weedkiller. In that case, you may have a case to pursue against them in addition to a product liability claim.

Speak with one of the reliable and compassionate legal professionals at OnderLaw today for help seeking the justice you deserve for the harm you should have never experienced. We will be with you every step of the way.