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The Georgia Roundup lawsuit is about the chemicals in the product causing cancer.

If you have been exposed to Roundup and diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or another lymphatic cancer, the Georgia Roundup attorneys at Fob James Law Firm want to help you.

Our biggest concern is making sure you get the justice and the compensation that you deserve. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. 

Monsanto’s Roundup is one of the most commonly used weedkillers and herbicides in the world. The active ingredient in Roundup is Glyphosate, which has been shown to be a human carcinogen that causes lymphatic cancers like Non-hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Contact Fob James Law Firm today for a free case evaluation.

Georgia Roundup Lawsuit FAQ

What Is Roundup?

Roundup is the brand name of a commonly used herbicide that is used to kill weeds that compete with agricultural crops. Roundup is made by the Monsanto Company, which was acquired by Bayer in 2018.

The active ingredient of Roundup is the isopropylamine salt of glyphosate, which is the most widely used herbicide in the United States.

By 2001, 85-90 million pounds of Roundup were used each year. By 2007 and still today, roughly 185 million pounds of Roundup are used annually. Roundup remains the most widely used herbicide in the United States and worldwide.

Roundup is marketed to consumers by Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. Other commercial brand names of Roundup include the following:

  • Ortho GroundClear
  • RM43 Total Vegetation Control
  • Compare-N-Save Concentrate Grass and Weed Killer
  • Dow Rodeo Herbicide
  • Ranger Pro Herbicide

How Do I Become Exposed To Roundup?

Roundup exposure is common because of the number of people who use the weed killer is quite voluminous.  

For example, commercial farmers use Roundup in their fields, consumers use it regularly to kill weeds in their flowerbeds, and landscapers and golf courses depend on it to create pristine environments.

As a result, those who work as landscapers, on golf courses, or on commercial farms are likely most at-risk. Exposure to Roundup often occurs the following ways:

  • Get it on your skin while spraying
  • Get it on your skin from touching wet crops
  • Breathe it in while spraying
  • Swallow accidentally while spraying
  • Eat, drink, or smoke after applying while wet product is on your hands

What Is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer affecting the immune system. It occurs when the body produces excessive abnormal lymphocytes, which is a form of white blood cell.

Eventually, lymph nodes become crowded by these cancerous lymphocytes and begin to swell. Certain infections, bacteria, and medications, as well as older age, are all well-documented risk factors of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Roundup may also cause other lymphatic cancers such as:

  • Mantle cell lymphoma
  • Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
  • Primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma
  • Follicular lymphoma
  • Small lymphocytic lymphoma
  • Multiple small B-cell lymphomas (extranodal, nodal marginal, splenic marginal zone)
  • Burkitt lymphoma
  • Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma
  • Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia
  • Hairy cell lymphoma
  • T-cell lymphoma

If you are unsure your cancer is caused by Roundup, do not assume it is unrelated. An experienced Georgia Roundup lawyer at Fob James Law Firm can evaluate your situation at no charge.

How Does Roundup Cause Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

Roundup is made with Glyphosate, the most-used agricultural chemical ever. Some 300 million pounds of glyphosate are used on crops worldwide each year.

Glyphosate works by inhibiting a specific enzyme required for plant growth. Glyphosate has been shown to be carcinogenic, and thus cause cancer.

Evidence suggests that Glyphosate exposure is linked to chromosomal and DNA damage in human cells, as well as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other types of hematopoietic (blood cell-related) cancers.

More than 25 countries and some jurisdictions in the U.S. have banned or restricted the use of Glyphosate.

What Are The Signs Of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

According to the Mayo Clinic, signs of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma include the following:

  • Swollen lymph nodes in your neck, armpits or groin.
  • Abdominal pain or swelling.
  • Chest pain, coughing or trouble breathing.
  • Persistent fatigue.
  • Fever.
  • Night sweats.
  • Unexplained weight loss.

Who Is Being Sued In The Roundup Lawsuit?

Bayer, the company that produces and markets Roundup, has been sued by over 125,000 plaintiffs.

As of May 2022, Bayer has reached settlement agreements in nearly 100,000 Roundup lawsuits by paying approximately $11 billion. Roughly 30,000 claims remain and new cases are continuing to be filed by victims.

Who Is Eligible For A Roundup Lawsuit In Georgia?

A Georgia resident who has been exposed to Roundup and diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma may be able to take legal action against the manufacturer of Roundup.

If you meet these criteria, you may have a case and should contact the Georgia Roundup lawyers at Fob James Law Firm.

Below are groups of individuals commonly exposed to Roundup:

  • Farmers and their employees
  • Crop dusters
  • Golf course applicators
  • Landscapers and their employees
  • Gardeners

What Can I Recover From A Roundup Lawsuit?

Every case is unique, but people who file lawsuits can potentially recover money for some of the following damages:

  • Past and future medical bills (including medication, hospital stays, and in-home care)
  • Pain and suffering including mental anguish
  • Psychological damage
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Funeral expenses (in the vent of a loved one’s death)
  • The loss of enjoyment of life
  • Broadly speaking, a plaintiff could be entitled to compensation for any past and future costs associated with their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis

How Long Do I Have To File A Roundup Lawsuit?

Every state is different so make sure you consult with an attorney before assuming how long you have to file a lawsuit.

In Georgia, generally speaking, you have two years from the date of discovery of your diagnosis to file a lawsuit. However, there are exceptions that can increase the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit.

Contact our Roundup lawyers in Georgia to review your specific situation.

What Are the Attorney Fees for the Roundup Lawsuit in Georgia?

Fob James Law Firm operates on the contingency-fee-basis. This means we only get paid a percentage of the recovery if we successfully resolve your case. Our fees come out of a favorable settlement or jury award, not out of your pocket. Importantly, if we do not obtain a recovery then you owe us nothing.

Fob James Law Firm charges Roundup lawsuit clients a 33.33% to 40% contingency fee.

To speak with one of our experienced Roundup cancer lawyers, call us today at 866-837-1010.

When Will the Roundup Lawsuits Be Settled?

Monsanto/Bayer has settled almost 100,000 Roundup lawsuits, paying out about $11 billion. However, as of May 2024, there are still around 54,000 cases pending. Roughly 4300 cases remain pending in the federal MDL.

Bayer has been trying alot of bellwether cases over the last year. So far the plaintiffs are on a good run and have obtained multiple nuclear verdicts.

Bayer has alot of money in reserves to pay bellwether trial verdicts. They should use that money to reach a global settlement. It is unlcear how long it will take to resolve pending cases. It could be years.

The Risk Of Cancer Is Real

More than 25 countries and some jurisdictions in the U.S. have banned or restricted the use of Roundup’s active ingredient Glyphosate due to its carcinogenic effects.

Glyphosate is on California’s list of cancer-causing agents, while the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer dubbed it a “probable human carcinogen.”

In addition, a review by the University of Washington found that agricultural professionals highly exposed to glyphosate had a 41% higher risk of contracting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma than those with low or no exposure.

More than 25 countries and some jurisdictions in the U.S. have banned or restricted the use of Glyphosate.

Roundup Class Action Lawsuit Updates

Updates on the Roundup lawsuit will be posted in our blog throughout the litigation.

If you have any immediate quesitons or concerns, call us 24/7 to speak with one of our attorneys.

June 2, 2024 – Bayer’s Settlement Fund

Bayer/Monsanto has set aside $16 billion dollars to settle Roundup claims. So far Bayer has settled roughly 100,000 claims for $10 billion. That leaves around 54,000 remaining claims and $6 billion in Bayer’s settlement fund. It seems to us that Bayer will have to come up with more cash if it wants to settle the remaining claims.

May 1, 2024 – New Roundup Trial Underway in St Louis

The next Roundup trial began this week in St. Louis, MO. The trial involves three plaintiffs. We will post updates accordingly.

April 24, 2024 – Court Reduces $1.56 Billion Jury Verdict

In December we blogged about a Missouri jury awarding $1.56 billion tto hree plaintiffs injured by Roundup. The Judge reduced the verdict to $611 million dollars.

Although we never like it when a Judge reduces a jury verdict, the $611 million award is still massive and a victory for the plaintiffs.

March 5, 2024 – Bayer/Monsanto Gets Defense Verdict In Pennsylvania

A jury in Pennsylvania denied a retired postal worker’s claim that his exposure to Roundup caused his NHL. The jury returend the defense verdict after deliberating for a couple hours. Plaintiff’s counsel stated he intends to appeal the verdict on the grounds that he was not allowed to present key evidence to the jury.

Although this verdict is not helpful to plaintiffs, it is important to put in perspective. Defense verdicts like this will happen in bellwether trials. Bayer will continue to try what it deems to be weaker cases. Plaintiff leadership will continue to try stronger cases. Despite the defense verdicts, the average bellwether trial result is still hundreds of millions of dollars.

February 10, 2024 – Georgia Resident Files Roundup Lawsuit

A resident of Georgia filed a lawsuit against the makers of Roundup alleding the chemicals caused non-hodgkin’s lymphoma. The case will be transferred to the MDL Court overseeing the Roundup litigation. If the case is not resolved through the MDL, the case may get transferred back to federal court in Georgia.

Read Our Roundup Lawsuit Blog for All Prior Updates

Contact a Georgia Roundup Lawyer Near Me For Help

At Fob James Law Firm, our job is to help you to the best of our ability and fight for you. If you’ve suffered non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a result of Roundup exposure, you should contact us immediately.

We can determine if you are eligible to file a lawsuit or not. It won’t cost you anything to speak with us.

Additionally, you’ll never pay us anything until we successfully settle or win your case in court. Our Georgia Roundup attorneys are experienced, dedicated, and they truly care about you.

We treat all of our clients exactly how we would want our own family members to be treated. Contact us right now at 833-684-0503 or set up a free case evaluation so we can help you.