Roundup Cases in Holland, Michigan
Michigan’s agricultural industry has been using Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide for years. In Ottawa County and Holland, Michigan, farming is a major industry. Farmers using Roundup in the Holland area that were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma should contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
Round up cases are rapidly becoming mass tort claims. Mass tort is some act or omission that harms or injures numerous people. Historically mass torts have included such claims as mesothelioma, medical devices, harmful drugs, commercial plane crashes, and water contamination due to PFA’s.
Monsanto manufactures Roundup and it continues to be heavily used by farms, commercial nurseries, golf courses and municipalities. Roundup has been linked to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), as well as its subtypes such as B-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, T-cell lymphoma, lymphocytic leukemia, and more. I recently was told of two farmers in the Holland area that were diagnosed with cancer potentially caused using Roundup. Additionally Western Michigan, Ottawa County, Kent County, Holland, Grand Haven, and Zeeland are home to several plant and gardening nurseries that undoubtedly have been exposed to the use of Roundup.
Claims are being filed by individuals that used Roundup weed killer because they claim the herbicide caused them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma or related cancers. Plaintiffs say Monsanto and its parent company, Bayer, knew about the dangers and didn’t warn the public about the cancer risks. Lawsuits also claim the company actively deceived the public about Roundup’s safety. Bayer stands by the safety of its product and denies roundup links to cancer.
Monsanto internal communications are claimed to have revealed that the company may have known about Roundup’s link to cancer for years. These allegations claim that Roundup contains glyphosate and that has been linked to cancer. Glyphosate’s connection to cancer is controversial because of differing opinions from regulatory agencies. The IARC has classified glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen, but its status as one is far from decided in the eyes of the international scientific community. However, the company has said it will stop selling residential formulas of Roundup in 2023. Commercial formulas will still be available.
Bayer has offered up to $10.9 billion to settle more than Roundup 100,000 claims, thousands of cases are still pending. Bayer offered close to $2 billion to settle future claims, but the judge denied the settlement in 2021. He has asked both sides to come up with another proposal.
For mass litigation to occur, plaintiffs' attorneys, like Gerald R. Stahl, work with experienced mass tort firms specializing in the specific claim. Gerald R. Stahl has worked with some of the most experienced mass tort lawyers in the United States. For most plaintiffs' attorneys, the cost the cost of doing this type of litigation alone is not cost effective or practical. Thus, working with the most experienced and qualified law firms is the best way to successfully represent victims of Roundup claims. Gerald R. Stahl is accepting new clients that have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Roundup.