What Is the Average Payout for a Roundup Lawsuit?

Determining an exact payout figure for Roundup lawsuits is challenging due to the unique nature of each case, but past settlements range from thousands to billions of dollars, offering precedents to learn from.

Key Takeaways

  • Roundup lawsuit payouts have ranged from thousands to billions of dollars, depending on the severity of illness, duration of exposure and other factors.
  • Notable verdicts include John McKivision’s $2.25 billion award, and large settlements like Bayer’s $11 billion agreement to resolve around 125,000 lawsuits.
  • Key factors that determine the payout amount include the severity of the illness, duration of exposure, medical expenses, and emotional distress.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma linked to Roundup, you are not alone. Thousands of people and families are facing the same frightening reality simply because they used a product they trusted. What happened to you isn’t right. It isn’t fair. But it’s not the end of your story.

Like many others, you may decide to turn to the legal system for justice and compensation. This journey can be overwhelming, but understanding the average payout of a Roundup lawsuit may offer some clarity and hope as you make your choice. 

Read on to learn what you could expect from Roundup compensation and the factors that can influence the final amount. Then, contact Join the Many so we can answer your questions, review your case at no cost and put you on the simplest path to justice.

Understanding the average payout of a Roundup lawsuit may offer some clarity and hope as you make your choice.

Roundup Lawsuits: Why Did They Start? 

Roundup, a widely used herbicide produced by Monsanto (now owned by Bayer), has been at the center of numerous lawsuits in recent years. Thousands of victims’ long-term exposure to glyphosate, Roundup’s active ingredient, led to serious health issues, including various forms of cancer, especially non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Despite Bayer’s initial defense, multiple court cases have awarded significant verdicts and settlements in favor of the people–not corporations.

Roundup Lawsuit Payout Examples

Reported settlements and verdicts in the Roundup lawsuit world have varied widely, all depending on individual circumstances. It’s difficult to pinpoint a true average payout, but we can spot certain patterns emerging from past litigation to guide our expectations. On average, settlements in Roundup lawsuits have ranged from thousands to millions of dollars. 

Here are a few notable examples:

  • John McKivision (2023): A Philadelphia Court ordered Bayer to pay John McKivision, who used Roundup in his own yard and later developed cancer, $2.25 billion.
  • Perry and other plaintiffs (2020): Around 125,000 lawsuits were resolved when Bayer agreed to an $11 billion settlement.
  • Edwin Hardeman (2019): California man Edwin Hardeman was awarded $80 million in damages.
  • Dewayne Johnson (2018): Former groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson won his landmark case, with a jury awarding him $289 million (later lowered to $78 million).

It’s difficult to pinpoint a true average payout…On average, settlements in Roundup lawsuits have ranged from thousands to millions of dollars.

What Determines a Roundup Lawsuit Payout? 

Severity of Illness

The severity of the illness linked to your Roundup exposure significantly influences the lawsuit’s payout. If you have a serious health condition like non-Hodgkin lymphoma or other cancers associated with the herbicide’s active ingredient, glyphosate, you could potentially see higher compensation. 

Duration of Exposure

How long you were exposed to Roundup is another pivotal factor. Long-term exposure cases, where you’ve been in contact with the herbicide over several years or even decades, tend to result in larger settlements or judgments. 

Medical Expenses 

Being sick is expensive. Compensation in Roundup lawsuits often aims to reimburse you for past, present and future medical expenses related to your illness. Money can’t undo what happened to you, but it can make life a little easier by covering things like treatments, medications and hospital stays.

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Emotional Distress

Beyond the tangible costs, you can also seek compensation for emotional distress caused by your experience. Emotional distress covers a wide range of psychological impacts, including anxiety, depression, and a diminished enjoyment of life due to the health issues stemming from Roundup exposure. 

Bottom line: Every case is special. While the road to justice may be long, many have successfully secured compensation to aid in their recovery and future. Stay strong, seek the support you need and know that your pursuit of justice can make a difference for you and countless others affected by Roundup.

If you need more information or are ready to hold Roundup makers accountable, Join the Many today. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What factors influence the payout amount in Roundup lawsuits?

Factors include the severity of the illness, the strength of evidence linking Roundup to the illness, legal representation quality, and past verdicts and settlements in similar cases.

How long does it typically take to settle a Roundup lawsuit?

The timeline varies but generally includes filing a claim, discovery phase, settlement negotiations, and potentially a trial if no settlement is reached.

What types of illnesses are commonly linked to Roundup exposure?

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is the most commonly cited illness linked to Roundup exposure.

What evidence is needed to support a Roundup lawsuit claim?

Evidence typically includes medical records showing diagnosis, proof of Roundup use, and expert testimony linking the illness to Roundup exposure.

Join the Many is here to provide a free, no obligation case review to determine if you may be eligible for a settlement. If you are, we’ll carefully match you with the best attorney for your case. There are no legal fees unless you win compensation. Contact us today to get started.

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