How Roundup Cancer Plaintiffs Can Get a Pre-Settlement Cash Advance

Jacky Gale | September 7th, 2018

More than 8,000 lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto regarding the alleged carcinogenic nature of its Roundup weed killer. Recently, a California jury found in favor of a plaintiff who had applied the herbicide for years in his duties as a groundskeeper. He subsequently developed terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The jury awarded the plaintiff, Dwayne Johnson, $39 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages.

Johnson’s case was fast-tracked due to the severity of his illness, given that his doctors believe he won’t likely live past 2020. Thousands of other lawsuits could take months or years longer before reaching resolution, and more lawsuits continue to be filed against the chemical giant. Even though Johnson’s case was fast-tracked, it still took about two years to resolve (it was originally filed in 2016). As a path to justice, litigation is a marathon, not a sprint. That’s why some plaintiffs decide to pursue legal loans to tide them over until a jury award or settlement is announced.

What are legal loans?

The term “legal loans” is actually misleading, since they aren’t like the loans you would take out from a bank or credit union. They are de facto cash advances that you can receive by using the promise of a future jury award or settlement as collateral. The best part is that pre-settlement cash advances are non-recourse. If you lose your case, you won’t have to repay a single cent. If you do obtain a jury award or settlement, you’ll pay back the loan at a reasonable interest rate out of the check you’ll receive from the defendants.

Not every family needs a cash advance, but for those who do, it can serve as a lifeline. A legal loan can bridge the gap, allowing families to avoid settling for less than what they deserve just because they need money quickly.

How can legal loans help Monsanto Roundup plaintiffs?

The main chemical in Roundup weed killer, glyphosate, has been linked to an increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Parkinson’s disease, kidney cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Serious illnesses such as these inevitably lead to exorbitant medical expenses. Anyone who has cared for a loved one with cancer knows all too well the monumental burden of medications, co-pays, doctor visits, and lost time at work.

Since legal loans can be used for any purpose at all, plaintiffs can get the peace of mind they need while battling their diagnosis.

How can plaintiffs obtain a pre-settlement cash advance?

While the process to obtain a legal loan is pretty quick, it’s in your best interests to do a little research first to find a company you can trust. When you do, you’ll undoubtedly hear people recommend LawStreet Capital. As one of the most respected lawsuit loan companies out there, LawStreet Capital has an enduring commitment to transparency. We are a direct lender, with no hidden fees and 24-hour approval. All you need to do is submit some basic information about your case, and you could have money in your pocket overnight!

Remember: If you lose your case, you won’t owe a dime. There’s never any risk to you, so you truly have nothing to lose. Call us today at 866.FUND.662 or fill out our online form.

Additional resources:

  1. Reuters, First trial alleging Monsanto’s Roundup causes cancer goes to jury,
  2. Reuters, Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in world’s first Roundup cancer trial,