Roundup Injury Attorneys
As of March 2019, more than 11,000 lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto by plaintiffs who have developed cancers including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia, and b-cell lymphoma after long-term exposure to the weed killer. Roundup is one of the most popular and widely used herbicides in the world. Monsanto was acquired by Bayer in June 2018. Monsanto still claims that glyphosate, Roundup’s active ingredient, is safe but in 2015 the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report stating that it causes DNA and chromosomal damage in human cells and is probably carcinogenic to humans.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma or another cancer, after long-term exposure to Roundup, you may be able to recover substantial compensation for our injuries. Experienced product liability attorney Ted Forman or Forman Law Offices, P.A. can help. Call us today at (800) 827-7731 or email us to schedule your free consultation and case evaluation. We represent injury victims on a contingency fee basis, so you will not incur attorneys’ fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Cancers Linked to Roundup
Those who can be harmed by Roundup exposure include farmers, those who use it at work for non-farming purposes and people who use it at home for lawn and/or garden care. It has been on the market since 1974 and has been one of the most popular weed killers in use since 1980. Glyphosate has been linked to an increased risk of developing cancers including:
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- B-cell lymphoma
- Multiple myeloma
- Bone Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer
Roundup Mass Tort
Roundup lawsuits have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL) which helps streamline the process but is very different to a class action. In an MDL, one judge oversees pretrial proceedings, but plaintiffs keep their own separate cases and their own lawyers and are not bound by the outcomes of the other cases in the MDL. So far, juries have been favorable toward Roundup victims.
In August 2018 a San Francisco jury awarded $289 million to Dewayne Johnson who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after years of using Roundup as a school groundskeeper. His award was reduced to $78 million, by a San Francisco Superior Court Judge, on appeal.
In March 2019, a San Francisco jury awarded $80 million to Edwin Hardeman. The trial took place in two phases. During the first phase the jury found that Roundup exposure was the cause of his cancer, a step that was required before moving on to phase two to determine liability and damages. The two-phase process was requested by Bayer and gave them the advantage of limiting the types of evidence plaintiffs were allowed to present against them in the first phase. But even with those limitations, the jury found in favor of the plaintiffs.
How Can We Help!
To learn more about Roundup exposure, cancer, and your legal rights, please call Forman Law Offices, P.A. at (800) 827-7731 or email us today and schedule your free consultation.