The first case in the Monsanto Roundup litigation is set to be heard in federal court in California. U.S. District Judge Vince Chaabria ordered that the first case, filed by a California resident, is scheduled to be heard in February of 2019. The case represents one of over 620 cases currently pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. This first “bellwether” trial is expected set the tone for the ongoing litigation against the giant chemical manufacturer and will assess issues such as whether the weed killer can lead to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Recently, a California state court awarded $289 million to a school groundskeeper, finding Monsanto liable for his cancer. The award was later reduced to $78 million. Monsanto also faces another state court trial in St. Louis, Missouri, that is expected to start later in 2019. As the ongoing litigation moves forward, more Monsanto Roundup lawsuits have been filed across the country alleging the chemical caused cancer.
What is the Link between Monsanto Roundup and Cancer?
Monsanto Roundup is an herbicide commonly used in farming and agriculture to kill weeds. The chemical has become increasingly popular due to Monsanto’s release of genetically modified seeds that are “Roundup ready.” The seeds are resistant to the chemicals in Roundup allowing weeds to be effectively killed while crops flourish. The system has greatly increased crop production in the U.S. and made Monsanto Roundup executives very wealthy.
Recent evidence has been presented indicating that there is a link between the main ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, and the development of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Pursuant to findings issued by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), those who have been exposed to Monsanto Roundup have a higher risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. A scientist recently testified in a California appeals court about the link between Monsanto Roundup and the development of cancer. These developments prompted the decision in California to allow state health officials to add glyphosate to their lists of potential carcinogens.
Contact an Experienced Monsanto Roundup Lawyer
If you or a loved one have developed non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after exposure to Monsanto Roundup, you should find an experienced Monsanto Roundup lawyer familiar with the new legal developments concerning Monsanto Roundup. You could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, among other losses. We are working with experienced Monsanto Roundup lawyers across the country, who charge no fee unless you get a settlement or award. Contact us toll free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.