The second trial against Bayer in the Monsanto Roundup litigation is underway in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiff in this case is suing the makers of Roundup alleging that his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was caused by long-term exposure to the weed killer on his property.
In the first trial, last August, a groundskeeper was awarded a landmark $289 Million Dollar verdict after the jury found that Monsanto Roundup caused his cancer. The award was later reduced to $78 Million Dollars. Monsanto Roundup lawsuits continue to be filed by Plaintiffs across the country alleging that exposure to glyphosate caused their cancer.
What are the Monsanto Roundup Lawsuits Claiming?
Plaintiffs who have filed lawsuits against Bayer are claiming that long-term exposure to the chemicals in Monsanto Roundup caused them to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer. The lawsuits further allege that the makers of Roundup knew of the risk of developing cancer but failed to warn the public of the danger.
Due to the large number of claims that have been filed across the country, the lawsuits have been condensed into multi-district litigation (MDL) 2741 in the Northern District of California. This will allow the cases to go through certain phases of the trial process together, saving time and money.
Why is Monsanto Roundup Allegedly Dangerous?
The active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, is highly effective in killing weeds and boosting crop production. This has made it a popular product in the farming industry. However, the chemical has also been connected to the development of cancer.
A number of scientific studies have revealed that long-term exposure to glyphosate can lead to the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Recent studies indicate that exposure to glyphosate can significantly increase the risk of developing cancer by as much as 41%. Those who may be most heavily impacted include farm laborers and others who worked in the farming and produce industries.
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 speak to an experienced Monsanto Roundup lawyer familiar with recent legal developments. You may 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.
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