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Product Liability

Roundup® Lymphoma Lawsuit

Roundup®, the most widely used weed-killer in the world, has been declared a “probable human carcinogen” by the cancer-research agency of the World Health Organization.

Monsanto's Roundup® "likely causes cancer"

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, has been declared a “probable human carcinogen” by the cancer-research agency of the World Health Organization. Studies have linked Roundup® to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and several subtypes, including B-Cell Lymphoma, T-Cell Lymphoma, Hairy Cell Lymphoma, Mantle Cell Lymphoma, and Chronic Lymphocytic Lymphoma (CLL). Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup®, is accused of failing to warn about the risk of developing Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and other cancer associated with exposure to the weed killer. A study in 2008 by a Swedish research group resolved that exposure to glyphosate greatly increased the risk of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and other cancers.

Common symptoms of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma include swollen lymph nodes, fever, chest pain, coughing, trouble breathing, pain in the abdomen, weight loss, and night sweats.

About the case

In October 2016, federal judges centralized dozens of Roundup® lawsuits into one Multidistrict lawsuit in the Northern District of California. During a bellwether trial in March 2019, a jury found that Monsanto's Roundup® substantially contributed to a man's cancer. The jury's unanimous verdict stood in direct opposition to Monsanto's argument that there was no way to determine what caused the plaintiff's Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. The case was the first of thousands of similar lawsuits to go to trial.

Then in May of this year, Monsanto lost its third trial against plaintiffs Alva and Alberta Pilliod of Livermore, California, who were diagnosed with lymphoma after they had been using the weed killer in their lawn for years. Thinking it to be a safe, as advertised by Monsanto, they did not wear any masks or gloves. The five-week trial concluded with the jury awarding both Alva and Alberta $1 Billion in punitive damages each, plus another $55 million in damages.

The total climbs to $2.424 Billion in damages awarded to plaintiffs against Monsanto and will be joined by around 18,000 other suits still pending. While conflicting research continues to confuse the conversations outside of the courtroom, the three trials so far seem to show that there is no such confusion for juries who have repeatedly found Monsanto guilty.

You may be entitled to compensation

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