Thousands of Roundup cancer lawsuits have already been filed against Monsanto and countless more are likely to be filed as more consumers become aware of the potential link between Roundup and cancer. So far, two awards worth millions of dollars in damages have been given to plaintiffs, with juries in both cases finding Monsanto liable for the plaintiffs’ Roundup non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
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Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, a weed killer made and marketed by Monsanto (which was recently purchased by Bayer AG). Roundup is one of the most-used herbicides in the US and around the world, and it is used in both agriculture and non-agriculture settings.
Monsanto Roundup weed killer works by blocking an enzyme that plants need to grow. That enzyme does not exist in mammals, which Monsanto took as proof that it was safe for humans. Though glyphosate prevents weeds from growing, many crops and other plants have since been developed to tolerate glyphosate, which is how it can be used to kill some but not all plants it comes in contact with.
Some countries have banned the use of glyphosate and Los Angeles County has suspended use of the herbicide on county property until more studies are released about its effect on human health.
In addition to Roundup, Monsanto’s Ranger Pro also contains glyphosate.
Glyphosate Side Effects
Among the most concerning reported Roundup side effects is the increased risk of cancer. Plaintiffs in glyphosate lawsuits allege they developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a result of exposure to the ingredients in Roundup. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer has labeled glyphosate a “probable human carcinogen.”
In addition to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Roundup has been linked to:
- Alzehimer’s disease
- Anencephaly (birth defect)
- Birth defects
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Celiac disease and gluten intolerance
- Chronic kidney disease
- Heart disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Liver disease
- Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Pregnancy problems
- Reproductive problems
- Respiratory illness
We have more information on Monsanto Roundup cancer and Monsanto Roundup Lymphoma here.
Exposure to Roundup comes in a variety of forms and can involve:
- Using Roundup for your yard maintenance
- Using Roundup as part of your non-agriculture job—such as a groundskeeper
- Using Roundup in an agriculture setting, such as with crops
- Living near places where Roundup is regularly used
- Drinking water that has been contaminated by Roundup
- Eating food that contains traces of Roundup
- Breathing Roundup spray mist after it has been applied
A review of glyphosate conducted by scientists at the University of Washington found that agricultural workers who were exposed to high levels of the herbicide had a 41 percent higher risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma than people with less exposure.
Bayer AG reported in Nov. 2018 that it faced approximately 9,300 pending Roundup cancer lawsuits. So far, two Roundup lawsuits have gone to trial, with juries finding for the plaintiffs in both.
In March 2019, a six-person jury awarded Edwin Hardeman $80 million in damages—$5 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages—after the jury found Monsanto was negligent in not warning consumers about the Roundup cancer risk. Hardeman alleged in his Monsanto Roundup lawsuit that he developed non-Hodgkin lymphoma after years of using Roundup to maintain his property in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In August 2018 the San Francisco jury in the Dewayne Johnson Monsanto lawsuit awarded Johnson $289 million—though that award was later reduced to $78 million—agreeing with Johnson that Roundup caused his terminal cancer and that Monsanto failed to warn about that risk. Johnson, who once worked as a groundskeeper at a school, was the first trial because his Roundup cancer had progressed so far that he was near death, with lesions covering 80 percent of his body.
More information on the Monsanto Roundup class action lawsuit can be found here. Our Roundup FAQ answers some of the more commonly asked questions regarding Monsanto Roundup weed killer and Roundup cancer.
Roundup Cancer Attorney
Patterson Dahlberg’s highly respected attorneys have built a reputation of aggressively pursuing justice for our clients. Our Roundup lawyers will fight hard to maximize your compensation and obtain the best possible results for you. We understand how devastating a non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis can be and how stressful this time is for you. Let us put our decades of personal injury and wrongful death experience to work for you.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by the use of Roundup or Ranger Pro contact our attorneys today. You do not pay fees until you are compensated for your injuries and your case evaluation is completely free.