Roundup Hit with $2 Billion Verdict for Causing Cancer

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Roundup Hit with $2 Billion Verdict for Causing Cancer

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Posted By DAM Firm | May 15 2019 | News, Personal Injury, Product Liability

Less than 12 months after a jury in Northern California awarded $289 million to a man who contracted cancer from exposure to Roundup, another Northern California jury awarded $80 million to a man diagnosed with cancer that was linked to the use of Roundup around his home.  A third notable trial was recently submitted to the jury, where it was argued by plaintiff’s counsel that the jury should award $1 billion in punitive damages.  On May 13, 2019, the jury hit Monsanto for a verdict of $2 billion in damages.  Bayer, who purchased Roundup maker Monsanto for $66 billion (USD) in 2018, is in the process of appealing the first jury verdict, showing the indifference the company has for its product that has been linked to causing cancer in its customers.

Throughout these trials, chilling documents from Monsanto have been uncovered, including emails discussing Monsanto’s plans to build a “scientific outreach” network to recruit scientists, regulators, and people of public opinion to work “directly or indirectly/behind the scenes” on Monsanto’s behalf.  Further proof of the callousness of Monsanto is an email written to its employees stating that if an employee becomes aware of “adverse effects” from working at the plant, i.e. diagnosis of cancer, the employee is to notify Monsanto and not the Environmental Protraction Agency (“EPA”).  Other documents revealed that Monsanto paid for studies to combat independent research that Glyphosate caused cancer.

If you have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Roundup, you are not alone, as over 11,000 other victims have filed lawsuits against Monsanto and Bayer across the country.  These cases hinge on whether Glyphosate, a key ingredient in Roundup, is safe to use.  Juries have already recognized that Glyphosate is a substantial factor in causing cancer to those who have used Roundup. Warning signs of lymphoma include the following:

  • Swollen lymph nodes in neck, armpit, or groin, which may or may not be painless;
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Itching

While these symptoms are similar to those of other illnesses, if you have been diagnosed with cancer and have a history of exposure to Roundup, please contact our firm today, as you may be entitled to compensation for your medical treatment and bills, pain and suffering, and more.

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