A federal jury has ordered herbicide manufacturer Monsanto to pay $80 million to a man diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after more than two decades of exposure to Roundup weed killer. A detailed article on the case and the verdict is available here.
Jurors in San Francisco awarded a 70-year-old California man over $80 million after determining exposure to the popular weed killer contributed to his cancer. The claim indicated that the popular herbicide Roundup was a “substantial factor” in developing his Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. They ruled Monsanto, recently acquired by the pharmaceutical company Bayer AG for $63 billion—failed to adequately warn of potential harm.
The verdict included $5.2 million in compensation and $75 million in punitive damages. The lawsuit alleged Roundup caused the man’s cancer, and that Monsanto should have provided warnings about the risks associated with long-term exposure to the product. Bayer AG announced it intends to appeal the verdict and continues to argue the herbicide is safe.
Another Major Lawsuit
As we reported in an earlier blog, a jury in in the California State Superior Court found Roundup contributed to a former school groundskeeper’s Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, awarding him $289 million in compensatory and punitive damages. The verdict was later reduced to $78 million and is currently on appeal. That decision set a precedent for similar cases, with over 11,00 pending cases as of January 2019.
Given the many health concerns associated with Roundup, Graves McLain offers an informative infographic on what consumers need to know about the product’s potential effects. Earlier this month, we also discussed how a public-research group uncovered trace amounts of glyphosate—the active ingredient in Roundup—in several popular brands of beer and wine.
Graves McLain is Here to Help
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after exposure to Roundup or other glyphosate-based herbicides, call Graves McLain right away at 918-359-6600 or fill out a free consultation form online. When you call one of our experienced Tulsa, Oklahoma Product Liability Attorneys, we will speak with you for FREE and determine the best course of action.
We review every detail of your situation at no cost to you—and fight hard to protect your rights. Trust our team, we are here to help. At Graves McLain, you will never pay an attorney’s fee up front—and you owe us nothing until we win your case. At Graves McLain, we don’t get paid until you do.
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