Roundup Lymphoma Cancer Claim California Trial Underway. The first bellwether trial over allegations that Roundup causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other catastrophic cancers are currently underway in a California federal court.
The trial is brought by Edward Hardeman, who blames his large B-cell non-Hodgkins lymphoma on Roundup that he used to control poison oak and weeds since the 1980s on his Sonoma County property.
Roundup Trial split into two phases
The trial will take place in two phases, the jury in the first phase will evaluate whether the popular weedkiller caused the plaintiff’s cancer.
If the jury finds for the plaintiff, then the jury will consider if Monsanto should be held liable for withholding safety warnings and instructions from Roundup consumers.
Evidence presented to jury limited in the first phase
The trial evidence that will be allowed in the first phase will be limited, denying the plaintiff’s killer evidence that Monsanto knew the weedkiller increased the risk of cancer for decades, but the company pushed ahead to market the herbicide as safe.
More than 10,000 Roundup Cancer claims
There are more than 10,000 Roundup cancer lawsuits claims with similar allegations that glyphosate in the blockbuster weedkiller caused non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
First Roundup Cancer verdict hit Monsanto for $289M
In the first California state-court lawsuit to go to trial in 2018, the jury awarded of $289 million, including $39 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages. This significant verdict was later reduced to $78.5 million and is currently on appeal by Monsanto.
World Health Organization Roundup probably causes cancer
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) which is part of the World Health Organization, found in 2015 that glyphosate was a probable human carcinogen, linking it to an increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
According to Bayer glyphosate “is a safe product” and “that has been proven by numerous scientific studies and the independent assessments of regulatory authorities throughout the world over a period of more than 40 years.”
The Dr. Shezad Malik law firm continues to investigate Roundup linked Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma cancer personal injury claims from across the country. If you or a loved suffered from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma cancer after using Roundup, contact our office at 888-210-9693 immediately for your free consultation.
Shezad Malik is an Internal Medicine and Cardiology specialist, a Texas Medical Doctor (retired) and Defective Medical Device and Dangerous Drug Attorney. Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm has offices based in Fort Worth and Dallas and represents people who have suffered catastrophic and serious personal injuries including wrongful death, caused by the negligence or recklessness of others.