A jury in a San Francisco federal court in August 2018 awarded $289 million to a former San Francisco groundskeeper who claimed he developed non-hodgkin lymphoma from a deadly chemical called glyphosate contained in Roundup weed killer, which is also the active ingredient in Bronco® herbicide.
What is Bronco Herbicide?
Bronco is designed to control weeds in corn, soybeans and grain sorghum (Milo). The weed killer was manufactured by Monsanto until June 2018, when Bayer dug deep into its coffers and purchased the troubled agrochemical behemoth for $66 billion. Roundup, Bronco and the other glyphosate weed killers will continue to be sold and marketed as-is, with the exception of the name ‘Monsanto’ being dropped from the product’s labeling.
What’s the Problem with Glyphosate?
Glyphosate in the most widely used amenity weed killer, according to the Crop Protection Act. In 2012 alone, the glyphosate market was valued at 5 billion, with value projected to continue climbing upwards of $9 billion by 2024.
Along with its widespread use and massive profits reaped by Monsanto, glyphosate has come under the gun in recent years after being linked to multiple severe, potentially fatal side effects. In March 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) declared glyphosate to be “probably carcinogenic” to humans after conducting a year-long study. Results of the study were published in the The Lancet Oncology.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Symptoms
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is disease that begins in the lymphatic system, the body’s disease-fighting network. In non-Hodgkin lymphoma, tumors develop from lymphocytes — a type of white blood cell. Signs and symptoms may include:
- Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, underarms or groin
- Intermittent fevers
- Drenching night sweats
- Feeling tired all the time
- Unexplained weight loss
- Decreased appetite
- Generalized itching
- Abdominal pain or swelling, feeling of fullness
- Coughing, shortness of breath, chest discomfort
Why Our Law Firm Is Filing Individual Lawsuits Opposed To a Class Action
Although we are a nationally recognized class action firm, the Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm has decided against the filing of a Bronco Herbicide class action suit and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of injured individuals and/or their family members that have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Bronco or other glyphosate-based herbicide.
It has been our experience in these types of cases that class action lawsuits can be a detriment to many class members, as they are often forced into a blanket “low ball settlement” and higher attorney fees. At Schmidt & Clark, LLP we understand that our clients are suffering emotionally and economically due to loss of wages and/or high medical bills and we plan to maximize each client’s recovery by filing individual Bronco lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I Have a Bronco Herbicide Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Bronco lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new lymphoma cancer cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and you feel Bronco or another glyphosate herbicide may be to blame, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.