Landmark Roundup Trial Ends in $289 Million Jury Award
Monsanto took a massive hit in August 2018 following a California jury’s decision to award a former groundskeeper nearly $290 million in a landmark case alleging the company’s Roundup weed killer causes cancer. The jurors ruled that Roundup and Ranger Pro products presented a “substantial danger” to the Plaintiff, Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using the herbicide at his job. Johnson’s health was so bad that his doctors were unsure whether he would even make it to see the outcome of the trial.
Glyphosate Cancer Risk
The glyphosate contained in Roundup and many other widely-used herbicides has been linked to the development of the following types of cancer:
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Large Diffuse B-cell Lymphoma
- Follicular Lymphoma
- Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
- Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
- Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
- Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma
- Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL)
- Primary Central Nervous System (CNS) Lymphoma
Glyphosate Cancer Lawsuit Allegations
Monsanto currently faces thousands of lawsuits just like the one that recently concluded in San Francisco, all of which contain similar allegations that over the past 20 years, there has been increasing evidence that glyphosate causes genetic damage, and actually has the ability to mutate the DNA of humans and other animals. Plaintiffs also claim that Monsanto has actively downplayed and even hid evidence of this for years.
Which Herbicides Contain Glyphosate?
Some glyphosate-containing weed killers include:
- Roundup Pro
- Roundup Ultra
- Ranger Pro
- Eraser Weed Killer
- Garlon Fallow Master Herbicide
- LandMaster Weed Killer
- Campaign Herbicide
- Accord Herbicide
- And more
About Class Action Lawsuits
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 glyphosate class action suit, and is currently filing individual claims on behalf of injured individuals and/or their family members who got cancer from a glyphosate herbicide.
A class action is a type of lawsuit filed with the court on behalf of large group of people or “class” of individuals that have been injured or wronged. The class is represented by the law firm and the case is generally decided upon a single member of the class who is sometimes referred to as the “class representative or class rep.”
Why Our Law Firm Is Filing Individual Lawsuits Opposed To a Class Action
In some instances, a class action may offer some advantages, as they aggregate a large number of individualized claims into one representational lawsuit. The aggregation can increase the efficiency of the legal process, lower the costs of litigation and in some cases offer the solution to a common problem wherein small recoveries do not provide the incentive for any individual or law firm to file an individual lawsuit.
However, a class action suit can also 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 glyphosate lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I Have a Glyphosate Suit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in glyphosate weed killer lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cancer cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and believe that a glyphosate herbicide may be the cause, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a class action suit and our lawyers can help.