The issue came up during a hearing discussing what can be mentioned during the bellwether trial, which got underway last week in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The suit was brought by Plaintiff Ed Hardeman, a 70-year-old Santa Rosa man who claims that his use of Roundup caused him to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
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A pathologist testified on Wednesday that it is “more likely than not” that Roundup caused plaintiff’s cancer, refuting an argument by the defense that the disease was a result of the man’s hepatitis C, weight and age.
Dr. Dennis Weisenburger said Hardeman received treatment for hepatitis C within 1 year of contracting it, which significantly decreases the chances he developed lymphoma from the virus. The pathologist also said when Hardeman was cured of hepatitis in 2006, any cells damaged by the virus would have died off, rejecting Monsanto’s claims that Hardeman’s 2015 diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma was caused by the hepatitis.
“If he was going to get lymphoma, he would have gotten it when he had the infection, not nine years after he was cured,” Weisenburger said.
Hardeman’s lawsuit is the first to reach trial among hundreds of similar cases currently pending in the Northern District of California before Judge Chhabria. The case is: Hardeman v. Monsanto Co. et al., case number 3:16-cv-00525.
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