Update: Bayer’s Shares Plummet Following Consecutive Roundup Trial Losses
March 22, 2019 – Shares of Bayer AG dropped over 12% on Wednesday after a jury in federal court in San Francisco ruled for the second time that its Roundup weed killer caused cancer. It was the pharmaceutical giant’s biggest 1-day loss in 16 years, according to Reuters.
What is Roundup Pro?
Monsanto’s Roundup Pro combines a higher concentrate of glyphosate — the active ingredient in original Roundup that has been linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia, and other types of cancer — with “Proformance” technology for weed and brush control. The product is classified as a broad spectrum herbicide intended to kill annual weeds, perennial weeds, woody bush and trees.
Which Cancers has Roundup Pro Been Linked To?
- Non-Hodgkin’s 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
Landmark Roundup Trial Ends in $289 Million Award to Plaintiff
Monsanto took a massive hit in August 2018 following a California jury’s decision to award a former groundskeeper just shy of $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 now 46-year-old Dwayne Johnson, who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using the spray for more than 2 years as a groundskeeper in San Francisco. Experts say the verdict could be a sign of things to come for Monsanto, as the company still faces about 4,000 other lawsuits alleging Roundup causes cancer.
Experts Divided on Roundup Cancer Risk
March 14, 2019 – With more than 11,000 lawsuits on the books alleging that Monsanto Roundup caused non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and Monsanto’s steadfast denial of these claims, the question remains – how dangerous is the herbicide, and should its legal status be changed? Glyphosate has long been considered by many to be completely safe because it works by inhibiting an enzyme pathway that only exists in green plants, not in humans or other animals. However, over the past 20 years, numerous studies have suggested that glyphosate man not be as safe as originally believed.
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 Roundup Pro 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 being exposed to Roundup Pro.
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 Roundup Pro lawsuits on their behalf.
Do I Have a Roundup Pro 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 Roundup Pro lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cancer cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got cancer from Roundup Pro, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a lawsuit and we can help.