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21 Mar 2019

Jury Finds Roundup Substantial Factor in Homeowner’s Cancer

A jury in U.S. District Court in San Francisco unanimously determines Roundup a ‘substantial factor’ in a homeowner’s development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The victim, California resident Edwin Hardeman was diagnosed with this form of cancer of using Roundup for 26 years to control poison oak and weeds on his property.

Second Jury Finds Roundup Causes Cancer

This is the second jury to find that exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, may lead to the development of cancer. In August 2018, a groundskeeper was awarded $289 million in California state court after the jury determined that glyphosate exposure led to his cancer.

Roundup Lawsuits Continue to Mount Across the Country

Thousands of victims have filed claims against Monsanto and lawsuits continue to mount. According to an SEC filing, Monsanto reports that it is facing more than 11,200 lawsuits filed on behalf of individuals and families who allege that exposure to the chemical herbicide caused them or their loved ones to develop cancer.

These lawsuits pose similar questions of fact, namely that Monsanto knew or should have known that glyphosate exposure increased the risk of developing cancer and whether the company had a legal duty to warn consumers of this increased risk. The next phase in the California case will determine that liability and whether the plaintiff is owed damages.

Do You Have a Roundup Lawsuit?

If you or someone you love developed cancer after being exposed to the glyphosate in Roundup weed killer, contact us now to learn more about the cases, how we can help, and whether you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries and losses. Complete the evaluation HERE now.