Recently, there has been significant momentum in cases of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after the use of Roundup, the world’s most widely used weedkiller. If you believe a loved one has cancer because of this product — which contains the ingredient glyphosate and was deemed “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) — now is the time to reach out to a Memphis Roundup Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma attorney.
Roundup’s manufacturer, Monsanto, which was acquired by Bayer in September of 2016, is currently facing thousands of lawsuits from cancer patients, spouses, and estates. Of those thousands, there have already been two major victories.
Thousands of plaintiffs have sued Monsanto. Already, there have been two big wins.
First, last August, San Francisco jurors ruled that Roundup gave Dewayne Johnson — a former school groundskeeper who applied the weedkiller 20 to 30 times per year for work — terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was awarded $289 million in damages.
At the time of his trial, Johnson’s condition had become severe, and his body had weakened. There were days when he could not speak, and his body had been overtaken by lesions. In addition to the incredible emotional distress — his two young boys have no idea how long their father will be in their lives — the disease brought deep financial hardship to the family. Johnson’s wife was forced to take on two full-time jobs just to support the family.
Last month, 70-year-old Edwin Hardeman, who is also from San Francisco and used Roundup for almost 30 years before his lymphoma diagnosis, was awarded $80 million damages, another major victory and a positive sign for all the other cases in progress.
Now is the time to take action. Speak to a Memphis Roundup Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma attorney today.
Even as these cases have mounted, Monsanto has refused to take responsibility for the irreparable harm their product has caused. Take their statement following Hardeman’s victory in the courtroom:
“We have great sympathy for Mr. Hardeman and his family… the jury in this case deliberated for more than four days before reaching a causation verdict in phase one, an indication that it was very likely divided over the scientific evidence.”
However, these two verdicts show that Monsanto’s denial can only last so long. It’s clear from these two cases alone that they have profited from deception. That’s why our lawyers are committed to doing everything we can to hold the company accountable and get justice for those who have suffered.
Learn more about the Roundup cases on our website, and contact us here or call (901) 327-2100 today to speak to a lawyer who can help you explore your options.