This Monday, a Northern California jury ruled in favor of Alva and Alberta Pilliod, who believe Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller caused their cancer. This was the third straight loss for the company, who was ordered to pay the couple $2 billion.
As a Memphis personal injury lawyer, I encourage you to pursue action now if you know someone whose cancer was possibly caused by Roundup.
The Pilliods’ lawyer, R. Brent Wisner, said in a statement after the verdict, “The jury saw for themselves internal company documents demonstrating that, from Day 1, Monsanto has never had any interest in finding out whether Roundup is safe.”
There are currently thousands of cancer patients, spouses, and estates who have sued the company over its carcinogenic herbicide. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, lawyers for the Pilliods as well as countless other plaintiffs “offered evidence that Monsanto was in close contact with the Environmental Protection Agency while the government studied glyphosate.”
Now is the time to file a lawsuit.
The latest verdict comes on the heels of other recent victories. Juries are not giving Monsanto the benefit of the doubt.
Last year, San Francisco jurors ruled that Roundup gave a former school groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson, who used the carcinogenic product on a weekly basis, terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was awarded $289 million in damages.
More recently, a different San Francisco-based jury awarded 70-year-old Edwin Hardeman $80 million in damages. He had used the product for nearly 30 years prior to having non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
What to know about Roundup.
In 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) concluded that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, “is probably carcinogenic to humans.” Monsanto has continually denied this claim, maintaining that the IARC report is outnumbered by other studies that have found glyphosate does not cause cancer in humans.
Other studies have found that when glyphosate is combined with the other chemicals in Roundup, it becomes 1,000 times more toxic. And you don’t have to have used the weedkiller itself to be at risk.
Courtroom verdicts like this week’s go to show that juries are listening. And we are right to keep pursuing justice for those who have suffered from using Roundup.
Talk to a Memphis Personal Injury Lawyer About Roundup
If you believe a loved one has cancer because of Roundup, we are ready to fight and we want to hear from you. Now is the time to pursue action. The best way to find out if you have a case is to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Call (901) 327-2100 or contact us here today.