Jury Awards Couple $2 Billion in Roundup® Cancer Verdict
In the third verdict to conclude that Roundup® Weed Killer causes cancer, a jury in Alameda County, California has ordered Monsanto—the product’s manufacturer—to pay $2 billion to a Northern California couple suffering from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. A detailed article on this landmark verdict is available here.
The jury ordered Monsanto, acquired last year by Bayer A.G., to pay a 76-year-old man and his 74-year-old wife $2 billion in damages. Both were diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after using Roundup on their Northern California property for decades. The jury determined that Monsanto failed to warn customers of the product’s health risks.
When the jury decided that Roundup caused the couple’s cancer, the couple’s attorney stated that the substantial judgment sends Monsanto a message. Another lawyer for the pair said homeowners were at greater risk than professionals since they were never advised to wear protective gear.
Glyphosate—the active ingredient in Roundup—is the most widely used weed killer in the world. While Monsanto continues to maintain that Roundup is safe, the World Health Organization (WHO) considers glyphosate a “probable human carcinogen.” In an earlier blog, we discussed that trace levels of glyphosate have even been found in beer and wine.
We have created an informative infographic on things to know about Roundup.
Right now, thousands of additional lawsuits against both Monsanto and Roundup are pending in state and federal court systems. Two earlier verdicts have reinforced the claims of many cancer patients who claim Roundup Weed Killer caused their sickness. These include:
- August 2018: A San Francisco jury awarded $78 million to a groundskeeper—finding Roundup caused Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and setting a legal precedent.
- March 2019: A federal jury awarded $80 million to a man claiming Roundup caused his Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Read more in a blog published here.
Graves McLain is Here to Help
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup Weed Killer, call Graves McLain right away at 918-359-6600 or fill out a free consultation form online. When you call one of our experienced Tulsa, Oklahoma Roundup Attorneys; we will speak with you for FREE and determine the best course of action.
We review every detail of your situation at no cost to you—and fight hard to protect your rights. Trust our team, we are here to help. At Graves McLain, you will never pay an attorney’s fee upfront—and you owe us nothing until we win your case. At Graves McLain, we don’t get paid until you do.
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