Catastrophic Injury Attorney and Monsanto settlement lawyer Investigating Glyphosate non-hodgkin lymphoma cancer cases for injured plaintiffs nationwide
After an initial U.S. verdict which returned $289 million to a terminally ill school groundskeeper, finding Monsanto liable for the man’s cancer, federal courts prepare for the next Monsanto trial phase in February 2019. Product Liability and Toxic Tort Plaintiff Attorneys argue that Monsanto knew of the dangers of its glyphosate-based weed-killers, which allegedly causing cancer. Plaintiffs argue the company failed to warn of cancer risks.
A California resident will be one of more than 620 cases pending in federal litigation to go ahead without a prior Monsanto settlement. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp is suspected of causing numerous illnesses, cancer and health conditions such as Lymphoma and birth defects.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Monsanto settlement lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of Monsanto settlement and other toxic tort claims.
In 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified glyphosate as a likely human carcinogen. Described in research found in laboratory studies, glyphosate showed the ability to damage DNA and chromosomes in human cells, potentially leading to cancer. Specific studies have showed increased rates of cancerous tumors in rodents exposed to glyphosate, forms of cancer unlikely to occur without a catalyst. Independent studies has also warned of possible links to liver damage, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and Multiple Sclerosis.
Bayer, which acquired Monsanto, says its glyphosate products like RoundUp do not cause cancer, repeating that the chemical is “safe for human use.”
The plaintiff in California said he used the glyphosate herbicide Roundup in the 1980s to control weeds on his property and sprayed “large volumes” of the chemical for many years. The man was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in February 2015.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in September 2017 concluded that glyphosate is unlikely to be carcinogenic to humans, contradicting existing evidence from the World Health Organization’s cancer agency that notes glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
More recent research has indicated that heavy exposure to glyphosate and Roundup weedkiller can greatly increase the risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to RoundUp exposure and have questions about Monsanto settlement available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, an experienced Monsanto settlement lawyer, and he will help you answer these critical questions.