Cincinnati Product Liability Lawyer and Ohio Toxic Tort Attorney Investigate Ohio Roundup Lawsuits & Cancer cases related to Roundup (Glyphosate) exposure
A jury recently awarded a cancer victim $289 million in damages after finding Monsanto liable for the toxic effects of its glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, a widely-used pesticide long thought to cause cancers like Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The jury awarded a California school groundskeeper in an important case—the first trial against Monsanto, alleging glyphosate causes cancer. Monsanto faces more than 5,000 lawsuits across the United States, many of which involve victims who claim Roundup caused cancer.
The jury ruled that Monsanto failed to warn the plaintiff and other consumers of the cancer risks posed by its weed killer products. The verdict included $250 million in punitive damages against the chemical company.
Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati Product Liability Lawyer and Toxic Tort Attorney reviewing Ohio Roundup Lawsuits and cancer injury cases nationwide.
A recent study published in early 2019 makes a link between non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer and glyphosate exposure. The research concludes that individuals heavily exposed to Roundup weedkiller could possible have a 41 percent increased risk of developing cancer. Current litigation has been successful in presenting such evidence to juries and large jury verdicts have been seen going in favor or plaintiffs. Bayer and Monsanto have been trying these cases, however, they have paid the price for possible negligence and a failure to warn consumers about the negative health risks of their products.
Monsanto has rigorously disputed studies that suggest their staple pesticide and herbicide products like Roundup cause cancers like Acute Myeloid Leukemia and non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. However, medical and cancer experts like the American Cancer Society and the WHO have labeled Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, as a “probable carcinogen.” The World Health Organization in 2015 classified glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
Contradictory studies have been published that argue Roundup is safe for human use, but perhaps the number of cancer victims and link between chemical use and disease is too obvious to refute.
The victim in the recent trial has terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph system, allegedly caused by Roundup and Ranger Pro—both Monsanto glyphosate products. The groundskeeper regularly handled the chemicals up to 30 times per year. Jurors were shown internal company documents “proving that Monsanto has known for decades that glyphosate and specifically Roundup could cause cancer.”
Concerns about Monsanto began taking hold many years ago, and studies have been published on cancers, liver damage, Alzheimer’s, respiratory disease, digestive problems, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis, and birth defects linked to glyphosate.
The most recent verdicts in Roundup trials have focused on the link between glyphosate and non-hodgkin lymphoma. Juries have sided with injured plaintiffs and have hit Monsanto with large punitive verdicts, holding Bayer and Monsanto responsible for the cancer risks linked to their products. Juries and pending Ohio Roundup lawsuits allege the company failed to properly warn consumers of the cancer risks of their products, and placed profit before safety. Thousands of other personal injury product liability claims are pending and settlement is likely with evidence pointing toward cancer risks, negligence and failures to warn.
Some governments and health agencies banned the use of Glyphosate years ago. One study involving 500 children found that cancer risk was increased by home use of chemicals like those in Roundup. Herbicide use during pregnancy has been widely discouraged.
If you or a loved one suffered cancer or another injury due to Roundup exposure and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding Ohio Roundup Lawsuits.