Product Liability and Toxic Tort Attorney reviewing Monsanto litigation and Roundup cancer lawsuits and settlement for plaintiffs nationwide
In an important stage in the Monsanto Roundup litigation, a jury found the glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused cancer, a major step forward in holding Bayer AG and Monsanto accountable for their potentially dangerous products. The verdict comes around eight months after a California jury issued a $289 million verdict in a similar Roundup cancer case. Liability and damages will be decided by the same jury in the second trial phase.
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is the most widely used weed killer in the world. Roundup was the first glyphosate-based weed killer to be put to market, though several other glyphosate products are now on the market. There are around 11,000 pending Roundup cancer lawsuits awaiting trial in the United States. The critical issue in Roundup Cancer lawsuits is the evidence provided about whether glyphosate causes cancer, and whether or not Monsanto knew about the dangers of their products and failed to warn consumers.
Research released in early 2019 suggests a verifiable link between glyphosate exposure and an increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The study indicates a 41 percent increase in cancer risk after heavy exposure to products like the weedkiller Roundup.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated toxic tort and product liability attorney representing plaintiffs nationwide in Roundup cancer lawsuits.
There are conflicting views about whether glyphosate causes cancer like the recent plaintiffs’ non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says glyphosate is not likely carcinogenic to humans, but the World Health Organization’s cancer agency has reached a different conclusion, classifying glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans.”
The recent trial was split into two phases, one to decide on cancer causation, and the other to determine the company’s potential liability and damages. Another bellwether glyphosate cancer trial is set for May and a third trial is likely to take place this year, and each will be split into causation and liability phases.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to Roundup exposure and have questions about the legal options 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 product liability lawyer, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding Roundup cancer lawsuits.