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Jury in California Orders Monsanto to Pay $2 Billion in Landmark Roundup® Verdict

May 21st, 2019

A jury in Oakland, California recently ordered Monsanto—manufacturer of Roundup® Weed Killer—to pay more than $2 billion to a Northern California couple suffering from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This marks the third jury verdict to reinforce allegations the product causes cancer. An article on the landmark verdict appears here.

About Glyphosate   

While Monsanto and its parent company, Bayer A.G., have repeatedly claimed Roundup is safe; the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared glyphosate—the active ingredient in the product—to be a “probable human carcinogen.” Glyphosate is currently the most widely used weed killer in the world.

About the Verdict

The Alameda County jury ordered Monsanto to pay damages to a 76-year-old man and his 74-year-old wife. Both were diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after using Roundup on their Northern California property for many years. The jury found Roundup caused the couple’s cancer—and determined Monsanto failed to warn customers of the product’s dangers. One of the couple’s attorneys argued a billion-dollar judgment for each plaintiff would send a message.

Landmark Verdicts

At the present time, there are thousands of other lawsuits against Monsanto and Roundup awaiting decisions in both state and federal courts. Two additional verdicts have supported the claims of cancer victims who allege Roundup weed killer caused their illness. These include:

  • August 2018: A state court in San Francisco awarded $289 million to a groundskeeper—finding Roundup caused Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
  • March 2019: A federal jury in San Francisco awarded $80 million to a man who claimed Roundup had caused his Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

At Henson Fuerst, we believe manufacturers must be held accountable for the damage a defective product can cause to you, a family member, or a loved one. Henson Fuerst will diligently advocate for your rights—and do everything in our power to ensure that justice is served. When you contact Henson Fuerst, our attorneys can review your legal options for free.

We Can Help

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Leukemia or Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after using Monsanto’s Roundup Weed Killer, call the experienced North Carolina Roundup Lawsuit Attorneys at Henson Fuerst today at 919-781-1107 or complete a free initial consultation form.

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