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RoundUp Tort

RoundUp Tort
August 26, 2018

Bay Area Cities Choose to Ditch Roundup After $289M Cancer Ruling Against Monsanto

In early August, a San Francisco jury made the first decision among what are now thousands of Roundup lawsuits, choosing to award a former California groundskeeper $289 million in his lawsuit against Monsanto's Roundup. Mr. Johnson and thousands of others argue that Roundup causes cancer, and much of the attention in recent weeks has shifted toward the science concerning glyphosate (the herbicide…
RoundUp Tort
August 26, 2018

Thousands of Roundup Lawsuits Filed After $289M Cancer Verdict

When a San Francisco jury delivered a $289 million verdict against Monsanto based on the plaintiff's assertion that Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller causes cancer, the decision came as welcome news for the thousands of cases that had already been filed in state and federal courts. These lawsuits made similar claims against Monsanto's Roundup product, which Monsanto has continued to deny. Now,…
RoundUp Tort
August 17, 2018

Bayer Promises Stronger Defense Against Roundup Cancer Lawsuit

In the recent lawsuit between Dewayne Johnson — a terminally ill non-Hodgkin lymphoma patient and school groundskeeper who filed a lawsuit after years of using Roundup weedkiller — and Monsanto, a San Francisco jury found in Mr. Johnson's favor to the tune of a $289 million verdict against Monsanto. This was a shock verdict to many, especially given the chemical giant's well-known…
RoundUp Tort
August 16, 2018

What Is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?

In early August of 2018, a San Francisco jury ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million in damages to a California groundskeeper who was diagnosed with terminal non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson, was diagnosed with the terminal illness only after using Monsanto's Roundup for many years. Some scientific research has linked an herbicide in Roundup called glyphosate to several types…
RoundUp Tort
August 16, 2018

A Closer Look at Roundup Exposure Health Risks and Symptoms

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after long-term use of Monsanto's Roundup, it is important to protect your legal rights by talking to a Ledger Law Roundup lawyer. This step is especially important in light of the first trial verdict among thousands of Roundup cancer lawsuits, which ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million to Dewayne…
RoundUp Tort
August 15, 2018

Roundup Ingredient Linked to Cancer Found in Popular Cereals

Monsanto's weed-killing product, Roundup, has featured prominently in the news lately after a plaintiff received $289 million in a lawsuit claiming that the plaintiff's terminal cancer was caused by Roundup. At issue in the lawsuit was whether glyphosate, an herbicide found in Roundup, causes cancer. This is a debated scientific question with, as of yet, no clear consensus, but the…
RoundUp Tort
August 15, 2018

California Jury’s $289M Glyphosate Verdict Spurs Global Effort to Ban the Herbicide

In the United States, there are approximately 5,000 glyphosate lawsuits being filed against Monsanto because of their Roundup product's use of the herbicide, which has been linked to cancer by California state scientists and the World Health Organization. It can be easy to view this issue as a United States issue, but global companies like Monsanto operate across the world.…
RoundUp Tort
August 15, 2018

How to Find Out If Roundup Caused Your Cancer Diagnosis

At present, science is sharply divided on whether glyphosate — an herbicide found in Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller — is carcinogenic and cancerous to humans. The World Health Organization found in 2015, for example, that glyphosate is a likely carcinogen, but the Environmental Protection Agency opined in 2017 that the herbicide is likely not carcinogenic. Despite the uncertainty in the scientific community, thousands…
RoundUp Tort
August 14, 2018

What Does the $289M Roundup Cancer Verdict Mean for Future Lawsuits?

In early August of 2018, a California jury awarded $289 million to a California groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson, who alleged Roundup caused his terminal cancer. The award was mostly punitive in nature, which was designed to punish Monsanto, the company that creates the Roundup weed killer. Monsanto was recently acquired in a $63 billion deal with Bayer in June, and the…