Anyone who has endured exposure to Roundup and was subsequently diagnosed with cancer might be eligible to join the growing number of plaintiffs who are filing lawsuits against Monsanto. Some plaintiffs are bulking up their legal actions with simultaneous lawsuits against local Roundup distributors and dealers, too.
The number of plaintiffs in lawsuits related to Roundup’s alleged cancer risks tripled in the narrow space of three months, jumping from 18,400 in July 2019 to 42,700 in October 2019.
Research into the effects of exposure to Roundup’s carcinogenic ingredients has mostly centered on the agricultural sector, but none of the plaintiffs in the first three lawsuits against Monsanto suffered exposure to the herbicide via a job in agriculture. Rather, the first plaintiff, Dewayne Johnson, was a groundskeeper. The plaintiffs in the subsequent cases were homeowners who used Roundup to maintain their personal lawns at home.
There are multiple ways to be exposed to the allegedly carcinogenic ingredients in Roundup:
The more evidence the plaintiff can supply showing they were exposed to Roundup in any of the above ways, the closer the plaintiff is to constructing a sound products liability case. Certain jobs lend themselves to heavier exposure to Monsanto’s weed killer, thus giving them increased number of opportunities to become exposed.
The jobs most commonly associated with Roundup exposure include:
Plaintiffs who can prove that they are/were employed in one of these fields and that they used Roundup to do their jobs are within a stone’s throw of meeting the criteria of a products liability case against Monsanto.
Next, they will need to prove that they were injured as a result of their exposure to the company’s popular herbicide.
For someone to have grounds for a Monsanto Roundup liability case, the plaintiff must also be able to show that they suffered a bodily injury. In the case of Monsanto Roundup claims, the bodily injury will be cancer. Research has connected several types of cancer to Roundup and glyphosate:
If you have developed one of the above cancers after being exposed to Roundup you may have taken another step toward building a solid products liability case against Monsanto. The research has already been done and presented, so the connection between Roundup and these specific cancers has already been made. This makes the plaintiff’s job of establishing causation of the cancer by Monsanto’s weed killer easier.
Just as a cancer patient can take legal action to cover medical expenses and other damages from their cancer caused by Roundup, so can surviving family members of someone who died as the result of cancer they developed from exposure to Roundup pursue a wrongful death action against Monsanto.
The wrongful death action is meant to reconcile some of the losses felt by surviving family after the death of an individual. The compensation award generally covers losses like income, as well as consortium (emotional comfort) that the deceased would have provided if they were still alive.
Rich Newsome, Frank Melton and the entire staff at Newsome Melton are bound by a deep compassion for people who have suffered catastrophic or fatal injuries. As a team, we represent the injured as though they were family members.
We have handled and won many defective product cases, and this is exactly what we see in Monsanto’s Roundup. We believe the company is making countless amounts of money selling a product that is defective because it is formulated using a proven human carcinogen. We do not think Monsanto should walk away without taking responsibility for the damage their product has caused.
Call Newsome Melton today so we can arrange a free case review and consultation about how you have been hurt by Monsanto’s RoundUp: (888) 808-5977.
A Roundup class action lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against Monsanto, claiming its advertising falsely stated that Roundup products were safe to use. The class-action lawsuit also claims the company deliberately falsified documents and concealed information indicating that glyphosate is dangerous to humans and environmental health.
Due to the growing number of Roundup cancer lawsuits, federal multidistrict litigation has been consolidated under MDL No. 2741 under U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in the Northern District of California. There are more than 2,320 lawsuits pending under the multidistrict litigation as of October 2019.
According to Reuters, in April 2019, Judge Chhabria ordered Monsanto to enter into mediation with the plaintiff’s attorneys. No reports have surfaced regarding the mediation progress, but the next trial in MDL 2741 is scheduled to begin on February 20, 2020.
If you have developed NHL after exposure to Roundup, you can join the thousands of others who have been similarly hurt by this corporation’s extreme greed and negligence and are holding Monsanto accountable in civil court. The legal team at Newsome Melton will fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
If you want to file a Monsanto Roundup cancer lawsuit, call us today at (888) 808-5977 for a free case review and consultation.