A California court verdict has set a massive precedent for the cases brought against Monsanto. Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys is currently accepting cases.
— Kevin Rowe
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, US, August 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — At the end of last week, a California court reached a verdict that many believe has set a massive precedent of expectations for the continued wave of cases brought against Monsanto and it’s weed-killing product RoundUp. After deliberating for three days, a jury concluded that Dewayne Johnson’s use of RoundUp as a regular part of his former job as a school groundskeeper was responsible for the terminal cancer he developed. The court ordered Monsanto, the company that manufactures and distributes RoundUp, to pay Johnson $39 million for his suffering and a further $250 million in punitive damages. Our team at Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys is currently accepting and reviewing cases to represent you if you or a loved one was injured at the hands of Monsanto and RoundUp.
Links to Cancer
RoundUp has been thought to cause cancer, specifically non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, in a number of its users for years. Despite these claims, Monsanto has stood by and defended RoundUp’s safety for continued use. The company frequently cites studies that claim that glyphosate, the main weed-killing ingredient in RoundUp, isn’t immediately carcinogenic to humans. Yet, lawsuits against the product appear to focus more on the negative effects of the entire chemical solution, as opposed to the single ingredient.
Dewayne Johnson’s case was the first to reach trial, expedited by the terminal nature of his disease, and has set the tone for the remaining cases against the company. According to CNN, more than 800 patients are currently in the process of bringing cases against Monsanto that claim Roundup led to their developing cancer.
Monsanto is Standing by Their Product
Even after this monumental verdict, Monsanto continues to defend the safety of RoundUp and plans to continue to fight against these allegations. Following the decision, Monsanto’s Vice President Scott Partridge released a statement saying, “We will appeal this decision and continue to vigorously defend this product, which has a 40-year history of safe use and continues to be a vital, effective and safe tool for farmers and others.”
If you, or someone you care about, were a user of RoundUp and developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, or other cancers, as a result, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys. We will work together with you to form a plan of action to fight for your justly due compensation. Let us do the heavy lifting for you. “Mega corporations like Monsanto are notoriously intimidating to go against on your own. We want to make sure that you don’t get bullied into submission by a company that is trying to cover up their gross negligence. They have to be held accountable,” says personal injury attorney Kevin Rowe.
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