Roundup Lawsuit: San Francisco Judge Green Lights Cancer Cases
On July 10, a San Francisco judge allowed hundreds of Roundup lawsuits to proceed to trial. The lawsuit alleges that the weed killer is responsible for causing cancer in those who worked with the chemical. At the center of the Roundup lawsuit active chemical glyphosate. Cancer victims and families of victims say Monsanto knew about the ingredient’s risks but failed to warn buyers.
Although U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria noted that there is “rather weak” evidence that glyphosate causes cancer, he also noted that opinions of three experts linking the ingredient to non-Hodgkins lymphoma were not “junk science.”
Monsanto Vice President Scott Partridge denies any connection between his company’s top-selling weed killer and cancer. Non-Hodgkins lymphoma is a type of cancer that starts in lymphocytes cells. The cells are part of the body’s immune systems and affect the lymph nodes and other lymphoid tissues such as the spleen and bone marrow.
In 2016, Monsanto sued the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment for adding glyphosate to a list of cancer-causing chemicals. The giant agrochemical company eventually lost in court but appealed.
While the World Health Organization classifies glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic”, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has gone back and forth since the 1980s of how to classify the chemical. Last year, the EPA concluded the glyphosate is likely not a carcinogen.
The Carlson Law Firm can Help with Your Roundup Lawsuit
The Carlson Law Firm is currently accepting clients from all 50 states who have developed non-Hodgkins Lymphoma after using Roundup. If you or someone you love was exposed to Roundup in a work setting, contact The Carlson Law Firm. We have a non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer lawsuit lawyer who can help you get the compensation you deserve.
An initial consultation with our firm is free. We are a nationally recognized personal injury firm. Our focus is to represent individuals who have suffered an injury as the result of a negligent party or company. We handle all lawsuits on a contingency fee basis. You only pay if we win your case.
Take a step toward protecting your family and contact us to find out if you’re eligible to a Roundup Lawsuit.
- Written by Kazia Conway