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California Jury Awards Plaintiff $80 Million in Roundup Cancer Lawsuit

Monsanto has been ordered to pay an $80 million settlement to a San Francisco man who claims that his development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma was the result of his use of Roundup weed killer, in a rare split-trial which could influence the outcome of thousands more cases.

Monsanto’s request to bifurcate the first federal trial involving allegations that Roundup caused cancer seems to have backfired, as the jury on Friday reached verdicts against the Bayer AG unit and awarded Plaintiff over $80 million in damages.

Free Roundup Settlement Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using or being exposed to Roundup herbicide, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.

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April 1, 2019 – The trial got underway in federal court in San Francisco on Feb. 25, overseen by the honorable U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria. Ed Hardeman, the 70-year-old Santa Rosa man who filed the claim, alleged that his use of Roundup for decades on and around his property significantly contributed to his development of lymphoma.

The jury deliberated for about a week over the first portion of the trial, and just 1 day for the second, unanimously ruling in favor of Hardeman in both instances. Monsanto was found guilty on a failure to warn claim, a design defect claim, and a negligence claim. The jury awarded Plaintiff over $80 million in damages, including $75 million in punitive damages.

Bayer on Friday vowed to fight the verdicts and it believes there are “significant” grounds for doing so. The verdict follows another even more massive victory last summer for plaintiffs alleging cancer from Roundup, awarding Dwayne Johnson $289 million in damages, which was later reduced on appeal.

Monsanto/Bayer still has more than 11,000 Roundup lawsuits to fight over allegations of lymphoma from its glyphosate-based herbicides, according to Law360.

Do I Have a Roundup Settlement?

The Product Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Roundup lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new non-Hodgkin lymphoma cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got cancer after using or being exposed to Roundup weedkiller, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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