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Glyphosate Lawsuit: Get the Right Lawyer

Monsanto was recently ordered to pay $289 million in damages to a man alleging that a chemical in the company’s Roundup herbicide caused him to develop a fatal type of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
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You or your loved ones may not be safe from the effects of glyphosate [1], even if you have never handled or directly been exposed to Roundup weed killer. An environmental advocacy group in August 2018 found traces of glyphosate in many popular breakfast cereals [2] including Cheerios, Lucky Charms, and Quaker Oats.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one got cancer and believe it may have been caused by the glyphosate in Roundup or another similar product, 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.

Updated: CA Jury Awards Couple $2 Billion in Landmark Roundup Cancer Trial Verdict

May 15, 2019 – Bayer suffered another catastrophic financial hit Monday, the hardest yet involving litigation alleging that its newly adopted Roundup Campaign Herbicide weed killer increases the risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and other types of cancer. A jury in the same San Francisco court that served as a venue for the previous three roundup trials delivered the bad news, a $2 billion (with a B) fine, the third massive defeat for Bayer in a row.

What is Glyphosate?

Glyphosate is a synthetic compound that works as a non-selective systemic herbicide used to kill perennial weeds, grasses, bushes, and certain types of trees. The product was created by The Monsanto Company and first approved for use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 1974. Glyphosate has grown to become one of the most widely-used herbicides on the planet and is used in at least 750 different products in the U.S. alone.

Which Herbicides Contain Glyphosate?

Some glyphosate-containing weed killers include:

Glyphosate Cancer Studies

Glyphosate has been classified as a “probable human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) [3], which found “convincing evidence” that the chemical caused cancer in laboratory animals. An IARC study [4] found “limited evidence” linking glyphosate exposures to non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, in humans. Roundup has also been controversial for its widespread use on genetically modified seeds [5], and research that links the weed killer to antibiotic resistance and hormone disruption [6].

Glyphosate Side Effects

Our lawyers are filing lawsuits for people who developed any of the following types of cancer being exposed to Roundup or other glyphosate-containing herbicides:

Can I File a Glyphosate Class Action?

Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against the maker of glyphosate herbicide, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.

Please note: Schmidt & Clark, LLP, is currently not filing class action lawsuits in the glyphosate litigation. It has been our experience that these types of cases are better handled individually, as individual claims tend to yield much better payouts and afford each client greater control over his or her own case. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights.

Watsonville, CA., Latest to Ban Roundup, Glyphosate Over Lymphoma Concerns

May 6, 2019 – Watsonville, California, joins a growing list of cities across the U.S. that have banned the use of Roundup weed killer and its active ingredient glyphosate. Watsonville banned glyphosate from use on city-owned land in a unanimous City Council vote on April 23, a ban that is set to take effect on July 1, according to the Santa Cruz Sentinel [7].

Judge Orders Bayer to Begin Settlement Negotiations with Plaintiffs in Roundup Lawsuits

April 18, 2019 – The judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation (MDL 2741) created to handle lawsuits alleging cancer from Roundup weed killer has instructed Bayer AG to pursue mediation with plaintiffs, asking the company to settle as many of the thousands of cases pending against it before they reach the trial phase. There are currently more than 11,200 lawsuits pending against Bayer AG, which bought out Monsanto last September for $63 billion, and the company has lost 2 straight bellwether trials in a row.

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California Jury Awards Plaintiff $80 Million Settlement in Roundup Cancer Lawsuit

April 1, 2019 – 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.

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Bayer’s Shares Plummet Following Consecutive Roundup Trial Losses

March 22, 2019 – Shares of Bayer AG dropped over 12% on Wednesday after a jury in a federal court in San Francisco ruled for the second time that its Roundup weed killer caused cancer. It was the pharmaceutical giant’s biggest 1-day loss in 16 years, according to Reuters.

Monsanto Cancer Report Deemed Admissible in Roundup Lawsuit

March 4, 2019 – The prosecution in a Roundup cancer lawsuit currently underway in California will be allowed to use a 1999 internal document from the Monsanto Company which concluded that glyphosate can cause genetic damage to human cells. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said Monsanto’s attorneys “opened the door” to allow the report by arguing that glyphosate is not genotoxic — meaning that it can’t cause genetic damage to human cells.

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Can I File a Glyphosate Suit?

Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against Monsanto, the maker of glyphosate, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.

Most cases involving product liability lawsuits allege that a product was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain potential health risk. In the case of glyphosate, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that Monsanto failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of cancer, specifically non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?

By filing a lawsuit against the maker of glyphosate, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your lymphoma, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the herbicide’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective product into the marketplace, and to discourage other companies from engaging in similar conduct.

New Study Finds Glyphosate in Dozens More Cereals, Children’s Foods

October 25, 2018 – A new study conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) [8] found the controversial herbicide glyphosate in at least 28 cereals and other children’s foods, less than 3 months after another study found “a hefty dose” of the weed killer in dozens of similar products.

Do I Have a Glyphosate Lawsuit?

The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in glyphosate lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cancer cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got cancer from a glyphosate weed killer, 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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