The chemical both Rascal herbicide and Roundup weed killer share in common is glyphosate, which was recently classified as “probably carcinogenic” by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using or being exposed to Rascal 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.
$289 Million Verdict for Roundup Causing Cancer
The Monsanto Company in August 2018 was ordered to pay $289 million in compensatory and punitive damages after being found liable in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a school groundskeeper who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using Roundup and other glyphosate products at his job. The Superior Court jury deliberated for two and a half days before ruling that Plaintiff Dwayne Johnson's non-Hodgkin lymphoma was at least partly due to his use of glyphosate, according to USA Today.
Monsanto "acted with malice, oppression or fraud and should be punished for its conduct," Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos said after the verdict was announced.
Bulk of Jury Award in Punitive Damages
Approximately $250 million of the $289 million jury award in the recent case came in the form of punitive damages, which the court tacks on to punish the at-fault party. The $39 million in compensatory damages were directly related to the economic and non-economic costs to Johnson and his descendants.
Johnson’s Suit Expedited; Many Cases to Follow Alleging Cancer from Glyphosate
Dwayne Johnson is just one of hundreds of people who have filed a lawsuit against Monsanto alleging cancer injuries from Roundup and its other glyphosate-containing herbicide products. Johnson’s case was moved to the top of the pile due to his grave health predicament, with his doctors claiming they were unsure whether he would even live to see the verdict. In the state of California, a plaintiff who is filing a personal injury case can have their trial expedited in special cases like these.
Can I Participate in a Class Action?
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer after using Rascal weed killer, our lawyers would like to talk with you right away. You may be eligible to pursue compensation for your injuries through the filing of a lawsuit and we can help.
Please note: Our lawyers are only filing individual lawsuits in this litigation. It has been our experience that individual claims typically result in better overall payouts to our clients, in addition to offering more freedom to control their own lawsuits.
Do I Have a Rascal Herbicide Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Rascal lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new herbicide cancer cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has developed cancer, and feel that a glyphosate weed killer may be responsible, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.