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Roundup Lymphoma Lawsuit in the Hands of California Jury

Monsanto Roundup was a major contributor to a California man’s development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, his attorneys stated during closing arguments on Tuesday in the first bellwether trial over the controversial herbicide, while the defense team argued that the man’s cancer was unique and there was to way to determine what caused it.

The suit, filed on behalf of 70-year-old Plaintiff Edward Hardeman, is just the second of more than 11,000 similar complaints brought by people who claim they got cancer from Monsanto Roundup herbicide, which is now owned by Bayer AG, who acquired Monsanto last June for about $63 billion.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after using or being exposed to Roundup weed killer, 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.

What’s the problem?

During the trial, experts for the prosecution presented evidence that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, increases the risk that users of the herbicide and those who spend significant time around it will develop cancer. This evidence came in the form of animal studies, mechanistic data and epidemiologic statistics.

The case is different from the first, which concluded last August with the plaintiff awarded $289 million in damages, in that U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria bifurcated the trial into 2 phases: the first involving scientific evidence, and the second concerning allegations of wrongdoing by Monsanto representatives.

If the 6-person jury determines the evidence shows Roundup was a “substantial factor” in contributing to Hardeman’s development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the trial will proceed to a second phase to cover questions of what Monsanto knew, how the company conducted itself, and potential damages. If the jury finds Roundup wasn’t the cause of his cancer, the trial will end with a victory for the defense. If jurors are unable to reach a verdict, the result would be a mistrial, and the case could be heard again.

Do I Have a Roundup 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 Roundup Cancer Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were harmed by Roundup side effects, 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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