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Landmark Roundup Trial Ends in $289 Million Award to Plaintiff

The Monsanto Company took a massive hit last week following a California jury’s decision to award a former groundskeeper just shy of $290 million in a landmark case alleging the company’s Roundup weed killer causes cancer.

August 13, 2018 – The jury ruled that Roundup herbicide and Ranger Pro products presented a “substantial danger” to the now 46-year-old Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using the spray for more than 2 years as a groundskeeper in San Francisco. Jurors concluded that Monsanto knew or should have known of the potential health risks associated with the chemicals.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using or being exposed to Roundup, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against Monsanto and our lawyers can help.

What’s the Problem?

The jury awarded Johnson $289 million — mostly in the form of punitive damages intended to dissuade Monsanto from allowing the same fate to befall others that Johnson was forced to endure.

The now 46-year-old used Roundup weedkiller 20 to 30 times per year while working as a groundskeeper for a San Francisco area school district, according to the lawsuit. He claims that during this time, he had 2 accidents in which he was soaked with the herbicide.

Johnson’s victory could signal bleak days ahead for Monsanto, who currently faces thousands of nearly identical lawsuits alleging Roundup caused cancer. Johnson’s case was the first to go to trial because doctors said he didn’t have long to live, and in California, dying plaintiffs can be granted expedited trials.

Next up to trial is 48-year-old Aaron Johnson, a former macadamia nut field manager who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014, after using Roundup for 12 years.

Do I have a Monsanto Lawsuit?

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

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got cancer after using or being exposed to Roundup herbicide, 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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