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Exposure to Roundup “Most Significant Contributing Factor” in Plaintiffs’ Cancer: Pathologist

April 9, 2019 – A pathologist from the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California, who claims to have poured over more than 2,000 pages of medical records for the plaintiffs in the next Roundup cancer trial concluded that exposure to glyphosate — the active ingredient in Roundup and dozens of other widely-used herbicides — was the “most significant contributing factor” in causing their development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Dr. Dennis Weisenburger, a pathologist hired by the plaintiffs who has studied the significant increase in lymphoma cases since glyphosate has been on the market and authored nearly 400 peer-reviewed articles, seemed confident in his assertion that Roundup was the likely causative agent in both plaintiffs’ development of the disease.

“It’s not a hard call,” Weisenburger said.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was 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.

What’s the problem?

Weisenburger is the most recent witness to testify in a jury trial alleging that the plaintiffs’ regular exposure to thousands of gallons of Roundup on their 4 properties for more than 3 decades caused them to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a life-threatening type of cancer that begins in white blood cells called lymphocytes. The trial is expected to conclude sometime next month, and is the third Roundup lawsuit to reach a jury out of approximately 11,200 similar cases pending against Monsanto.

During his testimony on Tuesday, Weisenburger spent a good portion of his time on the stand explaining epidemiological studies on glyphosate to the jury. He mentioned one study in particular which found that the Roundup mixture was 200x more genotoxic, or DNA damaging, than glyphosate alone.

Weisenburger estimated that Mr. Alva had sprayed Roundup a total of at least 729 times, and Alberta sprayed it approximately 270 times, on their 4 properties over the past 35 years. Both used the herbicide without taking extra safety protections and in casual clothing, he said.

The couple were diagnosed with lymphoma within years of each other, Weisenburger said, and that Alva continued to spray Roundup even after he was diagnosed with cancer in 2011.

In 2015, glyphosate was deemed “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Glyphosate was added to California’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer in 2017.

The lawsuit is: Pilliod v. Monsanto Co., case number RG17862702, in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Alameda.

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 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 from Roundup 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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