Dying Man Goes to Court Claiming Weed-Killer Caused His Cancer
In 2015, a group of researchers reported that glyphosate, the active chemical ingredient in the weed-killing lawn treatment Roundup, is likely to cause cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
In 2017, more than 800 people sued Monsanto, the company that produces Roundup, and that number has now climbed into the thousands. Roundup lawsuits continue to pop up and a growing number of consumers are claiming that the company has not provided enough warning regarding the health risks posed by the popular weed-killer, but the company continues to deny that glyphosate causes cancer.
First Cancer Lawsuit Against Monsanto Goes to Court
Dewayne Johnson is the first claimant to be given a trial. Johnson lives in the San Francisco area with his 2 children and has spent years working in pest control for the county’s public schools. During his tenure, he used Roundup between 20 and 30 times each year to treat weeds on various school properties, and the large majority of his body is now covered in cancerous lesions.
Part of the reason Johnson’s case is going to trial is that he is quickly approaching death, which qualifies him to receive an accelerated trial in the state of California. This will give the courts a chance to review his claims and it will set a crucial precedent for all other cases involving claims against Monsanto.
Have You Used Roundup and Developed Cancer as a Result? Our Product Liability Lawyers Can Help.
Our team at Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyer, P.A. proudly serves injured and suffering people throughout the state of Mississippi. It can be shocking to realize that a seemingly harmless product has made you seriously ill, and it can be scary to go up against a big company like Monsanto. However, you aren’t alone.
Big companies will try to brush off your claim, but our attorneys are committed to fighting for you–and we are actively pursuing Roundup claims. Our tough, talented, and experienced product liability lawyers have successfully helped thousands of people just like you and have been able to achieve positive outcomes for sick and injured consumers in Mississippi. If you have used Roundup and received a cancer diagnosis, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and allow us to come alongside you during this challenging time.