An appeals court upheld a monumental jury verdict for a groundskeeper’s cancer claims arising out of the use of the number one selling weed killer brand-Roundup. In yet another defeat for Bayer AG (who bought Monsanto in September 2016 and therefore inherited their liabilities), the court rejected the company’s claim to overturn the trial court victory and slash the record damages award. The court held, “In our view, the Plaintiff presented abundant—and certainly substantial— evidence that glyphosate, together with the other ingredients in Roundup products, caused his cancer”. “Expert after expert provided evidence both that Roundup products are capable of causing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma… and caused his cancer in particular.” They went on to state that “there was overwhelming evidence that Plaintiff has suffered, and will continue to suffer for the rest of his life, significant pain and suffering.” Moreover the federal judges were not persuaded by the company’s experts’ scientific view that glyphosate’s cancer links was weak at best. That is simply a “minority view” which has not been widely supported. The final “nail in the coffin” so to speak, was that the judges found Monsanto acted with “willful and conscious disregard of others’ safety.” Reason being, there were no warning labels that Roundup could indeed cause cancer.
If you or a family member have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or other blood cancers after the use of Roundup, while using it at home or at work, contact Evan M. Ostfeld, Esq. today. Our legal team can investigate your potential claim on a contingency basis. That means, there are no attorney’s fees or costs unless there is a court award of settlement. To learn more or to set up a free initial consultation, call our law firm today at (866) I SUE YOU (478-3968), (866) BAD RXRX (223-7979), (954) 227-7529 or (954) 998-0075 Text. We are here to serve you now and in the future.