This week, a San Francisco jury awarded a man $80 million in damages in his Roundup Weed Killer case. The plaintiff, Edwin Hardman, argued that the popular herbicide was a substantial factor in causing his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He used the glyphosate-based weed killer for more than two decades on his own property. The award came eight days after the jury decided on March 19 that Roundup was indeed a substantial factor in causing Mr. Hardman’s cancer.
2018 Roundup Verdict
To date, there has been one other Roundup verdict, which was also in the plaintiff’s favor. A federal jury awarded Dewayne Johnson $289 million in August of 2018. Working as a professional landscaper, Mr. Johnson was exposed to Roundup for hours at a time. $250 million of the total amount were punitive damages, to punish Monsanto, Roundup’s parent company. $39 million were compensatory damages for Mr. Johnson’s pain and suffering as well as lost wages. A judge later
Roundup and Cancer
Bayer, which owns Monsanto, denies Roundup causes cancer. However, a February 2019 University of Washington study out of the concluded exposure to glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, increases the risk of cancer by 41%.
If you have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma, or leukemia and are looking for a Roundup Weed Killer attorney, contact The Ruth Law Team. We are here for you. Our firm can be reached day or night at 888-783-8378.