A federal judge overseeing thousands of lawsuits against Monsanto will allow several experts to testify that the company’s Roundup weed killer causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In a 68-page order, District Judge Vince Chhabria wrote that the “plaintiffs have presented evidence from which a reasonable jury could conclude that [Roundup] can cause NHL at human-relevant doses.” It is expected that the court will begin selecting individual cases for jury trials soon.
Earlier this week, the first trial involving Roundup began in California state court. In that case, Plaintiff Dewayne Johnson alleges that he frequently used large quantities of Roundup at his job as a pest control manager for a school district. Mr. Johnson’s attorneys told jurors that he “read the label carefully and even contacted the company after developing a rash, but he was never warned it could cause cancer,” according to a report by the Associated Press and CBS News. Mr. Johnson was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 42, according to the report.
The attorneys at Miller, Butler, Schneider, Pawlik, & Rozzell PLLC, have been actively investigating cases involving Roundup and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and presently represent multiple clients in the federal court litigation.
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