Rounding Up RoundUp
It’s been widely known and litigated over the years that Benzene exposure can cause Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL), Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) & Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). But over recent years there has been a proliferation of litigation regarding the use of the pesticide RoundUp and it’s link to the various lymphomas.
Just like with the talcum powder litigation, the defendants try to point to every other cause other than their own product. Although the link to talcum powder and ovarian cancer is consistently found by objective juries who hear all the evidence, Johnson & Johnson consistently says self-serving bootstrapping statements that it’s safe because everyone knows its safe, even when its own internal documents show otherwise. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been awarded to victims of talcum powder.
Now, for the first time RoundUp victims have Rounded Up and had the opportunity to present the facts to a neutral jury. Just like with the talcum powder litigation, the jury did not believe the defendants and came up with a $290 million dollar verdict for an individual dying from exposure to it. The substance glyphosate is under worldwide scrutiny with many attempts to regulate and/or ban it.
With this major verdict on behalf of the glyphosate RoundUp victims more exposure is certain to come to this product liability action and perhaps others who have come down with signature types of diseases linked to these products will be able to have their day in Court and the juries may compensate them accordingly.
Just like with any other piece of litigation, rights may have time limits, called statutes of limitations. Your ability to bring a lawsuit for injuries from talcum powder, Benzene or RoundUp exposure may be limited to when you first evidenced symptoms of the signature disease. It is best to respectively consult with a Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawyer, Benzene Lymphoma Lawyer and RoundUp Lawyer to find out if you can still bring an action.
One thing is clear from the RoundUp verdict, weed killer is killing more than just weeds.