Roundup Exposure and the Battle for Justice, Part 2: The Battle Continues

| 4/2/2019 9:59:00 AM


Read Part 1 to this story, published December 2018.

The weedkiller Roundup has long been a topic of controversy, and cause for concern. More and more, we are seeing that the concern surrounding the weed killer was not without reason.

It’s no secret that there are currently a lot of lawsuits pending against Monsanto. In fact, as of 2019, there are over 11,000 lawsuits pending against the company over its Roundup product. Though these cases have been slow-moving, they are moving, and the latest case is not looking good for Monsanto.

Second Lawsuit is Ending in Decision Against Monsanto

Here’s the deal, on March 19th, 2019 a jury unanimously decided that Roundup was a “substantial factor” in the development of Edwin Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL).

This lawsuit is set to be the second case ever to be decided against Monsanto over Roundup. Additionally, it has a lot in common with the first case which was decided in favor of a groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson. This could make Edwin Hardeman, a California resident, may be the second individual to be awarded damages over Monsanto’s Roundup product.

Since, the 1980’s Hardeman, who is now 70, has used Roundup to control weeds on his 56-acre property. His life took a turn when, in 2015, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This form of blood cancer was the same type of cancer Mr. Johnson had developed. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a form of cancer which is commonly thought to be caused by the weedkiller Roundup.

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