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New Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit Filed In Missouri

A man who claims his cancer was caused by Monsanto's popular weed killer has filed a Roundup lawsuit in the Eastern District of Missouri.

Saturday, December 24, 2016 - A Missouri man has filed a Roundup lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for the cancer he claims he contracted from their week-killing product. The Roundup lawsuit is like many currently pending around the country which claim that Monsanto knew of the cancerous elements behind their Roundup products and failed to warn the public. The claims are attempting to recover damages from Monsanto to help pay for physical and emotional damage done by the diseases caused by Roundup.

The man who filed the Monsanto Roundup cancer lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri is named Michael Dowling, who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. This disease has been at the center of most of the Roundup lawsuit filed against Monsanto in recent months, with some plaintiffs claiming that they had contracted more than one type of cancer from using the product. Dowling claims that he was never warned about the potential cancer causing agents in Roundup, and claims that if he had been he may have not used the product in the manner that he alleges contributed to his cancer.

The Monsanto Roundup lawsuits have been filed by people who claim the giant agrochemical company knew its Roundup weed killer products contained a cancer causing chemical called glyphosate and never warned consumers of the risk. Plaintiffs claim that their risk for cancer was increased by using Roundup products and that a warning issued by Monsanto would have offered them the opportunity to choose against using them or finding an alternative.

Currently there are only a few dozen Roundup cancer lawsuits that have been transferred to the MDL, but there is a consensus that this figure will grow far greater in the weeks and months to come. This ensuing influx of Monsanto cancer lawsuits makes the appointment of the the leadership team crucial to the efficiency of the MDL to serve those claims moving forward. MDLs are created by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to help expedite the proceedings for large, complex federal lawsuits. THe Monsanto lawsuits were determined to have enough cases that shared common questions of fact to necessitate a transfer into multidistrict litigation.

There are a number of cancers that plaintiffs have claimed are connected to glyphosate. In the past month alone, there have been claims of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, bladder cancer, large B-cell lymphoma caused by Roundup. The disparity in the types of cancer though did not stop the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation from consolidating the federal litigation because of the common questions of fact all the Roundup lawsuits shared. Now all the federal claims filed against Monsanto will be transferred to the MDL, which is centralized in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Monsanto thus far has maintained its innocence regarding the claims filed by Roundup lawyers representing plaintiffs. There will likely be a series of bellwether trials to come as the MDL continues to gain claims from around the country.

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