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Plaintiffs Have Presented Their Case in The Third Monsanto Roundup Herbicide Trial

Now it is the defense's turn to try and convince the jury that the chemical cocktail called Roundup herbicide containing glyphosate is harmless for humans to use, something they have failed to do in the previous two trials

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - The third trial accusing Monsanto's Roundup herbicide of causing cancer is finishing up its fifth week and closing arguments are expected in about two weeks. Plaintiffs Alva and Alberta Pilliod, both in their seventies, suffer from cancer of the brain and pelvis respectively and allege that the long-term usage of Roundup herbicide "substantially contributed" to their developing non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a rare and deadly form of cancer. National Monsanto Roundup lawyers offer a free consultation and no obligation before filing a lawsuit claim against Monsanto.

The Pilliod's testified in court that they based their belief of the safety of Roundup on Monsanto's advertising and had no reason to questions that assumption. Lawyers for the plaintiff queried Pilliod's knowledge of the deadly nature of Roundup and the plaintiff testified that nowhere was it warned on the Roundup herbicide's bottle or packaging that direct contact with the skin should be avoided or that waterproof, protective clothing should be worn while applying the herbicide spray. Without wearing protective gear, shifts in the wind direction can blow the spray back onto the person spraying it and without protective gear, direct skin contact can and does occur.

In a previous trial decided for the plaintiff, California groundskeeper DeWayne Lee Johnson testified that he would sometimes come home "drenched in the stuff." The jury found for Mr. Johnson and awarded him an adjusted sum of $89 million after Monsanto appealed the original $289 million jury award as being excessive. In order to try and prevent a second jury from becoming so enraged by Monsanto's corporate malfeasance regarding covering up their knowledge of Roundup's carcinogenic nature, a California judge agreed to split a second trial into two phases, one to present evidence limited to a scientific nature, and the second phase, if necessary, to quantify Monsanto's wrongdoing. Both phases were decided unanimously for the plaintiff Edwin Hardeman who contracted cancer from spraying Roundup herbicide on his 50-acre property for decades. Hardeman also won a settlement of $79 million and is under appeal. Monsanto Roundup cancer attorneys offer a no obligation, free consultation to families and individuals in the United States before filing a claim.

According to US Right to, the plaintiffs testified as to the time frame within which they used Roundup, approximately 40 years, and also to the degree of their illnesses. "Alva was diagnosed in 2011 and has been through multiple rounds of treatment while Alberta Pilliod has been hospitalized repeatedly since her diagnosis in 2015. The Pilliods used Roundup regularly from the mid -1970s until only a few years ago on multiple properties they owned. The couple said they chose Roundup because they believed it was safe for them and for the wildlife on their properties." There are over 11,000 trials pending against Monsanto, the majority of which no doubt claim that Monsanto manipulated test data presented to US government officials that showed that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide, when mixed with other chemical surfactants to create Roundup herbicide, can be carcinogenic in humans.

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