Roundup Cancer Lawsuit News

The Statute of Limitation Could Be Lifted Allowing Those That Died of Cancer Years Ago To File a Claim Against Monsanto Makers Bayer

Moving the starting date in which to file a claim forward could increase the number of lawsuits against the maker of Roundup herbicide

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - A potential plaintiff usually has up to two years to file a lawsuit from the time he/she subjectively knew that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide causes cancer. Monsanto's failure to be more forthcoming with what they knew could force the statute of limitations governing Roundup herbicide lawsuits to be altered or lifted altogether. Such an action could expose Bayer Inc. to a tsunami of litigation from the estates of people that have died from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma having been exposed to the chemical repeatedly over time and are just now being made aware of Roundup's link to "substantially contributing" to the victim's disease. Many people and families affected by the regular use of Monsanto Roundup herbicide that have died or diagnosed with cancer are filing claims with national Monsanto Roundup cancer lawsuit attorneys.

Such an issue is being raised in the case of a wrongful death lawsuit that has been filed by the parents of a youngster who died in 1992 at the age of 17 from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a rare and deadly form of cancer. The boy's parents claim that their son developed cancer from exposure due to living within two miles of the Roundup herbicide manufacturing plant. The child and others like him may have been exposed to glyphosate by breathing the chemical residue in the air, drinking it from contaminated groundwater or by playing and rolling around in it on the family's property. The deceased's father, unaware of glyphosate's dangers, also used Roundup regularly on his home's lawn and garden to control weeds.

According to, the statute of limitations does not extend to the time of the boy's glyphosate exposure estimated to be from around 4 years of age but instead should start from August 2018, the date when the first bellwether glyphosate trial was decided in favor of the plaintiff suing Monsanto. "The family did not learn that Roundup exposure was responsible for their child's death until a California jury found that the weedkiller caused non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in former school groundskeeper who regularly sprayed the weedkiller." The case being referenced was brought by DeWayne Lee Johnson, the plaintiff, who was awarded an attention-grabbing $289 million dollars having developed non-Hodkin's lymphoma. Johnson was a California school groundskeeper that sprayed Roundup herbicide to control weeds on government properties on a regular basis for years. Johnson testified in court that he "would regularly come home drenched in the stuff." The judge reduced the amount of punitive damages awarded to Johnson down to $78 million and the decision is under appeal.

Lawyers for the plaintiff seeking a new starting date within which to file a claim, state in their complaint that "could not have discovered, through the exercise of reasonable diligence, the exposure to Roundup and glyphosate were injurious to human health" according to AboutLawsuits. In addition, lawyers cite internal Monsanto memos revealed in the previous glyphosate trial that indicate Monsanto executive deliberately manipulated data to cause the FDA to conclude at the time that glyphosate was safe for humans and failed to warn the public. Documents show that Monsanto scientists ghostwrote the findings of scientific testing of glyphosate to conclude that the chemical was safe for humans and passed the conclusions on to the Food and Drug Administration as independent and objective scientific research.

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