Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma cancer caused by Roundup products case study and filled lawsuits
Dewayne Johnson awarded $78 Million for punitive and compensatory damages
Dewayne Johnson worked as a groundskeeper for a school near San Francisco. As part of his job, he applied Roundup products to kill weeds several times each year. He has declared that after an incident where the hose from the tank holding the herbicide broke, he was drenched in the herbicide. He said that he developed a rash after, but when he called the company they didn’t warn him about the possibility that Roundup products contain chemicals such as glyphosate that cause cancer. Another common occurrence was that when spraying the glyphosate-based herbicide on windy days, it would often fly back and constantly splash him on the face. In a few years, he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, an aggressive type of cancer, with over 80% of his body being covered in lesions. After hearing his story, the jurors awarded him $39 million in punitive damages plus $39 million in compensatory damages.
Aaron Johnson, farm worker diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma used Roundup
In February 2016, Aaron Johnson filed a lawsuit against Monsanto, claiming that the glyphosate-based herbicide, Roundup, caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He has worked at a Macadamia farm since 1997, and he used Roundup both at his job and around his home. In January 2014, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After finding out about the IARC study, the man decided to file a lawsuit against Monsanto. Aaron Johnson seeks compensatory, punitive and attorney fees in an amount that the Court deems just and proper.
Edward Hardeman, used Roundup on his property, diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
In February 2016, Edward Hardeman filed a lawsuit against Monsanto, claiming that he developed large B-cell Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after decades of glyphosate exposure. He has been using Round Up from the 1980’s on his property, claiming that he always followed the safety precautions. In February 2015 he was diagnosed with his illness. Monsanto wanted to dismiss this lawsuit, but in April 2016, a federal judge in California rejected their request. Edward Hardeman seeks compensatory, punitive and attorney fees in an amount that the Court deems just and proper.
Teri Michelle McCall, husband farmer died of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
In March 2016, a widow named Teri Michelle McCall filed a wrongful death suit against Monsanto, claiming that her husband, Jackson McCall developed Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup. The couple worked on a farm for over 40 years. Even though he stayed clear of most herbicides, Mr. Jackson used Roundup on his farm. In September 2015, he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and he died of a stroke caused by the severe treatments he was undergoing on December 26, 2015. In 2012, the couple’s dog, Duke, died aged 6 year old after developing lymphoma. The dog used to play in the glyphosate-sprayed fields.
Ronald Peterson and Jeff Hall, farmers and landscaper, both diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
The next case set for trial is that of Ronald Peterson and Jeff Hall vs. Monsanto. The date set is February 5th , 2019. Ronald Peterson is a farmer who purchased and used Monsanto products for approximately 35 years. He was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in May 2015. Jeff Hall is a professional landscaper who purchased and used Monsanto products for approximately 4 years. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2013. The plaintiffs request a total of $125,000 in compensatory and punitive damages.
Robert Cazier, used Roundup extensively, diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Thymoma
The plaintiffs are seeking an expedited trial in the Cazier vs. Monsanto trial. Mr. Robert Cazier has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2004 and with metastatic Thymoma in 2011, after “using Roundup extensively”. After learning of the recent trial and new scientific discoveries, he decided to take legal action against Monsanto.
Mr. and Mrs. Pilliod, couple both diagnosed with B-cell Lymphoma after using Roundup
The plaintiffs in the case of Pilliod vs Monsanto are seeking to go to trial in December 2018. Mr. and Mrs. Pilliod are and elderly couple, both over 70 years old, are seeking justice because after using Roundup for decades, Mr. Pilliod was diagnosed with Stage IV diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with lymphadenopathy and skeletal metastasis in 2011 and Mrs. Pilliod was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell CNS lymphoma in her brain in 2015.
It is estimated that 8,000 plaintiffs have filed lawsuits against Monsanto, and we believe that even more cases are going to follow, since more and more people realize that their cancer might have been caused by years of exposure to Roundup, or other glyphosate-based herbicides.
Medical treatment costs for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma patients and family members
We know that medical costs for lymphoma cancer treatments are expensive, even with insurance, our attorneys are dedicated to help you and your family members receive compensation for any medical costs and traveling incurred, also recover compensation for pain and suffering and lost wages. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has four different stages, depending on how severe the disease really is and how much it has spread: stage I, stage II, stage III and stage IV. There are different types of treatments available, depending on the stage of the lymphoma cancer:
- Chemotherapy ($7,000 per session): This is a drug that is given orally or intravenously; this medicine is used because it attacks and kills cancer cells; To increase effectiveness, chemotherapy may be used in combination with other types of treatments;
- Radiotherapy ($12,000 per year): This type of treatment uses targets radiation towards the specific part of your body where the cancer is located; Radiation is used in order to kill the cancerous cells and make sure that they do not metastasize;
- High-Dose Chemotherapy and Bone Marrow Transplant ($800,000 per transplant): If the initial chemotherapy treatment did not yield results, the doctor may increase the dosage of the drugs; Because of this, however, the bone marrow will be severely damaged, so a bone marrow transplant will be necessary;
- Other Types Of Medication ($17,000 per year): Due to the significant advancement of medicine, scientists have discovered new way to fight non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; One such way is by using monoclonal antibody; They signal the body’s immune system to target and attack the cancerous cells in order to destroy them;
Even though the treatment may be successful and the cancer cells are completely destroyed, common side-effects after lymphoma treatments are:
- Skin rashes;
- Hair loss;
- Mouth ulcers;
- Loss of appetite;
- Problems sleeping;
- Fever and chills;