In 2017, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added glyphosate — the active ingredient used in Monsanto’s Roundup, the most popular weed killer sold in the U.S. — to the “known carcinogens” list. To comply with California’s Proposition 65, Monsanto added a label warning consumers about glyphosate’s link to non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and other associated cancers to all Roundup products sold statewide.
Glyphosate is sprayed on over 90% of U.S. crops, putting farmers and landscapers most at risk. The UN’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified it as a Group 2A agent with “limited evidence of carcinogenicity in humans for non-Hodgkin lymphoma” in March 2015. In 2017, FDA chemists reported 29 different U.S. baby food, Ritz crackers, Doritos, Cheerios, honey and oatmeal samples tested positive for glyphosate residue.
In August 2018, a California jury ordered Monsanto to pay former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson $289.25 million. Johnson developed terminal NHL in 2014 after accidentally dousing himself with Roundup twice since 2012. Today, as much as 80% of Johnson’s body is covered in cancerous lesions. After Monsanto appealed, a San Francisco judge reduced Johnson’s payout to $78 million, which he accepted. Johnson’s case gives hope to more than 8,000 plaintiffs with Roundup lawsuits now pending nationwide.
If you or a loved one used Roundup weed killer and then developed lymphatic cancer, you may be entitled to a cash settlement. Due to time restrictions in such cases, we urge you to fill out the claim evaluation form on this page now to see if you may qualify for compensation.