Roundup Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Lawsuit fast-tracked for dying man. An early trial date is being pushed for a man dying from non-Hodgkins lymphoma that was allegedly caused by exposure to the popular Roundup weedkiller.
Roundup Cancer Lawsuits in the thousands
There are over 9,000 personal injury and product liability lawsuits filed with claims that Monsanto failed to adequately warn Roundup users about the increased cancer risks associated with Roundup. Several hundred the cases are centralized and coordinated in the federal court system before U.S. District Judge Chhabria in the Northern District of California, as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL).
The first federal trial date in the Roundup litigation is scheduled to begin in early 2019.
Allegations: Monsanto Roundup Linked to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) recently found that glyphosate in Roundup is likely a cancer-causing agent. The IARC report linked the side effects of Roundup to an increased risk of non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL).
Roundup Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Lawsuit fast-tracked for dying man
Giglio filed his lawsuit against Monsanto in 2015, then in late 2018, medical testing revealed a rapid progression of his cancer with metastasis, he was told that he is dying and may not survive long enough for scheduled bellwether cases to be completed.
According to his expedited or fast-track motion, “Plaintiff Richard Giglio is a 66-year-old man that received a devastating prognosis for his condition just days prior to filing this motion. Mr. Giglio was told by his treating oncologist that he now has less than six months to live due to the advanced, uncontrolled spread of his cancer – Diffuse Large B-Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Unfortunately, his treatment options are severely limited, and as such, Mr. Giglio respectfully petitions this court for an expedited trial date so that he can have his day in court.”
Recently, Monsanto filed a motion, arguing that the courts have repeatedly determined that a plaintiff’s age and health are not good causes for expedited or fast-tracked trials. According to Monsanto bad prognosis should only result in the scheduling of the plaintiff’s deposition, to preserve his testimony in case he dies before trial.
Roundup Bellwether trial cases selected
A group of three cases in the Northern District of California has been selected by Judge Chhabria for a “bellwether” process, which is expected to go in the next six months.
The first Roundup trial in state court in California resulted in a $289 million verdict for the plaintiff, who received an expedited trial under California law since the plaintiff was dying of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. That jury award was reduced to $78 million, the judge presiding over the case granted all of the compensatory damages awarded and reduced the punitive damages.
Additionally, Monsanto is exposed to many lawsuits that are set for trial before state court juries in 2019. Several trials are scheduled, including a multi-plaintiff trial that will go before a jury in October 2019 in Missouri, involving more than 15 different individuals diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma following use of Roundup.
The Dr. Shezad Malik law firm continues to investigate Roundup linked Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma cancer personal injury claims from across the country. If you or a loved suffered from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma cancer after using Roundup, contact our office at 214-390-3189 immediately for your free consultation.