Roundup Trial Underway: Woman Claims Weedkiller Caused Her Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Roundup Trial Underway: Woman Claims Weedkiller Caused Her Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

A Roundup trial in St. Louis County involving a woman who claims to have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup spray bottles as a child is underway. This Roundup trial is just one of over 30,000 lawsuits against Monsanto. These Roundup lawsuits allege the company did not warn consumers about the cancer risks associated with using the weedkiller. Roundup attorneys are closely watching this case as it will help them gauge how juries will respond to claims that Roundup causes cancer.

Roundup and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma 

Sharlean Gordon claims she has used Roundup since childhood and has regularly sprayed the herbicide for over 25 years. Gordon attributes this heavy use of Roundup to her non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis at the age of 39.

Like thousands of other lawsuits, Gordon claims the chemicals, specifically glyphosate, in Roundup caused her to develop the rare blood cancer. Several studies have suggested that glyphosate, Roundup’s active ingredient, may increase the risk of certain cancers. Despite the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifying glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans” in 2015, Monsanto has defended the safety of Roundup.

In 2019, the University of Washington found that glyphosate in Roundup increased the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma by 41%. The IARC’s classification and growing research on the health effects of Roundup have prompted the public to pursue claims against Monsanto.

Ongoing Roundup Trial Focuses on Weedkiller’s Connection to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Plaintiff Sharlean Gordon began using Roundup at a young age with her stepfather. Furthermore, she reportedly continued spraying the herbicide on her property in Illinois as an adult. Gordon reportedly used three versions of the Roundup spray. Upon discovering a lump in her groin, Gordon was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2006.

According to Lacey Routley, Gordon’s daughter, the cancer, and subsequent treatments ravaged her mother. Years of traumatic medical procedures have stripped Gordon of her health, leaving her with persistent physical and emotional struggles. In her lawsuit filed in the 21st Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri in St. Louis County, Gordon seeks damages for medical bills, anxiety, and suffering allegedly caused by Roundup.

Future Roundup Trials Scheduled

Courts have scheduled Roundup trials for June 2023. The trials will take place in Florida, Missouri, and California.

Although Monsanto has won the last few Roundup trials, juries ordered the company to pay hundreds of millions to plaintiffs in 2018 and 2019. The company also agreed to pay $11 billion to settle thousands of Roundup lawsuits in 2020. Therefore, Gordon’s trial may help us understand what might happen in the upcoming Roundup trials and influence a potential settlement.

If you developed cancer after spraying Roundup, you may be entitled to receive compensation. Contact The Lake Law Firm today at (888) 525-3529 to see if you qualify for a potential claim.